RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2007 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

27,744

100.0

9,102

100.0

8,317

100.0

818

100.0

9,507

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

85

0.3

23

0.3

45

0.5

2

0.2

15

0.2

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

459

1.7

127

1.4

233

2.8

14

1.7

85

0.9

1500-2499 grams

2,273

8.2

788

8.7

963

11.6

43

5.3

479

5.0

2500+ grams

24,919

89.8

8,162

89.7

7,073

85.0

759

92.8

8,925

93.9

Unknown

8

0.0

2

0.0

3

0.0

0

0

3

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

219

0.8

59

0.6

116

1.4

4

0.5

40

0.4

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

385

1.4

111

1.2

184

2.2

14

1.7

76

0.8

32-36 weeks

2,365

8.5

831

9.1

899

10.8

45

5.5

590

6.2

37+ weeks

24,769

89.3

8,099

89.0

7,116

85.6

755

92.3

8,799

92.6

Unknown

6

0.0

2

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

2

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

1,870

6.7

545

6.0

744

8.9

45

5.5

536

5.6

< 18 years

18-34 years

24,078

86.8

7,985

87.7

7,132

85.8

694

84.8

8,267

87.0

35+ years

1,796

6.5

572

6.3

441

5.3

79

9.7

704

7.4

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

4,543

16.4

439

4.8

222

2.7

79

9.7

3,803

40.0

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

8,072

29.1

2,495

27.4

2,415

29.0

188

23.0

2,974

31.3

12 years

9,762

35.2

3,776

41.5

3,607

43.4

311

38.0

2,068

21.8

> 12 years

5,272

19.0

2,377

26.1

2,043

24.6

234

28.6

618

6.5

Unknown

95

0.3

15

0.2

30

0.4

6

0.7

44

0.5

MARRIED:

8,890

32.0

3,541

38.9

1,168

14.0

383

46.8

3,798

39.9

Yes

No

18,849

67.9

5,559

61.1

7,147

85.9

435

53.2

5,708

60.0

Unknown

5

0.0

2

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

PARITY:

9,103

32.8

3,377

37.1

2,893

34.8

304

37.2

2,529

26.6

1

2-3

12,770

46.0

4,007

44.0

3,454

41.5

352

43.0

4,957

52.1

4+

5,841

21.1

1,711

18.8

1,956

23.5

162

19.8

2,012

21.2

Unknown

30

0.1

7

0.1

14

0.2

0

0

9

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

18,382

66.3

6,604

72.6

5,344

64.3

504

61.6

5,930

62.4

First

Second

7,492

27.0

1,983

21.8

2,317

27.9

244

29.8

2,948

31.0

Third

1,355

4.9

370

4.1

463

5.6

50

6.1

472

5.0

No care

161

0.6

52

0.6

57

0.7

4

0.5

48

0.5

Unknown

354

1.3

93

1.0

136

1.6

16

2.0

109

1.1

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

634

2.3

180

2.0

219

2.6

22

2.7

213

2.2

Missing

Inadequate

5,555

20.0

1,482

16.3

1,860

22.4

189

23.1

2,024

21.3

Intermediate

2,804

10.1

782

8.6

786

9.5

88

10.8

1,148

12.1

Adequate

9,116

32.9

3,135

34.4

2,285

27.5

263

32.2

3,433

36.1

Adequate Plus

9,635

34.7

3,523

38.7

3,167

38.1

256

31.3

2,689

28.3

MOTHER SMOKED?

4,465

16.1

3,068

33.7

1,190

14.3

126

15.4

81

0.9

Yes

No

23,252

83.8

6,023

66.2

7,115

85.5

691

84.5

9,423

99.1

Unknown

27

0.1

11

0.1

12

0.1

1

0.1

3

0.0

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

19,941

71.9

6,353

69.8

5,778

69.5

628

76.8

7,182

75.5

Vaginal

C-Section

7,800

28.1

2,749

30.2

2,538

30.5

189

23.1

2,324

24.4

Unknown

3

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

1

0.1

1

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

16,769

60.4

7,669

84.3

7,504

90.2

562

68.7

1,034

10.9

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

7,486

27.0

249

2.7

103

1.2

158

19.3

6,976

73.4

Non-Medicaid

3,489

12.6

1,184

13.0

710

8.5

98

12.0

1,497

15.7

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

351

76.8

93

73.2

187

81.0

8

57.1

63

74.1

Level III

Other

106

23.2

34

26.8

44

19.0

6

42.9

22

25.9

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

1,542

54.9

453

48.3

718

58.1

21

35.6

350

60.4

Level III

Other

1,269

45.1

484

51.7

518

41.9

38

64.4

229

39.6


 

 

* 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