RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2003 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:

TO MOTHERS RECEIVING AT LEAST ONE MATERNAL HEALTH VISIT

AT A LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

RACE/ETHNICITY

White, Non-Hispanic

Black, Non-Hispanic

Other, Non-Hispanic

Hispanic

Births

Births

Births

Births

Births

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

TOTAL

23,658

100.0

8,639

100.0

7,965

100.0

731

100.0

6,323

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

76

0.3

24

0.3

39

0.5

4

0.5

9

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

457

1.9

151

1.7

241

3.0

15

2.1

50

0.8

1500-2499 grams

2,005

8.5

728

8.4

928

11.7

61

8.3

288

4.6

2500+ grams

21,114

89.2

7,733

89.5

6,755

84.8

651

89.1

5,975

94.5

Unknown

6

0.0

3

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

227

1.0

69

0.8

115

1.4

11

1.5

32

0.5

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

357

1.5

128

1.5

183

2.3

9

1.2

37

0.6

32-36 weeks

2,250

9.5

884

10.2

913

11.5

62

8.5

391

6.2

37+ weeks

20,822

88.0

7,557

87.5

6,754

84.8

649

88.8

5,862

92.7

Unknown

2

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

1,893

8.0

611

7.1

841

10.6

54

7.4

387

6.1

< 18 years

18-34 years

20,253

85.6

7,375

85.4

6,690

84.0

612

83.7

5,576

88.2

35+ years

1,512

6.4

653

7.6

434

5.4

65

8.9

360

5.7

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

3,559

15.0

492

5.7

289

3.6

43

5.9

2,735

43.3

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

7,217

30.5

2,636

30.5

2,510

31.5

215

29.4

1,856

29.4

12 years

8,463

35.8

3,531

40.9

3,372

42.3

281

38.4

1,279

20.2

> 12 years

4,355

18.4

1,968

22.8

1,788

22.4

188

25.7

411

6.5

Unknown

64

0.3

12

0.1

6

0.1

4

0.5

42

0.7

MARRIED:

8,239

34.8

3,945

45.7

1,295

16.3

363

49.7

2,636

41.7

Yes

No

15,417

65.2

4,693

54.3

6,669

83.7

368

50.3

3,687

58.3

Unknown

2

0.0

1

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

PARITY:

7,970

33.7

3,083

35.7

2,620

32.9

277

37.9

1,990

31.5

1

2-3

10,916

46.1

3,944

45.7

3,488

43.8

329

45.0

3,155

49.9

4+

4,750

20.1

1,609

18.6

1,845

23.2

125

17.1

1,171

18.5

Unknown

22

0.1

3

0.0

12

0.2

0

0

7

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

16,536

69.9

6,661

77.1

5,381

67.6

505

69.1

3,989

63.1

First

Second

5,630

23.8

1,614

18.7

2,035

25.5

189

25.9

1,792

28.3

Third

1,084

4.6

256

3.0

402

5.0

26

3.6

400

6.3

No care

148

0.6

35

0.4

74

0.9

5

0.7

34

0.5

Unknown

260

1.1

73

0.8

73

0.9

6

0.8

108

1.7

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

365

1.5

96

1.1

108

1.4

8

1.1

153

2.4

Missing

Inadequate

4,353

18.4

1,163

13.5

1,644

20.6

130

17.8

1,416

22.4

Intermediate

2,170

9.2

661

7.7

695

8.7

59

8.1

755

11.9

Adequate

7,936

33.5

3,037

35.2

2,457

30.8

268

36.7

2,174

34.4

Adequate Plus

8,834

37.3

3,682

42.6

3,061

38.4

266

36.4

1,825

28.9

MOTHER SMOKED?

4,606

19.5

3,199

37.0

1,215

15.3

127

17.4

65

1.0

Yes

No

19,041

80.5

5,434

62.9

6,747

84.7

604

82.6

6,256

98.9

Unknown

11

0.0

6

0.1

3

0.0

0

0

2

0.0

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

17,555

74.2

6,363

73.7

5,751

72.2

555

75.9

4,886

77.3

Vaginal

C-Section

6,103

25.8

2,276

26.3

2,214

27.8

176

24.1

1,437

22.7

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

15,689

66.3

7,233

83.7

7,190

90.3

524

71.7

742

11.7

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

4,654

19.7

193

2.2

98

1.2

104

14.2

4,259

67.4

Non-Medicaid

3,315

14.0

1,213

14.0

677

8.5

103

14.1

1,322

20.9

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

366

80.3

119

78.8

196

81.7

12

80.0

39

78.0

Other

90

19.7

32

21.2

44

18.3

3

20.0

11

22.0

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

1,493

59.0

485

53.9

764

63.3

40

50.6

204

58.8

Other

1,038

41.0

414

46.1

442

36.7

39

49.4

143

41.2


 

 

* 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