RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2006 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:
MEDICAID MOTHERS

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY
White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 61,190 100.0 24,639 100.0 20,587 100.0 2,317 100.0 13,647 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 155 0.3 35 0.1 94 0.5 5 0.2 21 0.2
< 500 grams
500-1499 grams 1,144 1.9 387 1.6 582 2.8 35 1.5 140 1.0
1500-2499 grams 5,241 8.6 2,011 8.2 2,334 11.3 190 8.2 706 5.2
2500+ grams 54,641 89.3 22,204 90.1 17,574 85.4 2,087 90.1 12,776 93.6
Unknown 9 0.0 2 0.0 3 0.0 0 0 4 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 541 0.9 146 0.6 314 1.5 18 0.8 63 0.5
< 27 weeks
27-31 weeks 897 1.5 335 1.4 417 2.0 19 0.8 126 0.9
32-36 weeks 5,885 9.6 2,367 9.6 2,385 11.6 198 8.5 935 6.9
37+ weeks 53,858 88.0 21,790 88.4 17,464 84.8 2,082 89.9 12,522 91.8
Unknown 9 0.0 1 0.0 7 0.0 0 0 1 0.0
MOTHER'S AGE: 4,196 6.9 1,490 6.0 1,756 8.5 165 7.1 785 5.8
< 18 years
18-34 years 53,413 87.3 21,734 88.2 17,796 86.4 1,969 85.0 11,914 87.3
35+ years 3,581 5.9 1,415 5.7 1,035 5.0 183 7.9 948 6.9
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 6,719 11.0 971 3.9 525 2.6 165 7.1 5,058 37.1
< 9 years
9 - 11 years 16,534 27.0 6,101 24.8 5,395 26.2 589 25.4 4,449 32.6
12 years 22,897 37.4 10,371 42.1 8,656 42.0 926 40.0 2,944 21.6
> 12 years 14,870 24.3 7,142 29.0 5,964 29.0 627 27.1 1,137 8.3
Unknown 170 0.3 54 0.2 47 0.2 10 0.4 59 0.4
MARRIED: 20,075 32.8 10,794 43.8 2,981 14.5 964 41.6 5,336 39.1
Yes
No 41,112 67.2 13,844 56.2 17,606 85.5 1,353 58.4 8,309 60.9
Unknown 3 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
PARITY: 20,337 33.2 8,897 36.1 6,685 32.5 810 35.0 3,945 28.9
1
2-3 28,323 46.3 11,280 45.8 9,060 44.0 1,085 46.8 6,898 50.5
4+ 12,470 20.4 4,444 18.0 4,818 23.4 420 18.1 2,788 20.4
Unknown 60 0.1 18 0.1 24 0.1 2 0.1 16 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 44,589 72.9 19,675 79.9 14,549 70.7 1,628 70.3 8,737 64.0
First
Second 13,206 21.6 3,962 16.1 4,714 22.9 568 24.5 3,962 29.0
Third 2,115 3.5 623 2.5 738 3.6 78 3.4 676 5.0
No care 648 1.1 189 0.8 328 1.6 17 0.7 114 0.8
Unknown 632 1.0 190 0.8 258 1.3 26 1.1 158 1.2
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 1,090 1.8 340 1.4 431 2.1 33 1.4 286 2.1
Missing
Inadequate 10,036 16.4 2,786 11.3 3,725 18.1 401 17.3 3,124 22.9
Intermediate 5,815 9.5 2,013 8.2 1,619 7.9 221 9.5 1,962 14.4
Adequate 20,606 33.7 9,435 38.3 6,002 29.2 893 38.5 4,276 31.3
Adequate Plus 23,643 38.6 10,065 40.8 8,810 42.8 769 33.2 3,999 29.3
MOTHER SMOKED? 10,899 17.8 7,649 31.0 2,677 13.0 402 17.4 171 1.3
Yes
No 50,248 82.1 16,971 68.9 17,891 86.9 1,913 82.6 13,473 98.7
Unknown 43 0.1 19 0.1 19 0.1 2 0.1 3 0.0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 44,006 71.9 17,452 70.8 14,395 69.9 1,676 72.3 10,483 76.8
Vaginal
C-Section 17,184 28.1 7,187 29.2 6,192 30.1 641 27.7 3,164 23.2
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS 49,062 80.2 24,272 98.5 20,368 98.9 2,037 87.9 2,385 17.5
Prenatal Medicaid*
Emergency Medicaid** 12,128 19.8 367 1.5 219 1.1 280 12.1 11,262 82.5
INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 889 78.0 285 74.4 462 79.4 22 62.9 120 85.7
Level III
Other 251 22.0 98 25.6 120 20.6 13 37.1 20 14.3
INFANTS <2499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 3,671 56.4 1,175 48.7 1,808 60.2 90 39.5 598 69.1
Level III
Other 2,841 43.6 1,239 51.3 1,197 39.8 138 60.5 267 30.9

* 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