RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2005 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 25,693 100.0 8,766 100.0 8,102 100.0 793 100.0 8,032 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 81 0.3 18 0.2 46 0.6 2 0.3 15 0.2
< 500 grams
500-1499 grams 470 1.8 134 1.5 255 3.1 14 1.8 67 0.8
1500-2499 grams 2,200 8.6 765 8.7 939 11.6 73 9.2 423 5.3
2500+ grams 22,939 89.3 7,848 89.5 6,861 84.7 703 88.7 7,527 93.7
Unknown 3 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.1 0 0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 251 1.0 68 0.8 134 1.7 6 0.8 43 0.5
< 27 weeks
27-31 weeks 355 1.4 114 1.3 177 2.2 12 1.5 52 0.6
32-36 weeks 2,419 9.4 886 10.1 933 11.5 80 10.1 520 6.5
37+ weeks 22,658 88.2 7,693 87.8 6,855 84.6 695 87.6 7,415 92.3
Unknown 10 0.0 5 0.1 3 0.0 0 0 2 0.0
MOTHER'S AGE: 1,877 7.3 562 6.4 799 9.9 53 6.7 463 5.8
< 18 years
18-34 years 22,323 86.9 7,688 87.7 6,906 85.2 665 83.9 7,064 87.9
35+ years 1,493 5.8 516 5.9 397 4.9 75 9.5 505 6.3
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 4,074 15.9 431 4.9 285 3.5 67 8.4 3,291 41.0
< 9 years
9 - 11 years 7,676 29.9 2,526 28.8 2,399 29.6 195 24.6 2,556 31.8
12 years 9,022 35.1 3,596 41.0 3,469 42.8 296 37.3 1,661 20.7
> 12 years 4,843 18.8 2,200 25.1 1,934 23.9 228 28.8 481 6.0
Unknown 78 0.3 13 0.1 15 0.2 7 0.9 43 0.5
MARRIED: 8,381 32.6 3,655 41.7 1,167 14.4 374 47.2 3,185 39.7
Yes
No 17,311 67.4 5,110 58.3 6,935 85.6 419 52.8 4,847 60.3
Unknown 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PARITY: 8,580 33.4 3,119 35.6 2,838 35.0 294 37.1 2,329 29.0
1
2-3 11,915 46.4 4,021 45.9 3,425 42.3 351 44.3 4,118 51.3
4+ 5,176 20.1 1,620 18.5 1,832 22.6 148 18.7 1,576 19.6
Unknown 22 0.1 6 0.1 7 0.1 0 0 9 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 17,622 68.6 6,573 75.0 5,394 66.6 529 66.7 5,126 63.8
First
Second 6,416 25.0 1,760 20.1 2,095 25.9 220 27.7 2,341 29.1
Third 1,209 4.7 308 3.5 432 5.3 27 3.4 442 5.5
No care 149 0.6 42 0.5 70 0.9 7 0.9 30 0.4
Unknown 297 1.2 83 0.9 111 1.4 10 1.3 93 1.2
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 439 1.7 124 1.4 150 1.9 14 1.8 151 1.9
Missing
Inadequate 4,936 19.2 1,312 15.0 1,673 20.6 159 20.1 1,792 22.3
Intermediate 2,471 9.6 747 8.5 670 8.3 65 8.2 989 12.3
Adequate 7,924 30.8 2,786 31.8 2,282 28.2 260 32.8 2,596 32.3
Adequate Plus 9,923 38.6 3,797 43.3 3,327 41.1 295 37.2 2,504 31.2
MOTHER SMOKED? 4,593 17.9 3,180 36.3 1,178 14.5 140 17.7 95 1.2
Yes
No 21,086 82.1 5,583 63.7 6,914 85.3 653 82.3 7,936 98.8
Unknown 14 0.1 3 0.0 10 0.1 0 0 1 0.0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 18,851 73.4 6,326 72.2 5,742 70.9 584 73.6 6,199 77.2
Vaginal
C-Section 6,842 26.6 2,440 27.8 2,360 29.1 209 26.4 1,833 22.8
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS 16,315 63.5 7,424 84.7 7,385 91.2 576 72.6 930 11.6
Prenatal Medicaid*
Emergency Medicaid** 6,013 23.4 176 2.0 110 1.4 115 14.5 5,612 69.9
Non-Medicaid 3,365 13.1 1,166 13.3 607 7.5 102 12.9 1,490 18.6
INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 375 80.0 97 72.9 215 84.3 9 64.3 54 80.6
Level III
Other 94 20.0 36 27.1 40 15.7 5 35.7 13 19.4
INFANTS <2499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 1,584 57.7 465 50.9 776 62.6 47 52.8 296 58.7
Level III
Other 1,162 42.3 449 49.1 463 37.4 42 47.2 208 41.3

* 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