RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2008 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

54,699

100.0

21,097

100.0

19,083

100.0

2,049

100.0

12,470

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

116

0.2

24

0.1

74

0.4

9

0.4

9

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

796

1.5

254

1.2

420

2.2

29

1.4

93

0.7

1500-2499 grams

4,513

8.3

1,629

7.7

2,096

11.0

162

7.9

626

5.0

2500+ grams

49,263

90.1

19,186

90.9

16,486

86.4

1,849

90.2

11,742

94.2

Unknown

11

0.0

4

0.0

7

0.0

0

0

0

0

CLINICAL ESTIMATE  OF GESTATION:

343

0.6

93

0.4

207

1.1

15

0.7

28

0.2

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

672

1.2

231

1.1

318

1.7

25

1.2

98

0.8

32-36 weeks

4,705

8.6

1,850

8.8

1,882

9.9

157

7.7

816

6.5

37+ weeks

48,971

89.5

18,920

89.7

16,673

87.4

1,851

90.3

11,527

92.4

Unknown

8

0.0

3

0.0

3

0.0

1

0.0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

3,787

6.9

1,333

6.3

1,590

8.3

133

6.5

731

5.9

< 18 years

18-34 years

47,616

87.1

18,694

88.6

16,464

86.3

1,760

85.9

10,698

85.8

35+ years

3,296

6.0

1,070

5.1

1,029

5.4

156

7.6

1,041

8.3

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

5,456

10.0

686

3.3

439

2.3

127

6.2

4,204

33.7

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

13,929

25.5

4,900

23.2

4,501

23.6

483

23.6

4,045

32.4

12 years

21,192

38.7

9,221

43.7

8,119

42.5

823

40.2

3,029

24.3

> 12 years

13,955

25.5

6,235

29.6

5,973

31.3

602

29.4

1,145

9.2

Unknown

167

0.3

55

0.3

51

0.3

14

0.7

47

0.4

MARRIED:

17,364

31.7

8,655

41.0

2,752

14.4

823

40.2

5,134

41.2

Yes

No

37,332

68.2

12,440

59.0

16,330

85.6

1,226

59.8

7,336

58.8

Unknown

3

0.0

2

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

PARITY:

19,200

35.1

8,075

38.3

7,038

36.9

804

39.2

3,283

26.3

1

2-3

24,661

45.1

9,352

44.3

8,052

42.2

892

43.5

6,365

51.0

4+

10,812

19.8

3,661

17.4

3,983

20.9

351

17.1

2,817

22.6

Unknown

26

0.0

9

0.0

10

0.1

2

0.1

5

0.0

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

41,559

76.0

17,052

80.8

14,239

74.6

1,492

72.8

8,776

70.4

First

Second

11,037

20.2

3,423

16.2

4,014

21.0

443

21.6

3,157

25.3

Third

1,394

2.5

416

2.0

529

2.8

77

3.8

372

3.0

No care

156

0.3

32

0.2

63

0.3

5

0.2

56

0.4

Unknown

553

1.0

174

0.8

238

1.2

32

1.6

109

0.9

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

992

1.8

302

1.4

374

2.0

42

2.0

274

2.2

Missing

Inadequate

7,153

13.1

2,048

9.7

2,691

14.1

296

14.4

2,118

17.0

Intermediate

5,427

9.9

1,688

8.0

1,665

8.7

192

9.4

1,882

15.1

Adequate

20,526

37.5

8,582

40.7

6,515

34.1

850

41.5

4,579

36.7

Adequate Plus

20,601

37.7

8,477

40.2

7,838

41.1

669

32.7

3,617

29.0

MOTHER SMOKED?

8,238

15.1

5,850

27.7

1,943

10.2

299

14.6

146

1.2

Yes

No

46,416

84.9

15,235

72.2

17,122

89.7

1,749

85.4

12,310

98.7

Unknown

45

0.1

12

0.1

18

0.1

1

0.0

14

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

38,664

70.7

14,646

69.4

13,073

68.5

1,524

74.4

9,421

75.5

Vaginal

C-Section

16,033

29.3

6,451

30.6

6,010

31.5

525

25.6

3,047

24.4

Unknown

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

37,376

68.3

17,098

81.0

16,681

87.4

1,581

77.2

2,016

16.2

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

8,875

16.2

232

1.1

130

0.7

138

6.7

8,375

67.2

Non-Medicaid

8,448

15.4

3,767

17.9

2,272

11.9

330

16.1

2,079

16.7

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

615

78.4

189

76.8

330

79.3

20

69.0

76

81.7

Level III

Other

169

21.6

57

23.2

86

20.7

9

31.0

17

18.3

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

2,903

53.8

842

44.7

1,520

58.9

76

38.4

465

64.0

Level III

Other

2,488

46.2

1,043

55.3

1,062

41.1

122

61.6

261

36.0

 


 

* 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