RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2003 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:

MEDICAID MOTHERS

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

RACE/ETHNICITY

White, Non-Hispanic

Black, Non-Hispanic

Other, Non-Hispanic

Hispanic

Births

Births

Births

Births

Births

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

TOTAL

50,851

100.0

21,705

100.0

17,573

100.0

1,898

100.0

9,675

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

128

0.3

35

0.2

78

0.4

4

0.2

11

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

941

1.9

320

1.5

501

2.9

32

1.7

88

0.9

1500-2499 grams

4,403

8.7

1,742

8.0

2,019

11.5

161

8.5

481

5.0

2500+ grams

45,363

89.2

19,601

90.3

14,971

85.2

1,700

89.6

9,091

94.0

Unknown

16

0.0

7

0.0

4

0.0

1

0.1

4

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

440

0.9

135

0.6

253

1.4

11

0.6

41

0.4

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

771

1.5

292

1.3

372

2.1

31

1.6

76

0.8

32-36 weeks

4,971

9.8

2,143

9.9

2,049

11.7

160

8.4

619

6.4

37+ weeks

44,665

87.8

19,132

88.1

14,899

84.8

1,696

89.4

8,938

92.4

Unknown

4

0.0

3

0.0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

3,822

7.5

1,393

6.4

1,707

9.7

131

6.9

591

6.1

< 18 years

18-34 years

44,167

86.9

19,064

87.8

14,940

85.0

1,632

86.0

8,531

88.2

35+ years

2,862

5.6

1,248

5.7

926

5.3

135

7.1

553

5.7

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

5,553

10.9

1,020

4.7

518

2.9

109

5.7

3,906

40.4

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

14,314

28.1

5,970

27.5

4,989

28.4

513

27.0

2,842

29.4

12 years

19,463

38.3

9,205

42.4

7,471

42.5

771

40.6

2,016

20.8

> 12 years

11,348

22.3

5,492

25.3

4,569

26.0

495

26.1

792

8.2

Unknown

173

0.3

18

0.1

26

0.1

10

0.5

119

1.2

MARRIED:

18,137

35.7

10,393

47.9

2,829

16.1

803

42.3

4,112

42.5

Yes

No

32,713

64.3

11,312

52.1

14,743

83.9

1,095

57.7

5,563

57.5

Unknown

1

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

PARITY:

16,575

32.6

7,335

33.8

5,471

31.1

650

34.2

3,119

32.2

1

2-3

23,951

47.1

10,336

47.6

7,953

45.3

907

47.8

4,755

49.1

4+

10,283

20.2

4,027

18.6

4,130

23.5

341

18.0

1,785

18.4

Unknown

42

0.1

7

0.0

19

0.1

0

0

16

0.2

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

37,545

73.8

17,455

80.4

12,408

70.6

1,386

73.0

6,296

65.1

First

Second

10,363

20.4

3,442

15.9

3,948

22.5

406

21.4

2,567

26.5

Third

1,788

3.5

487

2.2

712

4.1

73

3.8

516

5.3

No care

609

1.2

167

0.8

324

1.8

15

0.8

103

1.1

Unknown

546

1.1

154

0.7

181

1.0

18

0.9

193

2.0

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

759

1.5

212

1.0

257

1.5

24

1.3

266

2.7

Missing

Inadequate

8,163

16.1

2,416

11.1

3,277

18.6

308

16.2

2,162

22.3

Intermediate

4,360

8.6

1,487

6.9

1,375

7.8

152

8.0

1,346

13.9

Adequate

17,732

34.9

8,083

37.2

5,659

32.2

801

42.2

3,189

33.0

Adequate Plus

19,837

39.0

9,507

43.8

7,005

39.9

613

32.3

2,712

28.0

MOTHER SMOKED?

10,498

20.6

7,520

34.6

2,474

14.1

357

18.8

147

1.5

Yes

No

40,335

79.3

14,175

65.3

15,093

85.9

1,541

81.2

9,526

98.5

Unknown

18

0.0

10

0.0

6

0.0

0

0

2

0.0

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

37,790

74.3

16,036

73.9

12,748

72.5

1,417

74.7

7,589

78.4

Vaginal

C-Section

13,061

25.7

5,669

26.1

4,825

27.5

481

25.3

2,086

21.6

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

42,080

82.8

21,363

98.4

17,366

98.8

1,697

89.4

1,654

17.1

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

8,771

17.2

342

1.6

207

1.2

201

10.6

8,021

82.9

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

745

79.9

239

76.1

405

81.3

27

84.4

74

84.1

Other

187

20.1

75

23.9

93

18.7

5

15.6

14

15.9

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

3,120

57.3

1,022

49.1

1,618

62.5

89

45.4

391

67.4

Other

2,326

42.7

1,058

50.9

972

37.5

107

54.6

189

32.6


 

 

* 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