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Risk Factors and Characteristics for
2001 North Carolina Resident Live Births

  TOTAL WHITE OTHER RACES
NUMBER % % CHG NUMBER % % CHG NUMBER % % CHG
Total 118,112   -1.8 85,204   -1.3 32,908   -2.9
Birthweight
  Under 500 grams 291 0.2 -4.7 127 0.1 -1.8 164 0.5 -6.1
  500 - 1,499 grams 2,002 1.7 +2.0 1,087 1.3 +5.1 915 2.8 -0.8
  1,500 - 2,499 grams 8,286 7.0 +2.1 5,040 5.9 +2.7 3,246 9.9 +1.6
  2,500+ grams 107,492 91.0 -0.2 78,921 92.6 -0.2 28,571 86.8 -0.1
  Unknown 41 0.0   29 0.0   12 0.0  
Mother's Age
  Under 18 Years 4,995 4.2 -6.1 2,705 3.2 -5.3 2,290 7.0 -6.3
  18 - 34 Years 99,959 84.6 -0.0 72,251 84.8 -0.1 27,708 84.2 +0.2
  35+ Years 13,154 11.1 +2.8 10,245 12.0 +2.4 2,909 8.8 +3.5
  Unknown 4 0.0   3 0.0   1 0.0  
Mother's Education
  Under 9 Years 7,868 6.7 +12.4 7,107 8.3 +15.2 761 2.3 -10.6
  9 - 11 Years 19,363 16.4 +0.6 12,302 14.4 +1.5 7,061 21.5 -0.4
  12+ Years 90,670 76.8 -0.9 65,638 77.0 -1.5 25,032 76.1 +0.6
  Unknown 211 0.2   157 0.2   54 0.2  
Out-of-Wedlock
  Yes 40,487 34.3 +2.8 20,472 24.0 +6.8 20,015 60.8 -0.2
  No 77,585 65.7 -1.4 64,701 75.9 -2.0 12,884 39.2 +0.3
  Unknown 40 0.0   31 0.0   9 0.0  
Parity
  1 39,701 33.6 -1.4 29,569 34.7 -2.6 10,132 30.8 +2.0
  2 - 3 58,487 49.5 +0.2 42,924 50.4 +1.1 15,563 47.3 -2.2
  4+ 19,776 16.7 +2.7 12,619 14.8 +3.1 7,157 21.7 +2.3
  Unknown 148 0.1   92 0.1   56 0.2  
Trimester Care Began
  First 99,092 83.9 -0.1 73,997 86.8 -0.4 25,095 76.3 +0.6
  Second 14,748 12.5 +3.3 8,724 10.2 +5.2 6,024 18.3 +1.3
  Third 2,533 2.1 -2.3 1,478 1.7 +0.2 1,055 3.2 -5.0
  No Care 1,048 0.9 -15.0 533 0.6 -12.0 515 1.6 -17.2
  Unknown 691 0.6   472 0.6   219 0.7  
Mother smoked?
  Yes 16,479 14.0 -0.1 12,806 15.0 -0.4 3,673 11.2 +0.9
  No 101,397 85.8 +0.0 72,228 84.8 +0.1 29,169 88.6 -0.1
  Unknown 236 0.2   170 0.2   66 0.2  
Method of Delivery
  Vaginal 88,250 74.7 -2.4 64,042 75.2 -2.3 24,208 73.6 -2.6
  C-Section 29,829 25.3 +7.7 21,145 24.8 +7.7 8,684 26.4 +7.8
  Unknown 33 0.0   17 0.0   16 0.0  
Infants of 500 - 1,499 grams only
Level of Care**
  Level III 1,562 79.6 -2.7 857 80.5 -1.9 705 78.4 -3.8
  Other 401 20.4 +12.2 207 19.5 +8.6 194 21.6 +16.6

* % CHG is percentage change from last year to this year
** Level of Care is only for North Carolina resident births occurring in North Carolina Hospitals
% Columns may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding

Source: State Center for Health Statistics
NC Department of Health and Human Services


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