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Risk Factors and Characteristics For
1996 North Carolina Resident Live Births

TOTAL WHITE % %CHG* NONWHITE % %CHG*
104428 73745     30683    
BIRTHWEIGHT
  < 500 227 96 0.1 0.0 131 0.4 -20.0
500-1499 1654 816 1.1 0.0 838 2.7 0.0
1500-2499 7247 4110 5.6 0.0 3137 10.2 3.0
2500+ 95265 68700 93.2 0.0 26565 86.6 -0.2
MOTHERíS AGE
< 18 6293 3061 4.2 0.0 3232 10.5 -4.5
18-34 88170 62965 85.4 -0.1 25205 82.2 0.1
35+ 9961 7716 10.5 1.9 2245 7.3 5.8
MOTHERíS EDUCATION
< 9 4271 3703 5.0 16.3 1018 3.3 -8.3
9-11 17738 10561 14.3 0.0 7177 23.4 0.4
12+ 81762 59339 80.5 -1.0 22423 73.1 0.3
OUT-OF-WEDLOCK
YES 33396 14042 19.0 5.0 19354 63.1 0.2
NO 71007 59686 80.9 -1.2 11321 36.9 -0.3
PARITY
1 36874 26979 36.6 -1.9 9895 32.2 -6.4
2-3 51069 36630 49.7 0.2 14439 47.1 2.6
4+ 16350 10037 13.6 4.6 6313 20.6 5.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN
FIRST 86708 64653 87.7 -0.3 22055 71.9 0.6
SECOND 13686 7216 9.8 2.1 6470 21.1 -3.2
THIRD 2342 1107 1.5 0.0 1235 4.0 2.6
NO CARE 1123 425 0.6 0.0 698 2.3 4.5
SMOKED
YES 16451 12846 17.4 -1.7 3605 11.8 0.9
NO 87849 60812 82.5 0.4 27037 88.1 -0.1
DELIVERY
VAGINAL 82168 57990 78.6 0.9 24178 78.8 0.4
C-SECTION 22228 15728 21.3 -3.6 6500 21.2 -1.4
**500-1499g INFANTS DELIVERED, BY LEVEL OF CARE
LEVEL III 1325 656 82.0 -0.8 669 81.4 -0.6
OTHER 297 144 18.0 4.0 153 18.6 2.8

Note: Births with missing data are omitted from the various categories, and all percentages except those for level of care are calculated based on total births (at top of page).
* %CHG is the percent change in the percentage from 1995 to 1996.
** Numbers are resident births occurring in North Carolina hospitals.

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