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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2009

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Total Females
2007-2009
County Birth Rate1 Abortion Rate2 Pregnancy Rate3 Percent of Live Births
Minority4 Low Weight5 Late or No Care6 Mother Smoked C-Section7
North Carolina 67.7 14.3 82.5 28.6 9.1 16.8 10.6 31.4
Alamance 64.1 14.2 78.7 22.4 9.6 20.0 15.3 32.4
Alexander 58.6 4.2 63.3 7.4 7.6 19.9 19.8 30.3
Alleghany 59.3 4.1 63.6 0.3 6.3 16.3 19.7 35.3
Anson 64.1 11.9 76.9 57.9 11.7 20.9 17.0 38.5
Ashe 63.6 4.1 67.9 0.8 8.0 9.1 20.5 37.6
Avery 57.3 6.2 64.1 1.9 7.2 7.4 19.2 35.9
Beaufort 70.4 8.9 80.1 33.8 10.9 15.9 15.1 35.9
Bertie 62.5 14.1 77.4 75.0 13.1 16.8 10.3 28.0
Bladen 66.8 9.5 77.0 38.1 9.1 25.4 15.3 38.8
Brunswick 64.3 10.6 75.2 15.2 8.6 18.9 16.9 32.9
Buncombe 62.0 12.9 75.2 11.0 8.3 4.0 11.0 32.1
Burke 61.5 6.4 68.2 12.7 7.8 28.3 21.2 33.9
Cabarrus 73.9 10.4 84.9 19.1 8.9 20.9 9.7 33.0
Caldwell 58.0 6.2 64.4 7.0 8.2 7.2 21.3 31.4
Camden 52.6 7.8 60.6 15.1 6.9 10.9 11.8 35.2
Carteret 57.8 11.6 69.8 9.8 7.5 11.8 17.8 36.1
Caswell 51.5 11.1 62.8 32.0 9.6 14.3 22.5 34.5
Catawba 65.1 9.2 74.5 15.9 8.9 15.1 14.3 27.3
Chatham 62.6 10.3 73.0 12.5 7.9 15.6 10.4 29.0
Cherokee 55.6 3.9 59.7 8.1 8.9 14.5 27.6 33.2
Chowan 70.3 11.9 82.7 46.3 11.4 13.5 13.3 34.1
Clay 53.4 3.9 57.3 6.5 6.5 9.3 21.4 31.0
Cleveland 61.0 9.0 70.5 27.8 10.1 27.1 19.2 33.2
Columbus 70.3 11.9 82.7 38.2 12.1 30.7 18.5 30.2
Craven 93.0 13.5 107.2 28.8 8.5 14.8 13.7 29.9
Cumberland 82.3 22.9 105.9 40.9 10.1 12.6 9.2 28.0
Currituck 50.6 13.0 63.8 7.4 7.3 11.6 14.5 35.0
Dare 69.4 19.8 89.6 4.9 7.5 12.1 14.1 39.6
Davidson 61.7 8.1 70.1 12.5 9.4 18.0 17.0 34.8
Davie 57.8 6.7 64.6 7.0 8.1 8.7 11.5 27.4
Duplin 80.8 9.9 91.4 23.1 8.1 22.7 9.2 30.0
Durham 74.2 22.7 97.4 40.9 9.5 8.4 5.4 30.9
Edgecombe 76.1 15.6 93.0 66.6 12.3 31.3 14.4 32.8
Forsyth 69.3 17.1 86.7 29.5 10.2 12.6 6.8 26.6
Franklin 59.7 11.2 71.3 26.7 8.8 12.4 8.7 31.4
Gaston 66.7 10.6 77.7 21.2 10.0 43.3 16.3 30.8
Gates 49.5 12.8 62.8 38.4 11.4 11.4 14.4 29.0
Graham 66.0 3.3 69.5 11.0 8.5 6.4 26.3 29.9
Granville 61.0 14.1 75.3 32.1 9.3 17.1 12.7 31.1
Greene 64.8 7.8 73.2 40.7 12.2 14.9 10.7 26.6
Guilford 61.1 20.7 82.3 44.6 9.6 16.3 8.2 31.5
Halifax 64.9 15.9 81.3 66.2 12.9 13.2 15.9 32.1
Harnett 68.0 10.9 79.3 23.3 8.7 19.2 12.2 33.1
Haywood 58.4 6.1 64.9 3.6 10.2 9.3 23.6 34.9
Henderson 69.7 8.4 78.4 6.3 7.3 6.3 11.3 34.3
Hertford 65.2 15.1 80.7 71.6 13.2 14.0 11.0 31.0
Hoke 85.1 14.4 100.0 34.4 9.7 15.4 8.2 29.1
Hyde 62.1 11.0 73.5 28.6 8.8 16.3 14.3 39.5
Iredell 62.8 10.0 73.2 18.1 9.1 24.5 14.2 34.0
Jackson 52.6 7.7 60.6 20.2 6.4 8.3 18.6 27.4
Johnston 72.0 9.6 81.9 17.0 7.9 11.0 6.7 32.4
Jones 50.0 14.1 64.4 26.4 10.1 21.7 19.5 31.8
Lee 81.4 16.7 98.6 23.3 9.3 29.9 11.8 27.0
Lenoir 72.3 13.8 86.7 45.2 10.5 29.4 18.1 34.0
Lincoln 60.4 7.1 67.7 7.1 8.0 22.1 14.7 38.9
McDowell 61.9 6.0 68.5 6.5 8.7 12.2 21.9 36.5
Macon 69.4 6.0 75.8 3.8 7.7 13.2 17.2 30.8
Madison 48.8 5.9 55.3 1.2 8.2 3.5 18.6 33.3
Martin 64.5 7.8 72.6 53.2 14.1 17.9 14.4 33.6
Mecklenburg 74.6 20.9 96.0 37.7 9.3 17.1 4.5 32.5
Mitchell 59.6 5.0 64.8 2.0 8.4 5.5 22.4 38.5
Montgomery 74.9 7.5 82.9 22.7 9.2 18.7 12.7 32.4
Moore 66.3 10.9 77.6 20.8 7.7 15.7 10.4 28.4
Nash 67.1 14.8 82.8 44.1 10.3 23.2 11.5 25.6
New Hanover 59.1 19.1 78.5 22.9 8.8 19.7 9.7 27.9
Northampton 61.3 14.4 76.0 66.4 12.9 13.9 15.1 33.0
Onslow 103.3 17.6 121.4 18.4 7.7 9.5 9.5 30.3
Orange 39.6 12.1 51.8 23.2 7.9 11.2 7.5 28.3
Pamlico 56.1 11.1 67.2 19.2 9.0 17.6 26.0 30.3
Pasquotank 67.5 17.5 85.4 40.6 10.9 17.9 10.0 32.1
Pender 60.9 10.5 71.6 17.8 7.9 22.8 12.1 25.3
Perquimans 59.9 11.5 71.6 27.9 9.8 15.9 12.0 29.9
Person 65.8 15.0 81.6 30.6 10.1 8.8 16.7 31.5
Pitt 60.0 14.6 75.1 43.8 11.2 12.0 9.8 28.7
Polk 49.2 6.2 55.8 7.1 7.3 17.3 14.9 27.9
Randolph 65.0 9.9 75.3 7.6 8.5 16.9 14.0 30.9
Richmond 73.5 12.5 86.5 36.7 10.0 26.3 22.8 40.1
Robeson 81.0 12.4 94.0 63.2 11.1 29.8 17.6 31.8
Rockingham 61.7 10.5 72.6 20.9 9.6 12.7 21.4 32.6
Rowan 64.5 10.0 74.9 20.5 9.7 24.1 15.7 29.3
Rutherford 60.6 8.0 69.0 13.8 7.8 13.8 19.6 29.7
Sampson 72.2 9.2 82.1 27.2 8.8 20.7 9.9 39.9
Scotland 67.5 12.1 80.2 62.6 13.2 21.9 21.4 34.4
Stanly 63.6 7.9 71.9 17.7 10.6 12.6 17.7 37.1
Stokes 47.9 6.3 54.3 3.8 9.3 8.1 17.2 29.5
Surry 65.8 7.2 73.5 4.9 8.8 17.4 18.9 28.1
Swain 69.8 7.5 78.6 39.4 7.3 8.9 24.1 27.7
Transylvania 58.4 7.7 66.5 6.5 8.4 6.7 17.5 31.6
Tyrrell 85.2 12.0 98.3 30.1 7.7 11.5 12.8 35.3
Union 67.0 9.0 76.3 16.2 7.4 16.2 7.5 30.3
Vance 73.2 16.0 90.1 56.8 12.2 27.9 14.2 30.9
Wake 67.4 16.5 84.2 28.5 7.8 15.8 2.8 32.2
Warren 60.3 15.5 76.4 66.1 14.8 24.4 13.5 33.5
Washington 72.4 11.8 84.3 61.5 11.6 21.1 10.6 33.8
Watauga 34.5 7.5 42.2 3.1 6.0 9.1 12.3 34.5
Wayne 74.9 13.5 89.1 35.9 8.8 29.0 12.6 32.1
Wilkes 62.9 5.3 68.5 6.8 8.2 12.9 20.2 35.4
Wilson 71.8 15.2 87.8 43.7 9.5 15.8 11.7 27.3
Yadkin 62.3 6.7 69.3 4.6 10.0 7.7 13.7 29.6
Yancey 58.4 5.1 64.0 0.6 7.9 7.7 21.7 35.0

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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