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Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Females 15-19
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 45.8 13.0 59.1 41.0 10.9 28.4 12.6 21.6
Alamance 46.4 13.6 60.3 31.1 9.3 33.9 18.6 22.1
Alexander 47.3 5.0 52.9 11.3 8.1 30.6 20.0 16.9
Alleghany 78.9 5.6 84.4 0.0 7.0 21.1 22.5 26.8
Anson 64.2 10.4 75.7 80.2 12.0 33.5 11.4 34.1
Ashe 61.3 6.3 68.1 0.8 8.7 11.1 22.2 24.6
Avery 26.5 7.6 34.1 0.0 4.8 14.3 23.8 26.2
Beaufort 60.8 10.9 71.9 51.7 12.5 24.0 14.8 29.7
Bertie 69.8 16.5 86.8 87.9 10.0 22.1 2.1 23.6
Bladen 60.3 9.0 69.3 47.8 9.9 33.5 16.5 30.8
Brunswick 43.2 10.2 53.5 22.3 6.4 25.1 19.5 23.1
Buncombe 40.6 10.5 51.2 20.2 12.4 6.0 16.2 24.4
Burke 59.3 8.2 67.7 15.6 8.8 34.5 24.6 27.7
Cabarrus 44.3 11.1 55.9 26.4 11.4 36.8 12.3 21.4
Caldwell 55.8 9.3 65.4 9.9 6.4 9.2 20.5 22.9
Camden 24.5 6.8 31.3 20.0 0.0 16.0 20.0 28.0
Carteret 38.9 12.8 51.8 15.5 10.1 16.4 24.6 20.3
Caswell 43.5 9.4 53.3 34.4 14.0 26.9 23.7 25.8
Catawba 50.7 8.3 59.0 23.7 11.1 21.9 16.9 14.7
Chatham 39.1 11.3 50.7 20.1 10.8 30.4 13.7 19.6
Cherokee 50.3 5.1 55.4 12.0 4.6 14.8 30.6 24.1
Chowan 49.3 16.0 66.6 66.2 12.2 24.3 12.2 16.2
Clay 31.2 6.8 37.9 13.0 8.7 21.7 30.4 21.7
Cleveland 57.8 8.6 66.7 39.7 12.6 30.7 17.2 23.3
Columbus 62.8 12.4 75.6 51.6 11.8 40.7 15.6 18.9
Craven 66.0 11.2 77.6 41.6 9.0 25.0 15.5 18.9
Cumberland 54.7 20.4 75.7 51.6 12.6 23.4 8.5 17.6
Currituck 29.8 10.1 39.8 9.9 11.3 21.1 11.3 23.9
Dare 21.4 15.4 36.8 9.8 8.2 26.2 23.0 37.7
Davidson 48.2 8.2 56.8 18.1 10.9 29.7 18.9 25.9
Davie 32.9 8.1 41.0 10.4 9.0 12.7 15.7 18.7
Duplin 66.5 11.2 78.2 32.5 8.8 33.0 5.7 23.9
Durham 44.9 20.2 65.4 59.5 13.0 16.7 6.7 21.2
Edgecombe 77.3 15.6 94.1 76.9 14.2 39.6 12.4 25.6
Forsyth 48.7 16.9 65.9 43.7 11.6 20.5 7.8 17.5
Franklin 43.1 11.9 55.1 44.1 15.3 20.7 10.7 20.7
Gaston 58.0 9.8 68.3 28.8 12.7 57.9 18.9 20.0
Gates 39.8 10.5 51.1 56.6 9.4 9.4 20.8 20.8
Graham 76.8 2.6 79.4 11.7 10.0 8.3 21.7 21.7
Granville 40.9 13.9 55.2 50.2 13.0 32.3 10.3 17.9
Greene 58.9 6.4 65.8 47.1 8.4 18.5 15.1 10.9
Guilford 35.3 17.6 53.2 60.3 11.2 29.4 11.2 20.1
Halifax 65.1 14.4 80.4 73.6 12.9 18.5 11.7 26.1
Harnett 46.4 12.4 59.4 37.5 9.9 33.2 14.1 25.1
Haywood 47.3 6.8 54.1 6.3 10.1 13.9 33.2 23.9
Henderson 48.3 8.0 56.4 8.2 7.2 12.5 16.5 24.2
Hertford 63.0 16.8 80.5 87.2 12.8 17.8 5.6 21.1
Hoke 54.4 12.3 67.1 54.1 9.7 27.2 8.6 22.9
Hyde 31.8 8.0 41.7 56.3 0.0 25.0 12.5 43.8
Iredell 43.0 10.6 53.7 31.6 9.9 42.1 14.6 25.6
Jackson 35.9 7.2 43.3 29.6 8.5 13.8 25.9 18.5
Johnston 48.5 10.6 59.3 26.4 10.3 19.9 7.9 20.1
Jones 44.2 6.5 51.6 45.8 12.5 22.9 14.6 43.8
Lee 67.7 16.6 84.8 34.4 11.4 45.0 10.1 17.3
Lenoir 71.6 11.0 82.7 58.7 10.6 42.1 14.4 27.7
Lincoln 45.5 10.4 56.3 13.9 8.7 31.8 20.5 30.6
McDowell 55.0 5.5 61.2 7.4 13.4 18.2 22.1 37.2
Macon 52.4 3.3 55.7 5.5 7.6 17.9 24.8 24.1
Madison 33.2 6.2 39.8 0.0 14.7 5.3 24.0 21.3
Martin 58.6 10.0 69.0 62.3 15.8 21.9 12.3 28.8
Mecklenburg 42.1 17.0 59.7 58.7 12.2 33.6 4.8 21.5
Mitchell 49.5 3.4 53.6 0.0 11.1 6.9 31.9 33.3
Montgomery 65.5 10.2 76.5 28.2 10.9 26.4 10.3 21.8
Moore 41.7 10.9 53.0 39.0 6.5 26.6 9.6 19.2
Nash 52.3 14.1 67.0 59.2 13.7 36.8 11.7 14.7
New Hanover 28.6 17.1 45.8 50.0 9.6 39.5 9.2 17.6
Northampton 64.6 12.6 78.2 80.5 6.0 21.1 6.0 22.6
Onslow 62.0 19.5 81.8 21.9 10.3 15.6 9.6 23.1
Orange 10.3 7.4 17.8 29.8 9.3 25.8 14.2 18.7
Pamlico 53.2 15.8 69.0 24.1 13.0 25.9 27.8 24.1
Pasquotank 41.9 16.0 58.1 59.8 18.6 29.6 7.0 27.1
Pender 37.7 8.5 46.1 31.6 7.0 40.1 11.2 13.4
Perquimans 50.4 13.7 64.9 61.0 20.3 28.8 8.5 27.1
Person 53.3 16.6 70.2 48.0 10.2 13.8 15.3 14.3
Pitt 33.3 11.0 44.6 67.8 12.5 21.5 9.2 16.9
Polk 29.1 5.9 35.0 8.2 8.2 16.3 16.3 16.3
Randolph 54.0 10.7 65.0 8.8 10.6 25.3 13.4 20.5
Richmond 77.2 16.7 94.0 44.2 10.3 31.6 21.8 33.2
Robeson 84.9 13.4 99.0 72.8 11.9 33.0 14.3 22.9
Rockingham 53.6 12.4 66.3 26.8 10.6 19.9 19.7 22.3
Rowan 53.3 10.3 64.0 28.2 12.3 36.1 18.5 18.9
Rutherford 56.2 9.9 66.2 18.4 7.9 16.4 20.5 17.3
Sampson 62.7 11.2 74.3 37.2 8.6 29.4 7.6 35.1
Scotland 74.3 11.8 87.0 74.7 13.0 28.2 15.8 28.5
Stanly 54.2 10.1 64.5 26.2 12.0 19.3 20.5 30.7
Stokes 30.2 8.5 39.2 6.5 7.2 10.1 25.4 19.6
Surry 49.2 8.0 57.6 5.1 12.3 26.8 21.9 20.8
Swain 67.4 7.0 75.1 47.9 12.5 18.8 17.7 19.8
Transylvania 39.3 8.6 47.9 9.5 11.4 13.3 21.0 30.5
Tyrrell 97.8 32.6 130.4 33.3 7.4 25.9 14.8 7.4
Union 37.5 8.9 46.5 31.1 9.7 29.8 9.4 15.5
Vance 87.8 17.5 106.3 65.0 14.6 31.8 11.2 23.1
Wake 27.2 12.7 40.2 47.4 8.9 40.1 3.9 19.5
Warren 60.9 15.0 76.4 73.7 16.7 32.5 7.9 21.1
Washington 71.8 12.7 84.5 78.1 9.4 26.0 3.1 27.1
Watauga 13.7 5.1 18.8 1.8 7.3 17.4 22.9 24.8
Wayne 59.3 13.9 73.8 50.0 9.7 39.6 11.5 25.1
Wilkes 53.6 4.8 59.0 4.0 9.2 20.0 23.7 23.7
Wilson 66.2 16.4 83.4 57.2 9.6 23.4 9.4 17.3
Yadkin 50.8 7.9 58.8 6.8 10.4 15.1 13.0 23.4
Yancey 36.5 10.7 47.2 1.7 6.9 13.8 27.6 19.0

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 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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