RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2005 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:
TO CHILDREN RECEIVING CHILD SERVICE COORDINATION
WITHIN THE FIRST 18 MONTHS OF LIFE

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY
White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 11,043 100.0 4,894 100.0 3,933 100.0 382 100.0 1,834 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 2 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 0.1
< 500 grams
500-1499 grams 530 4.8 198 4.0 269 6.8 8 2.1 55 3.0
1500-2499 grams 2,025 18.3 918 18.8 817 20.8 64 16.8 226 12.3
2500+ grams 8,486 76.8 3,778 77.2 2,846 72.4 310 81.2 1,552 84.6
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 88 0.8 17 0.3 61 1.6 0 0 10 0.5
< 27 weeks
27-31 weeks 570 5.2 240 4.9 242 6.2 13 3.4 75 4.1
32-36 weeks 2,166 19.6 1,071 21.9 789 20.1 71 18.6 235 12.8
37+ weeks 8,213 74.4 3,564 72.8 2,838 72.2 298 78.0 1,513 82.5
Unknown 6 0.1 2 0.0 3 0.1 0 0 1 0.1
MOTHER'S AGE: 1,485 13.4 476 9.7 703 17.9 57 14.9 249 13.6
< 18 years
18-34 years 8,773 79.4 4,045 82.7 2,984 75.9 289 75.7 1,455 79.3
35+ years 785 7.1 373 7.6 246 6.3 36 9.4 130 7.1
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 1,321 12.0 283 5.8 248 6.3 38 9.9 752 41.0
< 9 years
9 - 11 years 3,660 33.1 1,431 29.2 1,505 38.3 119 31.2 605 33.0
12 years 3,623 32.8 1,721 35.2 1,424 36.2 111 29.1 367 20.0
> 12 years 2,410 21.8 1,453 29.7 744 18.9 111 29.1 102 5.6
Unknown 29 0.3 6 0.1 12 0.3 3 0.8 8 0.4
MARRIED: 3,722 33.7 2,308 47.2 583 14.8 144 37.7 687 37.5
Yes
No 7,320 66.3 2,586 52.8 3,349 85.2 238 62.3 1,147 62.5
Unknown 1 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
PARITY: 4,220 38.2 1,895 38.7 1,484 37.7 157 41.1 684 37.3
1
2-3 4,506 40.8 2,041 41.7 1,517 38.6 154 40.3 794 43.3
4+ 2,307 20.9 956 19.5 931 23.7 71 18.6 349 19.0
Unknown 10 0.1 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 7 0.4
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 7,892 71.5 3,906 79.8 2,553 64.9 281 73.6 1,152 62.8
First
Second 2,259 20.5 721 14.7 955 24.3 75 19.6 508 27.7
Third 478 4.3 136 2.8 224 5.7 12 3.1 106 5.8
No care 262 2.4 82 1.7 135 3.4 6 1.6 39 2.1
Unknown 152 1.4 49 1.0 66 1.7 8 2.1 29 1.6
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 218 2.0 79 1.6 88 2.2 10 2.6 41 2.2
Missing
Inadequate 2,046 18.5 626 12.8 912 23.2 67 17.5 441 24.0
Intermediate 895 8.1 349 7.1 294 7.5 22 5.8 230 12.5
Adequate 3,029 27.4 1,387 28.3 947 24.1 131 34.3 564 30.8
Adequate Plus 4,855 44.0 2,453 50.1 1,692 43.0 152 39.8 558 30.4
MOTHER SMOKED? 2,608 23.6 1,740 35.6 727 18.5 96 25.1 45 2.5
Yes
No 8,427 76.3 3,150 64.4 3,203 81.4 286 74.9 1,788 97.5
Unknown 8 0.1 4 0.1 3 0.1 0 0 1 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 7,345 66.5 3,151 64.4 2,605 66.2 258 67.5 1,331 72.6
Vaginal
C-Section 3,698 33.5 1,743 35.6 1,328 33.8 124 32.5 503 27.4
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS 7,205 65.2 3,376 69.0 3,295 83.8 267 69.9 267 14.6
Prenatal Medicaid*
Emergency Medicaid** 1,104 10.0 27 0.6 27 0.7 19 5.0 1,031 56.2
Non-Medicaid 2,734 24.8 1,491 30.5 611 15.5 96 25.1 536 29.2
INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 431 81.6 142 71.7 231 86.5 7 87.5 51 92.7
Level III
Other 97 18.4 56 28.3 36 13.5 1 12.5 4 7.3
INFANTS <2499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 1,582 62.6 608 55.0 728 67.8 40 56.3 206 73.6
Level III
Other 947 37.4 497 45.0 345 32.2 31 43.7 74 26.4

* 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