RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2004 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

53,800

100.0

22,622

100.0

18,385

100.0

1,956

100.0

10,837

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

143

0.3

21

0.1

107

0.6

5

0.3

10

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

1,066

2.0

344

1.5

562

3.1

37

1.9

123

1.1

1500-2499 grams

4,525

8.4

1,785

7.9

2,052

11.2

161

8.2

527

4.9

2500+ grams

48,056

89.3

20,470

90.5

15,660

85.2

1,753

89.6

10,173

93.9

Unknown

10

0.0

2

0.0

4

0.0

0

0

4

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

504

0.9

119

0.5

306

1.7

17

0.9

62

0.6

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

831

1.5

302

1.3

410

2.2

30

1.5

89

0.8

32-36 weeks

5,255

9.8

2,280

10.1

2,069

11.3

167

8.5

739

6.8

37+ weeks

47,204

87.7

19,920

88.1

15,596

84.8

1,742

89.1

9,946

91.8

Unknown

6

0.0

1

0.0

4

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

3,985

7.4

1,452

6.4

1,729

9.4

154

7.9

650

6.0

< 18 years

18-34 years

46,859

87.1

19,942

88.2

15,728

85.5

1,667

85.2

9,522

87.9

35+ years

2,956

5.5

1,228

5.4

928

5.0

135

6.9

665

6.1

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

5,816

10.8

945

4.2

522

2.8

119

6.1

4,230

39.0

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

15,192

28.2

6,035

26.7

5,225

28.4

539

27.6

3,393

31.3

12 years

20,422

38.0

9,609

42.5

7,695

41.9

784

40.1

2,334

21.5

> 12 years

12,226

22.7

5,989

26.5

4,898

26.6

502

25.7

837

7.7

Unknown

144

0.3

44

0.2

45

0.2

12

0.6

43

0.4

MARRIED:

18,779

34.9

10,541

46.6

2,873

15.6

839

42.9

4,526

41.8

Yes

No

35,016

65.1

12,078

53.4

15,512

84.4

1,116

57.1

6,310

58.2

Unknown

5

0.0

3

0.0

0

0

1

0.1

1

0.0

PARITY:

17,767

33.0

7,906

34.9

5,811

31.6

710

36.3

3,340

30.8

1

2-3

25,068

46.6

10,582

46.8

8,176

44.5

889

45.4

5,421

50.0

4+

10,927

20.3

4,120

18.2

4,383

23.8

357

18.3

2,067

19.1

Unknown

38

0.1

14

0.1

15

0.1

0

0

9

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

39,730

73.8

18,121

80.1

12,966

70.5

1,448

74.0

7,195

66.4

First

Second

11,108

20.6

3,644

16.1

4,194

22.8

412

21.1

2,858

26.4

Third

1,836

3.4

532

2.4

684

3.7

62

3.2

558

5.1

No care

620

1.2

170

0.8

341

1.9

19

1.0

90

0.8

Unknown

506

0.9

155

0.7

200

1.1

15

0.8

136

1.3

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

782

1.5

248

1.1

291

1.6

22

1.1

221

2.0

Missing

Inadequate

8,458

15.7

2,540

11.2

3,329

18.1

295

15.1

2,294

21.2

Intermediate

4,407

8.2

1,487

6.6

1,388

7.5

116

5.9

1,416

13.1

Adequate

17,837

33.2

8,058

35.6

5,381

29.3

801

41.0

3,597

33.2

Adequate Plus

22,316

41.5

10,289

45.5

7,996

43.5

722

36.9

3,309

30.5

MOTHER SMOKED?

10,631

19.8

7,523

33.3

2,592

14.1

340

17.4

176

1.6

Yes

No

43,139

80.2

15,089

66.7

15,778

85.8

1,615

82.6

10,657

98.3

Unknown

30

0.1

10

0.0

15

0.1

1

0.1

4

0.0

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

39,590

73.6

16,582

73.3

13,137

71.5

1,441

73.7

8,430

77.8

Vaginal

C-Section

14,203

26.4

6,036

26.7

5,245

28.5

515

26.3

2,407

22.2

Unknown

7

0.0

4

0.0

3

0.0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

43,894

81.6

22,294

98.6

18,117

98.5

1,727

88.3

1,756

16.2

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

9,906

18.4

328

1.4

268

1.5

229

11.7

9,081

83.8

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

824

77.7

250

73.1

450

80.5

26

70.3

98

79.7

Other

237

22.3

92

26.9

109

19.5

11

29.7

25

20.3

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS
- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

3,233

56.6

1,031

48.2

1,671

61.6

95

47.3

436

66.2

Other

2,479

43.4

1,110

51.8

1,040

38.4

106

52.7

223

33.8


 

 

 

 

* 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