RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2003 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

45,366

100.0

18,985

100.0

16,091

100.0

1,688

100.0

8,602

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

95

0.2

26

0.1

56

0.3

2

0.1

11

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

710

1.6

239

1.3

385

2.4

24

1.4

62

0.7

1500-2499 grams

3,712

8.2

1,443

7.6

1,732

10.8

137

8.1

400

4.7

2500+ grams

40,834

90.0

17,269

91.0

13,915

86.5

1,524

90.3

8,126

94.5

Unknown

15

0.0

8

0.0

3

0.0

1

0.1

3

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

306

0.7

85

0.4

185

1.1

10

0.6

26

0.3

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

585

1.3

220

1.2

285

1.8

22

1.3

58

0.7

32-36 weeks

4,196

9.2

1,812

9.5

1,726

10.7

135

8.0

523

6.1

37+ weeks

40,274

88.8

16,864

88.8

13,895

86.4

1,521

90.1

7,994

92.9

Unknown

5

0.0

4

0.0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

3,431

7.6

1,234

6.5

1,569

9.8

122

7.2

506

5.9

< 18 years

18-34 years

39,385

86.8

16,763

88.3

13,580

84.4

1,449

85.8

7,593

88.3

35+ years

2,550

5.6

988

5.2

942

5.9

117

6.9

503

5.8

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

4,725

10.4

859

4.5

427

2.7

92

5.5

3,347

38.9

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

12,302

27.1

5,163

27.2

4,204

26.1

428

25.4

2,507

29.1

12 years

17,842

39.3

8,366

44.1

6,871

42.7

705

41.8

1,900

22.1

> 12 years

10,385

22.9

4,581

24.1

4,571

28.4

456

27.0

777

9.0

Unknown

112

0.2

16

0.1

18

0.1

7

0.4

71

0.8

MARRIED:

17,182

37.9

9,405

49.5

3,146

19.6

769

45.6

3,862

44.9

Yes

No

28,178

62.1

9,576

50.4

12,943

80.4

919

54.4

4,740

55.1

Unknown

6

0.0

4

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

PARITY:

15,488

34.1

6,665

35.1

5,485

34.1

617

36.6

2,721

31.6

1

2-3

21,186

46.7

8,963

47.2

7,187

44.7

780

46.2

4,256

49.5

4+

8,634

19.0

3,338

17.6

3,396

21.1

287

17.0

1,613

18.8

Unknown

58

0.1

19

0.1

23

0.1

4

0.2

12

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

35,091

77.4

15,753

83.0

12,226

76.0

1,283

76.0

5,829

67.8

First

Second

8,542

18.8

2,755

14.5

3,227

20.1

338

20.0

2,222

25.8

Third

1,226

2.7

327

1.7

465

2.9

49

2.9

385

4.5

No care

114

0.3

31

0.2

45

0.3

3

0.2

35

0.4

Unknown

393

0.9

119

0.6

128

0.8

15

0.9

131

1.5

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

571

1.3

166

0.9

189

1.2

20

1.2

196

2.3

Missing

Inadequate

5,873

12.9

1,718

9.0

2,229

13.9

217

12.9

1,709

19.9

Intermediate

3,930

8.7

1,350

7.1

1,264

7.9

135

8.0

1,181

13.7

Adequate

16,664

36.7

7,308

38.5

5,638

35.0

730

43.2

2,988

34.7

Adequate Plus

18,328

40.4

8,443

44.5

6,771

42.1

586

34.7

2,528

29.4

MOTHER SMOKED?

8,656

19.1

6,310

33.2

1,936

12.0

295

17.5

115

1.3

Yes

No

36,673

80.8

12,653

66.6

14,146

87.9

1,392

82.5

8,482

98.6

Unknown

37

0.1

22

0.1

9

0.1

1

0.1

5

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

33,451

73.7

13,996

73.7

11,532

71.7

1,238

73.3

6,685

77.7

Vaginal

C-Section

11,913

26.3

4,987

26.3

4,559

28.3

450

26.7

1,917

22.3

Unknown

2

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

30,744

67.8

14,916

78.6

13,409

83.3

1,241

73.5

1,178

13.7

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

5,823

12.8

212

1.1

126

0.8

103

6.1

5,382

62.6

Non-Medicaid

8,799

19.4

3,857

20.3

2,556

15.9

344

20.4

2,042

23.7

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

570

81.3

180

77.3

319

83.5

19

79.2

52

83.9

Other

131

18.7

53

22.7

63

16.5

5

20.8

10

16.1

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

2,490

55.5

807

47.9

1,305

60.3

74

45.7

304

64.3

Other

1,994

44.5

879

52.1

858

39.7

88

54.3

169

35.7


 

 

* 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