NORTH CAROLINA PRECONCEPTION HEALTH INDICATORS: INTERPREGNANCY INTERVAL/BIRTH SPACING (D4)
2015 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 80,505 100.0 37,706 46.8 42,799 53.2
AGE 1,498 1.9 1,057 70.6 441 29.4
< 20 years
20-24 years 16,066 20.0 8,927 55.6 7,139 44.4
25-34 years 48,166 59.8 21,510 44.7 26,656 55.3
35+ years 14,775 18.4 6,212 42.0 8,563 58.0
RACE 45,495 56.5 21,810 47.9 23,685 52.1
White
Black 20,424 25.4 10,329 50.6 10,095 49.4
American Indian 1,195 1.5 559 46.8 636 53.2
Other 13,391 16.6 5,008 37.4 8,383 62.6
HISPANIC ORIGIN 67,256 83.5 32,693 48.6 34,563 51.4
Non-Hispanic/Unknown
Hispanic 13,249 16.5 5,013 37.8 8,236 62.2
MATERNAL EDUCATION 13,197 16.4 5,618 42.6 7,579 57.4
Less Than High School
High School Graduate or GED 18,434 22.9 8,550 46.4 9,884 53.6
Some College 26,535 33.0 12,223 46.1 14,312 53.9
Bachelors Degree 14,212 17.7 7,081 49.8 7,131 50.2
Masters or PhD 7,904 9.8 4,127 52.2 3,777 47.8
Unknown 223 0.3 107 48.0 116 52.0
MARITAL STATUS 49,111 61.0 22,932 46.7 26,179 53.3
Married
Unmarried 31,372 39.0 14,768 47.1 16,604 52.9
Missing/Unknown 22 0.0 6 27.3 16 72.7
INFANT'S BIRTHWEIGHT THIS DELIVERY 7,240 9.0 3,863 53.4 3,377 46.6
Under 2500 grams
2500+ grams 73,251 91.0 33,830 46.2 39,421 53.8
Unknown 14 0.0 13 92.9 1 7.1

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/)