RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2011 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 67,080 100.0 27,335 100.0 22,078 100.0 2,887 100.0 14,780 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 152 0.2 36 0.1 96 0.4 1 0.0 19 0.1
500 grams or less
501-1500 grams 1,186 1.8 377 1.4 606 2.7 44 1.5 159 1.1
1501-2500 grams 5,551 8.3 1,991 7.3 2,499 11.3 248 8.6 813 5.5
2501+ grams 60,183 89.7 24,927 91.2 18,873 85.5 2,594 89.9 13,789 93.3
Unknown 8 0.0 4 0.0 4 0.0 0 0 0 0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 506 0.8 138 0.5 281 1.3 19 0.7 68 0.5
< 27 weeks
27-31 weeks 1,003 1.5 308 1.1 507 2.3 38 1.3 150 1.0
32-36 weeks 7,404 11.0 2,602 9.5 2,951 13.4 349 12.1 1,502 10.2
37+ weeks 58,111 86.6 24,268 88.8 18,312 82.9 2,479 85.9 13,052 88.3
Unknown 56 0.1 19 0.1 27 0.1 2 0.1 8 0.1
MOTHER'S AGE: 3,037 4.5 1,050 3.8 1,159 5.2 113 3.9 715 4.8
< 18 years
18-34 years 58,740 87.6 24,451 89.4 19,573 88.7 2,464 85.3 12,252 82.9
35+ years 5,299 7.9 1,832 6.7 1,345 6.1 310 10.7 1,812 12.3
Unknown 4 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 1 0.0
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 21,772 32.5 5,952 21.8 5,323 24.1 961 33.3 9,536 64.5
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 21,083 31.4 9,343 34.2 7,486 33.9 896 31.0 3,358 22.7
Some College 19,896 29.7 9,956 36.4 7,756 35.1 736 25.5 1,448 9.8
Bachelors Degree 3,578 5.3 1,768 6.5 1,273 5.8 217 7.5 320 2.2
Masters or PhD 625 0.9 287 1.0 219 1.0 66 2.3 53 0.4
Unknown 126 0.2 29 0.1 21 0.1 11 0.4 65 0.4
MARITAL STATUS: 23,109 34.4 12,100 44.3 3,677 16.7 1,321 45.8 6,011 40.7
Married
Unmarried 43,926 65.5 15,206 55.6 18,391 83.3 1,565 54.2 8,764 59.3
Unknown 45 0.1 29 0.1 10 0.0 1 0.0 5 0.0
PARITY: 21,538 32.1 9,970 36.5 7,156 32.4 935 32.4 3,477 23.5
1
2-3 29,836 44.5 12,083 44.2 9,257 41.9 1,365 47.3 7,131 48.2
4+ 15,648 23.3 5,264 19.3 5,644 25.6 586 20.3 4,154 28.1
Unknown 58 0.1 18 0.1 21 0.1 1 0.0 18 0.1
PLURALITY 65,216 97.2 26,636 97.4 21,248 96.2 2,835 98.2 14,497 98.1
Singleton
Twin 1,806 2.7 680 2.5 798 3.6 52 1.8 276 1.9
Other Multiples 56 0.1 18 0.1 31 0.1 0 0 7 0.0
Missing Information 2 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 47,899 71.4 19,182 70.2 15,237 69.0 2,150 74.5 11,330 76.7
Vaginal
C-Section 19,178 28.6 8,151 29.8 6,840 31.0 737 25.5 3,450 23.3
Unknown 3 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 40,832 60.9 18,116 66.3 13,177 59.7 1,651 57.2 7,888 53.4
First
Second 20,418 30.4 7,329 26.8 6,631 30.0 937 32.5 5,521 37.4
Third 3,842 5.7 1,222 4.5 1,495 6.8 199 6.9 926 6.3
No care 1,190 1.8 320 1.2 530 2.4 57 2.0 283 1.9
Unknown 798 1.2 348 1.3 245 1.1 43 1.5 162 1.1
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 1,065 1.6 448 1.6 327 1.5 57 2.0 233 1.6
Missing
Inadequate 15,282 22.8 4,903 17.9 5,650 25.6 768 26.6 3,961 26.8
Intermediate 4,724 7.0 1,569 5.7 1,474 6.7 234 8.1 1,447 9.8
Adequate 18,788 28.0 8,104 29.6 5,619 25.5 840 29.1 4,225 28.6
Adequate Plus 27,221 40.6 12,311 45.0 9,008 40.8 988 34.2 4,914 33.2
MOTHER SMOKED? 11,164 16.6 7,780 28.5 2,727 12.4 415 14.4 242 1.6
Yes
No 55,795 83.2 19,492 71.3 19,301 87.4 2,467 85.5 14,535 98.3
Unknown 121 0.2 63 0.2 50 0.2 5 0.2 3 0.0
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS 56,472 84.2 27,263 99.7 21,952 99.4 2,694 93.3 4,563 30.9
Prenatal Medicaid*
Emergency Medicaid** 10,608 15.8 72 0.3 126 0.6 193 6.7 10,217 69.1

* 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


2011 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS BORN IN NC HOSPITALS
VERY LOW BIRTHWEIGHT INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS BY LEVEL OF PERINATAL HOSPITAL CARE"
MEDICAID MOTHERS

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY
White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
Infants 500-1499 grams born in NC Hospitals only - Level of Care***: 926 78.8 280 74.9 477 79.8 35 79.5 134 84.3
Level III
Other 249 21.2 94 25.1 121 20.2 9 20.5 25 15.7

* 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


2011 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS BORN IN NC HOSPITALS
LOW BIRTHWEIGHT INFANTS <2499 GRAMS BY LEVEL OF PERINATAL HOSPITAL CARE:
MEDICAID MOTHERS

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY
White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
Infants <2499 grams born in NC Hospitals only - Level of Care***: 3,915 57.4 1,166 49.1 1,943 61.2 164 57.1 642 64.9
Level III
Other 2,910 42.6 1,210 50.9 1,230 38.8 123 42.9 347 35.1

* 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