RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2005 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 123,040 100.0 70,293 100.0 28,146 100.0 5,089 100.0 19,512 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 331 0.3 106 0.2 184 0.7 7 0.1 34 0.2
< 500 grams
500-1499 grams 1,969 1.6 849 1.2 876 3.1 58 1.1 186 1.0
1500-2499 grams 9,053 7.4 4,600 6.5 3,058 10.9 381 7.5 1,014 5.2
2500+ grams 111,646 90.7 64,709 92.1 24,018 85.3 4,642 91.2 18,277 93.7
Unknown 41 0.0 29 0.0 10 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 1,013 0.8 368 0.5 515 1.8 27 0.5 103 0.5
< 27 weeks
27-31 weeks 1,590 1.3 757 1.1 622 2.2 50 1.0 161 0.8
32-36 weeks 11,615 9.4 6,636 9.4 3,216 11.4 424 8.3 1,339 6.9
37+ weeks 108,746 88.4 62,480 88.9 23,781 84.5 4,585 90.1 17,900 91.7
Unknown 76 0.1 52 0.1 12 0.0 3 0.1 9 0.0
MOTHER'S AGE: 4,774 3.9 1,630 2.3 1,990 7.1 181 3.6 973 5.0
< 18 years
18-34 years 103,001 83.7 58,194 82.8 23,649 84.0 4,200 82.5 16,958 86.9
35+ years 15,259 12.4 10,465 14.9 2,505 8.9 708 13.9 1,581 8.1
Unknown 6 0.0 4 0.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 9,037 7.3 1,102 1.6 635 2.3 220 4.3 7,080 36.3
< 9 years
9 - 11 years 19,465 15.8 7,445 10.6 5,832 20.7 689 13.5 5,499 28.2
12 years 35,143 28.6 18,800 26.7 10,498 37.3 1,410 27.7 4,435 22.7
> 12 years 59,023 48.0 42,775 60.9 11,098 39.4 2,740 53.8 2,410 12.4
Unknown 372 0.3 171 0.2 83 0.3 30 0.6 88 0.5
MARRIED: 75,748 61.6 54,144 77.0 8,706 30.9 3,518 69.1 9,380 48.1
Yes
No 47,248 38.4 16,120 22.9 19,432 69.0 1,568 30.8 10,128 51.9
Unknown 44 0.0 29 0.0 8 0.0 3 0.1 4 0.0
PARITY: 40,978 33.3 24,761 35.2 8,719 31.0 1,834 36.0 5,664 29.0
1
2-3 59,874 48.7 34,582 49.2 12,838 45.6 2,486 48.9 9,968 51.1
4+ 22,015 17.9 10,836 15.4 6,553 23.3 766 15.1 3,860 19.8
Unknown 173 0.1 114 0.2 36 0.1 3 0.1 20 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 101,716 82.7 62,952 89.6 21,276 75.6 4,214 82.8 13,274 68.0
First
Second 16,596 13.5 5,756 8.2 5,172 18.4 711 14.0 4,957 25.4
Third 2,609 2.1 770 1.1 901 3.2 80 1.6 858 4.4
No care 994 0.8 339 0.5 412 1.5 38 0.7 205 1.1
Unknown 1,125 0.9 476 0.7 385 1.4 46 0.9 218 1.1
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 1,783 1.4 760 1.1 570 2.0 74 1.5 379 1.9
Missing
Inadequate 12,483 10.1 3,908 5.6 4,109 14.6 495 9.7 3,971 20.4
Intermediate 9,949 8.1 4,841 6.9 2,009 7.1 393 7.7 2,706 13.9
Adequate 45,650 37.1 28,069 39.9 8,896 31.6 2,121 41.7 6,564 33.6
Adequate Plus 53,175 43.2 32,715 46.5 12,562 44.6 2,006 39.4 5,892 30.2
MOTHER SMOKED? 14,840 12.1 11,051 15.7 3,018 10.7 520 10.2 251 1.3
Yes
No 108,066 87.8 59,170 84.2 25,086 89.1 4,561 89.6 19,249 98.7
Unknown 134 0.1 72 0.1 42 0.1 8 0.2 12 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 86,397 70.2 48,665 69.2 19,265 68.4 3,587 70.5 14,880 76.3
Vaginal
C-Section 36,615 29.8 21,613 30.7 8,878 31.5 1,498 29.4 4,626 23.7
Unknown 28 0.0 15 0.0 3 0.0 4 0.1 6 0.0
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS 46,164 37.5 23,186 33.0 18,976 67.4 1,924 37.8 2,078 10.6
Prenatal Medicaid*
Emergency Medicaid** 10,899 8.9 311 0.4 228 0.8 226 4.4 10,134 51.9
Non-Medicaid 65,977 53.6 46,796 66.6 8,942 31.8 2,939 57.8 7,300 37.4
INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 1,541 79.9 641 77.3 713 82.9 40 71.4 147 79.9
Level III
Other 388 20.1 188 22.7 147 17.1 16 28.6 37 20.1
INFANTS <2499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 6,323 56.8 2,813 51.8 2,516 62.1 211 48.3 783 64.1
Level III
Other 4,817 43.2 2,615 48.2 1,537 37.9 226 51.7 439 35.9

* 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