NORTH CAROLINA PRECONCEPTION HEALTH INDICATORS: INTERPREGNANCY INTERVAL/BIRTH SPACING (D4)
2011 N.C. RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS: WOMEN AGED 18-44
NUMBER WITH INTERVAL FROM LAST DELIVERY (LIVE BIRTH OR FETAL DEATH/ABORTION) TO CONCEPTION OF LESS
THAN 18 MONTHS AND PERCENT OF ALL BIRTHS EXCLUDING 1ST PREGNANCIES

  TOTAL INTERVAL
< 18 MONTH INTERVAL >=18 MONTH INTERVAL
BIRTHS BIRTHS BIRTHS
# % # % # %
TOTAL 78,549 100.0 32,680 41.6 45,869 58.4
AGE 2,346 3.0 1,658 70.7 688 29.3
< 20 years
20-24 years 18,283 23.3 9,528 52.1 8,755 47.9
25-34 years 44,598 56.8 17,012 38.1 27,586 61.9
35+ years 13,322 17.0 4,482 33.6 8,840 66.4
RACE 44,149 56.2 18,962 43.0 25,187 57.0
White
Black 19,448 24.8 8,581 44.1 10,867 55.9
American Indian 1,119 1.4 484 43.3 635 56.7
Other 13,833 17.6 4,653 33.6 9,180 66.4
HISPANIC ORIGIN 65,069 82.8 28,211 43.4 36,858 56.6
Non-Hispanic/Unknown
Hispanic 13,480 17.2 4,469 33.2 9,011 66.8
MATERNAL EDUCATION 16,259 20.7 6,412 39.4 9,847 60.6
Less Than High School
High School Graduate or GED 17,817 22.7 7,581 42.5 10,236 57.5
Some College 23,717 30.2 9,452 39.9 14,265 60.1
Bachelors Degree 13,774 17.5 6,012 43.6 7,762 56.4
Masters or PhD 6,684 8.5 3,099 46.4 3,585 53.6
Unknown 298 0.4 124 41.6 174 58.4
MARITAL STATUS 48,916 62.3 19,989 40.9 28,927 59.1
Married
Unmarried 29,590 37.7 12,679 42.8 16,911 57.2
Missing/Unknown 43 0.1 12 27.9 31 72.1
INFANT'S BIRTHWEIGHT THIS DELIVERY 7,010 8.9 3,402 48.5 3,608 51.5
Under 2500 grams
2500+ grams 71,518 91.0 29,262 40.9 42,256 59.1
Unknown 21 0.0 16 76.2 5 23.8

Note: Numerator and Denominator Only Include Women who have had a Previous Delivery
PREPARED BY NC-DHHS STATE CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS (www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/)