RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2015 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS: OVERALL, ALL MOTHERS

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY:
RESIDENT BIRTHS White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Am. Ind., Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,826 100.0 67,004 55.5 28,785 23.8 1,648 1.4 5,304 4.4 18,085 15.0
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 274 0.2 89 0.1 143 0.5 1 0.1 17 0.3 24 0.1
...Less than 500 grams
...500-1499 grams 1,876 1.6 729 1.1 861 3.0 29 1.8 46 0.9 211 1.2
...1500-2499 grams 8,916 7.4 4,199 6.3 3,146 10.9 155 9.4 396 7.5 1,020 5.6
...2500+ grams 109,725 90.8 61,967 92.5 24,624 85.5 1,462 88.7 4,843 91.3 16,829 93.1
...Unknown 35 0.0 20 0.0 11 0.0 1 0.1 2 0.0 1 0.0
(OBSTETRIC) WEEKS OF GESTATION: 923 0.8 318 0.5 450 1.6 12 0.7 31 0.6 112 0.6
...< 27 weeks
...27-31 weeks 1,444 1.2 622 0.9 605 2.1 24 1.5 35 0.7 158 0.9
...32-36 weeks 9,942 8.2 5,148 7.7 2,963 10.3 152 9.2 384 7.2 1,295 7.2
...37+ weeks 108,449 89.8 60,877 90.9 24,752 86.0 1,458 88.5 4,853 91.5 16,509 91.3
...Unknown 68 0.1 39 0.1 15 0.1 2 0.1 1 0.0 11 0.1
MOTHER'S AGE: 2,204 1.8 788 1.2 804 2.8 63 3.8 31 0.6 518 2.9
...< 18 years
...18-34 years 100,875 83.5 55,920 83.5 24,680 85.7 1,451 88.0 4,209 79.4 14,615 80.8
...35+ years 17,745 14.7 10,295 15.4 3,300 11.5 134 8.1 1,064 20.1 2,952 16.3
...Unknown 2 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 18,206 15.1 5,146 7.7 4,074 14.2 350 21.2 633 11.9 8,003 44.3
...Less than High School
...High School Graduate or GED 27,311 22.6 12,544 18.7 8,625 30.0 571 34.6 755 14.2 4,816 26.6
...Some College 38,895 32.2 22,825 34.1 11,150 38.7 531 32.2 905 17.1 3,484 19.3
...Bachelors Degree 23,101 19.1 16,933 25.3 3,269 11.4 148 9.0 1,577 29.7 1,174 6.5
...Masters or PhD 12,980 10.7 9,416 14.1 1,613 5.6 46 2.8 1,411 26.6 494 2.7
...Unknown 333 0.3 140 0.2 54 0.2 2 0.1 23 0.4 114 0.6
MARITAL STATUS: 71,274 59.0 49,077 73.2 8,084 28.1 603 36.6 4,558 85.9 8,952 49.5
...Married
...Unmarried 49,501 41.0 17,893 26.7 20,691 71.9 1,042 63.2 744 14.0 9,131 50.5
...Unknown 51 0.0 34 0.1 10 0.0 3 0.2 2 0.0 2 0.0
PARITY: 39,807 32.9 23,953 35.7 8,600 29.9 503 30.5 2,025 38.2 4,726 26.1
...1
...2-3 56,161 46.5 31,945 47.7 12,637 43.9 724 43.9 2,552 48.1 8,303 45.9
...4+ 24,763 20.5 11,058 16.5 7,519 26.1 420 25.5 723 13.6 5,043 27.9
...Unknown 95 0.1 48 0.1 29 0.1 1 0.1 4 0.1 13 0.1
PLURITY: 116,575 96.5 64,483 96.2 27,623 96.0 1,596 96.8 5,171 97.5 17,702 97.9
...Singleton
...Twin 4,120 3.4 2,435 3.6 1,132 3.9 49 3.0 133 2.5 371 2.1
...Other Multiples 131 0.1 86 0.1 30 0.1 3 0.2 0 0.0 12 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 85,355 70.6 47,099 70.3 19,518 67.8 1,145 69.5 3,732 70.4 13,861 76.6
...Vaginal
...C-Section 35,405 29.3 19,872 29.7 9,252 32.1 502 30.5 1,566 29.5 4,213 23.3
...Unknown 66 0.1 33 0.0 15 0.1 1 0.1 6 0.1 11 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 81,887 67.8 50,009 74.6 16,985 59.0 1,018 61.8 3,502 66.0 10,373 57.4
...First
...Second 28,462 23.6 12,476 18.6 8,509 29.6 455 27.6 1,358 25.6 5,664 31.3
...Third 6,349 5.3 2,603 3.9 2,080 7.2 101 6.1 302 5.7 1,263 7.0
...No care 2,689 2.2 1,117 1.7 890 3.1 54 3.3 97 1.8 531 2.9
...Unknown 1,439 1.2 799 1.2 321 1.1 20 1.2 45 0.8 254 1.4
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 1,976 1.6 1,047 1.6 470 1.6 24 1.5 62 1.2 373 2.1
...Missing
...Inadequate 22,908 19.0 9,148 13.7 7,516 26.1 421 25.5 1,051 19.8 4,772 26.4
...Intermediate 6,955 5.8 3,180 4.7 1,794 6.2 176 10.7 241 4.5 1,564 8.6
...Adequate 33,739 27.9 20,026 29.9 6,663 23.1 507 30.8 1,528 28.8 5,015 27.7
...Adequate Plus 55,248 45.7 33,603 50.2 12,342 42.9 520 31.6 2,422 45.7 6,361 35.2
PLACE OF DELIVERY: 119,484 98.9 65,909 98.4 28,654 99.5 1,640 99.5 5,275 99.5 18,006 99.6
...Hospital
...Home Birth (Intentional or not) 663 0.5 521 0.8 80 0.3 7 0.4 15 0.3 40 0.2
...Other 679 0.6 574 0.9 51 0.2 1 0.1 14 0.3 39 0.2
MOTHER SMOKED? 11,297 9.3 7,886 11.8 2,648 9.2 359 21.8 86 1.6 318 1.8
...Yes
...No 109,443 90.6 59,062 88.1 26,116 90.7 1,286 78.0 5,215 98.3 17,764 98.2
...Unknown 86 0.1 56 0.1 21 0.1 3 0.2 3 0.1 3 0.0
PRE-PREGNANCY BMI: 4,451 3.7 2,611 3.9 943 3.3 82 5.0 355 6.7 460 2.5
...Underweight (<18.5)
...Normal (18.5-24.9) 52,415 43.4 32,515 48.5 9,296 32.3 564 34.2 3,110 58.6 6,930 38.3
...Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,674 24.6 15,376 22.9 7,269 25.3 413 25.1 1,181 22.3 5,435 30.1
...Obese (30.0+) 31,287 25.9 15,090 22.5 10,670 37.1 566 34.3 526 9.9 4,435 24.5
...Unknown 2,999 2.5 1,412 2.1 607 2.1 23 1.4 132 2.5 825 4.6
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE: 96,703 80.0 55,871 83.4 19,199 66.7 925 56.1 4,713 88.9 15,995 88.4
...Yes
...No 23,661 19.6 10,829 16.2 9,492 33.0 707 42.9 570 10.7 2,063 11.4
...Unknown 462 0.4 304 0.5 94 0.3 16 1.0 21 0.4 27 0.1
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS: 58,086 48.1 26,909 40.2 22,265 77.3 1,319 80.0 1,673 31.5 5,920 32.7
...Prenatal Medicaid*
...Emergency Medicaid** 8,166 6.8 79 0.1 94 0.3 0 0.0 118 2.2 7,875 43.5
...Non-Medicaid 54,574 45.2 40,016 59.7 6,426 22.3 329 20.0 3,513 66.2 4,290 23.7
MOTHER'S WIC STATUS: 54,816 45.4 21,414 32.0 18,725 65.1 990 60.1 1,473 27.8 12,214 67.5
...Prenatal WIC
...No Prenatal WIC 66,010 54.6 45,590 68.0 10,060 34.9 658 39.9 3,831 72.2 5,871 32.5


2015 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 120,826 67,004 55.5 28,785 23.8 1,648 1.4 5,304 4.4 18,085 15.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RESIDENCE: 1,783 968 54.3 393 22.0 11 0.6 33 1.9 378 21.2
Alamance
Alexander 343 302 88.0 21 6.1 1 0.3 8 2.3 11 3.2
Alleghany 104 79 76.0 2 1.9 1 1.0 0 0 22 21.2
Anson 230 89 38.7 129 56.1 0 0 5 2.2 7 3.0
Ashe 214 191 89.3 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 22 10.3
Avery 147 123 83.7 1 0.7 0 0 0 0 23 15.6
Beaufort 486 260 53.5 155 31.9 3 0.6 3 0.6 65 13.4
Bertie 169 40 23.7 118 69.8 2 1.2 3 1.8 6 3.6
Bladen 351 159 45.3 127 36.2 12 3.4 3 0.9 50 14.2
Brunswick 1,044 784 75.1 131 12.5 10 1.0 14 1.3 105 10.1
Buncombe 2,625 2,075 79.0 202 7.7 7 0.3 55 2.1 286 10.9
Burke 901 680 75.5 43 4.8 5 0.6 73 8.1 100 11.1
Cabarrus 2,458 1,463 59.5 423 17.2 9 0.4 134 5.5 429 17.5
Caldwell 800 678 84.8 41 5.1 1 0.1 11 1.4 69 8.6
Camden 90 79 87.8 6 6.7 1 1.1 2 2.2 2 2.2
Carteret 612 525 85.8 36 5.9 2 0.3 9 1.5 40 6.5
Caswell 191 120 62.8 56 29.3 1 0.5 0 0 14 7.3
Catawba 1,754 1,143 65.2 201 11.5 4 0.2 134 7.6 272 15.5
Chatham 665 411 61.8 74 11.1 4 0.6 13 2.0 163 24.5
Cherokee 222 192 86.5 4 1.8 5 2.3 12 5.4 9 4.1
Chowan 166 80 48.2 77 46.4 1 0.6 0 0 8 4.8
Clay 83 77 92.8 1 1.2 0 0 2 2.4 3 3.6
Cleveland 1,084 747 68.9 271 25.0 1 0.1 16 1.5 49 4.5
Columbus 600 340 56.7 173 28.8 30 5.0 2 0.3 55 9.2
Craven 1,454 933 64.2 270 18.6 7 0.5 82 5.6 162 11.1
Cumberland 5,413 2,476 45.7 1,926 35.6 82 1.5 192 3.5 737 13.6
Currituck 260 234 90.0 14 5.4 0 0 4 1.5 8 3.1
Dare 348 275 79.0 8 2.3 1 0.3 2 0.6 62 17.8
Davidson 1,749 1,307 74.7 203 11.6 2 0.1 36 2.1 201 11.5
Davie 388 302 77.8 28 7.2 1 0.3 4 1.0 53 13.7
Duplin 748 278 37.2 165 22.1 2 0.3 2 0.3 301 40.2
Durham 4,231 1,640 38.8 1,402 33.1 12 0.3 267 6.3 910 21.5
Edgecombe 638 172 27.0 406 63.6 1 0.2 5 0.8 54 8.5
Forsyth 4,340 2,060 47.5 1,252 28.8 10 0.2 149 3.4 869 20.0
Franklin 725 443 61.1 183 25.2 1 0.1 5 0.7 93 12.8
Gaston 2,525 1,722 68.2 523 20.7 3 0.1 39 1.5 238 9.4
Gates 109 83 76.1 23 21.1 0 0 0 0 3 2.8
Graham 77 62 80.5 1 1.3 12 15.6 1 1.3 1 1.3
Granville 581 327 56.3 175 30.1 1 0.2 9 1.5 69 11.9
Greene 203 78 38.4 61 30.0 2 1.0 3 1.5 59 29.1
Guilford 6,095 2,384 39.1 2,455 40.3 28 0.5 462 7.6 766 12.6
Halifax 574 191 33.3 337 58.7 16 2.8 6 1.0 24 4.2
Harnett 1,800 1,090 60.6 333 18.5 18 1.0 46 2.6 313 17.4
Haywood 597 548 91.8 12 2.0 2 0.3 3 0.5 32 5.4
Henderson 1,069 796 74.5 45 4.2 1 0.1 26 2.4 201 18.8
Hertford 239 65 27.2 158 66.1 0 0 5 2.1 11 4.6
Hoke 956 453 47.4 248 25.9 77 8.1 30 3.1 148 15.5
Hyde 49 32 65.3 11 22.4 0 0 0 0 6 12.2
Iredell 1,935 1,385 71.6 267 13.8 6 0.3 79 4.1 198 10.2
Jackson 400 294 73.5 5 1.3 65 16.3 3 0.8 33 8.3
Johnston 2,267 1,420 62.6 352 15.5 11 0.5 29 1.3 455 20.1
Jones 90 65 72.2 19 21.1 0 0 1 1.1 5 5.6
Lee 726 352 48.5 144 19.8 3 0.4 4 0.6 223 30.7
Lenoir 633 268 42.3 286 45.2 1 0.2 8 1.3 70 11.1
Lincoln 791 661 83.6 48 6.1 1 0.1 10 1.3 71 9.0
McDowell 489 419 85.7 10 2.0 0 0 6 1.2 54 11.0
Macon 365 287 78.6 5 1.4 4 1.1 5 1.4 64 17.5
Madison 234 228 97.4 1 0.4 0 0 1 0.4 4 1.7
Martin 266 139 52.3 108 40.6 2 0.8 0 0 17 6.4
Mecklenburg 14,851 5,786 39.0 4,748 32.0 34 0.2 1,372 9.2 2,911 19.6
Mitchell 151 132 87.4 0 0 0 0 1 0.7 18 11.9
Montgomery 316 157 49.7 57 18.0 2 0.6 5 1.6 95 30.1
Moore 1,058 742 70.1 180 17.0 9 0.9 25 2.4 102 9.6
Nash 1,051 453 43.1 433 41.2 8 0.8 19 1.8 138 13.1
New Hanover 2,311 1,581 68.4 418 18.1 8 0.3 42 1.8 262 11.3
Northampton 177 57 32.2 111 62.7 1 0.6 1 0.6 7 4.0
Onslow 4,173 2,893 69.3 533 12.8 33 0.8 129 3.1 585 14.0
Orange 1,207 717 59.4 175 14.5 1 0.1 138 11.4 176 14.6
Pamlico 84 62 73.8 15 17.9 1 1.2 1 1.2 5 6.0
Pasquotank 493 231 46.9 221 44.8 2 0.4 8 1.6 31 6.3
Pender 615 420 68.3 97 15.8 2 0.3 4 0.7 92 15.0
Perquimans 112 84 75.0 23 20.5 0 0 0 0 5 4.5
Person 403 246 61.0 123 30.5 1 0.2 3 0.7 30 7.4
Pitt 2,163 1,011 46.7 929 42.9 5 0.2 53 2.5 165 7.6
Polk 140 116 82.9 8 5.7 0 0 2 1.4 14 10.0
Randolph 1,558 1,136 72.9 93 6.0 4 0.3 43 2.8 282 18.1
Richmond 557 295 53.0 190 34.1 22 3.9 11 2.0 39 7.0
Robeson 1,771 297 16.8 427 24.1 772 43.6 24 1.4 251 14.2
Rockingham 905 628 69.4 187 20.7 1 0.1 7 0.8 82 9.1
Rowan 1,603 1,016 63.4 318 19.8 5 0.3 36 2.2 228 14.2
Rutherford 681 549 80.6 81 11.9 3 0.4 2 0.3 46 6.8
Sampson 832 320 38.5 184 22.1 20 2.4 11 1.3 297 35.7
Scotland 443 145 32.7 204 46.0 81 18.3 4 0.9 9 2.0
Stanly 678 494 72.9 117 17.3 1 0.1 19 2.8 47 6.9
Stokes 411 374 91.0 17 4.1 1 0.2 3 0.7 16 3.9
Surry 750 559 74.5 31 4.1 3 0.4 8 1.1 149 19.9
Swain 219 127 58.0 0 0 84 38.4 0 0 8 3.7
Transylvania 274 234 85.4 12 4.4 3 1.1 5 1.8 20 7.3
Tyrrell 39 20 51.3 10 25.6 0 0 0 0 9 23.1
Union 2,359 1,521 64.5 308 13.1 11 0.5 79 3.3 440 18.7
Vance 540 143 26.5 306 56.7 2 0.4 7 1.3 82 15.2
Wake 12,867 6,843 53.2 2,891 22.5 35 0.3 1,120 8.7 1,978 15.4
Warren 186 51 27.4 114 61.3 7 3.8 2 1.1 12 6.5
Washington 119 38 31.9 71 59.7 0 0 1 0.8 9 7.6
Watauga 355 319 89.9 3 0.8 0 0 10 2.8 23 6.5
Wayne 1,630 749 46.0 525 32.2 2 0.1 28 1.7 326 20.0
Wilkes 719 585 81.4 30 4.2 0 0 7 1.0 97 13.5
Wilson 971 347 35.7 417 42.9 1 0.1 14 1.4 192 19.8
Yadkin 386 296 76.7 7 1.8 0 0 4 1.0 79 20.5
Yancey 182 156 85.7 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 25 13.7

* 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