RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2003 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:

ALL MOTHERS

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

RACE/ETHNICITY

White, Non-Hispanic

Black, Non-Hispanic

Other, Non-Hispanic

Hispanic

Births

Births

Births

Births

Births

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

TOTAL

118,292

100.0

70,482

100.0

26,949

100.0

4,784

100.0

16,077

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

264

0.2

84

0.1

148

0.5

7

0.1

25

0.2

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

1,854

1.6

845

1.2

784

2.9

61

1.3

164

1.0

1500-2499 grams

8,529

7.2

4,443

6.3

2,911

10.8

370

7.7

805

5.0

2500+ grams

107,600

91.0

65,081

92.3

23,098

85.7

4,345

90.8

15,076

93.8

Unknown

45

0.0

29

0.0

8

0.0

1

0.0

7

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

890

0.8

334

0.5

453

1.7

24

0.5

79

0.5

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

1,548

1.3

798

1.1

559

2.1

60

1.3

131

0.8

32-36 weeks

10,911

9.2

6,398

9.1

3,066

11.4

373

7.8

1,074

6.7

37+ weeks

104,907

88.7

62,926

89.3

22,867

84.9

4,325

90.4

14,789

92.0

Unknown

36

0.0

26

0.0

4

0.0

2

0.0

4

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

4,636

3.9

1,738

2.5

1,930

7.2

155

3.2

813

5.1

< 18 years

18-34 years

99,488

84.1

58,764

83.4

22,538

83.6

4,044

84.5

14,142

88.0

35+ years

14,166

12.0

9,979

14.2

2,480

9.2

585

12.2

1,122

7.0

Unknown

2

0.0

1

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

8,083

6.8

1,252

1.8

583

2.2

190

4.0

6,058

37.7

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

18,377

15.5

7,816

11.1

5,691

21.1

670

14.0

4,200

26.1

12 years

34,377

29.1

19,229

27.3

10,212

37.9

1,384

28.9

3,552

22.1

> 12 years

57,122

48.3

42,103

59.7

10,414

38.6

2,519

52.7

2,086

13.0

Unknown

333

0.3

82

0.1

49

0.2

21

0.4

181

1.1

MARRIED:

76,477

64.7

55,875

79.3

9,064

33.6

3,455

72.2

8,083

50.3

Yes

No

41,776

35.3

14,578

20.7

17,879

66.3

1,328

27.8

7,991

49.7

Unknown

39

0.0

29

0.0

6

0.0

1

0.0

3

0.0

PARITY:

39,437

33.3

24,556

34.8

8,076

30.0

1,737

36.3

5,068

31.5

1

2-3

58,027

49.1

35,160

49.9

12,548

46.6

2,344

49.0

7,975

49.6

4+

20,649

17.5

10,675

15.1

6,280

23.3

695

14.5

2,999

18.7

Unknown

179

0.2

91

0.1

45

0.2

8

0.2

35

0.2

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

99,039

83.7

63,610

90.2

20,487

76.0

3,957

82.7

10,985

68.3

First

Second

14,759

12.5

5,372

7.6

4,892

18.2

647

13.5

3,848

23.9

Third

2,470

2.1

731

1.0

857

3.2

105

2.2

777

4.8

No care

985

0.8

340

0.5

440

1.6

31

0.6

174

1.1

Unknown

1,039

0.9

429

0.6

273

1.0

44

0.9

293

1.8

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

1,499

1.3

635

0.9

387

1.4

62

1.3

415

2.6

Missing

Inadequate

11,481

9.7

3,738

5.3

4,035

15.0

476

9.9

3,232

20.1

Intermediate

8,962

7.6

4,462

6.3

2,007

7.4

400

8.4

2,093

13.0

Adequate

46,226

39.1

29,505

41.9

9,114

33.8

2,041

42.7

5,566

34.6

Adequate Plus

50,124

42.4

32,142

45.6

11,406

42.3

1,805

37.7

4,771

29.7

MOTHER SMOKED?

14,996

12.7

11,400

16.2

2,922

10.8

463

9.7

211

1.3

Yes

No

103,159

87.2

58,993

83.7

23,995

89.0

4,318

90.3

15,853

98.6

Unknown

137

0.1

89

0.1

32

0.1

3

0.1

13

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

85,425

72.2

50,429

71.5

18,977

70.4

3,532

73.8

12,487

77.7

Vaginal

C-Section

32,847

27.8

20,034

28.4

7,972

29.6

1,252

26.2

3,589

22.3

Unknown

20

0.0

19

0.0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

42,080

35.6

21,363

30.3

17,366

64.4

1,697

35.5

1,654

10.3

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

8,771

7.4

342

0.5

207

0.8

201

4.2

8,021

49.9

Non-Medicaid

67,441

57.0

48,777

69.2

9,376

34.8

2,886

60.3

6,402

39.8

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

1,450

80.2

640

78.8

628

81.5

49

80.3

133

81.1

Other

358

19.8

172

21.2

143

18.5

12

19.7

31

18.9

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

5,929

56.7

2,781

53.1

2,325

61.2

205

47.2

618

62.3

Other

4,537

43.3

2,458

46.9

1,476

38.8

229

52.8

374

37.7


 

* 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