RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2008 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

64,887

100.0

25,728

100.0

21,889

100.0

2,483

100.0

14,787

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

160

0.2

44

0.2

95

0.4

11

0.4

10

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

1,113

1.7

350

1.4

594

2.7

32

1.3

137

0.9

1500-2499 grams

5,516

8.5

2,024

7.9

2,515

11.5

201

8.1

776

5.2

2500+ grams

58,082

89.5

23,303

90.6

18,677

85.3

2,239

90.2

13,863

93.8

Unknown

16

0.0

7

0.0

8

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

CLINICAL ESTIMATE OF GESTATION:

513

0.8

144

0.6

294

1.3

19

0.8

56

0.4

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

894

1.4

304

1.2

444

2.0

30

1.2

116

0.8

32-36 weeks

5,917

9.1

2,337

9.1

2,329

10.6

189

7.6

1,062

7.2

37+ weeks

57,547

88.7

22,939

89.2

18,815

86.0

2,242

90.3

13,551

91.6

Unknown

16

0.0

4

0.0

7

0.0

3

0.1

2

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

4,313

6.6

1,474

5.7

1,797

8.2

152

6.1

890

6.0

< 18 years

18-34 years

56,583

87.2

22,759

88.5

19,000

86.8

2,123

85.5

12,701

85.9

35+ years

3,990

6.1

1,495

5.8

1,091

5.0

208

8.4

1,196

8.1

Unknown

1

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

6,697

10.3

866

3.4

512

2.3

181

7.3

5,138

34.7

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

17,030

26.2

6,001

23.3

5,586

25.5

586

23.6

4,857

32.8

12 years

24,519

37.8

10,793

42.0

9,202

42.0

997

40.2

3,527

23.9

> 12 years

16,432

25.3

7,992

31.1

6,525

29.8

702

28.3

1,213

8.2

Unknown

209

0.3

76

0.3

64

0.3

17

0.7

52

0.4

MARRIED:

19,998

30.8

10,408

40.5

2,845

13.0

1,012

40.8

5,733

38.8

Yes

No

44,885

69.2

15,317

59.5

19,043

87.0

1,471

59.2

9,054

61.2

Unknown

4

0.0

3

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

PARITY:

21,628

33.3

9,342

36.3

7,468

34.1

908

36.6

3,910

26.4

1

2-3

29,548

45.5

11,537

44.8

9,339

42.7

1,111

44.7

7,561

51.1

4+

13,667

21.1

4,834

18.8

5,062

23.1

463

18.6

3,308

22.4

Unknown

44

0.1

15

0.1

20

0.1

1

0.0

8

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

47,600

73.4

20,158

78.4

15,566

71.1

1,761

70.9

10,115

68.4

First

Second

13,710

21.1

4,472

17.4

4,895

22.4

535

21.5

3,808

25.8

Third

2,113

3.3

639

2.5

796

3.6

110

4.4

568

3.8

No care

666

1.0

201

0.8

287

1.3

28

1.1

150

1.0

Unknown

798

1.2

258

1.0

345

1.6

49

2.0

146

1.0

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

1,326

2.0

412

1.6

529

2.4

62

2.5

323

2.2

Missing

Inadequate

10,036

15.5

3,026

11.8

3,770

17.2

407

16.4

2,833

19.2

Intermediate

6,295

9.7

1,966

7.6

1,859

8.5

233

9.4

2,237

15.1

Adequate

23,503

36.2

10,309

40.1

7,064

32.3

984

39.6

5,146

34.8

Adequate Plus

23,727

36.6

10,015

38.9

8,667

39.6

797

32.1

4,248

28.7

MOTHER SMOKED?

10,391

16.0

7,291

28.3

2,534

11.6

395

15.9

171

1.2

Yes

No

54,429

83.9

18,419

71.6

19,322

88.3

2,085

84.0

14,603

98.8

Unknown

67

0.1

18

0.1

33

0.2

3

0.1

13

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

46,066

71.0

17,922

69.7

15,108

69.0

1,850

74.5

11,186

75.6

Vaginal

C-Section

18,821

29.0

7,806

30.3

6,781

31.0

633

25.5

3,601

24.4

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

51,958

80.1

25,318

98.4

21,654

98.9

2,191

88.2

2,795

18.9

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

12,929

19.9

410

1.6

235

1.1

292

11.8

11,992

81.1

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

864

78.4

261

75.9

471

79.8

24

75.0

108

79.4

Level III

Other

238

21.6

83

24.1

119

20.2

8

25.0

28

20.6

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

3,743

55.4

1,111

46.3

1,915

60.0

103

42.6

614

66.6

Level III

Other

3,009

44.6

1,287

53.7

1,275

40.0

139

57.4

308

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