RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2007 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:

TO MOTHERS RECEIVING WIC DURING PREGNANCY

 

 

TOTAL

RACE/ETHNICITY

White, Non-Hispanic

Black, Non-Hispanic

Other, Non-Hispanic

Hispanic

Births

Births

Births

Births

Births

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

TOTAL

52,574

100.0

20,157

100.0

18,212

100.0

2,042

100.0

12,163

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

122

0.2

30

0.1

75

0.4

1

0.0

16

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

791

1.5

220

1.1

427

2.3

28

1.4

116

1.0

1500-2499 grams

4,259

8.1

1,542

7.6

1,953

10.7

170

8.3

594

4.9

2500+ grams

47,390

90.1

18,363

91.1

15,749

86.5

1,843

90.3

11,435

94.0

Unknown

12

0.0

2

0.0

8

0.0

0

0

2

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

355

0.7

77

0.4

218

1.2

7

0.3

53

0.4

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

642

1.2

214

1.1

310

1.7

29

1.4

89

0.7

32-36 weeks

4,547

8.6

1,791

8.9

1,813

10.0

163

8.0

780

6.4

37+ weeks

47,026

89.4

18,073

89.7

15,869

87.1

1,843

90.3

11,241

92.4

Unknown

4

0.0

2

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S AGE:

3,739

7.1

1,278

6.3

1,582

8.7

152

7.4

727

6.0

< 18 years

18-34 years

45,737

87.0

17,877

88.7

15,621

85.8

1,731

84.8

10,508

86.4

35+ years

3,098

5.9

1,002

5.0

1,009

5.5

159

7.8

928

7.6

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

5,574

10.6

746

3.7

399

2.2

140

6.9

4,289

35.3

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

13,633

25.9

4,924

24.4

4,370

24.0

487

23.8

3,852

31.7

12 years

20,209

38.4

8,690

43.1

7,797

42.8

838

41.0

2,884

23.7

> 12 years

13,003

24.7

5,758

28.6

5,589

30.7

565

27.7

1,091

9.0

Unknown

155

0.3

39

0.2

57

0.3

12

0.6

47

0.4

MARRIED:

17,120

32.6

8,445

41.9

2,854

15.7

840

41.1

4,981

41.0

Yes

No

35,449

67.4

11,711

58.1

15,356

84.3

1,202

58.9

7,180

59.0

Unknown

5

0.0

1

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

2

0.0

PARITY:

18,747

35.7

7,787

38.6

6,701

36.8

765

37.5

3,494

28.7

1

2-3

23,444

44.6

8,941

44.4

7,557

41.5

883

43.2

6,063

49.8

4+

10,342

19.7

3,419

17.0

3,931

21.6

394

19.3

2,598

21.4

Unknown

41

0.1

10

0.0

23

0.1

0

0

8

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

39,035

74.2

16,184

80.3

13,339

73.2

1,440

70.5

8,072

66.4

First

Second

11,409

21.7

3,372

16.7

4,082

22.4

496

24.3

3,459

28.4

Third

1,448

2.8

411

2.0

513

2.8

66

3.2

458

3.8

No care

174

0.3

45

0.2

60

0.3

10

0.5

59

0.5

Unknown

508

1.0

145

0.7

218

1.2

30

1.5

115

0.9

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

923

1.8

259

1.3

338

1.9

40

2.0

286

2.4

Missing

Inadequate

7,569

14.4

2,111

10.5

2,818

15.5

305

14.9

2,335

19.2

Intermediate

5,192

9.9

1,666

8.3

1,621

8.9

215

10.5

1,690

13.9

Adequate

18,774

35.7

7,931

39.3

5,670

31.1

796

39.0

4,377

36.0

Adequate Plus

20,116

38.3

8,190

40.6

7,765

42.6

686

33.6

3,475

28.6

MOTHER SMOKED?

8,310

15.8

5,853

29.0

1,972

10.8

345

16.9

140

1.2

Yes

No

44,208

84.1

14,279

70.8

16,218

89.1

1,694

83.0

12,017

98.8

Unknown

56

0.1

25

0.1

22

0.1

3

0.1

6

0.0

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

37,295

70.9

14,147

70.2

12,457

68.4

1,526

74.7

9,165

75.4

Vaginal

C-Section

15,274

29.1

6,009

29.8

5,755

31.6

515

25.2

2,995

24.6

Unknown

5

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

3

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

35,557

67.6

16,322

81.0

15,861

87.1

1,576

77.2

1,798

14.8

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

8,664

16.5

240

1.2

147

0.8

153

7.5

8,124

66.8

Non-Medicaid

8,353

15.9

3,595

17.8

2,204

12.1

313

15.3

2,241

18.4

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

 

 

621

 

 

79.1

 

 

166

 

 

75.8

 

 

340

 

 

80.4

 

 

18

 

 

64.3

 

 

97

 

 

84.3

Level III

Other

164

20.9

53

24.2

83

19.6

10

35.7

18

15.7

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

2,825

54.9

815

45.7

1,449

59.3

78

39.8

483

66.6

Level III

Other

2,321

45.1

967

54.3

994

40.7

118

60.2

242

33.4


 

                            

 

* 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