RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2014 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS: OVERALL, ALL MOTHERS

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY:
White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Am. Ind., Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,948 100.0 67,387 55.7 28,923 23.9 1,594 1.3 5,266 4.4 17,778 14.7
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 277 0.2 92 0.1 142 0.5 1 0.1 5 0.1 37 0.2
...Less than 500 grams
...500-1499 grams 1,759 1.5 744 1.1 758 2.6 33 2.1 46 0.9 178 1.0
...1500-2499 grams 8,714 7.2 4,177 6.2 3,066 10.6 159 10.0 362 6.9 950 5.3
...2500+ grams 110,151 91.1 62,351 92.5 24,944 86.2 1,400 87.8 4,847 92.0 16,609 93.4
...Unknown 47 0.0 23 0.0 13 0.0 1 0.1 6 0.1 4 0.0
(OBSTETRIC) WEEKS OF GESTATION: 855 0.7 320 0.5 406 1.4 13 0.8 22 0.4 94 0.5
...< 27 weeks
...27-31 weeks 1,395 1.2 640 0.9 534 1.8 25 1.6 40 0.8 156 0.9
...32-36 weeks 9,539 7.9 4,976 7.4 2,894 10.0 142 8.9 346 6.6 1,181 6.6
...37+ weeks 109,046 90.2 61,401 91.1 25,057 86.6 1,412 88.6 4,850 92.1 16,326 91.8
...Unknown 113 0.1 50 0.1 32 0.1 2 0.1 8 0.2 21 0.1
MOTHER'S AGE: 2,407 2.0 866 1.3 875 3.0 62 3.9 35 0.7 569 3.2
...< 18 years
...18-34 years 101,215 83.7 56,425 83.7 24,930 86.2 1,412 88.6 4,141 78.6 14,307 80.5
...35+ years 17,321 14.3 10,092 15.0 3,118 10.8 120 7.5 1,090 20.7 2,901 16.3
...Unknown 5 0.0 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 19,175 15.9 5,387 8.0 4,436 15.3 352 22.1 702 13.3 8,298 46.7
...Less than High School
...High School Graduate or GED 27,207 22.5 12,773 19.0 8,502 29.4 520 32.6 756 14.4 4,656 26.2
...Some College 38,962 32.2 23,056 34.2 11,238 38.9 540 33.9 938 17.8 3,190 17.9
...Bachelors Degree 22,865 18.9 16,972 25.2 3,198 11.1 132 8.3 1,471 27.9 1,092 6.1
...Masters or PhD 12,453 10.3 9,081 13.5 1,497 5.2 47 2.9 1,363 25.9 465 2.6
...Unknown 286 0.2 118 0.2 52 0.2 3 0.2 36 0.7 77 0.4
MARITAL STATUS: 71,374 59.0 49,301 73.2 8,319 28.8 591 37.1 4,463 84.8 8,700 48.9
...Married
...Unmarried 49,511 40.9 18,049 26.8 20,591 71.2 1,002 62.9 796 15.1 9,073 51.0
...Unknown 63 0.1 37 0.1 13 0.0 1 0.1 7 0.1 5 0.0
PARITY: 40,244 33.3 24,571 36.5 8,647 29.9 490 30.7 1,953 37.1 4,583 25.8
...1
...2-3 55,962 46.3 31,796 47.2 12,740 44.0 750 47.1 2,521 47.9 8,155 45.9
...4+ 24,597 20.3 10,933 16.2 7,504 25.9 352 22.1 777 14.8 5,031 28.3
...Unknown 145 0.1 87 0.1 32 0.1 2 0.1 15 0.3 9 0.1
PLURITY: 116,598 96.4 64,796 96.2 27,735 95.9 1,544 96.9 5,125 97.3 17,398 97.9
...Singleton
...Twin 4,233 3.5 2,512 3.7 1,163 4.0 50 3.1 132 2.5 376 2.1
...Other Multiples 116 0.1 78 0.1 25 0.1 0 0 9 0.2 4 0.0
...Missing Information 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 85,197 70.4 47,165 70.0 19,655 68.0 1,104 69.3 3,737 71.0 13,536 76.1
...Vaginal
...C-Section 35,707 29.5 20,194 30.0 9,263 32.0 488 30.6 1,524 28.9 4,238 23.8
...Unknown 44 0.0 28 0.0 5 0.0 2 0.1 5 0.1 4 0.0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 82,474 68.2 50,629 75.1 17,120 59.2 1,043 65.4 3,478 66.0 10,204 57.4
...First
...Second 28,357 23.4 12,642 18.8 8,415 29.1 404 25.3 1,308 24.8 5,588 31.4
...Third 6,509 5.4 2,578 3.8 2,217 7.7 95 6.0 331 6.3 1,288 7.2
...No care 2,234 1.8 830 1.2 834 2.9 39 2.4 87 1.7 444 2.5
...Unknown 1,374 1.1 708 1.1 337 1.2 13 0.8 62 1.2 254 1.4
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 1,890 1.6 923 1.4 476 1.6 17 1.1 81 1.5 393 2.2
...Missing
...Inadequate 23,096 19.1 9,230 13.7 7,692 26.6 353 22.1 1,076 20.4 4,745 26.7
...Intermediate 9,354 7.7 4,731 7.0 2,086 7.2 146 9.2 431 8.2 1,960 11.0
...Adequate 37,034 30.6 22,180 32.9 7,548 26.1 566 35.5 1,597 30.3 5,143 28.9
...Adequate Plus 49,574 41.0 30,323 45.0 11,121 38.5 512 32.1 2,081 39.5 5,537 31.1
PLACE OF DELIVERY: 119,723 99.0 66,407 98.5 28,803 99.6 1,585 99.4 5,226 99.2 17,702 99.6
...Hospital
...Home Birth (Intentional or not) 630 0.5 483 0.7 77 0.3 7 0.4 17 0.3 46 0.3
...Other 595 0.5 497 0.7 43 0.1 2 0.1 23 0.4 30 0.2
MOTHER SMOKED? 11,896 9.8 8,409 12.5 2,699 9.3 396 24.8 92 1.7 300 1.7
...Yes
...No 108,895 90.0 58,876 87.4 26,188 90.5 1,194 74.9 5,167 98.1 17,470 98.3
...Unknown 157 0.1 102 0.2 36 0.1 4 0.3 7 0.1 8 0.0
PRE-PREGNANCY BMI: 4,769 3.9 2,872 4.3 993 3.4 59 3.7 392 7.4 453 2.5
...Underweight (<18.5)
...Normal (18.5-24.9) 53,505 44.2 33,343 49.5 9,534 33.0 586 36.8 3,111 59.1 6,931 39.0
...Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,439 24.3 15,393 22.8 7,180 24.8 423 26.5 1,118 21.2 5,325 30.0
...Obese (30.0+) 30,811 25.5 14,733 21.9 10,655 36.8 510 32.0 515 9.8 4,398 24.7
...Unknown 2,424 2.0 1,046 1.6 561 1.9 16 1.0 130 2.5 671 3.8
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE: 95,156 78.7 55,446 82.3 18,710 64.7 890 55.8 4,632 88.0 15,478 87.1
...Yes
...No 25,305 20.9 11,633 17.3 10,100 34.9 692 43.4 611 11.6 2,269 12.8
...Unknown 487 0.4 308 0.5 113 0.4 12 0.8 23 0.4 31 0.2
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS: 57,653 47.7 27,127 40.3 22,129 76.5 1,258 78.9 1,706 32.4 5,433 30.6
...Prenatal Medicaid*
...Emergency Medicaid** 8,128 6.7 83 0.1 113 0.4 0 0 106 2.0 7,826 44.0
...Non-Medicaid 55,167 45.6 40,177 59.6 6,681 23.1 336 21.1 3,454 65.6 4,519 25.4
MOTHER'S WIC STATUS: 51,848 42.9 20,912 31.0 17,413 60.2 980 61.5 1,387 26.3 11,156 62.8
...Prenatal WIC
...No Prenatal WIC 69,100 57.1 46,475 69.0 11,510 39.8 614 38.5 3,879 73.7 6,622 37.2

* Medicaid paid for prenatal care and delivery. ** Medicaid paid for delivery only, not prenatal care.
% Columns may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding
Source: State Center for Health Statistics NC Department of Health and Human Services


2014 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:
BY MATERNAL RACE/ETHNICITY AND COUNTY OF RESIDENCE

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY:
White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Am. Ind., Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,948 67,387 55.7 28,923 23.9 1,594 1.3 5,266 4.4 17,778 14.7
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RESIDENCE: 1,766 978 55.4 387 21.9 4 0.2 42 2.4 355 20.1
Alamance
Alexander 351 296 84.3 14 4.0 1 0.3 10 2.8 30 8.5
Alleghany 99 80 80.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 19.2
Anson 237 96 40.5 138 58.2 0 0 1 0.4 2 0.8
Ashe 223 200 89.7 1 0.4 0 0 1 0.4 21 9.4
Avery 114 99 86.8 1 0.9 1 0.9 2 1.8 11 9.6
Beaufort 447 239 53.5 148 33.1 1 0.2 5 1.1 54 12.1
Bertie 164 42 25.6 122 74.4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bladen 363 162 44.6 145 39.9 8 2.2 1 0.3 47 12.9
Brunswick 1,102 863 78.3 131 11.9 6 0.5 13 1.2 89 8.1
Buncombe 2,576 2,033 78.9 214 8.3 6 0.2 50 1.9 273 10.6
Burke 885 658 74.4 42 4.7 3 0.3 64 7.2 118 13.3
Cabarrus 2,335 1,422 60.9 400 17.1 7 0.3 97 4.2 409 17.5
Caldwell 828 710 85.7 39 4.7 1 0.1 11 1.3 67 8.1
Camden 98 80 81.6 10 10.2 0 0 4 4.1 4 4.1
Carteret 581 485 83.5 37 6.4 4 0.7 15 2.6 40 6.9
Caswell 210 129 61.4 70 33.3 0 0 1 0.5 10 4.8
Catawba 1,806 1,179 65.3 204 11.3 1 0.1 139 7.7 283 15.7
Chatham 610 364 59.7 86 14.1 1 0.2 14 2.3 145 23.8
Cherokee 210 190 90.5 6 2.9 3 1.4 3 1.4 8 3.8
Chowan 124 75 60.5 40 32.3 0 0 1 0.8 8 6.5
Clay 78 71 91.0 1 1.3 2 2.6 1 1.3 3 3.8
Cleveland 1,055 741 70.2 251 23.8 4 0.4 10 0.9 49 4.6
Columbus 608 323 53.1 191 31.4 24 3.9 2 0.3 68 11.2
Craven 1,500 971 64.7 294 19.6 8 0.5 78 5.2 149 9.9
Cumberland 5,700 2,603 45.7 2,010 35.3 102 1.8 225 3.9 760 13.3
Currituck 260 220 84.6 13 5.0 3 1.2 6 2.3 18 6.9
Dare 351 291 82.9 10 2.8 0 0 5 1.4 45 12.8
Davidson 1,756 1,313 74.8 178 10.1 4 0.2 47 2.7 214 12.2
Davie 361 295 81.7 17 4.7 1 0.3 4 1.1 44 12.2
Duplin 772 302 39.1 165 21.4 4 0.5 8 1.0 293 38.0
Durham 4,503 1,726 38.3 1,511 33.6 7 0.2 303 6.7 956 21.2
Edgecombe 601 153 25.5 409 68.1 1 0.2 5 0.8 33 5.5
Forsyth 4,548 2,108 46.4 1,319 29.0 8 0.2 152 3.3 961 21.1
Franklin 664 401 60.4 196 29.5 1 0.2 3 0.5 63 9.5
Gaston 2,533 1,760 69.5 475 18.8 8 0.3 50 2.0 240 9.5
Gates 104 66 63.5 34 32.7 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 1.9
Graham 90 81 90.0 0 0 6 6.7 0 0 3 3.3
Granville 550 283 51.5 191 34.7 3 0.5 9 1.6 64 11.6
Greene 216 77 35.6 86 39.8 0 0 1 0.5 52 24.1
Guilford 6,085 2,370 38.9 2,434 40.0 28 0.5 479 7.9 774 12.7
Halifax 593 191 32.2 353 59.5 16 2.7 6 1.0 27 4.6
Harnett 1,985 1,195 60.2 410 20.7 27 1.4 43 2.2 310 15.6
Haywood 562 510 90.7 7 1.2 3 0.5 9 1.6 33 5.9
Henderson 1,110 839 75.6 40 3.6 1 0.1 29 2.6 201 18.1
Hertford 223 47 21.1 162 72.6 2 0.9 1 0.4 11 4.9
Hoke 948 472 49.8 225 23.7 66 7.0 26 2.7 159 16.8
Hyde 37 24 64.9 5 13.5 0 0 0 0 8 21.6
Iredell 1,771 1,244 70.2 257 14.5 1 0.1 92 5.2 177 10.0
Jackson 399 285 71.4 2 0.5 70 17.5 8 2.0 34 8.5
Johnston 2,287 1,430 62.5 362 15.8 5 0.2 24 1.0 466 20.4
Jones 105 63 60.0 32 30.5 2 1.9 0 0 8 7.6
Lee 787 367 46.6 181 23.0 1 0.1 6 0.8 232 29.5
Lenoir 681 269 39.5 312 45.8 2 0.3 5 0.7 93 13.7
Lincoln 817 670 82.0 46 5.6 0 0 12 1.5 89 10.9
McDowell 447 382 85.5 15 3.4 0 0 6 1.3 44 9.8
Macon 334 279 83.5 1 0.3 3 0.9 1 0.3 50 15.0
Madison 196 187 95.4 1 0.5 0 0 1 0.5 7 3.6
Martin 232 116 50.0 105 45.3 1 0.4 1 0.4 9 3.9
Mecklenburg 14,409 5,745 39.9 4,607 32.0 35 0.2 1,274 8.8 2,748 19.1
Mitchell 142 127 89.4 0 0 0 0 1 0.7 14 9.9
Montgomery 318 143 45.0 69 21.7 2 0.6 5 1.6 99 31.1
Moore 1,023 729 71.3 147 14.4 11 1.1 17 1.7 119 11.6
Nash 1,036 430 41.5 466 45.0 5 0.5 13 1.3 122 11.8
New Hanover 2,283 1,586 69.5 405 17.7 7 0.3 43 1.9 242 10.6
Northampton 165 60 36.4 100 60.6 0 0 0 0 5 3.0
Onslow 4,367 3,029 69.4 596 13.6 26 0.6 135 3.1 581 13.3
Orange 1,215 717 59.0 183 15.1 2 0.2 134 11.0 179 14.7
Pamlico 91 70 76.9 15 16.5 0 0 3 3.3 3 3.3
Pasquotank 536 290 54.1 211 39.4 2 0.4 6 1.1 27 5.0
Pender 634 455 71.8 98 15.5 1 0.2 3 0.5 77 12.1
Perquimans 124 88 71.0 29 23.4 1 0.8 2 1.6 4 3.2
Person 435 276 63.4 131 30.1 0 0 3 0.7 25 5.7
Pitt 2,125 971 45.7 900 42.4 5 0.2 58 2.7 191 9.0
Polk 156 129 82.7 14 9.0 0 0 1 0.6 12 7.7
Randolph 1,603 1,161 72.4 113 7.0 3 0.2 31 1.9 295 18.4
Richmond 504 251 49.8 157 31.2 34 6.7 5 1.0 57 11.3
Robeson 1,819 361 19.8 412 22.6 758 41.7 28 1.5 260 14.3
Rockingham 963 642 66.7 200 20.8 3 0.3 12 1.2 106 11.0
Rowan 1,551 1,017 65.6 296 19.1 9 0.6 19 1.2 210 13.5
Rutherford 672 530 78.9 77 11.5 3 0.4 6 0.9 56 8.3
Sampson 840 329 39.2 196 23.3 13 1.5 5 0.6 297 35.4
Scotland 440 142 32.3 214 48.6 70 15.9 2 0.5 12 2.7
Stanly 718 540 75.2 104 14.5 4 0.6 27 3.8 43 6.0
Stokes 402 376 93.5 14 3.5 1 0.2 5 1.2 6 1.5
Surry 758 577 76.1 26 3.4 2 0.3 7 0.9 146 19.3
Swain 200 96 48.0 0 0 91 45.5 0 0 13 6.5
Transylvania 289 248 85.8 15 5.2 3 1.0 4 1.4 19 6.6
Tyrrell 41 23 56.1 11 26.8 0 0 0 0 7 17.1
Union 2,378 1,590 66.9 319 13.4 3 0.1 75 3.2 391 16.4
Vance 561 182 32.4 301 53.7 1 0.2 4 0.7 73 13.0
Wake 12,635 6,772 53.6 2,796 22.1 21 0.2 1,133 9.0 1,913 15.1
Warren 198 68 34.3 109 55.1 9 4.5 3 1.5 9 4.5
Washington 116 47 40.5 57 49.1 0 0 2 1.7 10 8.6
Watauga 370 334 90.3 6 1.6 0 0 11 3.0 19 5.1
Wayne 1,717 803 46.8 544 31.7 5 0.3 37 2.2 328 19.1
Wilkes 686 565 82.4 35 5.1 1 0.1 6 0.9 79 11.5
Wilson 936 368 39.3 404 43.2 1 0.1 10 1.1 153 16.3
Yadkin 341 267 78.3 10 2.9 0 0 1 0.3 63 18.5
Yancey 173 148 85.5 0 0 0 0 2 1.2 23 13.3

* Medicaid paid for prenatal care and delivery. ** Medicaid paid for delivery only, not prenatal care.
% Columns may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding
Source: State Center for Health Statistics NC Department of Health and Human Services