RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2008 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

27,254

100.0

8,968

100.0

8,223

100.0

792

100.0

9,271

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

72

0.3

17

0.2

40

0.5

2

0.3

13

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

421

1.5

128

1.4

211

2.6

9

1.1

73

0.8

1500-2499 grams

2,104

7.7

757

8.4

890

10.8

52

6.6

405

4.4

2500+ grams

24,651

90.4

8,061

89.9

7,081

86.1

729

92.0

8,780

94.7

Unknown

6

0.0

5

0.1

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

CLINICAL ESTIMATE OF GESTATION:

181

0.7

57

0.6

96

1.2

1

0.1

27

0.3

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

349

1.3

111

1.2

164

2.0

10

1.3

64

0.7

32-36 weeks

2,248

8.2

802

8.9

813

9.9

58

7.3

575

6.2

37+ weeks

24,475

89.8

7,998

89.2

7,150

87.0

722

91.2

8,605

92.8

Unknown

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

1

0.1

0

0

MOTHER'S AGE:

1,941

7.1

604

6.7

752

9.1

51

6.4

534

5.8

< 18 years

18-34 years

23,610

86.6

7,863

87.7

7,097

86.3

662

83.6

7,988

86.2

35+ years

1,703

6.2

501

5.6

374

4.5

79

10.0

749

8.1

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

4,289

15.7

396

4.4

234

2.8

81

10.2

3,578

38.6

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

8,187

30.0

2,525

28.2

2,429

29.5

203

25.6

3,030

32.7

12 years

9,639

35.4

3,791

42.3

3,518

42.8

292

36.9

2,038

22.0

> 12 years

5,044

18.5

2,226

24.8

2,026

24.6

212

26.8

580

6.3

Unknown

95

0.3

30

0.3

16

0.2

4

0.5

45

0.5

MARRIED:

8,367

30.7

3,262

36.4

1,018

12.4

379

47.9

3,708

40.0

Yes

No

18,886

69.3

5,705

63.6

7,205

87.6

413

52.1

5,563

60.0

Unknown

1

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PARITY:

8,831

32.4

3,287

36.7

2,935

35.7

297

37.5

2,312

24.9

1

2-3

12,441

45.6

3,926

43.8

3,393

41.3

339

42.8

4,783

51.6

4+

5,965

21.9

1,749

19.5

1,891

23.0

156

19.7

2,169

23.4

Unknown

17

0.1

6

0.1

4

0.0

0

0

7

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

18,491

67.8

6,487

72.3

5,379

65.4

486

61.4

6,139

66.2

First

Second

7,070

25.9

1,983

22.1

2,237

27.2

227

28.7

2,623

28.3

Third

1,273

4.7

368

4.1

449

5.5

57

7.2

399

4.3

No care

118

0.4

38

0.4

43

0.5

6

0.8

31

0.3

Unknown

302

1.1

92

1.0

115

1.4

16

2.0

79

0.9

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

536

2.0

168

1.9

203

2.5

19

2.4

146

1.6

Missing

Inadequate

5,142

18.9

1,405

15.7

1,753

21.3

179

22.6

1,805

19.5

Intermediate

2,947

10.8

816

9.1

831

10.1

76

9.6

1,224

13.2

Adequate

9,592

35.2

3,363

37.5

2,541

30.9

270

34.1

3,418

36.9

Adequate Plus

9,037

33.2

3,216

35.9

2,895

35.2

248

31.3

2,678

28.9

MOTHER SMOKED?

4,304

15.8

2,997

33.4

1,128

13.7

97

12.2

82

0.9

Yes

No

22,921

84.1

5,967

66.5

7,085

86.2

695

87.8

9,174

99.0

Unknown

29

0.1

4

0.0

10

0.1

0

0

15

0.2

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

19,709

72.3

6,317

70.4

5,766

70.1

592

74.7

7,034

75.9

Vaginal

C-Section

7,544

27.7

2,651

29.6

2,457

29.9

200

25.3

2,236

24.1

Unknown

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

17,011

62.4

7,831

87.3

7,517

91.4

569

71.8

1,094

11.8

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

7,347

27.0

213

2.4

108

1.3

140

17.7

6,886

74.3

Non-Medicaid

2,896

10.6

924

10.3

598

7.3

83

10.5

1,291

13.9

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

317

75.3

90

70.3

165

78.2

8

88.9

54

74.0

Level III

Other

104

24.7

38

29.7

46

21.8

1

11.1

19

26.0

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

1,355

52.4

399

44.6

650

57.1

33

52.4

273

55.6

Level III

Other

1,232

47.6

496

55.4

488

42.9

30

47.6

218

44.4

 

* 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