2020 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Live Births: 2020

  TOTAL RACE
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 116,755 100.0 61,815 100.0 28,545 100.0 1,503 100.0 5,443 100.0 19,449 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 258 0.2 79 0.1 132 0.5 2 0.1 9 0.2 36 0.2
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 1,716 1.5 658 1.1 780 2.7 20 1.3 51 0.9 207 1.1
1,500-2,499 grams 9,159 7.8 3,897 6.3 3,451 12.1 149 9.9 431 7.9 1,231 6.3
2,500+ grams 105,583 90.4 57,164 92.5 24,170 84.7 1,332 88.6 4,949 90.9 17,968 92.4
Unknown 39 0.0 17 0.0 12 0.0 0 0 3 0.1 7 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION: 754 0.6 233 0.4 371 1.3 11 0.7 22 0.4 117 0.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,374 1.2 591 1.0 554 1.9 12 0.8 45 0.8 172 0.9
32-36 Weeks 10,474 9.0 5,088 8.2 3,253 11.4 144 9.6 405 7.4 1,584 8.1
37+ Weeks 104,109 89.2 55,873 90.4 24,356 85.3 1,336 88.9 4,970 91.3 17,574 90.4
Unknown 44 0.0 30 0.0 11 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 1,421 1.2 407 0.7 536 1.9 27 1.8 15 0.3 436 2.2
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 95,491 81.8 50,429 81.6 24,141 84.6 1,327 88.3 4,076 74.9 15,518 79.8
35+ Years 19,841 17.0 10,978 17.8 3,868 13.6 149 9.9 1,351 24.8 3,495 18.0
Unknown 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 14,502 12.4 3,873 6.3 3,145 11.0 232 15.4 484 8.9 6,768 34.8
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 29,297 25.1 12,064 19.5 10,061 35.2 537 35.7 767 14.1 5,868 30.2
Some College 34,772 29.8 19,231 31.1 9,830 34.4 530 35.3 886 16.3 4,295 22.1
Bachelors Degree 24,232 20.8 17,134 27.7 3,585 12.6 139 9.2 1,660 30.5 1,714 8.8
Masters or PhD 13,630 11.7 9,403 15.2 1,862 6.5 63 4.2 1,625 29.9 677 3.5
Unknown 322 0.3 110 0.2 62 0.2 2 0.1 21 0.4 127 0.7
MARITAL STATUS: 67,767 58.0 45,106 73.0 7,954 27.9 514 34.2 4,633 85.1 9,560 49.2
Married
Unmarried 48,937 41.9 16,675 27.0 20,579 72.1 989 65.8 809 14.9 9,885 50.8
Unknown 51 0.0 34 0.1 12 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0.0
GRAVIDITY: 37,391 32.0 21,673 35.1 8,026 28.1 464 30.9 1,857 34.1 5,371 27.6
1
2 - 3 53,359 45.7 28,858 46.7 12,280 43.0 697 46.4 2,752 50.6 8,772 45.1
4+ 25,928 22.2 11,245 18.2 8,216 28.8 342 22.8 829 15.2 5,296 27.2
Unknown 77 0.1 39 0.1 23 0.1 0 0 5 0.1 10 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,894 1.6 918 1.5 410 1.4 23 1.5 52 1.0 491 2.5
Missing Information
Inadequate 19,690 16.9 7,759 12.6 6,211 21.8 309 20.6 897 16.5 4,514 23.2
Intermediate 7,881 6.8 3,712 6.0 1,959 6.9 123 8.2 301 5.5 1,786 9.2
Adequate 35,830 30.7 20,324 32.9 7,441 26.1 460 30.6 1,717 31.5 5,888 30.3
Adequate Plus 51,460 44.1 29,102 47.1 12,524 43.9 588 39.1 2,476 45.5 6,770 34.8
PLURALITY: 112,818 96.6 59,741 96.6 27,269 95.5 1,467 97.6 5,319 97.7 19,022 97.8
Singleton
Twin 3,820 3.3 1,999 3.2 1,250 4.4 36 2.4 117 2.1 418 2.1
Other Multiples 117 0.1 75 0.1 26 0.1 0 0 7 0.1 9 0.0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 85,386 73.1 49,318 79.8 18,859 66.1 1,039 69.1 3,940 72.4 12,230 62.9
First
Second 21,182 18.1 8,076 13.1 6,708 23.5 296 19.7 1,110 20.4 4,992 25.7
Third 5,431 4.7 2,207 3.6 1,658 5.8 83 5.5 257 4.7 1,226 6.3
No Care 3,313 2.8 1,502 2.4 1,008 3.5 64 4.3 98 1.8 641 3.3
Unknown 1,443 1.2 712 1.2 312 1.1 21 1.4 38 0.7 360 1.9
MOTHER SMOKED? 7,923 6.8 5,444 8.8 1,879 6.6 274 18.2 50 0.9 276 1.4
Yes
No 108,790 93.2 56,348 91.2 26,657 93.4 1,227 81.6 5,389 99.0 19,169 98.6
Unknown 42 0.0 23 0.0 9 0.0 2 0.1 4 0.1 4 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 3,399 2.9 1,904 3.1 810 2.8 55 3.7 271 5.0 359 1.8
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 44,828 38.4 26,892 43.5 8,160 28.6 443 29.5 2,935 53.9 6,398 32.9
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 30,203 25.9 15,370 24.9 7,082 24.8 336 22.4 1,375 25.3 6,040 31.1
Obese (30.0+) 36,067 30.9 16,747 27.1 11,913 41.7 538 35.8 747 13.7 6,122 31.5
Unknown 2,258 1.9 902 1.5 580 2.0 131 8.7 115 2.1 530 2.7
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 94,289 80.8 51,893 83.9 19,828 69.5 804 53.5 4,846 89.0 16,918 87.0
Yes
No 22,125 18.9 9,728 15.7 8,614 30.2 692 46.0 587 10.8 2,504 12.9
Unknown 341 0.3 194 0.3 103 0.4 7 0.5 10 0.2 27 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 81,779 70.0 43,394 70.2 19,104 66.9 1,052 70.0 3,757 69.0 14,472 74.4
Vaginal
C-Section 34,935 29.9 18,399 29.8 9,431 33.0 451 30.0 1,680 30.9 4,974 25.6
Unknown 41 0.0 22 0.0 10 0.0 0 0 6 0.1 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, 13DEC2021