RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2002 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:

TO MOTHERS RECEIVING WIC DURING THE PRENATAL OR POSTPARTUM PERIOD

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

RACE/ETHNICITY

White, Non-Hispanic

Black, Non-Hispanic

Other, Non-Hispanic

Hispanic

Births

Births

Births

Births

Births

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

TOTAL

45,820

100.0

19,609

100.0

16,620

100.0

1,681

100.0

7,910

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

115

0.3

36

0.2

72

0.4

2

0.1

5

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

758

1.7

246

1.3

423

2.5

22

1.3

67

0.8

1500-2499 grams

3,760

8.2

1,453

7.4

1,793

10.8

123

7.3

391

4.9

2500+ grams

41,181

89.9

17,872

91.1

14,330

86.2

1,533

91.2

7,446

94.1

Unknown

6

0.0

2

0.0

2

0.0

1

0.1

1

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

343

0.7

102

0.5

215

1.3

13

0.8

13

0.2

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

583

1.3

209

1.1

305

1.8

8

0.5

61

0.8

32-36 weeks

4,192

9.1

1,763

9.0

1,787

10.8

129

7.7

513

6.5

37+ weeks

40,695

88.8

17,532

89.4

14,311

86.1

1,531

91.1

7,321

92.6

Unknown

7

0.0

3

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

2

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

3,711

8.1

1,453

7.4

1,655

10.0

128

7.6

475

6.0

< 18 years

18-34 years

39,757

86.8

17,230

87.9

14,037

84.5

1,472

87.6

7,018

88.7

35+ years

2,352

5.1

926

4.7

928

5.6

81

4.8

417

5.3

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

4,556

9.9

881

4.5

456

2.7

107

6.4

3,112

39.3

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

12,739

27.8

5,556

28.3

4,469

26.9

476

28.3

2,238

28.3

12 years

18,124

39.6

8,570

43.7

7,162

43.1

677

40.3

1,715

21.7

> 12 years

10,308

22.5

4,574

23.3

4,518

27.2

416

24.7

800

10.1

Unknown

93

0.2

28

0.1

15

0.1

5

0.3

45

0.6

MARRIED:

17,753

38.7

10,022

51.1

3,272

19.7

779

46.3

3,680

46.5

Yes

No

28,059

61.2

9,583

48.9

13,348

80.3

900

53.5

4,228

53.5

Unknown

8

0.0

4

0.0

0

0

2

0.1

2

0.0

PARITY:

15,998

34.9

7,064

36.0

5,596

33.7

616

36.6

2,722

34.4

1

2-3

21,238

46.4

9,192

46.9

7,473

45.0

752

44.7

3,821

48.3

4+

8,527

18.6

3,329

17.0

3,532

21.3

310

18.4

1,356

17.1

Unknown

57

0.1

24

0.1

19

0.1

3

0.2

11

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

35,251

76.9

16,280

83.0

12,301

74.0

1,272

75.7

5,398

68.2

First

Second

8,804

19.2

2,832

14.4

3,610

21.7

352

20.9

2,010

25.4

Third

1,215

2.7

317

1.6

492

3.0

38

2.3

368

4.7

No care

171

0.4

38

0.2

81

0.5

10

0.6

42

0.5

Unknown

379

0.8

142

0.7

136

0.8

9

0.5

92

1.2

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

507

1.1

183

0.9

176

1.1

10

0.6

138

1.7

Missing

Inadequate

6,162

13.4

1,734

8.8

2,564

15.4

225

13.4

1,639

20.7

Intermediate

3,928

8.6

1,407

7.2

1,412

8.5

139

8.3

970

12.3

Adequate

16,990

37.1

7,718

39.4

5,623

33.8

729

43.4

2,920

36.9

Adequate Plus

18,233

39.8

8,567

43.7

6,845

41.2

578

34.4

2,243

28.4

MOTHER SMOKED?

8,933

19.5

6,482

33.1

2,030

12.2

290

17.3

131

1.7

Yes

No

36,808

80.3

13,078

66.7

14,574

87.7

1,387

82.5

7,769

98.2

Unknown

79

0.2

49

0.2

16

0.1

4

0.2

10

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

34,271

74.8

14,722

75.1

12,014

72.3

1,266

75.3

6,269

79.3

Vaginal

C-Section

11,544

25.2

4,885

24.9

4,604

27.7

415

24.7

1,640

20.7

Unknown

5

0.0

2

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

31,071

67.8

15,053

76.8

13,749

82.7

1,230

73.2

1,039

13.1

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

5,487

12.0

198

1.0

134

0.8

98

5.8

5,057

63.9

Non-Medicaid

9,262

20.2

4,358

22.2

2,737

16.5

353

21.0

1,814

22.9

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMs

 - Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

584

77.9

173

72.1

344

81.7

16

72.7

51

76.1

Other

166

22.1

67

27.9

77

18.3

6

27.3

16

23.9

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

2,511

54.5

834

48.4

1,323

58.2

64

43.8

290

62.8

Other

2,094

45.5

888

51.6

952

41.8

82

56.2

172

37.2

 

* Medicaid paid for prenatal care and delivery. ** Medicaid paid for delivery only, not prenatal care.

*** Level of Care is only for North Carolina resident births occurring in North Carolina Hospitals.

% Columns may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding

Source: State Center for Health Statistics NC Department of Health and Human Services