RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2009 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

64,439

100.0

25,941

100.0

21,826

100.0

2,596

100.0

14,076

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

148

0.2

39

0.2

90

0.4

4

0.2

15

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

1,177

1.8

349

1.3

635

2.9

52

2.0

141

1.0

1500-2499 grams

5,279

8.2

1,917

7.4

2,435

11.2

212

8.2

715

5.1

2500+ grams

57,818

89.7

23,630

91.1

18,658

85.5

2,327

89.6

13,203

93.8

Unknown

17

0.0

6

0.0

8

0.0

1

0.0

2

0.0

CLINICAL ESTIMATE OF GESTATION:

520

0.8

128

0.5

311

1.4

23

0.9

58

0.4

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

934

1.4

317

1.2

450

2.1

36

1.4

131

0.9

32-36 weeks

5,697

8.8

2,251

8.7

2,344

10.7

224

8.6

878

6.2

37+ weeks

57,279

88.9

23,240

89.6

18,718

85.8

2,313

89.1

13,008

92.4

Unknown

9

0.0

5

0.0

3

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

3,838

6.0

1,340

5.2

1,516

6.9

165

6.4

817

5.8

< 18 years

18-34 years

56,419

87.6

22,987

88.6

19,209

88.0

2,251

86.7

11,972

85.1

35+ years

4,182

6.5

1,614

6.2

1,101

5.0

180

6.9

1,287

9.1

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

6,096

9.5

830

3.2

419

1.9

168

6.5

4,679

33.2

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

16,083

25.0

5,589

21.5

5,262

24.1

650

25.0

4,582

32.6

12 years

24,742

38.4

10,760

41.5

9,517

43.6

989

38.1

3,476

24.7

> 12 years

17,267

26.8

8,684

33.5

6,535

29.9

767

29.5

1,281

9.1

Unknown

251

0.4

78

0.3

93

0.4

22

0.8

58

0.4

MARRIED:

19,943

30.9

10,806

41.7

2,731

12.5

1,004

38.7

5,402

38.4

Yes

No

44,494

69.0

15,135

58.3

19,094

87.5

1,591

61.3

8,674

61.6

Unknown

2

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

PARITY:

21,034

32.6

9,331

36.0

7,347

33.7

908

35.0

3,448

24.5

1

2-3

29,295

45.5

11,617

44.8

9,326

42.7

1,177

45.3

7,175

51.0

4+

14,016

21.8

4,931

19.0

5,133

23.5

509

19.6

3,443

24.5

Unknown

94

0.1

62

0.2

20

0.1

2

0.1

10

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

48,855

75.8

20,927

80.7

15,903

72.9

1,890

72.8

10,135

72.0

First

Second

12,396

19.2

3,952

15.2

4,642

21.3

568

21.9

3,234

23.0

Third

1,676

2.6

507

2.0

679

3.1

65

2.5

425

3.0

No care

586

0.9

173

0.7

291

1.3

29

1.1

93

0.7

Unknown

926

1.4

382

1.5

311

1.4

44

1.7

189

1.3

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

1,390

2.2

532

2.1

436

2.0

56

2.2

366

2.6

Missing

Inadequate

8,540

13.3

2,528

9.7

3,381

15.5

385

14.8

2,246

16.0

Intermediate

5,161

8.0

1,537

5.9

1,548

7.1

241

9.3

1,835

13.0

Adequate

23,591

36.6

10,656

41.1

7,060

32.3

1,007

38.8

4,868

34.6

Adequate Plus

25,757

40.0

10,688

41.2

9,401

43.1

907

34.9

4,761

33.8

MOTHER SMOKED?

10,204

15.8

7,125

27.5

2,513

11.5

386

14.9

180

1.3

Yes

No

54,154

84.0

18,781

72.4

19,278

88.3

2,208

85.1

13,887

98.7

Unknown

81

0.1

35

0.1

35

0.2

2

0.1

9

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

45,485

70.6

18,104

69.8

14,846

68.0

1,913

73.7

10,622

75.5

Vaginal

C-Section

18,948

29.4

7,831

30.2

6,980

32.0

683

26.3

3,454

24.5

Unknown

6

0.0

6

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

52,449

81.4

25,562

98.5

21,559

98.8

2,312

89.1

3,016

21.4

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

11,990

18.6

379

1.5

267

1.2

284

10.9

11,060

78.6

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

941

80.4

266

76.7

515

81.5

34

66.7

126

89.4

Level III

Other

230

19.6

81

23.3

117

18.5

17

33.3

15

10.6

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

3,815

58.0

1,146

49.9

1,957

62.1

119

45.1

593

68.2

Level III

Other

2,766

42.0

1,149

50.1

1,196

37.9

145

54.9

276

31.8

 

* 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