2019 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends: 2015-2019

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,826 100.0 120,765 100.0 120,099 100.0 118,957 100.0 118,725 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RACE 67,004 55.5 66,825 55.3 65,314 54.4 64,637 54.3 63,526 53.5
White Non-Hispanic
Af. Am. Non-Hispanic 28,785 23.8 28,406 23.5 28,950 24.1 28,719 24.1 28,975 24.4
Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic 1,648 1.4 1,576 1.3 1,592 1.3 1,608 1.4 1,579 1.3
Other Non-Hispanic 5,304 4.4 5,603 4.6 5,782 4.8 5,634 4.7 5,544 4.7
Hispanic 18,085 15.0 18,355 15.2 18,461 15.4 18,359 15.4 19,101 16.1
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 281 0.2 280 0.2 278 0.2 240 0.2 257 0.2
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 1,884 1.6 1,726 1.4 1,793 1.5 1,696 1.4 1,751 1.5
1,500-2,499 grams 8,954 7.4 9,150 7.6 9,240 7.7 9,083 7.6 9,070 7.6
2,500+ grams 109,672 90.8 109,577 90.7 108,761 90.6 107,909 90.7 107,611 90.6
Unknown 35 0.0 32 0.0 27 0.0 29 0.0 36 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 923 0.8 858 0.7 834 0.7 755 0.6 803 0.7
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,444 1.2 1,389 1.2 1,510 1.3 1,339 1.1 1,407 1.2
32-36 Weeks 9,942 8.2 10,302 8.5 10,236 8.5 10,251 8.6 10,432 8.8
37+ Weeks 108,449 89.8 108,165 89.6 107,464 89.5 106,552 89.6 106,038 89.3
Unknown 68 0.1 51 0.0 55 0.0 60 0.1 45 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 2,204 1.8 1,981 1.6 1,829 1.5 1,629 1.4 1,584 1.3
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 100,875 83.5 100,222 83.0 99,189 82.6 98,050 82.4 97,483 82.1
35+ Years 17,745 14.7 18,560 15.4 19,077 15.9 19,274 16.2 19,650 16.6
Unknown 2 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.0 4 0.0 8 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 18,206 15.1 17,322 14.3 16,813 14.0 15,637 13.1 15,195 12.8
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 27,311 22.6 27,432 22.7 28,245 23.5 28,323 23.8 29,578 24.9
Some College 38,895 32.2 38,279 31.7 38,001 31.6 37,033 31.1 35,860 30.2
Bachelors Degree 23,101 19.1 24,233 20.1 23,500 19.6 24,112 20.3 23,941 20.2
Masters or PhD 12,980 10.7 13,157 10.9 13,269 11.0 13,466 11.3 13,723 11.6
Unknown 333 0.3 342 0.3 271 0.2 386 0.3 428 0.4
MARITAL STATUS: 71,274 59.0 71,914 59.5 70,927 59.1 70,305 59.1 69,362 58.4
Married
Unmarried 49,501 41.0 48,789 40.4 49,118 40.9 48,599 40.9 49,310 41.5
Unknown 51 0.0 62 0.1 54 0.0 53 0.0 53 0.0
PARITY: 39,807 32.9 38,672 32.0 38,677 32.2 38,393 32.3 38,084 32.1
1
2 - 3 56,161 46.5 56,428 46.7 55,565 46.3 55,027 46.3 54,379 45.8
4+ 24,763 20.5 25,574 21.2 25,768 21.5 25,448 21.4 26,173 22.0
Unknown 95 0.1 91 0.1 89 0.1 89 0.1 89 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,976 1.6 1,404 1.2 1,558 1.3 1,624 1.4 1,730 1.5
Missing Information
Inadequate 22,908 19.0 22,076 18.3 22,253 18.5 22,385 18.8 23,200 19.5
Intermediate 6,955 5.8 6,828 5.7 6,698 5.6 6,436 5.4 5,921 5.0
Adequate 33,739 27.9 31,620 26.2 31,215 26.0 32,287 27.1 29,288 24.7
Adequate Plus 55,248 45.7 58,837 48.7 58,375 48.6 56,225 47.3 58,586 49.3
PLURALITY: 116,575 96.5 116,516 96.5 115,738 96.4 114,952 96.6 114,883 96.8
Singleton
Twin 4,120 3.4 4,126 3.4 4,239 3.5 3,873 3.3 3,753 3.2
Other Multiples 131 0.1 123 0.1 122 0.1 132 0.1 89 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 81,887 67.8 83,319 69.0 82,428 68.6 80,865 68.0 80,125 67.5
First
Second 28,462 23.6 28,009 23.2 27,537 22.9 27,629 23.2 27,056 22.8
Third 6,349 5.3 6,530 5.4 6,872 5.7 7,007 5.9 7,316 6.2
No Care 2,689 2.2 1,931 1.6 2,163 1.8 2,248 1.9 2,941 2.5
Unknown 1,439 1.2 976 0.8 1,099 0.9 1,208 1.0 1,287 1.1
MOTHER SMOKED? 11,297 9.3 10,776 8.9 10,399 8.7 9,938 8.4 8,991 7.6
Yes
No 109,443 90.6 109,627 90.8 109,675 91.3 108,985 91.6 109,690 92.4
Unknown 86 0.1 362 0.3 25 0.0 34 0.0 44 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 4,451 3.7 4,243 3.5 4,126 3.4 3,784 3.2 3,859 3.3
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 52,415 43.4 51,178 42.4 49,574 41.3 47,946 40.3 46,744 39.4
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,674 24.6 29,790 24.7 29,972 25.0 30,169 25.4 30,242 25.5
Obese (30.0+) 31,287 25.9 32,710 27.1 33,867 28.2 34,527 29.0 35,301 29.7
Unknown 2,999 2.5 2,844 2.4 2,560 2.1 2,531 2.1 2,579 2.2
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 96,703 80.0 98,495 81.6 96,887 80.7 96,218 80.9 95,896 80.8
Yes
No 23,661 19.6 21,898 18.1 22,842 19.0 22,386 18.8 22,490 18.9
Unknown 462 0.4 372 0.3 370 0.3 353 0.3 339 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 85,355 70.6 85,189 70.5 84,816 70.6 83,937 70.6 84,204 70.9
Vaginal
C-Section 35,405 29.3 35,538 29.4 35,256 29.4 34,982 29.4 34,482 29.0
Unknown 66 0.1 38 0.0 27 0.0 38 0.0 39 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, 02NOV2020


2019 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic Whites: 2015-2019

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 67,004 100.0 66,825 100.0 65,314 100.0 64,637 100.0 63,526 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 89 0.1 83 0.1 83 0.1 73 0.1 70 0.1
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 736 1.1 730 1.1 713 1.1 664 1.0 674 1.1
1,500-2,499 grams 4,218 6.3 4,267 6.4 4,224 6.5 4,126 6.4 3,927 6.2
2,500+ grams 61,941 92.4 61,728 92.4 60,287 92.3 59,760 92.5 58,835 92.6
Unknown 20 0.0 17 0.0 7 0.0 14 0.0 20 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 318 0.5 314 0.5 281 0.4 268 0.4 267 0.4
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 622 0.9 621 0.9 669 1.0 570 0.9 600 0.9
32-36 Weeks 5,148 7.7 5,360 8.0 5,283 8.1 5,237 8.1 5,194 8.2
37+ Weeks 60,877 90.9 60,512 90.6 59,052 90.4 58,534 90.6 57,443 90.4
Unknown 39 0.1 18 0.0 29 0.0 28 0.0 22 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 788 1.2 650 1.0 558 0.9 521 0.8 447 0.7
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 55,920 83.5 55,636 83.3 54,049 82.8 53,319 82.5 52,104 82.0
35+ Years 10,295 15.4 10,537 15.8 10,703 16.4 10,796 16.7 10,973 17.3
Unknown 1 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.0 1 0.0 2 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 5,146 7.7 4,755 7.1 4,707 7.2 4,436 6.9 4,133 6.5
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 12,544 18.7 12,599 18.9 12,432 19.0 12,346 19.1 12,587 19.8
Some College 22,825 34.1 22,262 33.3 21,820 33.4 21,071 32.6 20,175 31.8
Bachelors Degree 16,933 25.3 17,706 26.5 16,936 25.9 17,148 26.5 16,825 26.5
Masters or PhD 9,416 14.1 9,342 14.0 9,303 14.2 9,457 14.6 9,644 15.2
Unknown 140 0.2 161 0.2 116 0.2 179 0.3 162 0.3
MARITAL STATUS: 49,077 73.2 49,231 73.7 47,769 73.1 47,373 73.3 46,362 73.0
Married
Unmarried 17,893 26.7 17,549 26.3 17,509 26.8 17,243 26.7 17,138 27.0
Unknown 34 0.1 45 0.1 36 0.1 21 0.0 26 0.0
PARITY: 23,953 35.7 23,122 34.6 22,532 34.5 22,429 34.7 22,063 34.7
1
2 - 3 31,945 47.7 32,153 48.1 31,270 47.9 30,855 47.7 29,866 47.0
4+ 11,058 16.5 11,501 17.2 11,475 17.6 11,309 17.5 11,548 18.2
Unknown 48 0.1 49 0.1 37 0.1 44 0.1 49 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,047 1.6 695 1.0 778 1.2 693 1.1 874 1.4
Missing Information
Inadequate 9,148 13.7 8,923 13.4 8,862 13.6 9,078 14.0 9,357 14.7
Intermediate 3,180 4.7 3,195 4.8 3,031 4.6 2,856 4.4 2,630 4.1
Adequate 20,026 29.9 18,510 27.7 17,678 27.1 18,387 28.4 16,538 26.0
Adequate Plus 33,603 50.2 35,502 53.1 34,965 53.5 33,623 52.0 34,127 53.7
PLURALITY: 64,483 96.2 64,397 96.4 62,824 96.2 62,455 96.6 61,509 96.8
Singleton
Twin 2,435 3.6 2,368 3.5 2,404 3.7 2,108 3.3 1,970 3.1
Other Multiples 86 0.1 60 0.1 86 0.1 74 0.1 47 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 50,009 74.6 50,491 75.6 49,361 75.6 48,343 74.8 47,105 74.2
First
Second 12,476 18.6 12,297 18.4 11,672 17.9 11,857 18.3 11,335 17.8
Third 2,603 3.9 2,712 4.1 2,823 4.3 2,942 4.6 3,120 4.9
No Care 1,117 1.7 809 1.2 903 1.4 958 1.5 1,291 2.0
Unknown 799 1.2 516 0.8 555 0.8 537 0.8 675 1.1
MOTHER SMOKED? 7,886 11.8 7,643 11.4 7,389 11.3 6,980 10.8 6,307 9.9
Yes
No 59,062 88.1 58,916 88.2 57,910 88.7 57,642 89.2 57,200 90.0
Unknown 56 0.1 266 0.4 15 0.0 15 0.0 19 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 2,611 3.9 2,539 3.8 2,415 3.7 2,165 3.3 2,186 3.4
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 32,515 48.5 31,707 47.4 30,182 46.2 29,234 45.2 28,189 44.4
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 15,376 22.9 15,605 23.4 15,446 23.6 15,692 24.3 15,459 24.3
Obese (30.0+) 15,090 22.5 15,668 23.4 16,248 24.9 16,530 25.6 16,613 26.2
Unknown 1,412 2.1 1,306 2.0 1,023 1.6 1,016 1.6 1,079 1.7
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 55,871 83.4 56,359 84.3 54,583 83.6 54,101 83.7 53,150 83.7
Yes
No 10,829 16.2 10,240 15.3 10,503 16.1 10,311 16.0 10,154 16.0
Unknown 304 0.5 226 0.3 228 0.3 225 0.3 222 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 47,099 70.3 47,060 70.4 46,001 70.4 45,582 70.5 45,124 71.0
Vaginal
C-Section 19,872 29.7 19,737 29.5 19,295 29.5 19,029 29.4 18,372 28.9
Unknown 33 0.0 28 0.0 18 0.0 26 0.0 30 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, 02NOV2020


2019 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic African Americans: 2015-2019

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 28,785 100.0 28,406 100.0 28,950 100.0 28,719 100.0 28,975 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 148 0.5 149 0.5 138 0.5 126 0.4 139 0.5
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 862 3.0 712 2.5 804 2.8 748 2.6 755 2.6
1,500-2,499 grams 3,161 11.0 3,152 11.1 3,246 11.2 3,220 11.2 3,451 11.9
2,500+ grams 24,603 85.5 24,385 85.8 24,753 85.5 24,614 85.7 24,621 85.0
Unknown 11 0.0 8 0.0 9 0.0 11 0.0 9 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 450 1.6 398 1.4 394 1.4 361 1.3 392 1.4
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 605 2.1 500 1.8 590 2.0 515 1.8 522 1.8
32-36 Weeks 2,963 10.3 3,006 10.6 2,993 10.3 3,044 10.6 3,218 11.1
37+ Weeks 24,752 86.0 24,483 86.2 24,954 86.2 24,774 86.3 24,828 85.7
Unknown 15 0.1 19 0.1 19 0.1 25 0.1 15 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 804 2.8 733 2.6 671 2.3 577 2.0 575 2.0
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 24,680 85.7 24,224 85.3 24,642 85.1 24,407 85.0 24,584 84.8
35+ Years 3,300 11.5 3,449 12.1 3,637 12.6 3,732 13.0 3,815 13.2
Unknown 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 4,074 14.2 3,816 13.4 3,741 12.9 3,444 12.0 3,297 11.4
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 8,625 30.0 8,567 30.2 9,194 31.8 9,314 32.4 9,950 34.3
Some College 11,150 38.7 10,874 38.3 10,874 37.6 10,572 36.8 10,203 35.2
Bachelors Degree 3,269 11.4 3,426 12.1 3,368 11.6 3,549 12.4 3,702 12.8
Masters or PhD 1,613 5.6 1,664 5.9 1,719 5.9 1,775 6.2 1,750 6.0
Unknown 54 0.2 59 0.2 54 0.2 65 0.2 73 0.3
MARITAL STATUS: 8,084 28.1 8,221 28.9 8,389 29.0 8,259 28.8 8,147 28.1
Married
Unmarried 20,691 71.9 20,177 71.0 20,549 71.0 20,445 71.2 20,817 71.8
Unknown 10 0.0 8 0.0 12 0.0 15 0.1 11 0.0
PARITY: 8,600 29.9 8,308 29.2 8,410 29.1 8,298 28.9 8,192 28.3
1
2 - 3 12,637 43.9 12,390 43.6 12,492 43.2 12,454 43.4 12,395 42.8
4+ 7,519 26.1 7,682 27.0 8,012 27.7 7,941 27.7 8,367 28.9
Unknown 29 0.1 26 0.1 36 0.1 26 0.1 21 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 470 1.6 357 1.3 388 1.3 419 1.5 373 1.3
Missing Information
Inadequate 7,516 26.1 6,917 24.4 7,191 24.8 7,075 24.6 7,141 24.6
Intermediate 1,794 6.2 1,734 6.1 1,774 6.1 1,748 6.1 1,679 5.8
Adequate 6,663 23.1 6,285 22.1 6,468 22.3 6,783 23.6 6,236 21.5
Adequate Plus 12,342 42.9 13,113 46.2 13,129 45.4 12,694 44.2 13,546 46.8
PLURALITY: 27,623 96.0 27,236 95.9 27,728 95.8 27,530 95.9 27,749 95.8
Singleton
Twin 1,132 3.9 1,137 4.0 1,195 4.1 1,152 4.0 1,194 4.1
Other Multiples 30 0.1 33 0.1 27 0.1 37 0.1 32 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 16,985 59.0 17,428 61.4 17,601 60.8 17,366 60.5 17,688 61.0
First
Second 8,509 29.6 8,082 28.5 8,131 28.1 8,170 28.4 8,033 27.7
Third 2,080 7.2 2,029 7.1 2,195 7.6 2,144 7.5 2,092 7.2
No Care 890 3.1 642 2.3 740 2.6 747 2.6 898 3.1
Unknown 321 1.1 225 0.8 283 1.0 292 1.0 264 0.9
MOTHER SMOKED? 2,648 9.2 2,425 8.5 2,284 7.9 2,248 7.8 2,087 7.2
Yes
No 26,116 90.7 25,912 91.2 26,658 92.1 26,456 92.1 26,865 92.7
Unknown 21 0.1 69 0.2 8 0.0 15 0.1 23 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 943 3.3 892 3.1 852 2.9 892 3.1 888 3.1
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 9,296 32.3 8,873 31.2 8,974 31.0 8,637 30.1 8,448 29.2
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 7,269 25.3 7,042 24.8 6,953 24.0 7,002 24.4 7,106 24.5
Obese (30.0+) 10,670 37.1 10,984 38.7 11,405 39.4 11,477 40.0 11,810 40.8
Unknown 607 2.1 615 2.2 766 2.6 711 2.5 723 2.5
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 19,199 66.7 19,854 69.9 20,097 69.4 20,149 70.2 20,323 70.1
Yes
No 9,492 33.0 8,475 29.8 8,767 30.3 8,488 29.6 8,587 29.6
Unknown 94 0.3 77 0.3 86 0.3 82 0.3 65 0.2
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 19,518 67.8 19,226 67.7 19,704 68.1 19,505 67.9 19,734 68.1
Vaginal
C-Section 9,252 32.1 9,175 32.3 9,243 31.9 9,208 32.1 9,237 31.9
Unknown 15 0.1 5 0.0 3 0.0 6 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, 02NOV2020


2019 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic American Indians: 2015-2019

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 1,648 100.0 1,576 100.0 1,592 100.0 1,608 100.0 1,579 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 1 0.1 4 0.3 7 0.4 7 0.4 7 0.4
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 30 1.8 26 1.6 36 2.3 33 2.1 22 1.4
1,500-2,499 grams 154 9.3 168 10.7 134 8.4 151 9.4 152 9.6
2,500+ grams 1,462 88.7 1,376 87.3 1,415 88.9 1,417 88.1 1,397 88.5
Unknown 1 0.1 2 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 12 0.7 10 0.6 24 1.5 16 1.0 12 0.8
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 24 1.5 27 1.7 25 1.6 27 1.7 25 1.6
32-36 Weeks 152 9.2 170 10.8 127 8.0 150 9.3 132 8.4
37+ Weeks 1,458 88.5 1,367 86.7 1,416 88.9 1,415 88.0 1,409 89.2
Unknown 2 0.1 2 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 63 3.8 54 3.4 45 2.8 40 2.5 38 2.4
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 1,451 88.0 1,362 86.4 1,384 86.9 1,407 87.5 1,375 87.1
35+ Years 134 8.1 160 10.2 163 10.2 161 10.0 166 10.5
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 350 21.2 291 18.5 270 17.0 284 17.7 249 15.8
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 571 34.6 567 36.0 531 33.4 558 34.7 578 36.6
Some College 531 32.2 507 32.2 603 37.9 581 36.1 557 35.3
Bachelors Degree 148 9.0 152 9.6 119 7.5 117 7.3 131 8.3
Masters or PhD 46 2.8 57 3.6 69 4.3 66 4.1 61 3.9
Unknown 2 0.1 2 0.1 0 0 2 0.1 3 0.2
MARITAL STATUS: 603 36.6 582 36.9 588 36.9 555 34.5 541 34.3
Married
Unmarried 1,042 63.2 994 63.1 1,004 63.1 1,053 65.5 1,038 65.7
Unknown 3 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PARITY: 503 30.5 501 31.8 526 33.0 488 30.3 493 31.2
1
2 - 3 724 43.9 701 44.5 732 46.0 728 45.3 730 46.2
4+ 420 25.5 373 23.7 334 21.0 392 24.4 356 22.5
Unknown 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 24 1.5 23 1.5 28 1.8 78 4.9 34 2.2
Missing Information
Inadequate 421 25.5 334 21.2 410 25.8 460 28.6 399 25.3
Intermediate 176 10.7 151 9.6 147 9.2 129 8.0 92 5.8
Adequate 507 30.8 495 31.4 466 29.3 401 24.9 395 25.0
Adequate Plus 520 31.6 573 36.4 541 34.0 540 33.6 659 41.7
PLURALITY: 1,596 96.8 1,521 96.5 1,540 96.7 1,551 96.5 1,540 97.5
Singleton
Twin 49 3.0 55 3.5 52 3.3 54 3.4 39 2.5
Other Multiples 3 0.2 0 0 0 0 3 0.2 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 1,018 61.8 974 61.8 938 58.9 873 54.3 967 61.2
First
Second 455 27.6 443 28.1 459 28.8 476 29.6 391 24.8
Third 101 6.1 96 6.1 105 6.6 126 7.8 127 8.0
No Care 54 3.3 41 2.6 65 4.1 59 3.7 61 3.9
Unknown 20 1.2 22 1.4 25 1.6 74 4.6 33 2.1
MOTHER SMOKED? 359 21.8 357 22.7 373 23.4 346 21.5 292 18.5
Yes
No 1,286 78.0 1,216 77.2 1,219 76.6 1,262 78.5 1,287 81.5
Unknown 3 0.2 3 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 82 5.0 64 4.1 74 4.6 70 4.4 60 3.8
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 564 34.2 528 33.5 533 33.5 466 29.0 493 31.2
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 413 25.1 368 23.4 376 23.6 401 24.9 353 22.4
Obese (30.0+) 566 34.3 583 37.0 568 35.7 525 32.6 569 36.0
Unknown 23 1.4 33 2.1 41 2.6 146 9.1 104 6.6
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 925 56.1 908 57.6 901 56.6 862 53.6 816 51.7
Yes
No 707 42.9 652 41.4 678 42.6 735 45.7 742 47.0
Unknown 16 1.0 16 1.0 13 0.8 11 0.7 21 1.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 1,145 69.5 1,060 67.3 1,109 69.7 1,107 68.8 1,118 70.8
Vaginal
C-Section 502 30.5 516 32.7 482 30.3 501 31.2 461 29.2
Unknown 1 0.1 0 0 1 0.1 0 0 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, 02NOV2020


2019 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Hispanics: 2015-2019

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 18,085 100.0 18,355 100.0 18,461 100.0 18,359 100.0 19,101 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 25 0.1 35 0.2 35 0.2 26 0.1 34 0.2
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 211 1.2 203 1.1 201 1.1 191 1.0 233 1.2
1,500-2,499 grams 1,025 5.7 1,114 6.1 1,166 6.3 1,162 6.3 1,129 5.9
2,500+ grams 16,823 93.0 16,998 92.6 17,051 92.4 16,977 92.5 17,699 92.7
Unknown 1 0.0 5 0.0 8 0.0 3 0.0 6 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 112 0.6 105 0.6 102 0.6 82 0.4 102 0.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 158 0.9 203 1.1 192 1.0 181 1.0 208 1.1
32-36 Weeks 1,295 7.2 1,343 7.3 1,400 7.6 1,413 7.7 1,491 7.8
37+ Weeks 16,509 91.3 16,694 91.0 16,761 90.8 16,679 90.8 17,293 90.5
Unknown 11 0.1 10 0.1 6 0.0 4 0.0 7 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 518 2.9 520 2.8 528 2.9 474 2.6 504 2.6
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 14,615 80.8 14,545 79.2 14,666 79.4 14,568 79.4 15,192 79.5
35+ Years 2,952 16.3 3,290 17.9 3,267 17.7 3,317 18.1 3,402 17.8
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 8,003 44.3 7,779 42.4 7,469 40.5 6,947 37.8 7,034 36.8
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 4,816 26.6 4,958 27.0 5,290 28.7 5,318 29.0 5,646 29.6
Some College 3,484 19.3 3,694 20.1 3,793 20.5 3,845 20.9 4,024 21.1
Bachelors Degree 1,174 6.5 1,304 7.1 1,326 7.2 1,545 8.4 1,621 8.5
Masters or PhD 494 2.7 521 2.8 507 2.7 598 3.3 611 3.2
Unknown 114 0.6 99 0.5 76 0.4 106 0.6 165 0.9
MARITAL STATUS: 8,952 49.5 9,081 49.5 9,242 50.1 9,341 50.9 9,572 50.1
Married
Unmarried 9,131 50.5 9,268 50.5 9,215 49.9 9,006 49.1 9,521 49.8
Unknown 2 0.0 6 0.0 4 0.0 12 0.1 8 0.0
PARITY: 4,726 26.1 4,632 25.2 4,987 27.0 5,048 27.5 5,377 28.2
1
2 - 3 8,303 45.9 8,477 46.2 8,336 45.2 8,297 45.2 8,590 45.0
4+ 5,043 27.9 5,234 28.5 5,125 27.8 5,000 27.2 5,121 26.8
Unknown 13 0.1 12 0.1 13 0.1 14 0.1 13 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 373 2.1 274 1.5 311 1.7 367 2.0 400 2.1
Missing Information
Inadequate 4,772 26.4 4,823 26.3 4,698 25.4 4,653 25.3 5,198 27.2
Intermediate 1,564 8.6 1,524 8.3 1,485 8.0 1,432 7.8 1,309 6.9
Adequate 5,015 27.7 4,846 26.4 5,042 27.3 5,190 28.3 4,729 24.8
Adequate Plus 6,361 35.2 6,888 37.5 6,925 37.5 6,717 36.6 7,465 39.1
PLURALITY: 17,702 97.9 17,959 97.8 18,029 97.7 17,964 97.8 18,679 97.8
Singleton
Twin 371 2.1 375 2.0 423 2.3 377 2.1 412 2.2
Other Multiples 12 0.1 21 0.1 9 0.0 18 0.1 10 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 10,373 57.4 10,654 58.0 10,741 58.2 10,565 57.5 10,676 55.9
First
Second 5,664 31.3 5,780 31.5 5,759 31.2 5,715 31.1 5,968 31.2
Third 1,263 7.0 1,369 7.5 1,359 7.4 1,414 7.7 1,577 8.3
No Care 531 2.9 378 2.1 402 2.2 399 2.2 596 3.1
Unknown 254 1.4 174 0.9 200 1.1 266 1.4 284 1.5
MOTHER SMOKED? 318 1.8 277 1.5 279 1.5 298 1.6 246 1.3
Yes
No 17,764 98.2 18,066 98.4 18,181 98.5 18,061 98.4 18,854 98.7
Unknown 3 0.0 12 0.1 1 0.0 0 0 1 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 460 2.5 406 2.2 412 2.2 372 2.0 408 2.1
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 6,930 38.3 6,761 36.8 6,630 35.9 6,466 35.2 6,555 34.3
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 5,435 30.1 5,519 30.1 5,879 31.8 5,696 31.0 5,971 31.3
Obese (30.0+) 4,435 24.5 4,911 26.8 4,982 27.0 5,299 28.9 5,597 29.3
Unknown 825 4.6 758 4.1 558 3.0 526 2.9 570 3.0
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 15,995 88.4 16,376 89.2 16,178 87.6 16,113 87.8 16,705 87.5
Yes
No 2,063 11.4 1,953 10.6 2,257 12.2 2,220 12.1 2,374 12.4
Unknown 27 0.1 26 0.1 26 0.1 26 0.1 22 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 13,861 76.6 13,906 75.8 13,967 75.7 13,778 75.0 14,400 75.4
Vaginal
C-Section 4,213 23.3 4,444 24.2 4,492 24.3 4,577 24.9 4,698 24.6
Unknown 11 0.1 5 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.0 3 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, 02NOV2020


2019 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic Other Races: 2015-2019

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 5,304 100.0 5,603 100.0 5,782 100.0 5,634 100.0 5,544 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 18 0.3 9 0.2 15 0.3 8 0.1 7 0.1
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 45 0.8 55 1.0 39 0.7 60 1.1 67 1.2
1,500-2,499 grams 396 7.5 449 8.0 470 8.1 424 7.5 411 7.4
2,500+ grams 4,843 91.3 5,090 90.8 5,255 90.9 5,141 91.2 5,059 91.3
Unknown 2 0.0 0 0 3 0.1 1 0.0 0 0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 31 0.6 31 0.6 33 0.6 28 0.5 30 0.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 35 0.7 38 0.7 34 0.6 46 0.8 52 0.9
32-36 Weeks 384 7.2 423 7.5 433 7.5 407 7.2 397 7.2
37+ Weeks 4,853 91.5 5,109 91.2 5,281 91.3 5,150 91.4 5,065 91.4
Unknown 1 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 3 0.1 0 0
MOTHERS AGE: 31 0.6 24 0.4 27 0.5 17 0.3 20 0.4
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 4,209 79.4 4,455 79.5 4,448 76.9 4,349 77.2 4,228 76.3
35+ Years 1,064 20.1 1,124 20.1 1,307 22.6 1,268 22.5 1,294 23.3
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 633 11.9 681 12.2 626 10.8 526 9.3 482 8.7
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 755 14.2 741 13.2 798 13.8 787 14.0 817 14.7
Some College 905 17.1 942 16.8 911 15.8 964 17.1 901 16.3
Bachelors Degree 1,577 29.7 1,645 29.4 1,751 30.3 1,753 31.1 1,662 30.0
Masters or PhD 1,411 26.6 1,573 28.1 1,671 28.9 1,570 27.9 1,657 29.9
Unknown 23 0.4 21 0.4 25 0.4 34 0.6 25 0.5
MARITAL STATUS: 4,558 85.9 4,799 85.7 4,939 85.4 4,777 84.8 4,740 85.5
Married
Unmarried 744 14.0 801 14.3 841 14.5 852 15.1 796 14.4
Unknown 2 0.0 3 0.1 2 0.0 5 0.1 8 0.1
PARITY: 2,025 38.2 2,109 37.6 2,222 38.4 2,130 37.8 1,959 35.3
1
2 - 3 2,552 48.1 2,707 48.3 2,735 47.3 2,693 47.8 2,798 50.5
4+ 723 13.6 784 14.0 822 14.2 806 14.3 781 14.1
Unknown 4 0.1 3 0.1 3 0.1 5 0.1 6 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 62 1.2 55 1.0 53 0.9 67 1.2 49 0.9
Missing Information
Inadequate 1,051 19.8 1,079 19.3 1,092 18.9 1,119 19.9 1,105 19.9
Intermediate 241 4.5 224 4.0 261 4.5 271 4.8 211 3.8
Adequate 1,528 28.8 1,484 26.5 1,561 27.0 1,526 27.1 1,390 25.1
Adequate Plus 2,422 45.7 2,761 49.3 2,815 48.7 2,651 47.1 2,789 50.3
PLURALITY: 5,171 97.5 5,403 96.4 5,617 97.1 5,452 96.8 5,406 97.5
Singleton
Twin 133 2.5 191 3.4 165 2.9 182 3.2 138 2.5
Other Multiples 0 0 9 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 3,502 66.0 3,772 67.3 3,787 65.5 3,718 66.0 3,689 66.5
First
Second 1,358 25.6 1,407 25.1 1,516 26.2 1,411 25.0 1,329 24.0
Third 302 5.7 324 5.8 390 6.7 381 6.8 400 7.2
No Care 97 1.8 61 1.1 53 0.9 85 1.5 95 1.7
Unknown 45 0.8 39 0.7 36 0.6 39 0.7 31 0.6
MOTHER SMOKED? 86 1.6 74 1.3 74 1.3 66 1.2 59 1.1
Yes
No 5,215 98.3 5,517 98.5 5,707 98.7 5,564 98.8 5,484 98.9
Unknown 3 0.1 12 0.2 1 0.0 4 0.1 1 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 355 6.7 342 6.1 373 6.5 285 5.1 317 5.7
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 3,110 58.6 3,309 59.1 3,255 56.3 3,143 55.8 3,059 55.2
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 1,181 22.3 1,256 22.4 1,318 22.8 1,378 24.5 1,353 24.4
Obese (30.0+) 526 9.9 564 10.1 664 11.5 696 12.4 712 12.8
Unknown 132 2.5 132 2.4 172 3.0 132 2.3 103 1.9
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 4,713 88.9 4,998 89.2 5,128 88.7 4,993 88.6 4,902 88.4
Yes
No 570 10.7 578 10.3 637 11.0 632 11.2 633 11.4
Unknown 21 0.4 27 0.5 17 0.3 9 0.2 9 0.2
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 3,732 70.4 3,937 70.3 4,035 69.8 3,965 70.4 3,828 69.0
Vaginal
C-Section 1,566 29.5 1,666 29.7 1,744 30.2 1,667 29.6 1,714 30.9
Unknown 6 0.1 0 0 3 0.1 2 0.0 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, 02NOV2020