RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2004 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

46,808

100.0

19,270

100.0

16,454

100.0

1,683

100.0

9,401

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

96

0.2

17

0.1

70

0.4

3

0.2

6

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

767

1.6

243

1.3

418

2.5

24

1.4

82

0.9

1500-2499 grams

3,727

8.0

1,439

7.5

1,701

10.3

124

7.4

463

4.9

2500+ grams

42,206

90.2

17,565

91.2

14,263

86.7

1,532

91.0

8,846

94.1

Unknown

12

0.0

6

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

4

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

335

0.7

85

0.4

205

1.2

11

0.7

34

0.4

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

611

1.3

225

1.2

309

1.9

21

1.2

56

0.6

32-36 weeks

4,331

9.3

1,892

9.8

1,670

10.1

130

7.7

639

6.8

37+ weeks

41,528

88.7

17,065

88.6

14,270

86.7

1,521

90.4

8,672

92.2

Unknown

3

0.0

3

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S AGE:

3,497

7.5

1,277

6.6

1,552

9.4

133

7.9

535

5.7

< 18 years

18-34 years

40,824

87.2

17,071

88.6

14,009

85.1

1,435

85.3

8,309

88.4

35+ years

2,487

5.3

922

4.8

893

5.4

115

6.8

557

5.9

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

4,802

10.3

788

4.1

442

2.7

89

5.3

3,483

37.0

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

12,535

26.8

5,052

26.2

4,192

25.5

427

25.4

2,864

30.5

12 years

18,333

39.2

8,498

44.1

6,972

42.4

701

41.7

2,162

23.0

> 12 years

11,029

23.6

4,899

25.4

4,818

29.3

459

27.3

853

9.1

Unknown

109

0.2

33

0.2

30

0.2

7

0.4

39

0.4

MARRIED:

17,224

36.8

9,235

47.9

3,006

18.3

749

44.5

4,234

45.0

Yes

No

29,579

63.2

10,032

52.1

13,447

81.7

934

55.5

5,166

55.0

Unknown

5

0.0

3

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

PARITY:

16,256

34.7

7,060

36.6

5,688

34.6

627

37.3

2,881

30.6

1

2-3

21,579

46.1

8,898

46.2

7,223

43.9

765

45.5

4,693

49.9

4+

8,933

19.1

3,300

17.1

3,524

21.4

288

17.1

1,821

19.4

Unknown

40

0.1

12

0.1

19

0.1

3

0.2

6

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

36,116

77.2

15,928

82.7

12,385

75.3

1,298

77.1

6,505

69.2

First

Second

8,959

19.1

2,846

14.8

3,431

20.9

329

19.5

2,353

25.0

Third

1,257

2.7

348

1.8

444

2.7

45

2.7

420

4.5

No care

137

0.3

44

0.2

58

0.4

4

0.2

31

0.3

Unknown

339

0.7

104

0.5

136

0.8

7

0.4

92

1.0

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

566

1.2

179

0.9

214

1.3

11

0.7

162

1.7

Missing

Inadequate

6,070

13.0

1,779

9.2

2,291

13.9

221

13.1

1,779

18.9

Intermediate

3,931

8.4

1,352

7.0

1,266

7.7

108

6.4

1,205

12.8

Adequate

16,388

35.0

7,098

36.8

5,240

31.8

702

41.7

3,348

35.6

Adequate Plus

19,853

42.4

8,862

46.0

7,443

45.2

641

38.1

2,907

30.9

MOTHER SMOKED?

8,493

18.1

6,125

31.8

1,937

11.8

282

16.8

149

1.6

Yes

No

38,274

81.8

13,124

68.1

14,505

88.2

1,399

83.1

9,246

98.4

Unknown

41

0.1

21

0.1

12

0.1

2

0.1

6

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

34,182

73.0

14,093

73.1

11,579

70.4

1,229

73.0

7,281

77.4

Vaginal

C-Section

12,621

27.0

5,174

26.9

4,873

29.6

454

27.0

2,120

22.6

Unknown

5

0.0

3

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

31,582

67.5

15,298

79.4

13,783

83.8

1,249

74.2

1,252

13.3

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

6,597

14.1

195

1.0

166

1.0

127

7.5

6,109

65.0

Non-Medicaid

8,629

18.4

3,777

19.6

2,505

15.2

307

18.2

2,040

21.7

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

604

79.2

176

72.7

344

82.7

19

79.2

65

80.2

Other

159

20.8

66

27.3

72

17.3

5

20.8

16

19.8

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

2,502

54.7

791

46.9

1,301

59.6

67

44.4

343

62.4

Other

2,069

45.3

896

53.1

882

40.4

84

55.6

207

37.6


 

 

* 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