RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2008 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

130,758

100.0

72,014

100.0

31,108

100.0

6,017

100.0

21,619

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

310

0.2

104

0.1

159

0.5

15

0.2

32

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

1,986

1.5

867

1.2

858

2.8

66

1.1

195

0.9

1500-2499 grams

9,633

7.4

4,563

6.3

3,469

11.2

474

7.9

1,127

5.2

2500+ grams

118,791

90.8

66,461

92.3

26,606

85.5

5,461

90.8

20,263

93.7

Unknown

38

0.0

19

0.0

16

0.1

1

0.0

2

0.0

CLINICAL ESTIMATE OF GESTATION:

906

0.7

329

0.5

449

1.4

29

0.5

99

0.5

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

1,672

1.3

783

1.1

653

2.1

60

1.0

176

0.8

32-36 weeks

11,466

8.8

6,143

8.5

3,309

10.6

453

7.5

1,561

7.2

37+ weeks

116,666

89.2

64,730

89.9

26,686

85.8

5,470

90.9

19,780

91.5

Unknown

48

0.0

29

0.0

11

0.0

5

0.1

3

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

4,965

3.8

1,744

2.4

1,944

6.2

177

2.9

1,100

5.1

< 18 years

18-34 years

109,209

83.5

59,480

82.6

26,378

84.8

4,889

81.3

18,462

85.4

35+ years

16,578

12.7

10,786

15.0

2,784

8.9

951

15.8

2,057

9.5

Unknown

6

0.0

4

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

8,769

6.7

1,042

1.4

579

1.9

255

4.2

6,893

31.9

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

20,513

15.7

7,340

10.2

6,206

19.9

721

12.0

6,246

28.9

12 years

37,203

28.5

18,803

26.1

11,619

37.4

1,512

25.1

5,269

24.4

> 12 years

63,765

48.8

44,571

61.9

12,593

40.5

3,490

58.0

3,111

14.4

Unknown

508

0.4

258

0.4

111

0.4

39

0.6

100

0.5

MARRIED:

75,784

58.0

52,822

73.3

8,572

27.6

4,270

71.0

10,120

46.8

Yes

No

54,952

42.0

19,177

26.6

22,531

72.4

1,746

29.0

11,498

53.2

Unknown

22

0.0

15

0.0

5

0.0

1

0.0

1

0.0

PARITY:

43,935

33.6

25,979

36.1

10,069

32.4

2,215

36.8

5,672

26.2

1

2-3

62,295

47.6

34,570

48.0

13,762

44.2

2,889

48.0

11,074

51.2

4+

24,390

18.7

11,382

15.8

7,241

23.3

907

15.1

4,860

22.5

Unknown

138

0.1

83

0.1

36

0.1

6

0.1

13

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

107,183

82.0

63,450

88.1

23,381

75.2

4,921

81.8

15,431

71.4

First

Second

18,303

14.0

6,622

9.2

5,873

18.9

785

13.0

5,023

23.2

Third

2,731

2.1

886

1.2

961

3.1

144

2.4

740

3.4

No care

1,045

0.8

366

0.5

422

1.4

46

0.8

211

1.0

Unknown

1,496

1.1

690

1.0

471

1.5

121

2.0

214

1.0

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

2,440

1.9

1,083

1.5

717

2.3

164

2.7

476

2.2

Missing

Inadequate

13,336

10.2

4,382

6.1

4,570

14.7

588

9.8

3,796

17.6

Intermediate

11,337

8.7

5,079

7.1

2,519

8.1

566

9.4

3,173

14.7

Adequate

50,977

39.0

30,512

42.4

10,240

32.9

2,495

41.5

7,730

35.8

Adequate Plus

52,668

40.3

30,958

43.0

13,062

42.0

2,204

36.6

6,444

29.8

MOTHER SMOKED?

13,621

10.4

9,914

13.8

2,979

9.6

496

8.2

232

1.1

Yes

No

116,959

89.4

62,010

86.1

28,070

90.2

5,514

91.6

21,365

98.8

Unknown

178

0.1

90

0.1

59

0.2

7

0.1

22

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

89,801

68.7

48,538

67.4

20,828

67.0

4,223

70.2

16,212

75.0

Vaginal

C-Section

40,868

31.3

23,413

32.5

10,278

33.0

1,774

29.5

5,403

25.0

Unknown

89

0.1

63

0.1

2

0.0

20

0.3

4

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

51,958

39.7

25,318

35.2

21,654

69.6

2,191

36.4

2,795

12.9

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

12,929

9.9

410

0.6

235

0.8

292

4.9

11,992

55.5

Non-Medicaid

65,871

50.4

46,286

64.3

9,219

29.6

3,534

58.7

6,832

31.6

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

1,512

78.4

651

77.7

666

79.9

47

71.2

148

77.9

Level III

Other

416

21.6

187

22.3

168

20.1

19

28.8

42

22.1

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

6,495

55.5

2,748

50.9

2,672

60.5

245

44.6

830

62.0

Level III

Other

5,204

44.5

2,648

49.1

1,744

39.5

304

55.4

508

38.0

 


 

* 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