2018 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends: 2014-2018

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,948 100.0 120,826 100.0 120,765 100.0 120,099 100.0 118,957 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RACE 67,387 55.7 67,004 55.5 66,825 55.3 65,314 54.4 64,637 54.3
White Non-Hispanic
Af. Am. Non-Hispanic 28,923 23.9 28,785 23.8 28,406 23.5 28,950 24.1 28,719 24.1
Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic 1,594 1.3 1,648 1.4 1,576 1.3 1,592 1.3 1,608 1.4
Other Non-Hispanic 5,266 4.4 5,304 4.4 5,603 4.6 5,782 4.8 5,634 4.7
Hispanic 17,778 14.7 18,085 15.0 18,355 15.2 18,461 15.4 18,359 15.4
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 282 0.2 281 0.2 280 0.2 278 0.2 240 0.2
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 1,762 1.5 1,884 1.6 1,726 1.4 1,793 1.5 1,696 1.4
1,500-2,499 grams 8,764 7.2 8,954 7.4 9,150 7.6 9,240 7.7 9,083 7.6
2,500+ grams 110,093 91.0 109,672 90.8 109,577 90.7 108,761 90.6 107,909 90.7
Unknown 47 0.0 35 0.0 32 0.0 27 0.0 29 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 855 0.7 923 0.8 858 0.7 834 0.7 755 0.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,395 1.2 1,444 1.2 1,389 1.2 1,510 1.3 1,339 1.1
32-36 Weeks 9,539 7.9 9,942 8.2 10,302 8.5 10,236 8.5 10,251 8.6
37+ Weeks 109,044 90.2 108,449 89.8 108,165 89.6 107,464 89.5 106,552 89.6
Unknown 115 0.1 68 0.1 51 0.0 55 0.0 60 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 2,407 2.0 2,204 1.8 1,981 1.6 1,829 1.5 1,629 1.4
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 101,215 83.7 100,875 83.5 100,222 83.0 99,189 82.6 98,050 82.4
35+ Years 17,321 14.3 17,745 14.7 18,560 15.4 19,077 15.9 19,274 16.2
Unknown 5 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.0 4 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 19,175 15.9 18,206 15.1 17,322 14.3 16,813 14.0 15,637 13.1
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 27,207 22.5 27,311 22.6 27,432 22.7 28,245 23.5 28,323 23.8
Some College 38,962 32.2 38,895 32.2 38,279 31.7 38,001 31.6 37,033 31.1
Bachelors Degree 22,865 18.9 23,101 19.1 24,233 20.1 23,500 19.6 24,112 20.3
Masters or PhD 12,453 10.3 12,980 10.7 13,157 10.9 13,269 11.0 13,466 11.3
Unknown 286 0.2 333 0.3 342 0.3 271 0.2 386 0.3
MARITAL STATUS: 71,374 59.0 71,274 59.0 71,914 59.5 70,927 59.1 70,305 59.1
Married
Unmarried 49,511 40.9 49,501 41.0 48,789 40.4 49,118 40.9 48,599 40.9
Unknown 63 0.1 51 0.0 62 0.1 54 0.0 53 0.0
PARITY: 40,244 33.3 39,807 32.9 38,672 32.0 38,677 32.2 38,393 32.3
1
2 - 3 55,962 46.3 56,161 46.5 56,428 46.7 55,565 46.3 55,027 46.3
4+ 24,597 20.3 24,763 20.5 25,574 21.2 25,768 21.5 25,448 21.4
Unknown 145 0.1 95 0.1 91 0.1 89 0.1 89 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,890 1.6 1,976 1.6 1,404 1.2 1,558 1.3 1,624 1.4
Missing Information
Inadequate 23,096 19.1 22,908 19.0 22,076 18.3 22,253 18.5 22,385 18.8
Intermediate 9,354 7.7 6,955 5.8 6,828 5.7 6,698 5.6 6,436 5.4
Adequate 37,034 30.6 33,739 27.9 31,620 26.2 31,215 26.0 32,287 27.1
Adequate Plus 49,574 41.0 55,248 45.7 58,837 48.7 58,375 48.6 56,225 47.3
PLURALITY: 116,598 96.4 116,575 96.5 116,516 96.5 115,738 96.4 114,952 96.6
Singleton
Twin 4,233 3.5 4,120 3.4 4,126 3.4 4,239 3.5 3,873 3.3
Other Multiples 116 0.1 131 0.1 123 0.1 122 0.1 132 0.1
Missing Information 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 82,474 68.2 81,887 67.8 83,319 69.0 82,428 68.6 80,865 68.0
First
Second 28,357 23.4 28,462 23.6 28,009 23.2 27,537 22.9 27,629 23.2
Third 6,509 5.4 6,349 5.3 6,530 5.4 6,872 5.7 7,007 5.9
No Care 2,234 1.8 2,689 2.2 1,931 1.6 2,163 1.8 2,248 1.9
Unknown 1,374 1.1 1,439 1.2 976 0.8 1,099 0.9 1,208 1.0
MOTHER SMOKED? 11,896 9.8 11,297 9.3 10,776 8.9 10,399 8.7 9,938 8.4
Yes
No 108,895 90.0 109,443 90.6 109,627 90.8 109,675 91.3 108,985 91.6
Unknown 157 0.1 86 0.1 362 0.3 25 0.0 34 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 4,769 3.9 4,451 3.7 4,243 3.5 4,126 3.4 3,784 3.2
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 53,505 44.2 52,415 43.4 51,178 42.4 49,574 41.3 47,946 40.3
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,439 24.3 29,674 24.6 29,790 24.7 29,972 25.0 30,169 25.4
Obese (30.0+) 30,811 25.5 31,287 25.9 32,710 27.1 33,867 28.2 34,527 29.0
Unknown 2,424 2.0 2,999 2.5 2,844 2.4 2,560 2.1 2,531 2.1
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 95,156 78.7 96,703 80.0 98,495 81.6 96,887 80.7 96,218 80.9
Yes
No 25,305 20.9 23,661 19.6 21,898 18.1 22,842 19.0 22,386 18.8
Unknown 487 0.4 462 0.4 372 0.3 370 0.3 353 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 85,197 70.4 85,355 70.6 85,189 70.5 84,816 70.6 83,937 70.6
Vaginal
C-Section 35,707 29.5 35,405 29.3 35,538 29.4 35,256 29.4 34,982 29.4
Unknown 44 0.0 66 0.1 38 0.0 27 0.0 38 0.0

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 25SEP2019


2018 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic Whites: 2014-2018

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 67,387 100.0 67,004 100.0 66,825 100.0 65,314 100.0 64,637 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 93 0.1 89 0.1 83 0.1 83 0.1 73 0.1
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 747 1.1 736 1.1 730 1.1 713 1.1 664 1.0
1,500-2,499 grams 4,201 6.2 4,218 6.3 4,267 6.4 4,224 6.5 4,126 6.4
2,500+ grams 62,323 92.5 61,941 92.4 61,728 92.4 60,287 92.3 59,760 92.5
Unknown 23 0.0 20 0.0 17 0.0 7 0.0 14 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 320 0.5 318 0.5 314 0.5 281 0.4 268 0.4
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 640 0.9 622 0.9 621 0.9 669 1.0 570 0.9
32-36 Weeks 4,976 7.4 5,148 7.7 5,360 8.0 5,283 8.1 5,237 8.1
37+ Weeks 61,400 91.1 60,877 90.9 60,512 90.6 59,052 90.4 58,534 90.6
Unknown 51 0.1 39 0.1 18 0.0 29 0.0 28 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 866 1.3 788 1.2 650 1.0 558 0.9 521 0.8
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 56,425 83.7 55,920 83.5 55,636 83.3 54,049 82.8 53,319 82.5
35+ Years 10,092 15.0 10,295 15.4 10,537 15.8 10,703 16.4 10,796 16.7
Unknown 4 0.0 1 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.0 1 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 5,387 8.0 5,146 7.7 4,755 7.1 4,707 7.2 4,436 6.9
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 12,773 19.0 12,544 18.7 12,599 18.9 12,432 19.0 12,346 19.1
Some College 23,056 34.2 22,825 34.1 22,262 33.3 21,820 33.4 21,071 32.6
Bachelors Degree 16,972 25.2 16,933 25.3 17,706 26.5 16,936 25.9 17,148 26.5
Masters or PhD 9,081 13.5 9,416 14.1 9,342 14.0 9,303 14.2 9,457 14.6
Unknown 118 0.2 140 0.2 161 0.2 116 0.2 179 0.3
MARITAL STATUS: 49,301 73.2 49,077 73.2 49,231 73.7 47,769 73.1 47,373 73.3
Married
Unmarried 18,049 26.8 17,893 26.7 17,549 26.3 17,509 26.8 17,243 26.7
Unknown 37 0.1 34 0.1 45 0.1 36 0.1 21 0.0
PARITY: 24,571 36.5 23,953 35.7 23,122 34.6 22,532 34.5 22,429 34.7
1
2 - 3 31,796 47.2 31,945 47.7 32,153 48.1 31,270 47.9 30,855 47.7
4+ 10,933 16.2 11,058 16.5 11,501 17.2 11,475 17.6 11,309 17.5
Unknown 87 0.1 48 0.1 49 0.1 37 0.1 44 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 923 1.4 1,047 1.6 695 1.0 778 1.2 693 1.1
Missing Information
Inadequate 9,230 13.7 9,148 13.7 8,923 13.4 8,862 13.6 9,078 14.0
Intermediate 4,731 7.0 3,180 4.7 3,195 4.8 3,031 4.6 2,856 4.4
Adequate 22,180 32.9 20,026 29.9 18,510 27.7 17,678 27.1 18,387 28.4
Adequate Plus 30,323 45.0 33,603 50.2 35,502 53.1 34,965 53.5 33,623 52.0
PLURALITY: 64,796 96.2 64,483 96.2 64,397 96.4 62,824 96.2 62,455 96.6
Singleton
Twin 2,512 3.7 2,435 3.6 2,368 3.5 2,404 3.7 2,108 3.3
Other Multiples 78 0.1 86 0.1 60 0.1 86 0.1 74 0.1
Missing Information 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 50,629 75.1 50,009 74.6 50,491 75.6 49,361 75.6 48,343 74.8
First
Second 12,642 18.8 12,476 18.6 12,297 18.4 11,672 17.9 11,857 18.3
Third 2,578 3.8 2,603 3.9 2,712 4.1 2,823 4.3 2,942 4.6
No Care 830 1.2 1,117 1.7 809 1.2 903 1.4 958 1.5
Unknown 708 1.1 799 1.2 516 0.8 555 0.8 537 0.8
MOTHER SMOKED? 8,409 12.5 7,886 11.8 7,643 11.4 7,389 11.3 6,980 10.8
Yes
No 58,876 87.4 59,062 88.1 58,916 88.2 57,910 88.7 57,642 89.2
Unknown 102 0.2 56 0.1 266 0.4 15 0.0 15 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 2,872 4.3 2,611 3.9 2,539 3.8 2,415 3.7 2,165 3.3
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 33,343 49.5 32,515 48.5 31,707 47.4 30,182 46.2 29,234 45.2
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 15,393 22.8 15,376 22.9 15,605 23.4 15,446 23.6 15,692 24.3
Obese (30.0+) 14,733 21.9 15,090 22.5 15,668 23.4 16,248 24.9 16,530 25.6
Unknown 1,046 1.6 1,412 2.1 1,306 2.0 1,023 1.6 1,016 1.6
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 55,446 82.3 55,871 83.4 56,359 84.3 54,583 83.6 54,101 83.7
Yes
No 11,633 17.3 10,829 16.2 10,240 15.3 10,503 16.1 10,311 16.0
Unknown 308 0.5 304 0.5 226 0.3 228 0.3 225 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 47,165 70.0 47,099 70.3 47,060 70.4 46,001 70.4 45,582 70.5
Vaginal
C-Section 20,194 30.0 19,872 29.7 19,737 29.5 19,295 29.5 19,029 29.4
Unknown 28 0.0 33 0.0 28 0.0 18 0.0 26 0.0

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 25SEP2019


2018 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic African Americans: 2014-2018

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 28,923 100.0 28,785 100.0 28,406 100.0 28,950 100.0 28,719 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 145 0.5 148 0.5 149 0.5 138 0.5 126 0.4
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 759 2.6 862 3.0 712 2.5 804 2.8 748 2.6
1,500-2,499 grams 3,080 10.6 3,161 11.0 3,152 11.1 3,246 11.2 3,220 11.2
2,500+ grams 24,926 86.2 24,603 85.5 24,385 85.8 24,753 85.5 24,614 85.7
Unknown 13 0.0 11 0.0 8 0.0 9 0.0 11 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 406 1.4 450 1.6 398 1.4 394 1.4 361 1.3
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 534 1.8 605 2.1 500 1.8 590 2.0 515 1.8
32-36 Weeks 2,894 10.0 2,963 10.3 3,006 10.6 2,993 10.3 3,044 10.6
37+ Weeks 25,056 86.6 24,752 86.0 24,483 86.2 24,954 86.2 24,774 86.3
Unknown 33 0.1 15 0.1 19 0.1 19 0.1 25 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 875 3.0 804 2.8 733 2.6 671 2.3 577 2.0
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 24,930 86.2 24,680 85.7 24,224 85.3 24,642 85.1 24,407 85.0
35+ Years 3,118 10.8 3,300 11.5 3,449 12.1 3,637 12.6 3,732 13.0
Unknown 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 4,436 15.3 4,074 14.2 3,816 13.4 3,741 12.9 3,444 12.0
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 8,502 29.4 8,625 30.0 8,567 30.2 9,194 31.8 9,314 32.4
Some College 11,238 38.9 11,150 38.7 10,874 38.3 10,874 37.6 10,572 36.8
Bachelors Degree 3,198 11.1 3,269 11.4 3,426 12.1 3,368 11.6 3,549 12.4
Masters or PhD 1,497 5.2 1,613 5.6 1,664 5.9 1,719 5.9 1,775 6.2
Unknown 52 0.2 54 0.2 59 0.2 54 0.2 65 0.2
MARITAL STATUS: 8,319 28.8 8,084 28.1 8,221 28.9 8,389 29.0 8,259 28.8
Married
Unmarried 20,591 71.2 20,691 71.9 20,177 71.0 20,549 71.0 20,445 71.2
Unknown 13 0.0 10 0.0 8 0.0 12 0.0 15 0.1
PARITY: 8,647 29.9 8,600 29.9 8,308 29.2 8,410 29.1 8,298 28.9
1
2 - 3 12,740 44.0 12,637 43.9 12,390 43.6 12,492 43.2 12,454 43.4
4+ 7,504 25.9 7,519 26.1 7,682 27.0 8,012 27.7 7,941 27.7
Unknown 32 0.1 29 0.1 26 0.1 36 0.1 26 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 476 1.6 470 1.6 357 1.3 388 1.3 419 1.5
Missing Information
Inadequate 7,692 26.6 7,516 26.1 6,917 24.4 7,191 24.8 7,075 24.6
Intermediate 2,086 7.2 1,794 6.2 1,734 6.1 1,774 6.1 1,748 6.1
Adequate 7,548 26.1 6,663 23.1 6,285 22.1 6,468 22.3 6,783 23.6
Adequate Plus 11,121 38.5 12,342 42.9 13,113 46.2 13,129 45.4 12,694 44.2
PLURALITY: 27,735 95.9 27,623 96.0 27,236 95.9 27,728 95.8 27,530 95.9
Singleton
Twin 1,163 4.0 1,132 3.9 1,137 4.0 1,195 4.1 1,152 4.0
Other Multiples 25 0.1 30 0.1 33 0.1 27 0.1 37 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 17,120 59.2 16,985 59.0 17,428 61.4 17,601 60.8 17,366 60.5
First
Second 8,415 29.1 8,509 29.6 8,082 28.5 8,131 28.1 8,170 28.4
Third 2,217 7.7 2,080 7.2 2,029 7.1 2,195 7.6 2,144 7.5
No Care 834 2.9 890 3.1 642 2.3 740 2.6 747 2.6
Unknown 337 1.2 321 1.1 225 0.8 283 1.0 292 1.0
MOTHER SMOKED? 2,699 9.3 2,648 9.2 2,425 8.5 2,284 7.9 2,248 7.8
Yes
No 26,188 90.5 26,116 90.7 25,912 91.2 26,658 92.1 26,456 92.1
Unknown 36 0.1 21 0.1 69 0.2 8 0.0 15 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 993 3.4 943 3.3 892 3.1 852 2.9 892 3.1
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 9,534 33.0 9,296 32.3 8,873 31.2 8,974 31.0 8,637 30.1
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 7,180 24.8 7,269 25.3 7,042 24.8 6,953 24.0 7,002 24.4
Obese (30.0+) 10,655 36.8 10,670 37.1 10,984 38.7 11,405 39.4 11,477 40.0
Unknown 561 1.9 607 2.1 615 2.2 766 2.6 711 2.5
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 18,710 64.7 19,199 66.7 19,854 69.9 20,097 69.4 20,149 70.2
Yes
No 10,100 34.9 9,492 33.0 8,475 29.8 8,767 30.3 8,488 29.6
Unknown 113 0.4 94 0.3 77 0.3 86 0.3 82 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 19,655 68.0 19,518 67.8 19,226 67.7 19,704 68.1 19,505 67.9
Vaginal
C-Section 9,263 32.0 9,252 32.1 9,175 32.3 9,243 31.9 9,208 32.1
Unknown 5 0.0 15 0.1 5 0.0 3 0.0 6 0.0

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 25SEP2019


2018 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic American Indians: 2014-2018

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 1,594 100.0 1,648 100.0 1,576 100.0 1,592 100.0 1,608 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 1 0.1 1 0.1 4 0.3 7 0.4 7 0.4
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 33 2.1 30 1.8 26 1.6 36 2.3 33 2.1
1,500-2,499 grams 161 10.1 154 9.3 168 10.7 134 8.4 151 9.4
2,500+ grams 1,398 87.7 1,462 88.7 1,376 87.3 1,415 88.9 1,417 88.1
Unknown 1 0.1 1 0.1 2 0.1 0 0 0 0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 13 0.8 12 0.7 10 0.6 24 1.5 16 1.0
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 25 1.6 24 1.5 27 1.7 25 1.6 27 1.7
32-36 Weeks 142 8.9 152 9.2 170 10.8 127 8.0 150 9.3
37+ Weeks 1,412 88.6 1,458 88.5 1,367 86.7 1,416 88.9 1,415 88.0
Unknown 2 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.1 0 0 0 0
MOTHERS AGE: 62 3.9 63 3.8 54 3.4 45 2.8 40 2.5
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 1,412 88.6 1,451 88.0 1,362 86.4 1,384 86.9 1,407 87.5
35+ Years 120 7.5 134 8.1 160 10.2 163 10.2 161 10.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 352 22.1 350 21.2 291 18.5 270 17.0 284 17.7
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 520 32.6 571 34.6 567 36.0 531 33.4 558 34.7
Some College 540 33.9 531 32.2 507 32.2 603 37.9 581 36.1
Bachelors Degree 132 8.3 148 9.0 152 9.6 119 7.5 117 7.3
Masters or PhD 47 2.9 46 2.8 57 3.6 69 4.3 66 4.1
Unknown 3 0.2 2 0.1 2 0.1 0 0 2 0.1
MARITAL STATUS: 591 37.1 603 36.6 582 36.9 588 36.9 555 34.5
Married
Unmarried 1,002 62.9 1,042 63.2 994 63.1 1,004 63.1 1,053 65.5
Unknown 1 0.1 3 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0
PARITY: 490 30.7 503 30.5 501 31.8 526 33.0 488 30.3
1
2 - 3 750 47.1 724 43.9 701 44.5 732 46.0 728 45.3
4+ 352 22.1 420 25.5 373 23.7 334 21.0 392 24.4
Unknown 2 0.1 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0 0 0
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 17 1.1 24 1.5 23 1.5 28 1.8 78 4.9
Missing Information
Inadequate 353 22.1 421 25.5 334 21.2 410 25.8 460 28.6
Intermediate 146 9.2 176 10.7 151 9.6 147 9.2 129 8.0
Adequate 566 35.5 507 30.8 495 31.4 466 29.3 401 24.9
Adequate Plus 512 32.1 520 31.6 573 36.4 541 34.0 540 33.6
PLURALITY: 1,544 96.9 1,596 96.8 1,521 96.5 1,540 96.7 1,551 96.5
Singleton
Twin 50 3.1 49 3.0 55 3.5 52 3.3 54 3.4
Other Multiples 0 0 3 0.2 0 0 0 0 3 0.2
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 1,043 65.4 1,018 61.8 974 61.8 938 58.9 873 54.3
First
Second 404 25.3 455 27.6 443 28.1 459 28.8 476 29.6
Third 95 6.0 101 6.1 96 6.1 105 6.6 126 7.8
No Care 39 2.4 54 3.3 41 2.6 65 4.1 59 3.7
Unknown 13 0.8 20 1.2 22 1.4 25 1.6 74 4.6
MOTHER SMOKED? 396 24.8 359 21.8 357 22.7 373 23.4 346 21.5
Yes
No 1,194 74.9 1,286 78.0 1,216 77.2 1,219 76.6 1,262 78.5
Unknown 4 0.3 3 0.2 3 0.2 0 0 0 0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 59 3.7 82 5.0 64 4.1 74 4.6 70 4.4
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 586 36.8 564 34.2 528 33.5 533 33.5 466 29.0
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 423 26.5 413 25.1 368 23.4 376 23.6 401 24.9
Obese (30.0+) 510 32.0 566 34.3 583 37.0 568 35.7 525 32.6
Unknown 16 1.0 23 1.4 33 2.1 41 2.6 146 9.1
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 890 55.8 925 56.1 908 57.6 901 56.6 862 53.6
Yes
No 692 43.4 707 42.9 652 41.4 678 42.6 735 45.7
Unknown 12 0.8 16 1.0 16 1.0 13 0.8 11 0.7
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 1,104 69.3 1,145 69.5 1,060 67.3 1,109 69.7 1,107 68.8
Vaginal
C-Section 488 30.6 502 30.5 516 32.7 482 30.3 501 31.2
Unknown 2 0.1 1 0.1 0 0 1 0.1 0 0

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 25SEP2019


2018 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Hispanics: 2014-2018

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 17,778 100.0 18,085 100.0 18,355 100.0 18,461 100.0 18,359 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 37 0.2 25 0.1 35 0.2 35 0.2 26 0.1
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 178 1.0 211 1.2 203 1.1 201 1.1 191 1.0
1,500-2,499 grams 957 5.4 1,025 5.7 1,114 6.1 1,166 6.3 1,162 6.3
2,500+ grams 16,602 93.4 16,823 93.0 16,998 92.6 17,051 92.4 16,977 92.5
Unknown 4 0.0 1 0.0 5 0.0 8 0.0 3 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 94 0.5 112 0.6 105 0.6 102 0.6 82 0.4
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 156 0.9 158 0.9 203 1.1 192 1.0 181 1.0
32-36 Weeks 1,181 6.6 1,295 7.2 1,343 7.3 1,400 7.6 1,413 7.7
37+ Weeks 16,326 91.8 16,509 91.3 16,694 91.0 16,761 90.8 16,679 90.8
Unknown 21 0.1 11 0.1 10 0.1 6 0.0 4 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 569 3.2 518 2.9 520 2.8 528 2.9 474 2.6
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 14,307 80.5 14,615 80.8 14,545 79.2 14,666 79.4 14,568 79.4
35+ Years 2,901 16.3 2,952 16.3 3,290 17.9 3,267 17.7 3,317 18.1
Unknown 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 8,298 46.7 8,003 44.3 7,779 42.4 7,469 40.5 6,947 37.8
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 4,656 26.2 4,816 26.6 4,958 27.0 5,290 28.7 5,318 29.0
Some College 3,190 17.9 3,484 19.3 3,694 20.1 3,793 20.5 3,845 20.9
Bachelors Degree 1,092 6.1 1,174 6.5 1,304 7.1 1,326 7.2 1,545 8.4
Masters or PhD 465 2.6 494 2.7 521 2.8 507 2.7 598 3.3
Unknown 77 0.4 114 0.6 99 0.5 76 0.4 106 0.6
MARITAL STATUS: 8,700 48.9 8,952 49.5 9,081 49.5 9,242 50.1 9,341 50.9
Married
Unmarried 9,073 51.0 9,131 50.5 9,268 50.5 9,215 49.9 9,006 49.1
Unknown 5 0.0 2 0.0 6 0.0 4 0.0 12 0.1
PARITY: 4,583 25.8 4,726 26.1 4,632 25.2 4,987 27.0 5,048 27.5
1
2 - 3 8,155 45.9 8,303 45.9 8,477 46.2 8,336 45.2 8,297 45.2
4+ 5,031 28.3 5,043 27.9 5,234 28.5 5,125 27.8 5,000 27.2
Unknown 9 0.1 13 0.1 12 0.1 13 0.1 14 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 393 2.2 373 2.1 274 1.5 311 1.7 367 2.0
Missing Information
Inadequate 4,745 26.7 4,772 26.4 4,823 26.3 4,698 25.4 4,653 25.3
Intermediate 1,960 11.0 1,564 8.6 1,524 8.3 1,485 8.0 1,432 7.8
Adequate 5,143 28.9 5,015 27.7 4,846 26.4 5,042 27.3 5,190 28.3
Adequate Plus 5,537 31.1 6,361 35.2 6,888 37.5 6,925 37.5 6,717 36.6
PLURALITY: 17,398 97.9 17,702 97.9 17,959 97.8 18,029 97.7 17,964 97.8
Singleton
Twin 376 2.1 371 2.1 375 2.0 423 2.3 377 2.1
Other Multiples 4 0.0 12 0.1 21 0.1 9 0.0 18 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 10,204 57.4 10,373 57.4 10,654 58.0 10,741 58.2 10,565 57.5
First
Second 5,588 31.4 5,664 31.3 5,780 31.5 5,759 31.2 5,715 31.1
Third 1,288 7.2 1,263 7.0 1,369 7.5 1,359 7.4 1,414 7.7
No Care 444 2.5 531 2.9 378 2.1 402 2.2 399 2.2
Unknown 254 1.4 254 1.4 174 0.9 200 1.1 266 1.4
MOTHER SMOKED? 300 1.7 318 1.8 277 1.5 279 1.5 298 1.6
Yes
No 17,470 98.3 17,764 98.2 18,066 98.4 18,181 98.5 18,061 98.4
Unknown 8 0.0 3 0.0 12 0.1 1 0.0 0 0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 453 2.5 460 2.5 406 2.2 412 2.2 372 2.0
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 6,931 39.0 6,930 38.3 6,761 36.8 6,630 35.9 6,466 35.2
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 5,325 30.0 5,435 30.1 5,519 30.1 5,879 31.8 5,696 31.0
Obese (30.0+) 4,398 24.7 4,435 24.5 4,911 26.8 4,982 27.0 5,299 28.9
Unknown 671 3.8 825 4.6 758 4.1 558 3.0 526 2.9
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 15,478 87.1 15,995 88.4 16,376 89.2 16,178 87.6 16,113 87.8
Yes
No 2,269 12.8 2,063 11.4 1,953 10.6 2,257 12.2 2,220 12.1
Unknown 31 0.2 27 0.1 26 0.1 26 0.1 26 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 13,536 76.1 13,861 76.6 13,906 75.8 13,967 75.7 13,778 75.0
Vaginal
C-Section 4,238 23.8 4,213 23.3 4,444 24.2 4,492 24.3 4,577 24.9
Unknown 4 0.0 11 0.1 5 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.0

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 25SEP2019


2018 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic Other Races: 2014-2018

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 5,266 100.0 5,304 100.0 5,603 100.0 5,782 100.0 5,634 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 6 0.1 18 0.3 9 0.2 15 0.3 8 0.1
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 45 0.9 45 0.8 55 1.0 39 0.7 60 1.1
1,500-2,499 grams 365 6.9 396 7.5 449 8.0 470 8.1 424 7.5
2,500+ grams 4,844 92.0 4,843 91.3 5,090 90.8 5,255 90.9 5,141 91.2
Unknown 6 0.1 2 0.0 0 0 3 0.1 1 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 22 0.4 31 0.6 31 0.6 33 0.6 28 0.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 40 0.8 35 0.7 38 0.7 34 0.6 46 0.8
32-36 Weeks 346 6.6 384 7.2 423 7.5 433 7.5 407 7.2
37+ Weeks 4,850 92.1 4,853 91.5 5,109 91.2 5,281 91.3 5,150 91.4
Unknown 8 0.2 1 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 3 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 35 0.7 31 0.6 24 0.4 27 0.5 17 0.3
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 4,141 78.6 4,209 79.4 4,455 79.5 4,448 76.9 4,349 77.2
35+ Years 1,090 20.7 1,064 20.1 1,124 20.1 1,307 22.6 1,268 22.5
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 702 13.3 633 11.9 681 12.2 626 10.8 526 9.3
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 756 14.4 755 14.2 741 13.2 798 13.8 787 14.0
Some College 938 17.8 905 17.1 942 16.8 911 15.8 964 17.1
Bachelors Degree 1,471 27.9 1,577 29.7 1,645 29.4 1,751 30.3 1,753 31.1
Masters or PhD 1,363 25.9 1,411 26.6 1,573 28.1 1,671 28.9 1,570 27.9
Unknown 36 0.7 23 0.4 21 0.4 25 0.4 34 0.6
MARITAL STATUS: 4,463 84.8 4,558 85.9 4,799 85.7 4,939 85.4 4,777 84.8
Married
Unmarried 796 15.1 744 14.0 801 14.3 841 14.5 852 15.1
Unknown 7 0.1 2 0.0 3 0.1 2 0.0 5 0.1
PARITY: 1,953 37.1 2,025 38.2 2,109 37.6 2,222 38.4 2,130 37.8
1
2 - 3 2,521 47.9 2,552 48.1 2,707 48.3 2,735 47.3 2,693 47.8
4+ 777 14.8 723 13.6 784 14.0 822 14.2 806 14.3
Unknown 15 0.3 4 0.1 3 0.1 3 0.1 5 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 81 1.5 62 1.2 55 1.0 53 0.9 67 1.2
Missing Information
Inadequate 1,076 20.4 1,051 19.8 1,079 19.3 1,092 18.9 1,119 19.9
Intermediate 431 8.2 241 4.5 224 4.0 261 4.5 271 4.8
Adequate 1,597 30.3 1,528 28.8 1,484 26.5 1,561 27.0 1,526 27.1
Adequate Plus 2,081 39.5 2,422 45.7 2,761 49.3 2,815 48.7 2,651 47.1
PLURALITY: 5,125 97.3 5,171 97.5 5,403 96.4 5,617 97.1 5,452 96.8
Singleton
Twin 132 2.5 133 2.5 191 3.4 165 2.9 182 3.2
Other Multiples 9 0.2 0 0 9 0.2 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 3,478 66.0 3,502 66.0 3,772 67.3 3,787 65.5 3,718 66.0
First
Second 1,308 24.8 1,358 25.6 1,407 25.1 1,516 26.2 1,411 25.0
Third 331 6.3 302 5.7 324 5.8 390 6.7 381 6.8
No Care 87 1.7 97 1.8 61 1.1 53 0.9 85 1.5
Unknown 62 1.2 45 0.8 39 0.7 36 0.6 39 0.7
MOTHER SMOKED? 92 1.7 86 1.6 74 1.3 74 1.3 66 1.2
Yes
No 5,167 98.1 5,215 98.3 5,517 98.5 5,707 98.7 5,564 98.8
Unknown 7 0.1 3 0.1 12 0.2 1 0.0 4 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 392 7.4 355 6.7 342 6.1 373 6.5 285 5.1
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 3,111 59.1 3,110 58.6 3,309 59.1 3,255 56.3 3,143 55.8
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 1,118 21.2 1,181 22.3 1,256 22.4 1,318 22.8 1,378 24.5
Obese (30.0+) 515 9.8 526 9.9 564 10.1 664 11.5 696 12.4
Unknown 130 2.5 132 2.5 132 2.4 172 3.0 132 2.3
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 4,632 88.0 4,713 88.9 4,998 89.2 5,128 88.7 4,993 88.6
Yes
No 611 11.6 570 10.7 578 10.3 637 11.0 632 11.2
Unknown 23 0.4 21 0.4 27 0.5 17 0.3 9 0.2
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 3,737 71.0 3,732 70.4 3,937 70.3 4,035 69.8 3,965 70.4
Vaginal
C-Section 1,524 28.9 1,566 29.5 1,666 29.7 1,744 30.2 1,667 29.6
Unknown 5 0.1 6 0.1 0 0 3 0.1 2 0.0

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 25SEP2019