2018 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Live Births: 2018

  TOTAL RACE
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 118,957 100.0 64,637 100.0 28,719 100.0 1,608 100.0 5,634 100.0 18,359 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 240 0.2 73 0.1 126 0.4 7 0.4 8 0.1 26 0.1
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 1,696 1.4 664 1.0 748 2.6 33 2.1 60 1.1 191 1.0
1,500-2,499 grams 9,083 7.6 4,126 6.4 3,220 11.2 151 9.4 424 7.5 1,162 6.3
2,500+ grams 107,909 90.7 59,760 92.5 24,614 85.7 1,417 88.1 5,141 91.2 16,977 92.5
Unknown 29 0.0 14 0.0 11 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION: 755 0.6 268 0.4 361 1.3 16 1.0 28 0.5 82 0.4
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,339 1.1 570 0.9 515 1.8 27 1.7 46 0.8 181 1.0
32-36 Weeks 10,251 8.6 5,237 8.1 3,044 10.6 150 9.3 407 7.2 1,413 7.7
37+ Weeks 106,552 89.6 58,534 90.6 24,774 86.3 1,415 88.0 5,150 91.4 16,679 90.8
Unknown 60 0.1 28 0.0 25 0.1 0 0 3 0.1 4 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 1,629 1.4 521 0.8 577 2.0 40 2.5 17 0.3 474 2.6
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 98,050 82.4 53,319 82.5 24,407 85.0 1,407 87.5 4,349 77.2 14,568 79.4
35+ Years 19,274 16.2 10,796 16.7 3,732 13.0 161 10.0 1,268 22.5 3,317 18.1
Unknown 4 0.0 1 0.0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 15,637 13.1 4,436 6.9 3,444 12.0 284 17.7 526 9.3 6,947 37.8
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 28,323 23.8 12,346 19.1 9,314 32.4 558 34.7 787 14.0 5,318 29.0
Some College 37,033 31.1 21,071 32.6 10,572 36.8 581 36.1 964 17.1 3,845 20.9
Bachelors Degree 24,112 20.3 17,148 26.5 3,549 12.4 117 7.3 1,753 31.1 1,545 8.4
Masters or PhD 13,466 11.3 9,457 14.6 1,775 6.2 66 4.1 1,570 27.9 598 3.3
Unknown 386 0.3 179 0.3 65 0.2 2 0.1 34 0.6 106 0.6
MARITAL STATUS: 70,305 59.1 47,373 73.3 8,259 28.8 555 34.5 4,777 84.8 9,341 50.9
Married
Unmarried 48,599 40.9 17,243 26.7 20,445 71.2 1,053 65.5 852 15.1 9,006 49.1
Unknown 53 0.0 21 0.0 15 0.1 0 0 5 0.1 12 0.1
PARITY: 38,393 32.3 22,429 34.7 8,298 28.9 488 30.3 2,130 37.8 5,048 27.5
1
2 - 3 55,027 46.3 30,855 47.7 12,454 43.4 728 45.3 2,693 47.8 8,297 45.2
4+ 25,448 21.4 11,309 17.5 7,941 27.7 392 24.4 806 14.3 5,000 27.2
Unknown 89 0.1 44 0.1 26 0.1 0 0 5 0.1 14 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,624 1.4 693 1.1 419 1.5 78 4.9 67 1.2 367 2.0
Missing Information
Inadequate 22,385 18.8 9,078 14.0 7,075 24.6 460 28.6 1,119 19.9 4,653 25.3
Intermediate 6,436 5.4 2,856 4.4 1,748 6.1 129 8.0 271 4.8 1,432 7.8
Adequate 32,287 27.1 18,387 28.4 6,783 23.6 401 24.9 1,526 27.1 5,190 28.3
Adequate Plus 56,225 47.3 33,623 52.0 12,694 44.2 540 33.6 2,651 47.1 6,717 36.6
PLURALITY: 114,952 96.6 62,455 96.6 27,530 95.9 1,551 96.5 5,452 96.8 17,964 97.8
Singleton
Twin 3,873 3.3 2,108 3.3 1,152 4.0 54 3.4 182 3.2 377 2.1
Other Multiples 132 0.1 74 0.1 37 0.1 3 0.2 0 0 18 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 80,865 68.0 48,343 74.8 17,366 60.5 873 54.3 3,718 66.0 10,565 57.5
First
Second 27,629 23.2 11,857 18.3 8,170 28.4 476 29.6 1,411 25.0 5,715 31.1
Third 7,007 5.9 2,942 4.6 2,144 7.5 126 7.8 381 6.8 1,414 7.7
No Care 2,248 1.9 958 1.5 747 2.6 59 3.7 85 1.5 399 2.2
Unknown 1,208 1.0 537 0.8 292 1.0 74 4.6 39 0.7 266 1.4
MOTHER SMOKED? 9,938 8.4 6,980 10.8 2,248 7.8 346 21.5 66 1.2 298 1.6
Yes
No 108,985 91.6 57,642 89.2 26,456 92.1 1,262 78.5 5,564 98.8 18,061 98.4
Unknown 34 0.0 15 0.0 15 0.1 0 0 4 0.1 0 0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 3,784 3.2 2,165 3.3 892 3.1 70 4.4 285 5.1 372 2.0
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 47,946 40.3 29,234 45.2 8,637 30.1 466 29.0 3,143 55.8 6,466 35.2
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 30,169 25.4 15,692 24.3 7,002 24.4 401 24.9 1,378 24.5 5,696 31.0
Obese (30.0+) 34,527 29.0 16,530 25.6 11,477 40.0 525 32.6 696 12.4 5,299 28.9
Unknown 2,531 2.1 1,016 1.6 711 2.5 146 9.1 132 2.3 526 2.9
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 96,218 80.9 54,101 83.7 20,149 70.2 862 53.6 4,993 88.6 16,113 87.8
Yes
No 22,386 18.8 10,311 16.0 8,488 29.6 735 45.7 632 11.2 2,220 12.1
Unknown 353 0.3 225 0.3 82 0.3 11 0.7 9 0.2 26 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 83,937 70.6 45,582 70.5 19,505 67.9 1,107 68.8 3,965 70.4 13,778 75.0
Vaginal
C-Section 34,982 29.4 19,029 29.4 9,208 32.1 501 31.2 1,667 29.6 4,577 24.9
Unknown 38 0.0 26 0.0 6 0.0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0.0

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 24SEP2019