2018 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10a
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Infant Deaths: 2018

  TOTAL RACE
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 800 100.0 340 100.0 329 100.0 18 100.0 26 100.0 87 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 196 24.5 61 17.9 105 31.9 6 33.3 5 19.2 19 21.8
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 205 25.6 78 22.9 91 27.7 6 33.3 9 34.6 21 24.1
1,500-2,499 grams 149 18.6 77 22.6 47 14.3 1 5.6 4 15.4 20 23.0
2,500+ grams 232 29.0 121 35.6 75 22.8 5 27.8 7 26.9 24 27.6
Unknown 18 2.3 3 0.9 11 3.3 0 0 1 3.8 3 3.4
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION: 339 42.4 115 33.8 174 52.9 8 44.4 12 46.2 30 34.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 79 9.9 30 8.8 31 9.4 3 16.7 2 7.7 13 14.9
32-36 Weeks 135 16.9 73 21.5 39 11.9 1 5.6 5 19.2 17 19.5
37+ Weeks 244 30.5 122 35.9 83 25.2 6 33.3 6 23.1 27 31.0
Unknown 3 0.4 0 0 2 0.6 0 0 1 3.8 0 0
MOTHERS AGE: 12 1.5 7 2.1 3 0.9 0 0 0 0 2 2.3
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 657 82.1 271 79.7 286 86.9 15 83.3 22 84.6 63 72.4
35+ Years 131 16.4 62 18.2 40 12.2 3 16.7 4 15.4 22 25.3
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 136 17.0 52 15.3 48 14.6 2 11.1 2 7.7 32 36.8
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 240 30.0 84 24.7 119 36.2 5 27.8 6 23.1 26 29.9
Some College 265 33.1 115 33.8 113 34.3 9 50.0 7 26.9 21 24.1
Bachelors Degree 99 12.4 53 15.6 33 10.0 0 0 8 30.8 5 5.7
Masters or PhD 53 6.6 34 10.0 14 4.3 2 11.1 2 7.7 1 1.1
Unknown 7 0.9 2 0.6 2 0.6 0 0 1 3.8 2 2.3
MARITAL STATUS: 341 42.6 192 56.5 84 25.5 4 22.2 17 65.4 44 50.6
Married
Unmarried 458 57.3 147 43.2 245 74.5 14 77.8 9 34.6 43 49.4
Unknown 1 0.1 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PARITY: 243 30.4 118 34.7 89 27.1 4 22.2 7 26.9 25 28.7
1
2 - 3 334 41.8 147 43.2 136 41.3 8 44.4 11 42.3 32 36.8
4+ 218 27.3 73 21.5 102 31.0 6 33.3 7 26.9 30 34.5
Unknown 5 0.6 2 0.6 2 0.6 0 0 1 3.8 0 0
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 45 5.6 14 4.1 20 6.1 2 11.1 2 7.7 7 8.0
Missing Information
Inadequate 232 29.0 93 27.4 101 30.7 3 16.7 10 38.5 25 28.7
Intermediate 34 4.3 15 4.4 10 3.0 1 5.6 0 0 8 9.2
Adequate 97 12.1 42 12.4 36 10.9 3 16.7 3 11.5 13 14.9
Adequate Plus 392 49.0 176 51.8 162 49.2 9 50.0 11 42.3 34 39.1
PLURALITY: 706 88.3 289 85.0 298 90.6 14 77.8 24 92.3 81 93.1
Singleton
Twin 91 11.4 49 14.4 31 9.4 4 22.2 2 7.7 5 5.7
Other Multiples 3 0.4 2 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 442 55.3 203 59.7 169 51.4 10 55.6 11 42.3 49 56.3
First
Second 194 24.3 78 22.9 84 25.5 6 33.3 8 30.8 18 20.7
Third 59 7.4 21 6.2 30 9.1 0 0 0 0 8 9.2
No Care 80 10.0 29 8.5 36 10.9 1 5.6 6 23.1 8 9.2
Unknown 25 3.1 9 2.6 10 3.0 1 5.6 1 3.8 4 4.6
MOTHER SMOKED? 132 16.5 85 25.0 38 11.6 6 33.3 0 0 3 3.4
Yes
No 668 83.5 255 75.0 291 88.4 12 66.7 26 100.0 84 96.6
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 25 3.1 18 5.3 3 0.9 3 16.7 0 0 1 1.1
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 261 32.6 141 41.5 80 24.3 1 5.6 12 46.2 27 31.0
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 187 23.4 69 20.3 73 22.2 8 44.4 7 26.9 30 34.5
Obese (30.0+) 277 34.6 97 28.5 144 43.8 4 22.2 4 15.4 28 32.2
Unknown 50 6.3 15 4.4 29 8.8 2 11.1 3 11.5 1 1.1
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 321 40.1 151 44.4 124 37.7 4 22.2 9 34.6 33 37.9
Yes
No 474 59.3 186 54.7 205 62.3 14 77.8 17 65.4 52 59.8
Unknown 5 0.6 3 0.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 487 60.9 194 57.1 215 65.3 13 72.2 17 65.4 48 55.2
Vaginal
C-Section 312 39.0 146 42.9 113 34.3 5 27.8 9 34.6 39 44.8
Unknown 1 0.1 0 0 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Note: The number of infant deaths presented here are based on the matched birth/infant death file. The total number of infant deaths shown here may be less than the number shown in other tables because every infant death cannot be matched to a birth certificate. For this table, race and ethnicity as reported by the mother on the matching birth certificate is used.
Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 24SEP2019