2019 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10a
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Infant Deaths: 2019

  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 801 100.0 305 100.0 345 100.0 25 100.0 22 100.0 104 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 220 27.5 60 19.7 119 34.5 7 28.0 6 27.3 28 26.9
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 212 26.5 78 25.6 96 27.8 5 20.0 4 18.2 29 27.9
1,500-2,499 grams 148 18.5 75 24.6 45 13.0 5 20.0 3 13.6 20 19.2
2,500+ grams 204 25.5 85 27.9 80 23.2 7 28.0 9 40.9 23 22.1
Unknown 17 2.1 7 2.3 5 1.4 1 4.0 0 0 4 3.8
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION: 372 46.4 117 38.4 185 53.6 10 40.0 10 45.5 50 48.1
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 76 9.5 35 11.5 30 8.7 4 16.0 0 0 7 6.7
32-36 Weeks 117 14.6 51 16.7 43 12.5 4 16.0 2 9.1 17 16.3
37+ Weeks 235 29.3 102 33.4 86 24.9 7 28.0 10 45.5 30 28.8
Unknown 1 0.1 0 0 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTHERS AGE: 17 2.1 7 2.3 6 1.7 0 0 0 0 4 3.8
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 649 81.0 246 80.7 284 82.3 24 96.0 20 90.9 75 72.1
35+ Years 135 16.9 52 17.0 55 15.9 1 4.0 2 9.1 25 24.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 120 15.0 35 11.5 42 12.2 2 8.0 2 9.1 39 37.5
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 264 33.0 88 28.9 129 37.4 13 52.0 6 27.3 28 26.9
Some College 258 32.2 103 33.8 118 34.2 9 36.0 3 13.6 25 24.0
Bachelors Degree 99 12.4 49 16.1 37 10.7 0 0 7 31.8 6 5.8
Masters or PhD 51 6.4 30 9.8 14 4.1 1 4.0 4 18.2 2 1.9
Unknown 9 1.1 0 0 5 1.4 0 0 0 0 4 3.8
MARITAL STATUS: 343 42.8 188 61.6 81 23.5 8 32.0 17 77.3 49 47.1
Married
Unmarried 454 56.7 117 38.4 261 75.7 17 68.0 5 22.7 54 51.9
Unknown 4 0.5 0 0 3 0.9 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
PARITY: 238 29.7 105 34.4 89 25.8 5 20.0 4 18.2 35 33.7
1
2 - 3 314 39.2 128 42.0 129 37.4 12 48.0 11 50.0 34 32.7
4+ 248 31.0 72 23.6 126 36.5 8 32.0 7 31.8 35 33.7
Unknown 1 0.1 0 0 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 39 4.9 15 4.9 15 4.3 1 4.0 0 0 8 7.7
Missing Information
Inadequate 215 26.8 75 24.6 89 25.8 9 36.0 7 31.8 35 33.7
Intermediate 36 4.5 11 3.6 17 4.9 1 4.0 1 4.5 6 5.8
Adequate 109 13.6 47 15.4 47 13.6 2 8.0 5 22.7 8 7.7
Adequate Plus 402 50.2 157 51.5 177 51.3 12 48.0 9 40.9 47 45.2
PLURALITY: 685 85.5 261 85.6 293 84.9 21 84.0 20 90.9 90 86.5
Singleton
Twin 106 13.2 41 13.4 45 13.0 4 16.0 2 9.1 14 13.5
Other Multiples 10 1.2 3 1.0 7 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 463 57.8 190 62.3 197 57.1 13 52.0 14 63.6 49 47.1
First
Second 204 25.5 59 19.3 100 29.0 6 24.0 6 27.3 33 31.7
Third 47 5.9 26 8.5 14 4.1 2 8.0 0 0 5 4.8
No Care 69 8.6 23 7.5 29 8.4 3 12.0 2 9.1 12 11.5
Unknown 18 2.2 7 2.3 5 1.4 1 4.0 0 0 5 4.8
MOTHER SMOKED? 106 13.2 53 17.4 42 12.2 7 28.0 1 4.5 3 2.9
Yes
No 694 86.6 251 82.3 303 87.8 18 72.0 21 95.5 101 97.1
Unknown 1 0.1 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 22 2.7 10 3.3 9 2.6 0 0 1 4.5 2 1.9
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 268 33.5 119 39.0 90 26.1 11 44.0 10 45.5 38 36.5
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 185 23.1 58 19.0 84 24.3 6 24.0 7 31.8 30 28.8
Obese (30.0+) 277 34.6 96 31.5 146 42.3 7 28.0 3 13.6 25 24.0
Unknown 49 6.1 22 7.2 16 4.6 1 4.0 1 4.5 9 8.7
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 313 39.1 132 43.3 128 37.1 3 12.0 9 40.9 41 39.4
Yes
No 487 60.8 173 56.7 217 62.9 22 88.0 13 59.1 62 59.6
Unknown 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 470 58.7 161 52.8 217 62.9 17 68.0 14 63.6 61 58.7
Vaginal
C-Section 329 41.1 143 46.9 127 36.8 8 32.0 8 36.4 43 41.3
Unknown 2 0.2 1 0.3 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, 04NOV2020