RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2007 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

130,886

100.0

72,359

100.0

30,575

100.0

5,848

100.0

22,104

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

337

0.3

112

0.2

168

0.5

20

0.3

37

0.2

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

2,079

1.6

849

1.2

906

3.0

82

1.4

242

1.1

1500-2499 grams

9,684

7.4

4,664

6.4

3,399

11.1

466

8.0

1,155

5.2

2500+ grams

118,739

90.7

66,703

92.2

26,092

85.3

5,280

90.3

20,664

93.5

Unknown

47

0.0

31

0.0

10

0.0

0

0

6

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

983

0.8

350

0.5

475

1.6

40

0.7

118

0.5

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

1,733

1.3

805

1.1

663

2.2

80

1.4

185

0.8

32-36 weeks

11,789

9.0

6,345

8.8

3,416

11.2

480

8.2

1,548

7.0

37+ weeks

116,328

88.9

64,825

89.6

26,007

85.1

5,247

89.7

20,249

91.6

Unknown

53

0.0

34

0.0

14

0.0

1

0.0

4

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

5,013

3.8

1,722

2.4

1,977

6.5

183

3.1

1,131

5.1

< 18 years

18-34 years

109,161

83.4

59,588

82.4

25,845

84.5

4,784

81.8

18,944

85.7

35+ years

16,701

12.8

11,042

15.3

2,749

9.0

881

15.1

2,029

9.2

Unknown

11

0.0

7

0.0

4

0.0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

9,415

7.2

1,135

1.6

546

1.8

262

4.5

7,472

33.8

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

20,599

15.7

7,457

10.3

6,161

20.2

735

12.6

6,246

28.3

12 years

37,096

28.3

18,801

26.0

11,493

37.6

1,483

25.4

5,319

24.1

> 12 years

63,256

48.3

44,697

61.8

12,256

40.1

3,334

57.0

2,969

13.4

Unknown

520

0.4

269

0.4

119

0.4

34

0.6

98

0.4

MARRIED:

77,006

58.8

53,829

74.4

8,818

28.8

4,135

70.7

10,224

46.3

Yes

No

53,848

41.1

18,509

25.6

21,748

71.1

1,713

29.3

11,878

53.7

Unknown

32

0.0

21

0.0

9

0.0

0

0

2

0.0

PARITY:

43,732

33.4

25,788

35.6

9,600

31.4

2,161

37.0

6,183

28.0

1

2-3

62,526

47.8

35,083

48.5

13,538

44.3

2,763

47.2

11,142

50.4

4+

24,469

18.7

11,399

15.8

7,387

24.2

918

15.7

4,765

21.6

Unknown

159

0.1

89

0.1

50

0.2

6

0.1

14

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

105,849

80.9

63,874

88.3

22,552

73.8

4,704

80.4

14,719

66.6

First

Second

19,633

15.0

6,668

9.2

6,088

19.9

885

15.1

5,992

27.1

Third

2,994

2.3

933

1.3

1,016

3.3

138

2.4

907

4.1

No care

1,144

0.9

366

0.5

487

1.6

43

0.7

248

1.1

Unknown

1,266

1.0

518

0.7

432

1.4

78

1.3

238

1.1

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

2,234

1.7

967

1.3

645

2.1

115

2.0

507

2.3

Missing

Inadequate

14,543

11.1

4,568

6.3

4,959

16.2

630

10.8

4,386

19.8

Intermediate

11,363

8.7

5,288

7.3

2,453

8.0

522

8.9

3,100

14.0

Adequate

48,886

37.4

29,554

40.8

9,261

30.3

2,359

40.3

7,712

34.9

Adequate Plus

53,860

41.2

31,982

44.2

13,257

43.4

2,222

38.0

6,399

28.9

MOTHER SMOKED?

14,427

11.0

10,496

14.5

3,159

10.3

521

8.9

251

1.1

Yes

No

116,277

88.8

61,748

85.3

27,369

89.5

5,318

90.9

21,842

98.8

Unknown

182

0.1

115

0.2

47

0.2

9

0.2

11

0.0

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

90,047

68.8

48,790

67.4

20,567

67.3

4,120

70.5

16,570

75.0

Vaginal

C-Section

40,800

31.2

23,549

32.5

9,998

32.7

1,725

29.5

5,528

25.0

Unknown

39

0.0

20

0.0

10

0.0

3

0.1

6

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

50,341

38.5

24,525

33.9

21,065

68.9

2,166

37.0

2,585

11.7

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

13,158

10.1

412

0.6

239

0.8

304

5.2

12,203

55.2

Non-Medicaid

67,387

51.5

47,422

65.5

9,271

30.3

3,378

57.8

7,316

33.1

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS - Level of Care***:

1,595

78.3

629

75.8

723

81.5

54

68.4

189

78.8

Level III

Other

441

21.7

201

24.2

164

18.5

25

31.6

51

21.3

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS - Level of Care***:

6,716

56.5

2,862

52.0

2,669

60.6

252

45.2

933

65.5

Level III

Other

5,175

43.5

2,643

48.0

1,736

39.4

305

54.8

491

34.5


                            

* 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