RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2009 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

54,319

100.0

21,582

100.0

18,522

100.0

2,098

100.0

12,117

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

95

0.2

27

0.1

52

0.3

2

0.1

14

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

878

1.6

252

1.2

481

2.6

37

1.8

108

0.9

1500-2499 grams

4,229

7.8

1,483

6.9

1,976

10.7

167

8.0

603

5.0

2500+ grams

49,102

90.4

19,813

91.8

16,006

86.4

1,892

90.2

11,391

94.0

Unknown

15

0.0

7

0.0

7

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

CLINICAL ESTIMATE OF GESTATION:

357

0.7

98

0.5

202

1.1

13

0.6

44

0.4

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

671

1.2

211

1.0

328

1.8

28

1.3

104

0.9

32-36 weeks

4,440

8.2

1,737

8.0

1,832

9.9

166

7.9

705

5.8

37+ weeks

48,843

89.9

19,534

90.5

16,156

87.2

1,891

90.1

11,262

92.9

Unknown

8

0.0

2

0.0

4

0.0

0

0

2

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

3,339

6.1

1,198

5.6

1,332

7.2

138

6.6

671

5.5

< 18 years

18-34 years

47,557

87.6

19,210

89.0

16,173

87.3

1,824

86.9

10,350

85.4

35+ years

3,423

6.3

1,174

5.4

1,017

5.5

136

6.5

1,096

9.0

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

5,020

9.2

665

3.1

330

1.8

122

5.8

3,903

32.2

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

13,129

24.2

4,640

21.5

4,141

22.4

508

24.2

3,840

31.7

12 years

21,419

39.4

9,384

43.5

8,140

43.9

806

38.4

3,089

25.5

> 12 years

14,531

26.8

6,821

31.6

5,839

31.5

645

30.7

1,226

10.1

Unknown

220

0.4

72

0.3

72

0.4

17

0.8

59

0.5

MARRIED:

17,554

32.3

9,201

42.6

2,568

13.9

848

40.4

4,937

40.7

Yes

No

36,760

67.7

12,381

57.4

15,952

86.1

1,249

59.5

7,178

59.2

Unknown

5

0.0

0

0

2

0.0

1

0.0

2

0.0

PARITY:

18,749

34.5

8,162

37.8

6,786

36.6

794

37.8

3,007

24.8

1

2-3

24,478

45.1

9,580

44.4

7,808

42.2

920

43.9

6,170

50.9

4+

11,002

20.3

3,781

17.5

3,909

21.1

379

18.1

2,933

24.2

Unknown

90

0.2

59

0.3

19

0.1

5

0.2

7

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

42,656

78.5

17,902

82.9

14,234

76.8

1,599

76.2

8,921

73.6

First

Second

9,754

18.0

3,004

13.9

3,615

19.5

423

20.2

2,712

22.4

Third

1,063

2.0

328

1.5

402

2.2

33

1.6

300

2.5

No care

143

0.3

40

0.2

64

0.3

8

0.4

31

0.3

Unknown

703

1.3

308

1.4

207

1.1

35

1.7

153

1.3

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

1,122

2.1

437

2.0

318

1.7

47

2.2

320

2.6

Missing

Inadequate

5,943

10.9

1,721

8.0

2,210

11.9

245

11.7

1,767

14.6

Intermediate

4,689

8.6

1,453

6.7

1,382

7.5

207

9.9

1,647

13.6

Adequate

20,516

37.8

8,962

41.5

6,382

34.5

853

40.7

4,319

35.6

Adequate Plus

22,049

40.6

9,009

41.7

8,230

44.4

746

35.6

4,064

33.5

MOTHER SMOKED?

7,999

14.7

5,692

26.4

1,876

10.1

288

13.7

143

1.2

Yes

No

46,251

85.1

15,862

73.5

16,618

89.7

1,807

86.1

11,964

98.7

Unknown

69

0.1

28

0.1

28

0.2

3

0.1

10

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

38,226

70.4

15,079

69.9

12,485

67.4

1,531

73.0

9,131

75.4

Vaginal

C-Section

16,085

29.6

6,497

30.1

6,036

32.6

567

27.0

2,985

24.6

Unknown

8

0.0

6

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

37,546

69.1

17,417

80.7

16,338

88.2

1,626

77.5

2,165

17.9

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

8,507

15.7

238

1.1

152

0.8

143

6.8

7,974

65.8

Non-Medicaid

8,266

15.2

3,927

18.2

2,032

11.0

329

15.7

1,978

16.3

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

700

80.4

196

78.7

385

80.4

23

63.9

96

89.7

Level III

Other

171

19.6

53

21.3

94

19.6

13

36.1

11

10.3

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

2,950

57.0

852

48.7

1,521

60.9

86

42.6

491

67.9

Level III

Other

2,222

43.0

896

51.3

978

39.1

116

57.4

232

32.1

 


 

* 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