NORTH CAROLINA PRECONCEPTION HEALTH INDICATORS: INTERPREGNANCY INTERVAL/BIRTH SPACING (D4)
2012 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 78,628 100.0 37,091 47.2 41,537 52.8
AGE 2,019 2.6 1,459 72.3 560 27.7
< 20 years
20-24 years 17,900 22.8 9,987 55.8 7,913 44.2
25-34 years 45,204 57.5 20,050 44.4 25,154 55.6
35+ years 13,505 17.2 5,595 41.4 7,910 58.6
RACE 44,002 56.0 20,831 47.3 23,171 52.7
White
Black 19,534 24.8 10,145 51.9 9,389 48.1
American Indian 1,139 1.4 546 47.9 593 52.1
Other 13,953 17.7 5,569 39.9 8,384 60.1
HISPANIC ORIGIN 65,244 83.0 31,816 48.8 33,428 51.2
Non-Hispanic/Unknown
Hispanic 13,384 17.0 5,275 39.4 8,109 60.6
MATERNAL EDUCATION 15,526 19.7 7,051 45.4 8,475 54.6
Less Than High School
High School Graduate or GED 17,826 22.7 8,525 47.8 9,301 52.2
Some College 24,565 31.2 11,274 45.9 13,291 54.1
Bachelors Degree 13,468 17.1 6,503 48.3 6,965 51.7
Masters or PhD 6,929 8.8 3,588 51.8 3,341 48.2
Unknown 314 0.4 150 47.8 164 52.2
MARITAL STATUS 48,615 61.8 22,419 46.1 26,196 53.9
Married
Unmarried 29,844 38.0 14,609 49.0 15,235 51.0
Missing/Unknown 169 0.2 63 37.3 106 62.7
INFANT'S BIRTHWEIGHT THIS DELIVERY 6,858 8.7 3,789 55.2 3,069 44.8
Under 2500 grams
2500+ grams 71,739 91.2 33,278 46.4 38,461 53.6
Unknown 31 0.0 24 77.4 7 22.6

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/)