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Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Total Females
2001-2003
County Birth Rate1 Abortion Rate2 Pregnancy Rate3 Percent of Live Births
Minority4 Low Weight5 Late or No Care6 Mother Smoked C-Section7
North Carolina 65.2 14.7 80.4 27.5 9.0 15.5 13.3 26.6
Alamance 63.1 16.2 79.5 20.5 8.6 17.7 14.1 25.5
Alexander 57.9 6.6 64.8 6.5 7.4 17.9 20.3 28.8
Alleghany 52.0 4.4 56.5 1.1 8.5 12.3 22.2 23.9
Anson 68.6 10.6 79.8 53.0 9.2 16.7 17.7 31.0
Ashe 57.5 4.8 62.7 1.2 8.2 10.8 23.2 34.2
Avery 55.4 6.3 61.8 1.1 9.5 8.9 20.9 32.6
Beaufort 71.6 10.8 83.0 33.0 9.3 18.8 16.7 30.9
Bertie 65.1 9.7 75.2 70.8 11.9 14.6 5.3 23.1
Bladen 69.7 10.3 80.4 38.1 10.1 30.2 17.4 27.2
Brunswick 61.5 11.3 73.1 17.6 9.8 18.6 25.9 30.0
Buncombe 58.5 14.0 72.9 10.4 9.1 7.4 16.2 25.1
Burke 58.1 7.5 65.8 13.7 8.6 16.9 20.4 27.9
Cabarrus 72.3 11.5 84.5 16.1 8.5 16.7 11.5 23.9
Caldwell 59.7 6.0 66.0 6.6 8.7 6.4 23.8 28.7
Camden 56.2 8.8 66.1 18.0 11.4 8.6 14.1 27.1
Carteret 53.1 11.5 65.1 10.4 7.7 9.0 20.6 29.1
Caswell 56.3 10.3 67.2 27.8 8.3 17.4 20.8 23.2
Catawba 67.5 9.8 77.7 14.9 8.6 19.6 15.7 25.3
Chatham 65.2 11.4 76.9 14.5 7.6 17.8 11.6 25.6
Cherokee 62.4 5.0 68.2 3.9 9.8 9.6 29.5 21.5
Chowan 66.3 10.3 77.3 48.8 9.8 18.0 14.4 27.8
Clay 57.9 5.7 64.2 1.6 8.3 8.7 31.3 23.0
Cleveland 61.5 9.1 71.2 26.4 9.7 19.3 19.0 28.6
Columbus 70.6 12.6 84.1 37.6 11.6 27.0 18.2 28.4
Craven 84.6 13.2 98.4 27.2 8.2 19.9 15.7 27.4
Cumberland 75.1 21.0 96.8 40.7 9.6 11.7 12.5 24.4
Currituck 53.3 12.1 65.5 5.2 9.6 9.9 18.8 28.9
Dare 60.9 19.2 80.4 4.1 8.1 9.6 16.2 33.2
Davidson 61.1 9.5 70.9 10.8 9.1 16.2 20.0 28.1
Davie 59.4 8.3 68.0 5.8 9.5 8.5 19.6 22.9
Duplin 75.7 11.7 88.0 25.7 9.6 20.9 11.8 25.7
Durham 66.5 22.3 89.3 44.0 9.5 9.8 5.1 25.9
Edgecombe 64.2 12.6 77.7 60.8 12.1 34.0 14.6 25.1
Forsyth 66.5 17.4 84.3 27.4 9.7 9.9 12.7 20.9
Franklin 59.9 14.2 74.5 27.2 8.4 13.0 10.2 25.9
Gaston 62.7 11.7 74.9 17.0 9.1 18.7 20.8 24.9
Gates 51.3 7.8 59.6 42.8 12.3 12.3 12.6 26.3
Graham 69.4 4.0 73.6 10.1 6.4 9.8 24.0 20.3
Granville 60.7 14.7 75.8 29.2 8.6 12.4 12.6 29.6
Greene 62.7 10.8 74.0 42.9 11.7 16.1 11.6 27.1
Guilford 59.5 20.5 80.4 39.6 9.4 13.9 10.1 27.3
Halifax 65.8 14.0 81.0 66.0 12.3 16.7 17.4 27.2
Harnett 66.2 11.8 78.3 25.8 8.9 18.9 15.5 32.1
Haywood 56.2 8.0 64.6 2.0 8.9 8.2 24.9 26.9
Henderson 68.4 8.7 77.4 4.4 8.2 7.2 15.0 28.3
Hertford 56.9 15.2 72.4 71.9 15.0 16.4 6.4 20.5
Hoke 81.8 14.8 97.2 43.3 9.9 15.5 11.8 24.1
Hyde 62.5 6.9 69.7 27.7 9.2 22.0 10.4 30.1
Iredell 66.7 11.6 78.6 17.2 9.5 23.5 17.0 27.9
Jackson 47.7 10.5 58.5 19.2 6.9 9.5 21.5 23.6
Johnston 71.8 11.0 83.3 16.7 7.6 20.1 12.3 30.5
Jones 47.4 14.1 61.8 31.9 12.8 20.1 20.9 34.4
Lee 80.2 15.9 96.7 22.4 8.7 23.4 12.6 25.0
Lenoir 66.5 12.7 79.9 47.4 11.3 22.2 16.8 31.3
Lincoln 63.2 7.7 71.3 6.0 7.8 14.7 18.5 30.3
McDowell 61.8 7.7 69.8 4.1 9.5 11.1 22.7 28.7
Macon 61.7 7.5 69.4 1.8 7.4 11.4 23.4 26.3
Madison 55.6 6.9 62.8 1.1 9.7 7.1 25.5 23.3
Martin 61.8 9.3 71.7 54.2 12.0 15.0 13.8 27.5
Mecklenburg 69.9 22.2 92.7 34.4 8.6 14.6 6.5 26.9
Mitchell 58.5 4.2 63.0 0.6 7.0 8.8 25.8 31.0
Montgomery 76.9 9.2 86.3 19.7 9.0 25.7 12.7 27.0
Moore 64.0 11.6 76.0 22.6 8.5 18.2 14.9 26.8
Nash 63.9 13.5 78.2 39.4 9.3 22.1 14.6 24.1
New Hanover 54.5 17.6 72.5 23.4 9.0 19.9 17.4 26.8
Northampton 59.1 12.8 72.5 65.0 13.8 13.9 15.3 26.9
Onslow 92.2 16.2 109.1 22.4 7.8 7.9 12.4 23.2
Orange 40.4 15.7 56.5 21.9 9.1 10.3 9.1 25.3
Pamlico 48.8 8.9 58.3 26.9 8.4 25.6 23.4 26.6
Pasquotank 63.2 15.2 78.7 46.0 8.7 19.3 10.6 29.1
Pender 57.2 10.8 68.5 21.3 9.1 23.2 21.5 24.6
Perquimans 57.4 7.4 65.3 33.3 9.9 19.8 12.1 31.7
Person 61.8 16.8 78.9 32.4 8.4 13.1 17.2 28.7
Pitt 55.5 13.7 69.7 43.6 10.5 13.8 10.0 27.0
Polk 54.4 12.3 67.6 4.9 7.3 15.1 16.9 27.8
Randolph 65.0 9.5 75.0 7.4 8.1 14.3 16.4 27.1
Richmond 66.4 10.5 77.7 36.2 9.5 19.8 22.2 34.1
Robeson 74.6 11.5 86.8 64.4 11.5 24.4 19.0 32.2
Rockingham 61.1 11.7 73.2 18.7 9.3 13.4 20.6 25.7
Rowan 61.2 11.5 73.1 18.9 9.4 20.6 17.0 23.7
Rutherford 62.9 8.7 72.0 13.4 9.3 15.4 21.4 26.4
Sampson 72.6 7.3 80.4 28.6 9.7 21.7 11.5 32.3
Scotland 61.1 14.1 75.6 55.8 12.0 22.9 19.8 30.0
Stanly 62.4 10.2 73.0 16.5 9.8 12.5 15.7 34.3
Stokes 52.7 6.6 59.6 4.2 9.0 5.9 30.0 21.3
Surry 66.6 8.2 75.1 6.0 8.4 16.3 22.3 24.2
Swain 66.7 8.2 75.5 42.3 4.9 11.0 26.4 21.3
Transylvania 52.6 10.1 62.9 6.0 7.3 8.3 21.9 17.9
Tyrrell 62.0 8.5 73.3 35.1 6.9 15.3 16.8 27.5
Union 77.1 10.2 87.7 14.6 7.2 13.5 11.1 25.9
Vance 74.9 16.3 92.0 53.5 12.0 28.1 15.3 27.5
Wake 66.2 18.0 84.6 26.9 7.7 15.5 5.0 26.7
Warren 57.0 13.3 70.8 67.1 12.0 17.5 17.0 28.8
Washington 62.6 7.7 72.0 61.4 8.8 20.7 10.3 31.8
Watauga 30.7 10.4 41.3 2.3 8.1 11.8 11.7 32.3
Wayne 70.1 13.1 83.8 36.0 9.2 26.0 14.8 28.5
Wilkes 65.4 6.5 72.2 5.2 8.0 13.7 22.3 30.2
Wilson 67.4 12.5 80.4 44.5 10.1 17.1 11.1 25.2
Yadkin 61.7 8.3 70.2 3.3 7.0 7.7 21.0 21.8
Yancey 55.4 5.6 61.7 1.3 7.2 6.7 18.8 25.5

1. Live Births per 1,000 females 15-44.
2. Legal induced abortions per 1,000 females 15-44.
3. Pregnancies (reported abortions, fetal deaths, and live births) per 1,000 females 15-44.
4. Based on race of mother.
5. 5 lbs 8 ozs or less.
6. Late care defined as first visit after third month. Information often based on recall.
7. Includes primary and repeat C-sections.

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