RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2014 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:
BY MATERNAL MEDICAID STATUS

  TOTAL MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS:
Prenatal Medicaid* Emergency Medicaid** Non-Medicaid
Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,948 100.0 57,653 47.7 8,128 6.7 55,167 45.6
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RACE/ETHNICITY: 67,387 55.7 27,127 47.1 83 1.0 40,177 72.8
...White, Non-Hispanic
...Black, Non-Hispanic 28,923 23.9 22,129 38.4 113 1.4 6,681 12.1
...Am. Ind., Non-Hispanic 1,594 1.3 1,258 2.2 0 0 336 0.6
...Other, Non-Hispanic 5,266 4.4 1,706 3.0 106 1.3 3,454 6.3
...Hispanic 17,778 14.7 5,433 9.4 7,826 96.3 4,519 8.2
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 277 0.2 138 0.2 6 0.1 133 0.2
...Less than 500 grams
...500-1499 grams 1,759 1.5 1,053 1.8 73 0.9 633 1.1
...1500-2499 grams 8,714 7.2 5,089 8.8 403 5.0 3,222 5.8
...2500+ grams 110,151 91.1 51,361 89.1 7,646 94.1 51,144 92.7
...Unknown 47 0.0 12 0.0 0 0 35 0.1
(OBSTETRIC) WEEKS OF GESTATION: 855 0.7 473 0.8 24 0.3 358 0.6
...< 27 weeks
...27-31 weeks 1,395 1.2 792 1.4 74 0.9 529 1.0
...32-36 weeks 9,539 7.9 4,983 8.6 540 6.6 4,016 7.3
...37+ weeks 109,046 90.2 51,358 89.1 7,477 92.0 50,211 91.0
...Unknown 113 0.1 47 0.1 13 0.2 53 0.1
MOTHER'S AGE: 2,407 2.0 2,067 3.6 176 2.2 164 0.3
...< 18 years
...18-34 years 101,215 83.7 51,116 88.7 6,334 77.9 43,765 79.3
...35+ years 17,321 14.3 4,470 7.8 1,617 19.9 11,234 20.4
...Unknown 5 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0.0
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 19,175 15.9 11,873 20.6 5,433 66.8 1,869 3.4
...Less than High School
...High School Graduate or GED 27,207 22.5 19,528 33.9 1,984 24.4 5,695 10.3
...Some College 38,962 32.2 21,811 37.8 431 5.3 16,720 30.3
...Bachelors Degree 22,865 18.9 3,621 6.3 185 2.3 19,059 34.5
...Masters or PhD 12,453 10.3 697 1.2 37 0.5 11,719 21.2
...Unknown 286 0.2 123 0.2 58 0.7 105 0.2
MARITAL STATUS: 71,374 59.0 19,359 33.6 3,244 39.9 48,771 88.4
...Married
...Unmarried 49,511 40.9 38,274 66.4 4,883 60.1 6,354 11.5
...Unknown 63 0.1 20 0.0 1 0.0 42 0.1
PARITY: 40,244 33.3 18,365 31.9 1,461 18.0 20,418 37.0
...1
...2-3 55,962 46.3 25,774 44.7 3,818 47.0 26,370 47.8
...4+ 24,597 20.3 13,454 23.3 2,845 35.0 8,298 15.0
...Unknown 145 0.1 60 0.1 4 0.0 81 0.1
PLURITY: 116,598 96.4 55,825 96.8 7,970 98.1 52,803 95.7
...Singleton
...Twin 4,233 3.5 1,802 3.1 158 1.9 2,273 4.1
...Other Multiples 116 0.1 25 0.0 0 0 91 0.2
...Missing Information 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 85,197 70.4 40,787 70.7 6,315 77.7 38,095 69.1
...Vaginal
...C-Section 35,707 29.5 16,858 29.2 1,813 22.3 17,036 30.9
...Unknown 44 0.0 8 0.0 0 0 36 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 82,474 68.2 34,212 59.3 4,216 51.9 44,046 79.8
...First
...Second 28,357 23.4 17,424 30.2 2,842 35.0 8,091 14.7
...Third 6,509 5.4 4,138 7.2 682 8.4 1,689 3.1
...No care 2,234 1.8 1,225 2.1 251 3.1 758 1.4
...Unknown 1,374 1.1 654 1.1 137 1.7 583 1.1
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 1,890 1.6 922 1.6 215 2.6 753 1.4
...Missing
...Inadequate 23,096 19.1 14,610 25.3 2,558 31.5 5,928 10.7
...Intermediate 9,354 7.7 4,048 7.0 1,025 12.6 4,281 7.8
...Adequate 37,034 30.6 15,913 27.6 2,187 26.9 18,934 34.3
...Adequate Plus 49,574 41.0 22,160 38.4 2,143 26.4 25,271 45.8
PLACE OF DELIVERY: 119,723 99.0 57,478 99.7 8,125 100.0 54,120 98.1
...Hospital
...Home Birth (Intentional or not) 630 0.5 86 0.1 3 0.0 541 1.0
...Other 595 0.5 89 0.2 0 0 506 0.9
MOTHER SMOKED? 11,896 9.8 10,355 18.0 20 0.2 1,521 2.8
...Yes
...No 108,895 90.0 47,248 82.0 8,107 99.7 53,540 97.1
...Unknown 157 0.1 50 0.1 1 0.0 106 0.2
PRE-PREGNANCY BMI: 4,769 3.9 2,874 5.0 173 2.1 1,722 3.1
...Underweight (<18.5)
...Normal (18.5-24.9) 53,505 44.2 22,300 38.7 2,872 35.3 28,333 51.4
...Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,439 24.3 13,430 23.3 2,688 33.1 13,321 24.1
...Obese (30.0+) 30,811 25.5 18,077 31.4 1,922 23.6 10,812 19.6
...Unknown 2,424 2.0 972 1.7 473 5.8 979 1.8
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE: 95,156 78.7 38,664 67.1 7,153 88.0 49,339 89.4
...Yes
...No 25,305 20.9 18,835 32.7 973 12.0 5,497 10.0
...Unknown 487 0.4 154 0.3 2 0.0 331 0.6
MOTHER'S WIC STATUS: 51,848 42.9 39,874 69.2 5,870 72.2 6,104 11.1
...Prenatal WIC
...No Prenatal WIC 69,100 57.1 17,779 30.8 2,258 27.8 49,063 88.9


RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2014 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:
MEDICAID DELIVERIES (PRENATAL AND EMERGENCY) BY RACE/ETHNICITY

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY:
White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Am. Ind., Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 65,781 100.0 27,210 41.4 22,242 33.8 1,258 1.9 1,812 2.8 13,259 20.2
RESIDENT BIRTHS
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS: 57,653 87.6 27,127 99.7 22,129 99.5 1,258 100.0 1,706 94.2 5,433 41.0
...Prenatal Medicaid*
...Emergency Medicaid** 8,128 12.4 83 0.3 113 0.5 0 0 106 5.8 7,826 59.0
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 144 0.2 44 0.2 80 0.4 0 0 2 0.1 18 0.1
...Less than 500 grams
...500-1499 grams 1,126 1.7 382 1.4 567 2.5 26 2.1 17 0.9 134 1.0
...1500-2499 grams 5,492 8.3 2,110 7.8 2,427 10.9 127 10.1 122 6.7 706 5.3
...2500+ grams 59,007 89.7 24,672 90.7 19,159 86.1 1,104 87.8 1,671 92.2 12,401 93.5
...Unknown 12 0.0 2 0.0 9 0.0 1 0.1 0 0 0 0
(OBSTETRIC) WEEKS OF GESTATION: 497 0.8 151 0.6 277 1.2 9 0.7 5 0.3 55 0.4
...< 27 weeks
...27-31 weeks 866 1.3 305 1.1 404 1.8 16 1.3 20 1.1 121 0.9
...32-36 weeks 5,523 8.4 2,194 8.1 2,196 9.9 111 8.8 133 7.3 889 6.7
...37+ weeks 58,835 89.4 24,541 90.2 19,341 87.0 1,122 89.2 1,652 91.2 12,179 91.9
...Unknown 60 0.1 19 0.1 24 0.1 0 0 2 0.1 15 0.1
MOTHER'S AGE: 2,243 3.4 795 2.9 836 3.8 61 4.8 32 1.8 519 3.9
...< 18 years
...18-34 years 57,450 87.3 24,317 89.4 19,779 88.9 1,134 90.1 1,528 84.3 10,692 80.6
...35+ years 6,087 9.3 2,098 7.7 1,627 7.3 63 5.0 252 13.9 2,047 15.4
...Unknown 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 17,306 26.3 4,948 18.2 4,204 18.9 336 26.7 588 32.5 7,230 54.5
...Less than High School
...High School Graduate or GED 21,512 32.7 9,226 33.9 7,602 34.2 468 37.2 519 28.6 3,697 27.9
...Some College 22,242 33.8 10,802 39.7 8,730 39.3 407 32.4 439 24.2 1,864 14.1
...Bachelors Degree 3,806 5.8 1,822 6.7 1,389 6.2 39 3.1 196 10.8 360 2.7
...Masters or PhD 734 1.1 356 1.3 278 1.2 6 0.5 51 2.8 43 0.3
...Unknown 181 0.3 56 0.2 39 0.2 2 0.2 19 1.0 65 0.5
MARITAL STATUS: 22,603 34.4 11,879 43.7 3,912 17.6 325 25.8 1,152 63.6 5,335 40.2
...Married
...Unmarried 43,157 65.6 15,317 56.3 18,325 82.4 932 74.1 660 36.4 7,923 59.8
...Unknown 21 0.0 14 0.1 5 0.0 1 0.1 0 0 1 0.0
PARITY: 19,826 30.1 9,083 33.4 6,626 29.8 378 30.0 563 31.1 3,176 24.0
...1
...2-3 29,592 45.0 12,427 45.7 9,657 43.4 587 46.7 853 47.1 6,068 45.8
...4+ 16,299 24.8 5,668 20.8 5,940 26.7 291 23.1 391 21.6 4,009 30.2
...Unknown 64 0.1 32 0.1 19 0.1 2 0.2 5 0.3 6 0.0
PLURITY: 63,795 97.0 26,421 97.1 21,371 96.1 1,226 97.5 1,777 98.1 13,000 98.0
...Singleton
...Twin 1,960 3.0 776 2.9 858 3.9 32 2.5 35 1.9 259 2.0
...Other Multiples 25 0.0 12 0.0 13 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
...Missing Information 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 47,102 71.6 19,259 70.8 15,354 69.0 872 69.3 1,394 76.9 10,223 77.1
...Vaginal
...C-Section 18,671 28.4 7,946 29.2 6,886 31.0 385 30.6 418 23.1 3,036 22.9
...Unknown 8 0.0 5 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.1 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 38,428 58.4 17,401 64.0 12,265 55.1 783 62.2 854 47.1 7,125 53.7
...First
...Second 20,266 30.8 7,447 27.4 7,218 32.5 355 28.2 708 39.1 4,538 34.2
...Third 4,820 7.3 1,625 6.0 1,872 8.4 83 6.6 174 9.6 1,066 8.0
...No care 1,476 2.2 424 1.6 640 2.9 27 2.1 55 3.0 330 2.5
...Unknown 791 1.2 313 1.2 247 1.1 10 0.8 21 1.2 200 1.5
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 1,137 1.7 415 1.5 368 1.7 12 1.0 32 1.8 310 2.3
...Missing
...Inadequate 17,168 26.1 5,767 21.2 6,592 29.6 298 23.7 619 34.2 3,892 29.4
...Intermediate 5,073 7.7 1,666 6.1 1,627 7.3 130 10.3 157 8.7 1,493 11.3
...Adequate 18,100 27.5 8,004 29.4 5,597 25.2 437 34.7 412 22.7 3,650 27.5
...Adequate Plus 24,303 36.9 11,358 41.7 8,058 36.2 381 30.3 592 32.7 3,914 29.5
PLACE OF DELIVERY: 65,603 99.7 27,092 99.6 22,201 99.8 1,257 99.9 1,808 99.8 13,245 99.9
...Hospital
...Home Birth (Intentional or not) 89 0.1 51 0.2 27 0.1 1 0.1 3 0.2 7 0.1
...Other 89 0.1 67 0.2 14 0.1 0 0 1 0.1 7 0.1
MOTHER SMOKED? 10,375 15.8 7,207 26.5 2,493 11.2 364 28.9 68 3.8 243 1.8
...Yes
...No 55,355 84.2 19,976 73.4 19,730 88.7 890 70.7 1,744 96.2 13,015 98.2
...Unknown 51 0.1 27 0.1 19 0.1 4 0.3 0 0 1 0.0
PRE-PREGNANCY BMI: 3,047 4.6 1,652 6.1 859 3.9 55 4.4 143 7.9 338 2.5
...Underweight (<18.5)
...Normal (18.5-24.9) 25,172 38.3 11,486 42.2 7,403 33.3 456 36.2 983 54.2 4,844 36.5
...Overweight (25.0-29.9) 16,118 24.5 6,082 22.4 5,220 23.5 346 27.5 383 21.1 4,087 30.8
...Obese (30.0+) 19,999 30.4 7,617 28.0 8,317 37.4 393 31.2 237 13.1 3,435 25.9
...Unknown 1,445 2.2 373 1.4 443 2.0 8 0.6 66 3.6 555 4.2
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE: 45,817 69.7 19,187 70.5 13,219 59.4 611 48.6 1,402 77.4 11,398 86.0
...Yes
...No 19,808 30.1 7,946 29.2 8,956 40.3 642 51.0 406 22.4 1,858 14.0
...Unknown 156 0.2 77 0.3 67 0.3 5 0.4 4 0.2 3 0.0
MOTHER'S WIC STATUS: 45,744 69.5 18,092 66.5 15,965 71.8 914 72.7 1,174 64.8 9,599 72.4
...Prenatal WIC
...No Prenatal WIC 20,037 30.5 9,118 33.5 6,277 28.2 344 27.3 638 35.2 3,660 27.6

* 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:
MEDICAID DELIVERIES BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE

  TOTAL MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS:
Prenatal Medicaid* Emergency Medicaid** Non-Medicaid
Births Births Births
# % # % # %
TOTAL 120,948 57,653 47.7 8,128 6.7 55,167 45.6
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RESIDENCE: 1,766 956 54.1 152 8.6 658 37.3
Alamance
Alexander 351 214 61.0 15 4.3 122 34.8
Alleghany 99 68 68.7 9 9.1 22 22.2
Anson 237 185 78.1 0 0 52 21.9
Ashe 223 144 64.6 12 5.4 67 30.0
Avery 114 74 64.9 8 7.0 32 28.1
Beaufort 447 290 64.9 35 7.8 122 27.3
Bertie 164 135 82.3 0 0 29 17.7
Bladen 363 244 67.2 23 6.3 96 26.4
Brunswick 1,102 581 52.7 43 3.9 478 43.4
Buncombe 2,576 1,385 53.8 162 6.3 1,029 39.9
Burke 885 577 65.2 71 8.0 237 26.8
Cabarrus 2,335 976 41.8 205 8.8 1,154 49.4
Caldwell 828 562 67.9 25 3.0 241 29.1
Camden 98 31 31.6 1 1.0 66 67.3
Carteret 581 266 45.8 19 3.3 296 50.9
Caswell 210 148 70.5 3 1.4 59 28.1
Catawba 1,806 1,091 60.4 143 7.9 572 31.7
Chatham 610 230 37.7 76 12.5 304 49.8
Cherokee 210 155 73.8 2 1.0 53 25.2
Chowan 124 80 64.5 3 2.4 41 33.1
Clay 78 53 67.9 2 2.6 23 29.5
Cleveland 1,055 742 70.3 12 1.1 301 28.5
Columbus 608 447 73.5 39 6.4 122 20.1
Craven 1,500 617 41.1 25 1.7 858 57.2
Cumberland 5,700 2,169 38.1 56 1.0 3,475 61.0
Currituck 260 103 39.6 3 1.2 154 59.2
Dare 351 162 46.2 34 9.7 155 44.2
Davidson 1,756 1,075 61.2 97 5.5 584 33.3
Davie 361 186 51.5 27 7.5 148 41.0
Duplin 772 432 56.0 165 21.4 175 22.7
Durham 4,503 1,579 35.1 518 11.5 2,406 53.4
Edgecombe 601 492 81.9 12 2.0 97 16.1
Forsyth 4,548 2,139 47.0 519 11.4 1,890 41.6
Franklin 664 378 56.9 21 3.2 265 39.9
Gaston 2,533 1,490 58.8 118 4.7 925 36.5
Gates 104 62 59.6 1 1.0 41 39.4
Graham 90 63 70.0 1 1.1 26 28.9
Granville 550 311 56.5 23 4.2 216 39.3
Greene 216 123 56.9 33 15.3 60 27.8
Guilford 6,085 3,217 52.9 413 6.8 2,455 40.3
Halifax 593 468 78.9 12 2.0 113 19.1
Harnett 1,985 801 40.4 103 5.2 1,081 54.5
Haywood 562 356 63.3 6 1.1 200 35.6
Henderson 1,110 594 53.5 104 9.4 412 37.1
Hertford 223 177 79.4 4 1.8 42 18.8
Hoke 948 333 35.1 58 6.1 557 58.8
Hyde 37 19 51.4 4 10.8 14 37.8
Iredell 1,771 897 50.6 64 3.6 810 45.7
Jackson 399 268 67.2 18 4.5 113 28.3
Johnston 2,287 1,059 46.3 228 10.0 1,000 43.7
Jones 105 68 64.8 2 1.9 35 33.3
Lee 787 454 57.7 91 11.6 242 30.7
Lenoir 681 488 71.7 46 6.8 147 21.6
Lincoln 817 447 54.7 28 3.4 342 41.9
McDowell 447 319 71.4 21 4.7 107 23.9
Macon 334 210 62.9 34 10.2 90 26.9
Madison 196 120 61.2 2 1.0 74 37.8
Martin 232 168 72.4 5 2.2 59 25.4
Mecklenburg 14,409 5,303 36.8 1,342 9.3 7,764 53.9
Mitchell 142 92 64.8 7 4.9 43 30.3
Montgomery 318 198 62.3 56 17.6 64 20.1
Moore 1,023 436 42.6 53 5.2 534 52.2
Nash 1,036 692 66.8 44 4.2 300 29.0
New Hanover 2,283 1,017 44.5 119 5.2 1,147 50.2
Northampton 165 131 79.4 2 1.2 32 19.4
Onslow 4,367 1,043 23.9 23 0.5 3,301 75.6
Orange 1,215 380 31.3 88 7.2 747 61.5
Pamlico 91 60 65.9 1 1.1 30 33.0
Pasquotank 536 311 58.0 5 0.9 220 41.0
Pender 634 316 49.8 41 6.5 277 43.7
Perquimans 124 74 59.7 2 1.6 48 38.7
Person 435 272 62.5 3 0.7 160 36.8
Pitt 2,125 1,101 51.8 96 4.5 928 43.7
Polk 156 98 62.8 3 1.9 55 35.3
Randolph 1,603 931 58.1 151 9.4 521 32.5
Richmond 504 379 75.2 29 5.8 96 19.0
Robeson 1,819 1,336 73.4 146 8.0 337 18.5
Rockingham 963 648 67.3 52 5.4 263 27.3
Rowan 1,551 929 59.9 86 5.5 536 34.6
Rutherford 672 490 72.9 18 2.7 164 24.4
Sampson 840 495 58.9 150 17.9 195 23.2
Scotland 440 372 84.5 1 0.2 67 15.2
Stanly 718 447 62.3 26 3.6 245 34.1
Stokes 402 241 60.0 1 0.2 160 39.8
Surry 758 474 62.5 64 8.4 220 29.0
Swain 200 162 81.0 2 1.0 36 18.0
Transylvania 289 188 65.1 12 4.2 89 30.8
Tyrrell 41 23 56.1 7 17.1 11 26.8
Union 2,378 878 36.9 229 9.6 1,271 53.4
Vance 561 434 77.4 37 6.6 90 16.0
Wake 12,635 3,538 28.0 940 7.4 8,157 64.6
Warren 198 158 79.8 7 3.5 33 16.7
Washington 116 86 74.1 7 6.0 23 19.8
Watauga 370 168 45.4 13 3.5 189 51.1
Wayne 1,717 921 53.6 169 9.8 627 36.5
Wilkes 686 470 68.5 25 3.6 191 27.8
Wilson 936 575 61.4 73 7.8 288 30.8
Yadkin 341 193 56.6 29 8.5 119 34.9
Yancey 173 115 66.5 13 7.5 45 26.0

* 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