RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2006 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 127,646 100.0 71,285 100.0 29,626 100.0 5,533 100.0 21,202 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 302 0.2 95 0.1 161 0.5 8 0.1 38 0.2
< 500 grams
500-1499 grams 2,044 1.6 904 1.3 861 2.9 70 1.3 209 1.0
1500-2499 grams 9,249 7.2 4,547 6.4 3,203 10.8 429 7.8 1,070 5.0
2500+ grams 116,015 90.9 65,719 92.2 25,396 85.7 5,022 90.8 19,878 93.8
Unknown 36 0.0 20 0.0 5 0.0 4 0.1 7 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 1,016 0.8 382 0.5 501 1.7 28 0.5 105 0.5
< 27 weeks
27-31 weeks 1,607 1.3 754 1.1 617 2.1 46 0.8 190 0.9
32-36 weeks 11,655 9.1 6,388 9.0 3,379 11.4 454 8.2 1,434 6.8
37+ weeks 113,297 88.8 63,722 89.4 25,104 84.7 5,003 90.4 19,468 91.8
Unknown 71 0.1 39 0.1 25 0.1 2 0.0 5 0.0
MOTHER'S AGE: 4,860 3.8 1,750 2.5 1,905 6.4 182 3.3 1,023 4.8
< 18 years
18-34 years 106,744 83.6 58,749 82.4 25,094 84.7 4,522 81.7 18,379 86.7
35+ years 16,038 12.6 10,783 15.1 2,626 8.9 829 15.0 1,800 8.5
Unknown 4 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 9,413 7.4 1,213 1.7 598 2.0 238 4.3 7,364 34.7
< 9 years
9 - 11 years 20,580 16.1 7,665 10.8 6,078 20.5 725 13.1 6,112 28.8
12 years 36,133 28.3 18,835 26.4 11,060 37.3 1,457 26.3 4,781 22.5
> 12 years 61,115 47.9 43,378 60.9 11,806 39.9 3,096 56.0 2,835 13.4
Unknown 405 0.3 194 0.3 84 0.3 17 0.3 110 0.5
MARRIED: 76,448 59.9 53,819 75.5 8,763 29.6 3,934 71.1 9,932 46.8
Yes
No 51,167 40.1 17,451 24.5 20,858 70.4 1,597 28.9 11,261 53.1
Unknown 31 0.0 15 0.0 5 0.0 2 0.0 9 0.0
PARITY: 42,514 33.3 25,392 35.6 9,092 30.7 1,991 36.0 6,039 28.5
1
2-3 61,663 48.3 34,780 48.8 13,478 45.5 2,671 48.3 10,734 50.6
4+ 23,255 18.2 10,985 15.4 7,005 23.6 860 15.5 4,405 20.8
Unknown 214 0.2 128 0.2 51 0.2 11 0.2 24 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 104,528 81.9 63,567 89.2 22,239 75.1 4,549 82.2 14,173 66.8
First
Second 18,134 14.2 6,062 8.5 5,664 19.1 807 14.6 5,601 26.4
Third 2,828 2.2 865 1.2 900 3.0 98 1.8 965 4.6
No care 1,054 0.8 334 0.5 468 1.6 31 0.6 221 1.0
Unknown 1,102 0.9 457 0.6 355 1.2 48 0.9 242 1.1
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 1,915 1.5 832 1.2 568 1.9 75 1.4 440 2.1
Missing
Inadequate 13,693 10.7 4,127 5.8 4,528 15.3 542 9.8 4,496 21.2
Intermediate 11,247 8.8 5,391 7.6 2,293 7.7 528 9.5 3,035 14.3
Adequate 47,573 37.3 29,253 41.0 9,096 30.7 2,225 40.2 6,999 33.0
Adequate Plus 53,218 41.7 31,682 44.4 13,141 44.4 2,163 39.1 6,232 29.4
MOTHER SMOKED? 14,668 11.5 10,802 15.2 3,116 10.5 510 9.2 240 1.1
Yes
No 112,837 88.4 60,396 84.7 26,472 89.4 5,017 90.7 20,952 98.8
Unknown 141 0.1 87 0.1 38 0.1 6 0.1 10 0.0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 88,889 69.6 48,847 68.5 20,171 68.1 3,832 69.3 16,039 75.6
Vaginal
C-Section 38,729 30.3 22,421 31.5 9,450 31.9 1,699 30.7 5,159 24.3
Unknown 28 0.0 17 0.0 5 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.0
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS 49,062 38.4 24,272 34.0 20,368 68.8 2,037 36.8 2,385 11.2
Prenatal Medicaid*
Emergency Medicaid** 12,128 9.5 367 0.5 219 0.7 280 5.1 11,262 53.1
Non-Medicaid 66,456 52.1 46,646 65.4 9,039 30.5 3,216 58.1 7,555 35.6
INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 1,559 78.2 671 76.8 667 79.0 42 61.8 179 86.5
Level III
Other 434 21.8 203 23.2 177 21.0 26 38.2 28 13.5
INFANTS <2499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 6,453 56.5 2,863 52.7 2,523 60.4 220 43.7 847 64.7
Level III
Other 4,965 43.5 2,566 47.3 1,653 39.6 283 56.3 463 35.3

* 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