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Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Total Females
2005-2007
County Birth Rate1 Abortion Rate2 Pregnancy Rate3 Percent of Live Births
Minority4 Low Weight5 Late or No Care6 Mother Smoked C-Section7
North Carolina 68.2 15.3 83.9 27.8 9.2 17.3 11.5 30.4
Alamance 63.9 15.5 79.9 20.7 9.1 19.2 15.3 29.9
Alexander 59.9 5.1 65.5 6.7 8.1 18.3 22.2 29.4
Alleghany 61.2 3.8 64.9 0.6 9.9 15.1 21.0 35.5
Anson 66.5 12.6 80.0 56.9 12.2 17.7 18.2 36.4
Ashe 66.9 4.9 72.0 1.2 8.4 10.4 21.7 39.3
Avery 61.9 6.6 69.0 0.5 7.3 9.1 18.7 30.5
Beaufort 72.2 9.7 82.6 32.9 10.5 20.5 14.8 36.4
Bertie 64.7 14.8 80.7 72.6 14.3 13.1 10.1 26.0
Bladen 72.4 9.0 82.3 36.2 10.3 27.5 16.8 34.7
Brunswick 66.9 11.9 79.1 14.6 8.3 18.6 20.0 30.6
Buncombe 62.3 13.4 76.1 10.3 9.2 6.2 13.5 31.9
Burke 59.4 7.2 66.9 13.3 8.8 25.7 20.3 31.9
Cabarrus 75.3 11.5 87.3 16.8 8.7 19.1 10.3 31.0
Caldwell 61.2 6.8 68.4 5.8 9.2 7.3 21.9 29.3
Camden 58.6 6.5 65.5 14.9 7.9 10.1 10.1 33.5
Carteret 62.7 13.6 76.7 10.8 6.8 10.6 18.4 35.0
Caswell 53.0 11.8 65.2 29.9 10.8 14.8 21.2 33.1
Catawba 67.2 10.3 77.8 15.5 8.9 19.0 14.7 26.4
Chatham 67.8 11.2 79.3 11.7 7.5 16.8 11.5 27.5
Cherokee 62.6 4.6 67.3 5.3 11.2 15.3 31.5 32.9
Chowan 72.7 12.8 85.9 47.3 14.3 14.8 14.3 35.5
Clay 57.2 5.2 62.3 3.3 4.9 11.1 26.2 32.4
Cleveland 59.0 10.5 70.0 27.3 9.2 23.3 19.2 32.2
Columbus 72.4 11.2 83.9 37.6 11.5 31.6 18.6 30.2
Craven 90.7 15.2 106.5 28.1 8.6 16.6 13.0 28.9
Cumberland 79.3 20.5 100.4 41.1 9.7 12.8 10.2 27.4
Currituck 54.9 13.5 68.6 8.1 9.0 11.3 16.2 31.7
Dare 72.1 27.4 99.9 4.5 7.4 10.4 14.2 38.1
Davidson 61.3 8.7 70.4 11.2 9.8 17.6 19.4 34.0
Davie 60.2 8.5 68.9 5.6 8.2 8.2 13.9 25.8
Duplin 81.6 9.6 92.0 23.0 8.7 21.4 8.2 26.5
Durham 70.4 22.6 93.4 40.3 9.5 9.5 4.2 30.3
Edgecombe 70.2 15.9 87.1 65.0 12.8 32.7 15.5 32.0
Forsyth 69.9 18.3 88.6 29.0 10.5 14.7 9.5 25.5
Franklin 62.3 12.8 75.7 26.7 9.0 13.4 8.3 31.2
Gaston 67.3 11.5 79.2 19.8 10.3 35.7 17.0 29.7
Gates 57.3 13.0 70.5 39.7 12.5 13.1 13.8 28.7
Graham 76.1 6.6 83.2 10.6 9.0 9.9 28.2 26.0
Granville 64.3 15.4 80.0 33.8 10.4 16.1 13.2 30.0
Greene 67.0 9.6 77.5 40.5 12.7 14.0 12.3 28.3
Guilford 60.5 21.7 82.6 42.9 9.5 16.5 8.8 30.7
Halifax 66.2 17.6 84.2 66.0 13.0 14.1 16.1 30.4
Harnett 66.6 11.8 78.9 23.4 8.7 21.1 14.3 35.2
Haywood 58.0 6.5 64.7 3.2 9.5 11.7 23.5 31.9
Henderson 73.2 9.4 82.9 5.5 8.1 6.7 12.1 32.7
Hertford 64.0 19.6 84.3 71.9 10.8 13.4 9.8 26.0
Hoke 85.2 14.3 100.2 35.4 8.3 16.5 10.0 27.9
Hyde 76.7 10.4 87.9 22.2 9.7 14.6 13.5 33.5
Iredell 67.3 11.5 79.1 18.0 8.9 24.4 14.5 32.2
Jackson 52.8 9.6 62.7 21.2 6.1 9.0 19.5 27.5
Johnston 72.4 11.4 84.3 16.6 8.2 13.0 9.1 32.4
Jones 56.2 13.3 69.5 26.6 9.0 15.3 19.3 34.6
Lee 83.4 16.7 100.6 22.3 9.9 27.6 13.5 24.7
Lenoir 74.0 15.7 90.3 45.8 10.9 16.8 17.0 32.9
Lincoln 61.2 7.5 68.9 6.3 7.9 22.6 18.4 35.2
McDowell 64.5 6.8 71.9 4.0 8.0 12.5 21.2 33.7
Macon 72.7 7.2 80.1 3.2 7.9 13.9 19.9 30.7
Madison 49.9 6.3 56.7 1.6 10.3 5.0 22.6 29.7
Martin 62.5 10.5 73.9 51.5 11.3 19.5 14.9 30.5
Mecklenburg 73.6 22.7 96.8 36.3 8.9 19.5 5.3 31.2
Mitchell 59.4 5.8 65.4 0.6 9.7 6.8 25.1 34.8
Montgomery 81.3 10.0 91.6 20.4 7.9 23.4 12.8 31.3
Moore 69.8 11.7 82.1 21.0 8.5 16.5 12.3 29.0
Nash 66.0 16.0 82.7 41.5 10.1 21.5 12.6 25.7
New Hanover 60.5 20.3 81.1 22.6 9.0 20.3 11.4 28.6
Northampton 66.0 17.2 83.7 70.2 15.1 12.2 13.8 28.8
Onslow 98.0 17.9 116.4 19.9 8.2 9.2 10.6 28.8
Orange 41.0 12.5 53.7 22.9 7.4 12.4 8.4 28.4
Pamlico 57.8 10.5 69.0 19.1 9.1 24.0 24.9 26.1
Pasquotank 71.1 20.3 91.8 41.2 10.5 20.1 10.3 30.8
Pender 61.7 10.6 72.6 16.9 9.4 22.0 15.5 27.1
Perquimans 64.1 15.3 79.6 30.5 8.4 17.5 13.3 30.0
Person 64.1 16.7 81.4 29.2 9.0 12.0 15.5 34.0
Pitt 59.4 16.1 76.1 43.0 11.6 10.6 9.5 29.6
Polk 51.1 6.9 58.3 6.4 10.9 16.8 12.8 27.5
Randolph 64.1 10.9 75.4 7.5 8.3 16.9 14.9 30.9
Richmond 73.0 12.5 85.7 35.5 8.8 22.7 20.8 37.5
Robeson 80.1 11.6 92.4 62.5 11.0 27.8 17.7 33.4
Rockingham 61.3 11.5 73.4 20.3 10.1 15.9 20.2 31.5
Rowan 64.1 12.8 77.4 20.1 9.6 23.4 16.3 28.2
Rutherford 62.6 8.9 72.0 13.1 7.9 14.8 21.0 29.9
Sampson 74.2 10.0 84.8 26.9 9.8 20.6 11.1 38.2
Scotland 68.4 11.6 80.6 60.3 12.6 21.5 20.9 36.0
Stanly 62.5 9.0 71.9 16.2 9.2 14.8 16.9 37.1
Stokes 50.7 6.5 57.4 3.8 10.8 8.4 26.0 27.0
Surry 65.8 8.1 74.3 4.6 9.1 17.6 21.8 27.7
Swain 73.1 7.5 80.8 37.4 6.7 12.1 23.2 27.8
Transylvania 61.7 9.9 71.8 6.4 8.1 6.6 19.3 28.8
Tyrrell 85.3 10.1 95.5 35.6 14.4 6.3 12.5 31.3
Union 73.8 10.3 84.5 14.9 7.4 15.3 7.8 28.8
Vance 78.1 17.5 96.2 53.8 13.1 27.8 15.2 32.9
Wake 68.7 17.9 87.1 27.6 7.9 17.5 3.8 30.4
Warren 65.7 14.1 80.6 66.8 15.9 21.5 13.0 35.3
Washington 76.1 14.9 91.4 58.5 12.8 17.0 13.3 33.1
Watauga 35.1 9.7 44.9 2.6 6.3 9.2 11.2 36.2
Wayne 75.6 14.3 90.5 35.0 9.1 29.0 12.3 33.1
Wilkes 64.6 6.3 71.2 6.1 8.7 12.7 21.9 34.0
Wilson 70.0 15.8 86.5 43.0 9.8 16.4 11.6 28.1
Yadkin 63.7 8.0 72.3 3.2 8.8 8.5 16.0 27.7
Yancey 59.0 4.9 64.7 0.5 7.5 8.9 19.6 29.6

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 maternal recall.
7. Includes primary and repeat C-sections.

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