RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2006 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 27,101 100.0 9,186 100.0 8,232 100.0 836 100.0 8,847 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 64 0.2 13 0.1 35 0.4 1 0.1 15 0.2
< 500 grams
500-1499 grams 470 1.7 163 1.8 221 2.7 14 1.7 72 0.8
1500-2499 grams 2,258 8.3 828 9.0 941 11.4 70 8.4 419 4.7
2500+ grams 24,302 89.7 8,180 89.0 7,033 85.4 751 89.8 8,338 94.2
Unknown 7 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.0 0 0 3 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 222 0.8 57 0.6 121 1.5 7 0.8 37 0.4
< 27 weeks
27-31 weeks 372 1.4 147 1.6 151 1.8 8 1.0 66 0.7
32-36 weeks 2,473 9.1 934 10.2 916 11.1 74 8.9 549 6.2
37+ weeks 24,025 88.6 8,043 87.6 7,041 85.5 747 89.4 8,194 92.6
Unknown 9 0.0 5 0.1 3 0.0 0 0 1 0.0
MOTHER'S AGE: 1,931 7.1 599 6.5 782 9.5 44 5.3 506 5.7
< 18 years
18-34 years 23,387 86.3 7,933 86.4 7,020 85.3 701 83.9 7,733 87.4
35+ years 1,783 6.6 654 7.1 430 5.2 91 10.9 608 6.9
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 4,343 16.0 476 5.2 232 2.8 86 10.3 3,549 40.1
< 9 years
9 - 11 years 8,098 29.9 2,574 28.0 2,437 29.6 207 24.8 2,880 32.6
12 years 9,401 34.7 3,742 40.7 3,554 43.2 313 37.4 1,792 20.3
> 12 years 5,169 19.1 2,374 25.8 1,992 24.2 223 26.7 580 6.6
Unknown 90 0.3 20 0.2 17 0.2 7 0.8 46 0.5
MARRIED: 8,825 32.6 3,765 41.0 1,125 13.7 385 46.1 3,550 40.1
Yes
No 18,270 67.4 5,420 59.0 7,106 86.3 451 53.9 5,293 59.8
Unknown 6 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 4 0.0
PARITY: 9,072 33.5 3,451 37.6 2,849 34.6 275 32.9 2,497 28.2
1
2-3 12,437 45.9 4,056 44.2 3,459 42.0 393 47.0 4,529 51.2
4+ 5,559 20.5 1,672 18.2 1,915 23.3 166 19.9 1,806 20.4
Unknown 33 0.1 7 0.1 9 0.1 2 0.2 15 0.2
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 18,432 68.0 6,904 75.2 5,373 65.3 563 67.3 5,592 63.2
First
Second 6,992 25.8 1,827 19.9 2,262 27.5 233 27.9 2,670 30.2
Third 1,224 4.5 325 3.5 424 5.2 27 3.2 448 5.1
No care 137 0.5 48 0.5 55 0.7 3 0.4 31 0.4
Unknown 316 1.2 82 0.9 118 1.4 10 1.2 106 1.2
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 603 2.2 176 1.9 225 2.7 14 1.7 188 2.1
Missing
Inadequate 5,180 19.1 1,273 13.9 1,803 21.9 153 18.3 1,951 22.1
Intermediate 2,773 10.2 835 9.1 733 8.9 90 10.8 1,115 12.6
Adequate 8,948 33.0 3,288 35.8 2,360 28.7 303 36.2 2,997 33.9
Adequate Plus 9,597 35.4 3,614 39.3 3,111 37.8 276 33.0 2,596 29.3
MOTHER SMOKED? 4,590 16.9 3,162 34.4 1,193 14.5 146 17.5 89 1.0
Yes
No 22,480 82.9 6,006 65.4 7,030 85.4 689 82.4 8,755 99.0
Unknown 31 0.1 18 0.2 9 0.1 1 0.1 3 0.0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 19,645 72.5 6,507 70.8 5,775 70.2 618 73.9 6,745 76.2
Vaginal
C-Section 7,452 27.5 2,676 29.1 2,457 29.8 218 26.1 2,101 23.7
Unknown 4 0.0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS 16,775 61.9 7,733 84.2 7,431 90.3 602 72.0 1,009 11.4
Prenatal Medicaid*
Emergency Medicaid** 6,822 25.2 220 2.4 108 1.3 138 16.5 6,356 71.8
Non-Medicaid 3,504 12.9 1,233 13.4 693 8.4 96 11.5 1,482 16.8
INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 355 76.0 108 67.5 176 79.6 10 71.4 61 84.7
Level III
Other 112 24.0 52 32.5 45 20.4 4 28.6 11 15.3
INFANTS <2499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 1,519 54.7 481 48.5 692 57.9 37 44.0 309 61.2
Level III
Other 1,256 45.3 510 51.5 503 42.1 47 56.0 196 38.8

* 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