RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2005 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:
TO MOTHERS RECEIVING MATERNITY CARE COORDINATION

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY
White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 19,317 100.0 7,712 100.0 9,015 100.0 869 100.0 1,721 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 70 0.4 16 0.2 45 0.5 2 0.2 7 0.4
< 500 grams
500-1499 grams 432 2.2 114 1.5 286 3.2 15 1.7 17 1.0
1500-2499 grams 1,945 10.1 689 8.9 1,079 12.0 74 8.5 103 6.0
2500+ grams 16,867 87.3 6,891 89.4 7,604 84.3 778 89.5 1,594 92.6
Unknown 3 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 212 1.1 53 0.7 141 1.6 3 0.3 15 0.9
< 27 weeks
27-31 weeks 333 1.7 94 1.2 210 2.3 16 1.8 13 0.8
32-36 weeks 2,052 10.6 800 10.4 1,042 11.6 78 9.0 132 7.7
37+ weeks 16,716 86.5 6,763 87.7 7,620 84.5 772 88.8 1,561 90.7
Unknown 4 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
MOTHER'S AGE: 2,102 10.9 670 8.7 1,126 12.5 106 12.2 200 11.6
< 18 years
18-34 years 16,460 85.2 6,734 87.3 7,556 83.8 733 84.3 1,437 83.5
35+ years 755 3.9 308 4.0 333 3.7 30 3.5 84 4.9
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 1,296 6.7 378 4.9 338 3.7 50 5.8 530 30.8
< 9 years
9 - 11 years 6,241 32.3 2,427 31.5 2,913 32.3 270 31.1 631 36.7
12 years 7,681 39.8 3,213 41.7 3,688 40.9 376 43.3 404 23.5
> 12 years 4,058 21.0 1,678 21.8 2,062 22.9 167 19.2 151 8.8
Unknown 41 0.2 16 0.2 14 0.2 6 0.7 5 0.3
MARRIED: 4,204 21.8 2,429 31.5 901 10.0 219 25.2 655 38.1
Yes
No 15,112 78.2 5,282 68.5 8,114 90.0 650 74.8 1,066 61.9
Unknown 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PARITY: 7,818 40.5 3,240 42.0 3,565 39.5 359 41.3 654 38.0
1
2-3 8,115 42.0 3,298 42.8 3,653 40.5 374 43.0 790 45.9
4+ 3,370 17.4 1,168 15.1 1,793 19.9 135 15.5 274 15.9
Unknown 14 0.1 6 0.1 4 0.0 1 0.1 3 0.2
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 14,451 74.8 6,162 79.9 6,414 71.1 642 73.9 1,233 71.6
First
Second 3,943 20.4 1,268 16.4 2,094 23.2 187 21.5 394 22.9
Third 626 3.2 194 2.5 340 3.8 27 3.1 65 3.8
No care 107 0.6 24 0.3 68 0.8 7 0.8 8 0.5
Unknown 190 1.0 64 0.8 99 1.1 6 0.7 21 1.2
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 303 1.6 95 1.2 145 1.6 12 1.4 51 3.0
Missing
Inadequate 2,852 14.8 887 11.5 1,524 16.9 140 16.1 301 17.5
Intermediate 1,649 8.5 600 7.8 685 7.6 63 7.2 301 17.5
Adequate 6,287 32.5 2,668 34.6 2,664 29.6 377 43.4 578 33.6
Adequate Plus 8,226 42.6 3,462 44.9 3,997 44.3 277 31.9 490 28.5
MOTHER SMOKED? 4,383 22.7 2,823 36.6 1,284 14.2 213 24.5 63 3.7
Yes
No 14,922 77.2 4,885 63.3 7,723 85.7 656 75.5 1,658 96.3
Unknown 12 0.1 4 0.1 8 0.1 0 0 0 0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 13,983 72.4 5,554 72.0 6,468 71.7 616 70.9 1,345 78.2
Vaginal
C-Section 5,332 27.6 2,156 28.0 2,547 28.3 253 29.1 376 21.8
Unknown 2 0.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS 17,269 89.4 7,221 93.6 8,605 95.5 800 92.1 643 37.4
Prenatal Medicaid*
Emergency Medicaid** 979 5.1 21 0.3 8 0.1 19 2.2 931 54.1
Non-Medicaid 1,069 5.5 470 6.1 402 4.5 50 5.8 147 8.5
INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 353 82.1 82 72.6 246 86.0 9 64.3 16 94.1
Level III
Other 77 17.9 31 27.4 40 14.0 5 35.7 1 5.9
INFANTS <2499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 1,434 58.8 401 49.3 913 64.8 36 40.4 84 66.7
Level III
Other 1,004 41.2 413 50.7 496 35.2 53 59.6 42 33.3

* 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