RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2004 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

25,178

100.0

9,208

100.0

8,270

100.0

718

100.0

6,982

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

69

0.3

12

0.1

46

0.6

2

0.3

9

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

499

2.0

167

1.8

246

3.0

14

1.9

72

1.0

1500-2499 grams

2,118

8.4

771

8.4

933

11.3

69

9.6

345

4.9

2500+ grams

22,486

89.3

8,256

89.7

7,044

85.2

633

88.2

6,553

93.9

Unknown

6

0.0

2

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

3

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

215

0.9

55

0.6

126

1.5

7

1.0

27

0.4

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

403

1.6

152

1.7

185

2.2

9

1.3

57

0.8

32-36 weeks

2,434

9.7

972

10.6

917

11.1

67

9.3

478

6.8

37+ weeks

22,124

87.9

8,027

87.2

7,042

85.2

635

88.4

6,420

92.0

Unknown

2

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S AGE:

1,920

7.6

651

7.1

806

9.7

50

7.0

413

5.9

< 18 years

18-34 years

21,611

85.8

7,819

84.9

7,018

84.9

611

85.1

6,163

88.3

35+ years

1,647

6.5

738

8.0

446

5.4

57

7.9

406

5.8

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

3,677

14.6

471

5.1

268

3.2

45

6.3

2,893

41.4

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

7,609

30.2

2,663

28.9

2,561

31.0

199

27.7

2,186

31.3

12 years

8,904

35.4

3,768

40.9

3,439

41.6

277

38.6

1,420

20.3

> 12 years

4,910

19.5

2,285

24.8

1,985

24.0

191

26.6

449

6.4

Unknown

78

0.3

21

0.2

17

0.2

6

0.8

34

0.5

MARRIED:

8,735

34.7

4,137

44.9

1,292

15.6

355

49.4

2,951

42.3

Yes

No

16,440

65.3

5,069

55.0

6,978

84.4

363

50.6

4,030

57.7

Unknown

3

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

PARITY:

8,520

33.8

3,338

36.3

2,771

33.5

274

38.2

2,137

30.6

1

2-3

11,501

45.7

4,148

45.0

3,555

43.0

321

44.7

3,477

49.8

4+

5,139

20.4

1,715

18.6

1,939

23.4

123

17.1

1,362

19.5

Unknown

18

0.1

7

0.1

5

0.1

0

0

6

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

17,784

70.6

7,124

77.4

5,594

67.6

514

71.6

4,552

65.2

First

Second

5,907

23.5

1,693

18.4

2,136

25.8

154

21.4

1,924

27.6

Third

1,134

4.5

295

3.2

399

4.8

40

5.6

400

5.7

No care

129

0.5

36

0.4

62

0.7

5

0.7

26

0.4

Unknown

224

0.9

60

0.7

79

1.0

5

0.7

80

1.1

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

372

1.5

96

1.0

126

1.5

11

1.5

139

2.0

Missing

Inadequate

4,468

17.7

1,233

13.4

1,629

19.7

136

18.9

1,470

21.1

Intermediate

2,166

8.6

650

7.1

669

8.1

51

7.1

796

11.4

Adequate

8,034

31.9

3,045

33.1

2,365

28.6

246

34.3

2,378

34.1

Adequate Plus

10,138

40.3

4,184

45.4

3,481

42.1

274

38.2

2,199

31.5

MOTHER SMOKED?

4,700

18.7

3,289

35.7

1,189

14.4

126

17.5

96

1.4

Yes

No

20,459

81.3

5,914

64.2

7,071

85.5

592

82.5

6,882

98.6

Unknown

19

0.1

5

0.1

10

0.1

0

0

4

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

18,547

73.7

6,720

73.0

5,892

71.2

532

74.1

5,403

77.4

Vaginal

C-Section

6,627

26.3

2,486

27.0

2,376

28.7

186

25.9

1,579

22.6

Unknown

4

0.0

2

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

16,259

64.6

7,536

81.8

7,438

89.9

498

69.4

787

11.3

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

5,300

21.1

160

1.7

134

1.6

114

15.9

4,892

70.1

Non-Medicaid

3,619

14.4

1,512

16.4

698

8.4

106

14.8

1,303

18.7

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

391

78.4

129

77.2

202

82.1

9

64.3

51

70.8

Other

108

21.6

38

22.8

44

17.9

5

35.7

21

29.2

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

1,537

57.4

489

52.0

755

61.6

42

49.4

251

58.9

Other

1,139

42.6

451

48.0

470

38.4

43

50.6

175

41.1


 

 

 

 

* 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