RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2003 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:

TO CHILDREN RECEIVING CHILD SERVICE COORDINATION

WITHIN THE FIRST 18 MONTHS OF LIFE

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

RACE/ETHNICITY

White, Non-Hispanic

Black, Non-Hispanic

Other, Non-Hispanic

Hispanic

Births

Births

Births

Births

Births

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

TOTAL

12,111

100.0

5,829

100.0

4,276

100.0

458

100.0

1,548

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

17

0.1

6

0.1

9

0.2

0

0

2

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

1,053

8.7

467

8.0

447

10.5

43

9.4

96

6.2

1500-2499 grams

2,264

18.7

1,091

18.7

897

21.0

84

18.3

192

12.4

2500+ grams

8,770

72.4

4,261

73.1

2,922

68.3

331

72.3

1,256

81.1

Unknown

7

0.1

4

0.1

1

0.0

0

0

2

0.1

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

310

2.6

121

2.1

154

3.6

8

1.7

27

1.7

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

943

7.8

467

8.0

352

8.2

39

8.5

85

5.5

32-36 weeks

2,321

19.2

1,189

20.4

845

19.8

74

16.2

213

13.8

37+ weeks

8,533

70.5

4,051

69.5

2,923

68.4

337

73.6

1,222

78.9

Unknown

4

0.0

1

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

1

0.1

MOTHER'S AGE:

1,537

12.7

576

9.9

696

16.3

59

12.9

206

13.3

< 18 years

18-34 years

9,604

79.3

4,748

81.5

3,266

76.4

358

78.2

1,232

79.6

35+ years

970

8.0

505

8.7

314

7.3

41

9.0

110

7.1

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

1,319

10.9

355

6.1

250

5.8

35

7.6

679

43.9

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

3,875

32.0

1,711

29.4

1,547

36.2

162

35.4

455

29.4

12 years

3,945

32.6

1,979

34.0

1,541

36.0

144

31.4

281

18.2

> 12 years

2,945

24.3

1,782

30.6

932

21.8

115

25.1

116

7.5

Unknown

27

0.2

2

0.0

6

0.1

2

0.4

17

1.1

MARRIED:

4,708

38.9

3,128

53.7

770

18.0

217

47.4

593

38.3

Yes

No

7,403

61.1

2,701

46.3

3,506

82.0

241

52.6

955

61.7

PARITY:

4,286

35.4

2,093

35.9

1,429

33.4

184

40.2

580

37.5

1

2-3

5,235

43.2

2,575

44.2

1,787

41.8

181

39.5

692

44.7

4+

2,579

21.3

1,157

19.8

1,056

24.7

93

20.3

273

17.6

Unknown

11

0.1

4

0.1

4

0.1

0

0

3

0.2

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

8,853

73.1

4,728

81.1

2,843

66.5

331

72.3

951

61.4

First

Second

2,295

18.9

812

13.9

994

23.2

92

20.1

397

25.6

Third

476

3.9

132

2.3

210

4.9

22

4.8

112

7.2

No care

315

2.6

90

1.5

170

4.0

8

1.7

47

3.0

Unknown

172

1.4

67

1.1

59

1.4

5

1.1

41

2.6

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

255

2.1

98

1.7

94

2.2

7

1.5

56

3.6

Missing

Inadequate

2,153

17.8

683

11.7

996

23.3

81

17.7

393

25.4

Intermediate

870

7.2

355

6.1

311

7.3

34

7.4

170

11.0

Adequate

3,349

27.7

1,676

28.8

1,060

24.8

151

33.0

462

29.8

Adequate Plus

5,484

45.3

3,017

51.8

1,815

42.4

185

40.4

467

30.2

MOTHER SMOKED?

2,951

24.4

2,038

35.0

776

18.1

96

21.0

41

2.6

Yes

No

9,152

75.6

3,787

65.0

3,498

81.8

362

79.0

1,505

97.2

Unknown

8

0.1

4

0.1

2

0.0

0

0

2

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

8,033

66.3

3,802

65.2

2,839

66.4

293

64.0

1,099

71.0

Vaginal

C-Section

4,078

33.7

2,027

34.8

1,437

33.6

165

36.0

449

29.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

7,861

64.9

3,799

65.2

3,535

82.7

301

65.7

226

14.6

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

881

7.3

30

0.5

22

0.5

16

3.5

813

52.5

Non-Medicaid

3,369

27.8

2,000

34.3

719

16.8

141

30.8

509

32.9

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

869

83.5

379

82.2

374

84.8

36

83.7

80

83.3

Other

172

16.5

82

17.8

67

15.2

7

16.3

16

16.7

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

2,151

65.2

965

62.7

910

67.6

75

59.1

201

69.3

Other

1,150

34.8

573

37.3

436

32.4

52

40.9

89

30.7


 

 

 

 

* 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