RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2004 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

119,773

100.0

70,228

100.0

27,372

100.0

4,882

100.0

17,291

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

299

0.2

94

0.1

168

0.6

15

0.3

22

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

1,992

1.7

896

1.3

831

3.0

71

1.5

194

1.1

1500-2499 grams

8,555

7.1

4,430

6.3

2,895

10.6

345

7.1

885

5.1

2500+ grams

108,890

90.9

64,788

92.3

23,468

85.7

4,451

91.2

16,183

93.6

Unknown

37

0.0

20

0.0

10

0.0

0

0

7

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

946

0.8

325

0.5

481

1.8

41

0.8

99

0.6

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

1,593

1.3

803

1.1

588

2.1

53

1.1

149

0.9

32-36 weeks

11,251

9.4

6,613

9.4

3,042

11.1

387

7.9

1,209

7.0

37+ weeks

105,945

88.5

62,459

88.9

23,254

85.0

4,400

90.1

15,832

91.6

Unknown

38

0.0

28

0.0

7

0.0

1

0.0

2

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

4,711

3.9

1,757

2.5

1,920

7.0

176

3.6

858

5.0

< 18 years

18-34 years

100,637

84.0

58,341

83.1

23,080

84.3

4,089

83.8

15,127

87.5

35+ years

14,422

12.0

10,128

14.4

2,372

8.7

617

12.6

1,305

7.5

Unknown

3

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

8,300

6.9

1,195

1.7

612

2.2

197

4.0

6,296

36.4

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

19,082

15.9

7,724

11.0

5,861

21.4

685

14.0

4,812

27.8

12 years

34,660

28.9

19,168

27.3

10,276

37.5

1,362

27.9

3,854

22.3

> 12 years

57,408

47.9

41,987

59.8

10,550

38.5

2,619

53.6

2,252

13.0

Unknown

323

0.3

154

0.2

73

0.3

19

0.4

77

0.4

MARRIED:

75,619

63.1

54,764

78.0

8,743

31.9

3,490

71.5

8,622

49.9

Yes

No

44,124

36.8

15,442

22.0

18,625

68.0

1,390

28.5

8,667

50.1

Unknown

30

0.0

22

0.0

4

0.0

2

0.0

2

0.0

PARITY:

39,882

33.3

24,729

35.2

8,259

30.2

1,807

37.0

5,087

29.4

1

2-3

58,603

48.9

34,924

49.7

12,604

46.0

2,320

47.5

8,755

50.6

4+

21,138

17.6

10,487

14.9

6,473

23.6

749

15.3

3,429

19.8

Unknown

150

0.1

88

0.1

36

0.1

6

0.1

20

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

99,822

83.3

63,100

89.9

20,691

75.6

4,088

83.7

11,943

69.1

First

Second

15,590

13.0

5,679

8.1

5,097

18.6

636

13.0

4,178

24.2

Third

2,496

2.1

761

1.1

839

3.1

94

1.9

802

4.6

No care

966

0.8

327

0.5

447

1.6

32

0.7

160

0.9

Unknown

899

0.8

361

0.5

298

1.1

32

0.7

208

1.2

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

1,435

1.2

612

0.9

436

1.6

51

1.0

336

1.9

Missing

Inadequate

11,677

9.7

3,780

5.4

4,076

14.9

456

9.3

3,365

19.5

Intermediate

8,943

7.5

4,403

6.3

2,030

7.4

366

7.5

2,144

12.4

Adequate

44,097

36.8

27,581

39.3

8,454

30.9

2,056

42.1

6,006

34.7

Adequate Plus

53,621

44.8

33,852

48.2

12,376

45.2

1,953

40.0

5,440

31.5

MOTHER SMOKED?

14,960

12.5

11,259

16.0

3,007

11.0

457

9.4

237

1.4

Yes

No

104,685

87.4

58,891

83.9

24,332

88.9

4,420

90.5

17,042

98.6

Unknown

128

0.1

78

0.1

33

0.1

5

0.1

12

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

85,259

71.2

49,353

70.3

19,009

69.4

3,552

72.8

13,345

77.2

Vaginal

C-Section

34,490

28.8

20,858

29.7

8,358

30.5

1,329

27.2

3,945

22.8

Unknown

24

0.0

17

0.0

5

0.0

1

0.0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

43,894

36.6

22,294

31.7

18,117

66.2

1,727

35.4

1,756

10.2

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

9,906

8.3

328

0.5

268

1.0

229

4.7

9,081

52.5

Non-Medicaid

65,973

55.1

47,606

67.8

8,987

32.8

2,926

59.9

6,454

37.3

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

1,542

79.2

675

77.5

666

81.8

51

72.9

150

78.5

Other

404

20.8

196

22.5

148

18.2

19

27.1

41

21.5

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

6,049

56.8

2,783

52.5

2,371

61.7

198

46.5

697

63.9

Other

4,606

43.2

2,515

47.5

1,469

38.3

228

53.5

394

36.1


 

 

 

 

* 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