RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2007 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

63,499

100.0

24,937

100.0

21,304

100.0

2,470

100.0

14,788

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

167

0.3

40

0.2

96

0.5

7

0.3

24

0.2

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

1,135

1.8

337

1.4

599

2.8

37

1.5

162

1.1

1500-2499 grams

5,425

8.5

1,969

7.9

2,450

11.5

222

9.0

784

5.3

2500+ grams

56,760

89.4

22,587

90.6

18,155

85.2

2,204

89.2

13,814

93.4

Unknown

12

0.0

4

0.0

4

0.0

0

0

4

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

517

0.8

131

0.5

294

1.4

17

0.7

75

0.5

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

932

1.5

311

1.2

457

2.1

36

1.5

128

0.9

32-36 weeks

5,923

9.3

2,296

9.2

2,388

11.2

224

9.1

1,015

6.9

37+ weeks

56,123

88.4

22,198

89.0

18,163

85.3

2,193

88.8

13,569

91.8

Unknown

4

0.0

1

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

4,328

6.8

1,460

5.9

1,802

8.5

164

6.6

902

6.1

< 18 years

18-34 years

55,342

87.2

22,017

88.3

18,464

86.7

2,096

84.9

12,765

86.3

35+ years

3,829

6.0

1,460

5.9

1,038

4.9

210

8.5

1,121

7.6

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

6,978

11.0

916

3.7

486

2.3

191

7.7

5,385

36.4

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

16,761

26.4

5,991

24.0

5,496

25.8

594

24.0

4,680

31.6

12 years

23,849

37.6

10,322

41.4

9,046

42.5

974

39.4

3,507

23.7

> 12 years

15,716

24.7

7,647

30.7

6,210

29.1

698

28.3

1,161

7.9

Unknown

195

0.3

61

0.2

66

0.3

13

0.5

55

0.4

MARRIED:

20,077

31.6

10,328

41.4

2,993

14.0

1,024

41.5

5,732

38.8

Yes

No

43,417

68.4

14,606

58.6

18,309

85.9

1,446

58.5

9,056

61.2

Unknown

5

0.0

3

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

PARITY:

21,089

33.2

8,991

36.1

7,056

33.1

863

34.9

4,179

28.3

1

2-3

29,070

45.8

11,341

45.5

9,117

42.8

1,124

45.5

7,488

50.6

4+

13,295

20.9

4,598

18.4

5,101

23.9

483

19.6

3,113

21.1

Unknown

45

0.1

7

0.0

30

0.1

0

0

8

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

45,293

71.3

19,395

77.8

14,797

69.5

1,678

67.9

9,423

63.7

First

Second

14,515

22.9

4,462

17.9

5,041

23.7

620

25.1

4,392

29.7

Third

2,268

3.6

664

2.7

832

3.9

102

4.1

670

4.5

No care

704

1.1

199

0.8

317

1.5

26

1.1

162

1.1

Unknown

719

1.1

217

0.9

317

1.5

44

1.8

141

1.0

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

1,200

1.9

342

1.4

470

2.2

57

2.3

331

2.2

Missing

Inadequate

10,796

17.0

3,130

12.6

4,030

18.9

441

17.9

3,195

21.6

Intermediate

6,083

9.6

1,921

7.7

1,806

8.5

235

9.5

2,121

14.3

Adequate

21,717

34.2

9,590

38.5

6,212

29.2

894

36.2

5,021

34.0

Adequate Plus

23,703

37.3

9,954

39.9

8,786

41.2

843

34.1

4,120

27.9

MOTHER SMOKED?

10,809

17.0

7,503

30.1

2,700

12.7

430

17.4

176

1.2

Yes

No

52,639

82.9

17,411

69.8

18,581

87.2

2,038

82.5

14,609

98.8

Unknown

51

0.1

23

0.1

23

0.1

2

0.1

3

0.0

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

45,351

71.4

17,580

70.5

14,754

69.3

1,830

74.1

11,187

75.6

Vaginal

C-Section

18,146

28.6

7,357

29.5

6,550

30.7

639

25.9

3,600

24.3

Unknown

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

50,341

79.3

24,525

98.3

21,065

98.9

2,166

87.7

2,585

17.5

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

13,158

20.7

412

1.7

239

1.1

304

12.3

12,203

82.5

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

868

77.1

241

72.2

476

80.3

25

67.6

126

77.8

Level III

Other

258

22.9

93

27.8

117

19.7

12

32.4

36

22.2

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

3,795

56.7

1,100

47.2

1,899

60.7

124

47.0

672

69.3

Level III

Other

2,901

43.3

1,232

52.8

1,231

39.3

140

53.0

298

30.7


 

 

 

 

* 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