RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2015 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 120,826 100.0 58,086 48.1 8,166 6.8 54,574 45.2
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RACE/ETHNICITY: 67,004 55.5 26,909 46.3 79 1.0 40,016 73.3
...White, Non-Hispanic
...Black, Non-Hispanic 28,785 23.8 22,265 38.3 94 1.2 6,426 11.8
...Am. Ind., Non-Hispanic 1,648 1.4 1,319 2.3 0 0 329 0.6
...Other, Non-Hispanic 5,304 4.4 1,673 2.9 118 1.4 3,513 6.4
...Hispanic 18,085 15.0 5,920 10.2 7,875 96.4 4,290 7.9
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 274 0.2 145 0.2 6 0.1 123 0.2
...Less than 500 grams
...500-1499 grams 1,876 1.6 1,154 2.0 87 1.1 635 1.2
...1500-2499 grams 8,916 7.4 5,367 9.2 414 5.1 3,135 5.7
...2500+ grams 109,725 90.8 51,411 88.5 7,659 93.8 50,655 92.8
...Unknown 35 0.0 9 0.0 0 0 26 0.0
(OBSTETRIC) WEEKS OF GESTATION: 923 0.8 557 1.0 41 0.5 325 0.6
...< 27 weeks
...27-31 weeks 1,444 1.2 868 1.5 60 0.7 516 0.9
...32-36 weeks 9,942 8.2 5,353 9.2 548 6.7 4,041 7.4
...37+ weeks 108,449 89.8 51,276 88.3 7,514 92.0 49,659 91.0
...Unknown 68 0.1 32 0.1 3 0.0 33 0.1
MOTHER'S AGE: 2,204 1.8 1,898 3.3 142 1.7 164 0.3
...< 18 years
...18-34 years 100,875 83.5 51,592 88.8 6,339 77.6 42,944 78.7
...35+ years 17,745 14.7 4,595 7.9 1,684 20.6 11,466 21.0
...Unknown 2 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 18,206 15.1 11,260 19.4 5,314 65.1 1,632 3.0
...Less than High School
...High School Graduate or GED 27,311 22.6 19,858 34.2 2,019 24.7 5,434 10.0
...Some College 38,895 32.2 22,284 38.4 482 5.9 16,129 29.6
...Bachelors Degree 23,101 19.1 3,782 6.5 208 2.5 19,111 35.0
...Masters or PhD 12,980 10.7 761 1.3 60 0.7 12,159 22.3
...Unknown 333 0.3 141 0.2 83 1.0 109 0.2
MARITAL STATUS: 71,274 59.0 19,525 33.6 3,267 40.0 48,482 88.8
...Married
...Unmarried 49,501 41.0 38,542 66.4 4,899 60.0 6,060 11.1
...Unknown 51 0.0 19 0.0 0 0 32 0.1
PARITY: 39,807 32.9 18,279 31.5 1,461 17.9 20,067 36.8
...1
...2-3 56,161 46.5 25,967 44.7 3,803 46.6 26,391 48.4
...4+ 24,763 20.5 13,804 23.8 2,894 35.4 8,065 14.8
...Unknown 95 0.1 36 0.1 8 0.1 51 0.1
PLURITY: 116,575 96.5 56,163 96.7 8,021 98.2 52,391 96.0
...Singleton
...Twin 4,120 3.4 1,882 3.2 145 1.8 2,093 3.8
...Other Multiples 131 0.1 41 0.1 0 0 90 0.2
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 85,355 70.6 40,927 70.5 6,347 77.7 38,081 69.8
...Vaginal
...C-Section 35,405 29.3 17,141 29.5 1,813 22.2 16,451 30.1
...Unknown 66 0.1 18 0.0 6 0.1 42 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 81,887 67.8 34,453 59.3 4,188 51.3 43,246 79.2
...First
...Second 28,462 23.6 17,548 30.2 2,917 35.7 7,997 14.7
...Third 6,349 5.3 3,870 6.7 675 8.3 1,804 3.3
...No care 2,689 2.2 1,553 2.7 263 3.2 873 1.6
...Unknown 1,439 1.2 662 1.1 123 1.5 654 1.2
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 1,976 1.6 947 1.6 190 2.3 839 1.5
...Missing
...Inadequate 22,908 19.0 14,610 25.2 2,543 31.1 5,755 10.5
...Intermediate 6,955 5.8 3,704 6.4 864 10.6 2,387 4.4
...Adequate 33,739 27.9 14,715 25.3 2,227 27.3 16,797 30.8
...Adequate Plus 55,248 45.7 24,110 41.5 2,342 28.7 28,796 52.8
PLACE OF DELIVERY: 119,484 98.9 57,873 99.6 8,165 100.0 53,446 97.9
...Hospital
...Home Birth (Intentional or not) 663 0.5 75 0.1 1 0.0 587 1.1
...Other 679 0.6 138 0.2 0 0 541 1.0
MOTHER SMOKED? 11,297 9.3 9,934 17.1 21 0.3 1,342 2.5
...Yes
...No 109,443 90.6 48,124 82.8 8,145 99.7 53,174 97.4
...Unknown 86 0.1 28 0.0 0 0 58 0.1
PRE-PREGNANCY BMI: 4,451 3.7 2,716 4.7 158 1.9 1,577 2.9
...Underweight (<18.5)
...Normal (18.5-24.9) 52,415 43.4 21,791 37.5 2,867 35.1 27,757 50.9
...Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,674 24.6 13,836 23.8 2,659 32.6 13,179 24.1
...Obese (30.0+) 31,287 25.9 18,492 31.8 1,911 23.4 10,884 19.9
...Unknown 2,999 2.5 1,251 2.2 571 7.0 1,177 2.2
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE: 96,703 80.0 40,165 69.1 7,289 89.3 49,249 90.2
...Yes
...No 23,661 19.6 17,766 30.6 875 10.7 5,020 9.2
...Unknown 462 0.4 155 0.3 2 0.0 305 0.6
MOTHER'S WIC STATUS: 54,816 45.4 42,516 73.2 6,469 79.2 5,831 10.7
...Prenatal WIC
...No Prenatal WIC 66,010 54.6 15,570 26.8 1,697 20.8 48,743 89.3


RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2015 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 66,252 100.0 26,988 40.7 22,359 33.7 1,319 2.0 1,791 2.7 13,795 20.8
RESIDENT BIRTHS
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS: 58,086 87.7 26,909 99.7 22,265 99.6 1,319 100.0 1,673 93.4 5,920 42.9
...Prenatal Medicaid*
...Emergency Medicaid** 8,166 12.3 79 0.3 94 0.4 0 0 118 6.6 7,875 57.1
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 151 0.2 36 0.1 91 0.4 1 0.1 7 0.4 16 0.1
...Less than 500 grams
...500-1499 grams 1,241 1.9 374 1.4 662 3.0 24 1.8 22 1.2 159 1.2
...1500-2499 grams 5,781 8.7 2,172 8.0 2,540 11.4 133 10.1 138 7.7 798 5.8
...2500+ grams 59,070 89.2 24,402 90.4 19,061 85.2 1,161 88.0 1,624 90.7 12,822 92.9
...Unknown 9 0.0 4 0.0 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(OBSTETRIC) WEEKS OF GESTATION: 598 0.9 163 0.6 322 1.4 9 0.7 16 0.9 88 0.6
...< 27 weeks
...27-31 weeks 928 1.4 305 1.1 471 2.1 20 1.5 15 0.8 117 0.8
...32-36 weeks 5,901 8.9 2,320 8.6 2,331 10.4 114 8.6 143 8.0 993 7.2
...37+ weeks 58,790 88.7 24,178 89.6 19,228 86.0 1,176 89.2 1,617 90.3 12,591 91.3
...Unknown 35 0.1 22 0.1 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
MOTHER'S AGE: 2,040 3.1 723 2.7 748 3.3 57 4.3 30 1.7 482 3.5
...< 18 years
...18-34 years 57,931 87.4 24,180 89.6 19,900 89.0 1,187 90.0 1,502 83.9 11,162 80.9
...35+ years 6,279 9.5 2,084 7.7 1,710 7.6 75 5.7 259 14.5 2,151 15.6
...Unknown 2 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 16,574 25.0 4,718 17.5 3,854 17.2 330 25.0 542 30.3 7,130 51.7
...Less than High School
...High School Graduate or GED 21,877 33.0 9,099 33.7 7,802 34.9 522 39.6 526 29.4 3,928 28.5
...Some College 22,766 34.4 10,890 40.4 8,856 39.6 402 30.5 456 25.5 2,162 15.7
...Bachelors Degree 3,990 6.0 1,862 6.9 1,475 6.6 53 4.0 198 11.1 402 2.9
...Masters or PhD 821 1.2 354 1.3 332 1.5 11 0.8 54 3.0 70 0.5
...Unknown 224 0.3 65 0.2 40 0.2 1 0.1 15 0.8 103 0.7
MARITAL STATUS: 22,792 34.4 11,702 43.4 3,926 17.6 346 26.2 1,178 65.8 5,640 40.9
...Married
...Unmarried 43,441 65.6 15,273 56.6 18,429 82.4 971 73.6 613 34.2 8,155 59.1
...Unknown 19 0.0 13 0.0 4 0.0 2 0.2 0 0 0 0
PARITY: 19,740 29.8 8,847 32.8 6,580 29.4 412 31.2 556 31.0 3,345 24.2
...1
...2-3 29,770 44.9 12,367 45.8 9,632 43.1 568 43.1 858 47.9 6,345 46.0
...4+ 16,698 25.2 5,760 21.3 6,128 27.4 339 25.7 377 21.0 4,094 29.7
...Unknown 44 0.1 14 0.1 19 0.1 0 0 0 0 11 0.1
PLURITY: 64,184 96.9 26,131 96.8 21,469 96.0 1,290 97.8 1,761 98.3 13,533 98.1
...Singleton
...Twin 2,027 3.1 836 3.1 873 3.9 29 2.2 30 1.7 259 1.9
...Other Multiples 41 0.1 21 0.1 17 0.1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 47,274 71.4 18,964 70.3 15,374 68.8 926 70.2 1,348 75.3 10,662 77.3
...Vaginal
...C-Section 18,954 28.6 8,017 29.7 6,978 31.2 393 29.8 442 24.7 3,124 22.6
...Unknown 24 0.0 7 0.0 7 0.0 0 0 1 0.1 9 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 38,641 58.3 17,172 63.6 12,397 55.4 780 59.1 886 49.5 7,406 53.7
...First
...Second 20,465 30.9 7,303 27.1 7,303 32.7 396 30.0 712 39.8 4,751 34.4
...Third 4,545 6.9 1,543 5.7 1,750 7.8 87 6.6 127 7.1 1,038 7.5
...No care 1,816 2.7 625 2.3 686 3.1 43 3.3 51 2.8 411 3.0
...Unknown 785 1.2 345 1.3 223 1.0 13 1.0 15 0.8 189 1.4
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 1,137 1.7 465 1.7 348 1.6 15 1.1 23 1.3 286 2.1
...Missing
...Inadequate 17,153 25.9 5,775 21.4 6,461 28.9 367 27.8 564 31.5 3,986 28.9
...Intermediate 4,568 6.9 1,520 5.6 1,521 6.8 153 11.6 88 4.9 1,286 9.3
...Adequate 16,942 25.6 7,322 27.1 5,101 22.8 411 31.2 455 25.4 3,653 26.5
...Adequate Plus 26,452 39.9 11,906 44.1 8,928 39.9 373 28.3 661 36.9 4,584 33.2
PLACE OF DELIVERY: 66,038 99.7 26,849 99.5 22,305 99.8 1,316 99.8 1,790 99.9 13,778 99.9
...Hospital
...Home Birth (Intentional or not) 76 0.1 35 0.1 30 0.1 3 0.2 1 0.1 7 0.1
...Other 138 0.2 104 0.4 24 0.1 0 0 0 0 10 0.1
MOTHER SMOKED? 9,955 15.0 6,825 25.3 2,458 11.0 336 25.5 62 3.5 274 2.0
...Yes
...No 56,269 84.9 20,146 74.6 19,892 89.0 981 74.4 1,729 96.5 13,521 98.0
...Unknown 28 0.0 17 0.1 9 0.0 2 0.2 0 0 0 0
PRE-PREGNANCY BMI: 2,874 4.3 1,519 5.6 799 3.6 69 5.2 128 7.1 359 2.6
...Underweight (<18.5)
...Normal (18.5-24.9) 24,658 37.2 11,000 40.8 7,302 32.7 448 34.0 946 52.8 4,962 36.0
...Overweight (25.0-29.9) 16,495 24.9 6,151 22.8 5,390 24.1 331 25.1 385 21.5 4,238 30.7
...Obese (30.0+) 20,403 30.8 7,750 28.7 8,409 37.6 456 34.6 259 14.5 3,529 25.6
...Unknown 1,822 2.8 568 2.1 459 2.1 15 1.1 73 4.1 707 5.1
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE: 47,454 71.6 19,465 72.1 13,810 61.8 665 50.4 1,410 78.7 12,104 87.7
...Yes
...No 18,641 28.1 7,441 27.6 8,495 38.0 643 48.7 379 21.2 1,683 12.2
...Unknown 157 0.2 82 0.3 54 0.2 11 0.8 2 0.1 8 0.1
MOTHER'S WIC STATUS: 48,985 73.9 18,761 69.5 17,251 77.2 930 70.5 1,246 69.6 10,797 78.3
...Prenatal WIC
...No Prenatal WIC 17,267 26.1 8,227 30.5 5,108 22.8 389 29.5 545 30.4 2,998 21.7

* 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


2015 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 120,826 58,086 48.1 8,166 6.8 54,574 45.2
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RESIDENCE: 1,783 941 52.8 171 9.6 671 37.6
Alamance
Alexander 343 211 61.5 7 2.0 125 36.4
Alleghany 104 71 68.3 9 8.7 24 23.1
Anson 230 190 82.6 2 0.9 38 16.5
Ashe 214 123 57.5 13 6.1 78 36.4
Avery 147 83 56.5 13 8.8 51 34.7
Beaufort 486 298 61.3 37 7.6 151 31.1
Bertie 169 132 78.1 0 0 37 21.9
Bladen 351 256 72.9 24 6.8 71 20.2
Brunswick 1,044 559 53.5 49 4.7 436 41.8
Buncombe 2,625 1,357 51.7 147 5.6 1,121 42.7
Burke 901 614 68.1 67 7.4 220 24.4
Cabarrus 2,458 1,051 42.8 194 7.9 1,213 49.3
Caldwell 800 573 71.6 21 2.6 206 25.8
Camden 90 31 34.4 0 0 59 65.6
Carteret 612 311 50.8 15 2.5 286 46.7
Caswell 191 124 64.9 9 4.7 58 30.4
Catawba 1,754 1,064 60.7 125 7.1 565 32.2
Chatham 665 228 34.3 102 15.3 335 50.4
Cherokee 222 152 68.5 4 1.8 66 29.7
Chowan 166 106 63.9 4 2.4 56 33.7
Clay 83 53 63.9 2 2.4 28 33.7
Cleveland 1,084 770 71.0 6 0.6 308 28.4
Columbus 600 459 76.5 27 4.5 114 19.0
Craven 1,454 582 40.0 32 2.2 840 57.8
Cumberland 5,413 2,261 41.8 76 1.4 3,076 56.8
Currituck 260 108 41.5 0 0 152 58.5
Dare 348 143 41.1 43 12.4 162 46.6
Davidson 1,749 1,082 61.9 100 5.7 567 32.4
Davie 388 193 49.7 32 8.2 163 42.0
Duplin 748 408 54.5 192 25.7 148 19.8
Durham 4,231 1,473 34.8 540 12.8 2,218 52.4
Edgecombe 638 508 79.6 33 5.2 97 15.2
Forsyth 4,340 2,029 46.8 429 9.9 1,882 43.4
Franklin 725 392 54.1 47 6.5 286 39.4
Gaston 2,525 1,469 58.2 92 3.6 964 38.2
Gates 109 53 48.6 2 1.8 54 49.5
Graham 77 53 68.8 0 0 24 31.2
Granville 581 313 53.9 32 5.5 236 40.6
Greene 203 122 60.1 32 15.8 49 24.1
Guilford 6,095 3,273 53.7 400 6.6 2,422 39.7
Halifax 574 437 76.1 12 2.1 125 21.8
Harnett 1,800 719 39.9 83 4.6 998 55.4
Haywood 597 380 63.7 10 1.7 207 34.7
Henderson 1,069 549 51.4 86 8.0 434 40.6
Hertford 239 171 71.5 4 1.7 64 26.8
Hoke 956 347 36.3 47 4.9 562 58.8
Hyde 49 28 57.1 4 8.2 17 34.7
Iredell 1,935 957 49.5 77 4.0 901 46.6
Jackson 400 264 66.0 9 2.3 127 31.8
Johnston 2,267 1,041 45.9 222 9.8 1,004 44.3
Jones 90 46 51.1 2 2.2 42 46.7
Lee 726 381 52.5 97 13.4 248 34.2
Lenoir 633 461 72.8 40 6.3 132 20.9
Lincoln 791 416 52.6 20 2.5 355 44.9
McDowell 489 322 65.8 32 6.5 135 27.6
Macon 365 227 62.2 40 11.0 98 26.8
Madison 234 156 66.7 0 0 78 33.3
Martin 266 185 69.5 7 2.6 74 27.8
Mecklenburg 14,851 5,621 37.8 1,360 9.2 7,870 53.0
Mitchell 151 93 61.6 13 8.6 45 29.8
Montgomery 316 210 66.5 47 14.9 59 18.7
Moore 1,058 442 41.8 37 3.5 579 54.7
Nash 1,051 676 64.3 64 6.1 311 29.6
New Hanover 2,311 1,005 43.5 127 5.5 1,179 51.0
Northampton 177 141 79.7 1 0.6 35 19.8
Onslow 4,173 1,092 26.2 31 0.7 3,050 73.1
Orange 1,207 374 31.0 95 7.9 738 61.1
Pamlico 84 56 66.7 1 1.2 27 32.1
Pasquotank 493 299 60.6 15 3.0 179 36.3
Pender 615 301 48.9 44 7.2 270 43.9
Perquimans 112 65 58.0 3 2.7 44 39.3
Person 403 251 62.3 8 2.0 144 35.7
Pitt 2,163 1,210 55.9 79 3.7 874 40.4
Polk 140 86 61.4 3 2.1 51 36.4
Randolph 1,558 925 59.4 134 8.6 499 32.0
Richmond 557 441 79.2 25 4.5 91 16.3
Robeson 1,771 1,363 77.0 143 8.1 265 15.0
Rockingham 905 597 66.0 32 3.5 276 30.5
Rowan 1,603 961 60.0 104 6.5 538 33.6
Rutherford 681 517 75.9 14 2.1 150 22.0
Sampson 832 469 56.4 156 18.8 207 24.9
Scotland 443 368 83.1 1 0.2 74 16.7
Stanly 678 425 62.7 23 3.4 230 33.9
Stokes 411 241 58.6 2 0.5 168 40.9
Surry 750 510 68.0 62 8.3 178 23.7
Swain 219 169 77.2 2 0.9 48 21.9
Transylvania 274 183 66.8 8 2.9 83 30.3
Tyrrell 39 21 53.8 6 15.4 12 30.8
Union 2,359 857 36.3 215 9.1 1,287 54.6
Vance 540 423 78.3 37 6.9 80 14.8
Wake 12,867 3,675 28.6 991 7.7 8,201 63.7
Warren 186 148 79.6 3 1.6 35 18.8
Washington 119 100 84.0 8 6.7 11 9.2
Watauga 355 147 41.4 8 2.3 200 56.3
Wayne 1,630 912 56.0 160 9.8 558 34.2
Wilkes 719 477 66.3 33 4.6 209 29.1
Wilson 971 606 62.4 98 10.1 267 27.5
Yadkin 386 216 56.0 34 8.8 136 35.2
Yancey 182 107 58.8 17 9.3 58 31.9

* 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