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Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Females 15-19
1999-2001
County Birth Rate1 Abortion Rate2 Pregnancy Rate3 Percent of Live Births
Minority4 Low Weight5 Late or No Care6 Mother Smoked C-Section7
North Carolina 56.4 17.2 74.1 40.7 10.9 28.6 18.5 16.6
Alamance 53.6 23.5 77.7 27.1 9.9 31.3 20.7 15.8
Alexander 59.5 8.1 68.2 17.4 7.1 35.9 31.0 14.7
Alleghany 64.7 3.7 70.8 0.0 7.5 22.6 39.6 15.1
Anson 81.7 9.6 92.5 72.7 13.7 27.3 21.5 16.6
Ashe 68.1 4.5 72.6 0.7 12.6 20.7 27.4 20.0
Avery 40.2 10.2 50.4 1.5 10.4 9.0 43.3 20.9
Beaufort 71.4 9.9 82.3 54.1 12.5 27.0 15.9 21.6
Bertie 66.8 10.0 76.8 85.0 19.0 23.1 2.7 14.3
Bladen 72.8 8.6 82.3 50.6 13.1 51.5 16.5 21.1
Brunswick 64.8 13.9 78.8 24.0 8.5 27.1 28.9 21.9
Buncombe 49.1 15.7 65.1 14.5 13.7 10.0 21.1 15.7
Burke 75.1 12.3 87.7 17.5 12.0 28.5 29.2 14.2
Cabarrus 63.5 13.5 77.4 26.2 9.9 30.3 19.0 10.9
Caldwell 74.4 9.7 84.2 10.1 8.7 14.8 28.6 16.2
Camden 49.5 12.4 61.8 21.9 6.3 34.4 28.1 21.9
Carteret 44.7 16.3 61.8 13.7 8.5 16.7 25.6 14.1
Caswell 44.6 10.8 55.5 44.2 9.5 22.1 27.4 15.8
Catawba 65.2 11.8 77.6 24.4 11.3 33.2 24.4 13.9
Chatham 50.0 19.6 70.1 24.5 5.6 27.6 12.2 12.8
Cherokee 67.6 7.1 74.7 2.1 6.3 11.3 43.0 17.6
Chowan 72.3 10.0 82.2 68.1 13.8 25.0 12.9 13.8
Clay 29.9 4.1 36.7 4.5 9.1 13.6 50.0 18.2
Cleveland 73.1 10.3 83.8 37.0 11.3 28.0 21.8 17.8
Columbus 75.0 13.9 89.0 50.1 10.4 42.7 19.2 19.2
Craven 77.7 17.5 95.7 44.2 11.2 35.3 17.1 17.3
Cumberland 67.8 23.3 91.6 50.7 10.8 25.4 13.3 14.7
Currituck 39.0 8.8 47.7 12.7 9.9 21.1 29.6 19.7
Dare 41.7 15.8 57.9 10.2 12.0 25.9 23.1 16.7
Davidson 62.4 16.6 79.7 18.9 10.4 29.5 30.3 20.8
Davie 50.2 14.5 64.6 9.6 9.6 16.7 34.6 16.7
Duplin 80.5 13.3 94.4 35.4 8.1 31.8 10.8 16.8
Durham 52.0 25.4 77.9 61.2 12.6 24.8 5.8 17.6
Edgecombe 82.0 18.6 101.3 79.5 12.3 43.4 11.3 14.2
Forsyth 54.3 23.7 78.3 42.4 13.9 20.0 18.0 14.5
Franklin 53.1 21.0 74.7 45.3 11.8 24.5 13.5 15.5
Gaston 70.7 14.8 85.9 24.7 12.0 20.6 27.8 14.1
Gates 43.5 16.7 60.1 61.7 14.9 21.3 12.8 12.8
Graham 90.4 2.9 93.3 14.5 8.1 9.7 21.0 11.3
Granville 57.4 20.7 78.4 48.3 7.2 25.0 13.6 16.1
Greene 62.7 15.7 79.4 63.8 9.5 25.9 6.9 15.5
Guilford 39.8 22.1 62.2 55.6 12.2 27.4 16.3 14.6
Halifax 79.2 17.7 98.6 78.7 10.9 27.8 14.4 21.1
Harnett 64.7 14.4 79.3 38.5 10.7 34.2 18.9 24.8
Haywood 50.5 13.0 64.2 3.8 8.6 15.7 36.2 16.7
Henderson 56.5 14.1 71.1 7.4 10.7 17.3 26.3 16.8
Hertford 70.1 10.2 81.1 85.9 16.8 23.2 1.6 16.2
Hoke 92.8 12.8 106.2 57.4 9.7 30.7 11.9 12.9
Hyde 35.7 6.3 44.1 76.5 0.0 35.3 5.9 23.5
Iredell 58.6 14.8 74.0 36.9 13.6 41.5 26.6 17.6
Jackson 31.1 11.4 42.9 23.8 6.1 10.9 25.2 16.3
Johnston 61.1 17.7 79.6 26.1 10.3 46.0 19.5 20.7
Jones 64.0 20.6 86.7 48.4 11.3 37.1 19.4 24.2
Lee 76.9 20.5 97.6 34.0 9.3 33.0 11.7 16.8
Lenoir 84.2 19.9 104.6 66.4 12.0 40.5 18.5 27.4
Lincoln 60.0 9.0 69.2 11.2 8.1 24.2 28.5 20.7
McDowell 70.2 9.7 80.5 4.9 13.5 19.6 33.5 20.8
Macon 53.8 8.7 62.9 3.1 13.8 20.8 27.7 17.7
Madison 43.3 14.4 57.7 0.0 9.2 9.2 33.3 16.1
Martin 66.3 11.2 77.9 79.7 15.3 24.9 12.4 15.8
Mecklenburg 48.6 21.1 70.1 56.2 10.6 28.5 10.5 15.8
Mitchell 46.3 9.0 55.3 0.0 8.1 14.5 33.9 17.7
Montgomery 92.8 7.6 100.8 35.1 7.8 32.0 10.8 14.7
Moore 58.9 15.8 75.5 36.9 8.0 35.3 18.0 16.7
Nash 60.1 19.3 80.2 58.0 11.9 35.3 15.4 13.2
New Hanover 36.4 20.7 57.6 51.5 12.2 33.6 22.5 18.4
Northampton 70.8 17.5 88.3 82.3 13.9 28.5 9.5 21.5
Onslow 79.0 20.6 100.0 27.0 9.6 16.9 14.4 13.9
Orange 12.8 12.7 25.7 34.9 12.5 27.8 18.8 16.9
Pamlico 46.6 14.6 62.1 37.3 11.8 21.6 33.3 15.7
Pasquotank 56.5 11.6 68.3 64.5 12.0 30.8 9.0 17.5
Pender 55.9 15.0 71.4 33.3 15.2 35.4 16.2 16.2
Perquimans 49.8 7.4 58.1 51.9 5.6 24.1 18.5 25.9
Person 62.5 28.4 91.2 50.5 10.3 25.8 16.0 17.5
Pitt 38.9 18.0 57.3 67.7 13.1 26.5 11.2 15.4
Polk 51.7 11.6 64.0 14.9 4.5 28.4 19.4 19.4
Randolph 71.5 14.3 86.4 9.8 9.4 26.0 22.7 17.3
Richmond 89.4 14.1 104.6 52.5 9.3 27.7 22.5 22.5
Robeson 94.3 11.3 106.5 75.1 12.8 39.4 21.9 22.9
Rockingham 71.6 18.5 90.6 24.7 8.6 19.8 21.7 16.8
Rowan 59.3 14.8 74.5 30.2 8.2 34.1 21.0 13.6
Rutherford 72.3 10.5 84.0 16.3 9.6 21.4 30.5 12.6
Sampson 77.6 10.5 88.5 38.6 11.2 36.6 13.6 22.8
Scotland 78.8 17.7 97.4 62.7 10.3 31.8 11.2 18.8
Stanly 59.6 10.1 70.4 28.9 10.2 27.2 18.7 25.1
Stokes 42.8 10.8 54.6 2.4 10.8 13.3 42.2 15.1
Surry 67.8 11.3 79.2 8.2 8.7 26.9 29.2 13.0
Swain 89.0 9.2 98.2 56.6 9.4 19.8 23.6 17.9
Transylvania 45.5 11.9 58.1 9.5 15.9 14.3 26.2 10.3
Tyrrell 47.3 7.5 54.7 52.6 10.5 10.5 0.0 31.6
Union 50.6 11.6 62.9 30.5 7.5 29.7 17.1 13.7
Vance 96.1 17.0 114.3 65.0 14.9 35.7 10.4 15.6
Wake 30.0 22.1 52.5 45.5 9.4 39.9 12.4 13.2
Warren 68.6 15.1 84.3 81.1 18.1 34.6 11.0 22.8
Washington 67.2 7.5 74.7 70.7 8.1 35.4 13.1 25.3
Watauga 11.1 10.5 21.8 5.6 14.6 23.6 27.0 16.9
Wayne 73.7 20.0 94.5 54.0 10.0 46.7 18.6 17.4
Wilkes 70.8 8.7 80.0 6.3 9.8 19.6 31.7 23.9
Wilson 77.0 15.0 93.4 60.1 9.4 30.0 9.0 11.9
Yadkin 63.5 7.8 71.9 5.1 9.2 14.4 26.7 12.8
Yancey 63.0 7.2 70.2 2.3 10.2 11.4 28.4 17.0
  1. Live births per 1,000 females 15-19.
  2. Legal induced abortions per 1,000 females 15-19.
  3. Pregnancies (reported abortions, fetal deaths, and live births) per 1,000 females 15-19.
  4. Based on race of mother.
  5. 5 lbs. 8 oz. or less.
  6. Late care defined as first visit after the third month. Information often based on maternal recall.
  7. Includes primary and repeat C-Sections.

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