2019 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Live Births: 2019

  TOTAL RACE
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 118,725 100.0 63,526 100.0 28,975 100.0 1,579 100.0 5,544 100.0 19,101 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 257 0.2 70 0.1 139 0.5 7 0.4 7 0.1 34 0.2
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 1,751 1.5 674 1.1 755 2.6 22 1.4 67 1.2 233 1.2
1,500-2,499 grams 9,070 7.6 3,927 6.2 3,451 11.9 152 9.6 411 7.4 1,129 5.9
2,500+ grams 107,611 90.6 58,835 92.6 24,621 85.0 1,397 88.5 5,059 91.3 17,699 92.7
Unknown 36 0.0 20 0.0 9 0.0 1 0.1 0 0 6 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION: 803 0.7 267 0.4 392 1.4 12 0.8 30 0.5 102 0.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,407 1.2 600 0.9 522 1.8 25 1.6 52 0.9 208 1.1
32-36 Weeks 10,432 8.8 5,194 8.2 3,218 11.1 132 8.4 397 7.2 1,491 7.8
37+ Weeks 106,038 89.3 57,443 90.4 24,828 85.7 1,409 89.2 5,065 91.4 17,293 90.5
Unknown 45 0.0 22 0.0 15 0.1 1 0.1 0 0 7 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 1,584 1.3 447 0.7 575 2.0 38 2.4 20 0.4 504 2.6
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 97,483 82.1 52,104 82.0 24,584 84.8 1,375 87.1 4,228 76.3 15,192 79.5
35+ Years 19,650 16.6 10,973 17.3 3,815 13.2 166 10.5 1,294 23.3 3,402 17.8
Unknown 8 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 15,195 12.8 4,133 6.5 3,297 11.4 249 15.8 482 8.7 7,034 36.8
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 29,578 24.9 12,587 19.8 9,950 34.3 578 36.6 817 14.7 5,646 29.6
Some College 35,860 30.2 20,175 31.8 10,203 35.2 557 35.3 901 16.3 4,024 21.1
Bachelors Degree 23,941 20.2 16,825 26.5 3,702 12.8 131 8.3 1,662 30.0 1,621 8.5
Masters or PhD 13,723 11.6 9,644 15.2 1,750 6.0 61 3.9 1,657 29.9 611 3.2
Unknown 428 0.4 162 0.3 73 0.3 3 0.2 25 0.5 165 0.9
MARITAL STATUS: 69,362 58.4 46,362 73.0 8,147 28.1 541 34.3 4,740 85.5 9,572 50.1
Married
Unmarried 49,310 41.5 17,138 27.0 20,817 71.8 1,038 65.7 796 14.4 9,521 49.8
Unknown 53 0.0 26 0.0 11 0.0 0 0 8 0.1 8 0.0
PARITY: 38,084 32.1 22,063 34.7 8,192 28.3 493 31.2 1,959 35.3 5,377 28.2
1
2 - 3 54,379 45.8 29,866 47.0 12,395 42.8 730 46.2 2,798 50.5 8,590 45.0
4+ 26,173 22.0 11,548 18.2 8,367 28.9 356 22.5 781 14.1 5,121 26.8
Unknown 89 0.1 49 0.1 21 0.1 0 0 6 0.1 13 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,730 1.5 874 1.4 373 1.3 34 2.2 49 0.9 400 2.1
Missing Information
Inadequate 23,200 19.5 9,357 14.7 7,141 24.6 399 25.3 1,105 19.9 5,198 27.2
Intermediate 5,921 5.0 2,630 4.1 1,679 5.8 92 5.8 211 3.8 1,309 6.9
Adequate 29,288 24.7 16,538 26.0 6,236 21.5 395 25.0 1,390 25.1 4,729 24.8
Adequate Plus 58,586 49.3 34,127 53.7 13,546 46.8 659 41.7 2,789 50.3 7,465 39.1
PLURALITY: 114,883 96.8 61,509 96.8 27,749 95.8 1,540 97.5 5,406 97.5 18,679 97.8
Singleton
Twin 3,753 3.2 1,970 3.1 1,194 4.1 39 2.5 138 2.5 412 2.2
Other Multiples 89 0.1 47 0.1 32 0.1 0 0 0 0 10 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 80,125 67.5 47,105 74.2 17,688 61.0 967 61.2 3,689 66.5 10,676 55.9
First
Second 27,056 22.8 11,335 17.8 8,033 27.7 391 24.8 1,329 24.0 5,968 31.2
Third 7,316 6.2 3,120 4.9 2,092 7.2 127 8.0 400 7.2 1,577 8.3
No Care 2,941 2.5 1,291 2.0 898 3.1 61 3.9 95 1.7 596 3.1
Unknown 1,287 1.1 675 1.1 264 0.9 33 2.1 31 0.6 284 1.5
MOTHER SMOKED? 8,991 7.6 6,307 9.9 2,087 7.2 292 18.5 59 1.1 246 1.3
Yes
No 109,690 92.4 57,200 90.0 26,865 92.7 1,287 81.5 5,484 98.9 18,854 98.7
Unknown 44 0.0 19 0.0 23 0.1 0 0 1 0.0 1 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 3,859 3.3 2,186 3.4 888 3.1 60 3.8 317 5.7 408 2.1
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 46,744 39.4 28,189 44.4 8,448 29.2 493 31.2 3,059 55.2 6,555 34.3
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 30,242 25.5 15,459 24.3 7,106 24.5 353 22.4 1,353 24.4 5,971 31.3
Obese (30.0+) 35,301 29.7 16,613 26.2 11,810 40.8 569 36.0 712 12.8 5,597 29.3
Unknown 2,579 2.2 1,079 1.7 723 2.5 104 6.6 103 1.9 570 3.0
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 95,896 80.8 53,150 83.7 20,323 70.1 816 51.7 4,902 88.4 16,705 87.5
Yes
No 22,490 18.9 10,154 16.0 8,587 29.6 742 47.0 633 11.4 2,374 12.4
Unknown 339 0.3 222 0.3 65 0.2 21 1.3 9 0.2 22 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 84,204 70.9 45,124 71.0 19,734 68.1 1,118 70.8 3,828 69.0 14,400 75.4
Vaginal
C-Section 34,482 29.0 18,372 28.9 9,237 31.9 461 29.2 1,714 30.9 4,698 24.6
Unknown 39 0.0 30 0.0 4 0.0 0 0 2 0.0 3 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, 02NOV2020