2020 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10a
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Infant Deaths: 2020

  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 785 100.0 306 100.0 334 100.0 12 100.0 25 100.0 108 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 203 25.9 61 19.9 106 31.7 0 0 5 20.0 31 28.7
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 219 27.9 84 27.5 92 27.5 5 41.7 6 24.0 32 29.6
1,500-2,499 grams 125 15.9 51 16.7 43 12.9 3 25.0 11 44.0 17 15.7
2,500+ grams 220 28.0 102 33.3 86 25.7 4 33.3 2 8.0 26 24.1
Unknown 18 2.3 8 2.6 7 2.1 0 0 1 4.0 2 1.9
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION: 365 46.5 120 39.2 172 51.5 3 25.0 11 44.0 59 54.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 73 9.3 31 10.1 28 8.4 2 16.7 4 16.0 8 7.4
32-36 Weeks 100 12.7 45 14.7 38 11.4 2 16.7 4 16.0 11 10.2
37+ Weeks 244 31.1 107 35.0 96 28.7 5 41.7 6 24.0 30 27.8
Unknown 3 0.4 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTHERS AGE: 18 2.3 6 2.0 11 3.3 1 8.3 0 0 0 0
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 653 83.2 259 84.6 280 83.8 9 75.0 16 64.0 89 82.4
35+ Years 114 14.5 41 13.4 43 12.9 2 16.7 9 36.0 19 17.6
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 139 17.7 41 13.4 50 15.0 3 25.0 2 8.0 43 39.8
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 239 30.4 89 29.1 107 32.0 3 25.0 4 16.0 36 33.3
Some College 261 33.2 106 34.6 123 36.8 5 41.7 6 24.0 21 19.4
Bachelors Degree 101 12.9 50 16.3 37 11.1 1 8.3 8 32.0 5 4.6
Masters or PhD 35 4.5 15 4.9 15 4.5 0 0 4 16.0 1 0.9
Unknown 10 1.3 5 1.6 2 0.6 0 0 1 4.0 2 1.9
MARITAL STATUS: 293 37.3 164 53.6 70 21.0 3 25.0 20 80.0 36 33.3
Married
Unmarried 489 62.3 140 45.8 263 78.7 9 75.0 5 20.0 72 66.7
Unknown 3 0.4 2 0.7 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
GRAVIDITY: 241 30.7 104 34.0 102 30.5 3 25.0 7 28.0 25 23.1
1
2 - 3 326 41.5 131 42.8 133 39.8 4 33.3 9 36.0 49 45.4
4+ 217 27.6 71 23.2 98 29.3 5 41.7 9 36.0 34 31.5
Unknown 1 0.1 0 0 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 35 4.5 17 5.6 13 3.9 0 0 1 4.0 4 3.7
Missing Information
Inadequate 207 26.4 84 27.5 90 26.9 4 33.3 4 16.0 25 23.1
Intermediate 32 4.1 12 3.9 14 4.2 1 8.3 0 0 5 4.6
Adequate 111 14.1 51 16.7 43 12.9 1 8.3 1 4.0 15 13.9
Adequate Plus 400 51.0 142 46.4 174 52.1 6 50.0 19 76.0 59 54.6
PLURALITY: 694 88.4 272 88.9 287 85.9 12 100.0 22 88.0 101 93.5
Singleton
Twin 86 11.0 29 9.5 47 14.1 0 0 3 12.0 7 6.5
Other Multiples 5 0.6 5 1.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 475 60.5 195 63.7 192 57.5 6 50.0 19 76.0 63 58.3
First
Second 171 21.8 53 17.3 85 25.4 5 41.7 3 12.0 25 23.1
Third 32 4.1 11 3.6 12 3.6 0 0 3 12.0 6 5.6
No Care 77 9.8 31 10.1 34 10.2 1 8.3 0 0 11 10.2
Unknown 30 3.8 16 5.2 11 3.3 0 0 0 0 3 2.8
MOTHER SMOKED? 110 14.0 60 19.6 38 11.4 6 50.0 0 0 6 5.6
Yes
No 673 85.7 245 80.1 295 88.3 6 50.0 25 100.0 102 94.4
Unknown 2 0.3 1 0.3 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 30 3.8 20 6.5 6 1.8 0 0 1 4.0 3 2.8
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 229 29.2 112 36.6 70 21.0 5 41.7 13 52.0 29 26.9
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 183 23.3 61 19.9 86 25.7 3 25.0 6 24.0 27 25.0
Obese (30.0+) 305 38.9 101 33.0 155 46.4 4 33.3 5 20.0 40 37.0
Unknown 38 4.8 12 3.9 17 5.1 0 0 0 0 9 8.3
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 291 37.1 117 38.2 125 37.4 5 41.7 10 40.0 34 31.5
Yes
No 492 62.7 187 61.1 209 62.6 7 58.3 15 60.0 74 68.5
Unknown 2 0.3 2 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 466 59.4 180 58.8 199 59.6 8 66.7 14 56.0 65 60.2
Vaginal
C-Section 318 40.5 125 40.8 135 40.4 4 33.3 11 44.0 43 39.8
Unknown 1 0.1 1 0.3 0 0 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, 13DEC2021