RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2010 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

52,799

100.0

21,227

100.0

17,852

100.0

2,226

100.0

11,494

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

102

0.2

26

0.1

60

0.3

1

0.0

15

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

769

1.5

242

1.1

418

2.3

20

0.9

89

0.8

1500-2499 grams

4,221

8.0

1,597

7.5

1,887

10.6

164

7.4

573

5.0

2500+ grams

47,693

90.3

19,356

91.2

15,479

86.7

2,041

91.7

10,817

94.1

Unknown

14

0.0

6

0.0

8

0.0

0

0

0

0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

308

0.6

84

0.4

181

1.0

6

0.3

37

0.3

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

657

1.2

213

1.0

336

1.9

19

0.9

89

0.8

32-36 weeks

4,398

8.3

1,809

8.5

1,681

9.4

176

7.9

732

6.4

37+ weeks

47,428

89.8

19,120

90.1

15,649

87.7

2,024

90.9

10,635

92.5

Unknown

8

0.0

1

0.0

5

0.0

1

0.0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

2,951

5.6

1,012

4.8

1,199

6.7

128

5.8

612

5.3

< 18 years

18-34 years

46,197

87.5

19,056

89.8

15,619

87.5

1,911

85.8

9,611

83.6

35+ years

3,651

6.9

1,159

5.5

1,034

5.8

187

8.4

1,271

11.1

MARRIED:

17,251

32.7

9,010

42.4

2,629

14.7

918

41.2

4,694

40.8

Yes

No

35,534

67.3

12,207

57.5

15,221

85.3

1,308

58.8

6,798

59.1

Unknown

14

0.0

10

0.0

2

0.0

0

0

2

0.0

PARITY:

18,471

35.0

8,357

39.4

6,570

36.8

824

37.0

2,720

23.7

1

2-3

23,524

44.6

9,335

44.0

7,448

41.7

965

43.4

5,776

50.3

4+

10,745

20.4

3,516

16.6

3,803

21.3

435

19.5

2,991

26.0

Unknown

59

0.1

19

0.1

31

0.2

2

0.1

7

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

37,218

70.5

14,785

69.7

12,137

68.0

1,636

73.5

8,660

75.3

Vaginal

C-Section

15,571

29.5

6,436

30.3

5,712

32.0

589

26.5

2,834

24.7

Unknown

10

0.0

6

0.0

3

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

37,164

70.4

17,214

81.1

15,790

88.4

1,790

80.4

2,370

20.6

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

7,775

14.7

156

0.7

101

0.6

105

4.7

7,413

64.5

Non-Medicaid

7,860

14.9

3,857

18.2

1,961

11.0

331

14.9

1,711

14.9

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

589

77.1

179

74.6

324

78.1

14

70.0

72

80.9

Level III

Other

175

22.9

61

25.4

91

21.9

6

30.0

17

19.1

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

2,781

54.9

860

46.6

1,385

58.8

87

47.3

449

66.3

Level III

Other

2,283

45.1

987

53.4

971

41.2

97

52.7

228

33.7

 


 

* 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.