RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2009 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

126,785

100.0

70,275

100.0

30,219

100.0

6,134

100.0

20,157

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

301

0.2

97

0.1

160

0.5

8

0.1

36

0.2

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

1,991

1.6

822

1.2

881

2.9

86

1.4

202

1.0

1500-2499 grams

9,192

7.3

4,362

6.2

3,301

10.9

478

7.8

1,051

5.2

2500+ grams

115,257

90.9

64,973

92.5

25,862

85.6

5,559

90.6

18,863

93.6

Unknown

44

0.0

21

0.0

15

0.0

3

0.0

5

0.0

CLINICAL ESTIMATE OF GESTATION:

939

0.7

317

0.5

487

1.6

39

0.6

96

0.5

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

1,585

1.3

743

1.1

589

1.9

70

1.1

183

0.9

32-36 weeks

10,900

8.6

5,814

8.3

3,260

10.8

484

7.9

1,342

6.7

37+ weeks

113,321

89.4

63,380

90.2

25,872

85.6

5,539

90.3

18,530

91.9

Unknown

40

0.0

21

0.0

11

0.0

2

0.0

6

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

4,377

3.5

1,558

2.2

1,645

5.4

177

2.9

997

4.9

< 18 years

18-34 years

106,136

83.7

58,308

83.0

25,810

85.4

5,003

81.6

17,015

84.4

35+ years

16,267

12.8

10,406

14.8

2,762

9.1

954

15.6

2,145

10.6

Unknown

5

0.0

3

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

7,839

6.2

1,014

1.4

467

1.5

232

3.8

6,126

30.4

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

19,141

15.1

6,809

9.7

5,799

19.2

775

12.6

5,758

28.6

12 years

36,278

28.6

18,146

25.8

11,612

38.4

1,480

24.1

5,040

25.0

> 12 years

62,954

49.7

44,039

62.7

12,189

40.3

3,604

58.8

3,122

15.5

Unknown

573

0.5

267

0.4

152

0.5

43

0.7

111

0.6

MARRIED:

73,143

57.7

51,488

73.3

8,025

26.6

4,288

69.9

9,342

46.3

Yes

No

53,602

42.3

18,769

26.7

22,183

73.4

1,842

30.0

10,808

53.6

Unknown

40

0.0

18

0.0

11

0.0

4

0.1

7

0.0

PARITY:

42,753

33.7

25,678

36.5

9,702

32.1

2,270

37.0

5,103

25.3

1

2-3

59,783

47.2

33,361

47.5

13,324

44.1

2,926

47.7

10,172

50.5

4+

23,984

18.9

11,047

15.7

7,152

23.7

922

15.0

4,863

24.1

Unknown

265

0.2

189

0.3

41

0.1

16

0.3

19

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

105,626

83.3

62,376

88.8

23,148

76.6

5,129

83.6

14,973

74.3

First

Second

16,423

13.0

5,999

8.5

5,431

18.0

781

12.7

4,212

20.9

Third

2,144

1.7

713

1.0

797

2.6

84

1.4

550

2.7

No care

903

0.7

312

0.4

411

1.4

42

0.7

138

0.7

Unknown

1,689

1.3

875

1.2

432

1.4

98

1.6

284

1.4

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

2,584

2.0

1,291

1.8

613

2.0

135

2.2

545

2.7

Missing

Inadequate

11,190

8.8

3,690

5.3

4,018

13.3

527

8.6

2,955

14.7

Intermediate

9,474

7.5

4,225

6.0

2,122

7.0

515

8.4

2,612

13.0

Adequate

49,362

38.9

29,782

42.4

9,916

32.8

2,539

41.4

7,125

35.3

Adequate Plus

54,175

42.7

31,287

44.5

13,550

44.8

2,418

39.4

6,920

34.3

MOTHER SMOKED?

12,975

10.2

9,401

13.4

2,865

9.5

465

7.6

244

1.2

Yes

No

113,541

89.6

60,708

86.4

27,288

90.3

5,652

92.1

19,893

98.7

Unknown

269

0.2

166

0.2

66

0.2

17

0.3

20

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

86,571

68.3

47,242

67.2

20,104

66.5

4,219

68.8

15,006

74.4

Vaginal

C-Section

40,191

31.7

23,018

32.8

10,113

33.5

1,912

31.2

5,148

25.5

Unknown

23

0.0

15

0.0

2

0.0

3

0.0

3

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

52,449

41.4

25,562

36.4

21,559

71.3

2,312

37.7

3,016

15.0

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

11,990

9.5

379

0.5

267

0.9

284

4.6

11,060

54.9

Non-Medicaid

62,346

49.2

44,334

63.1

8,393

27.8

3,538

57.7

6,081

30.2

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

1,550

79.8

624

78.3

699

80.9

56

67.5

171

85.9

Level III

Other

393

20.2

173

21.7

165

19.1

27

32.5

28

14.1

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

6,467

57.2

2,745

53.1

2,644

61.6

256

45.6

822

64.3

Level III

Other

4,834

42.8

2,425

46.9

1,647

38.4

306

54.4

456

35.7

 


 

* 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