2020 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends: 2016-2020

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,765 100.0 120,099 100.0 118,957 100.0 118,725 100.0 116,755 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RACE 66,825 55.3 65,314 54.4 64,637 54.3 63,526 53.5 61,815 52.9
White Non-Hispanic
Af. Am. Non-Hispanic 28,406 23.5 28,950 24.1 28,719 24.1 28,975 24.4 28,545 24.4
Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic 1,576 1.3 1,592 1.3 1,608 1.4 1,579 1.3 1,503 1.3
Other Non-Hispanic 5,603 4.6 5,782 4.8 5,634 4.7 5,544 4.7 5,443 4.7
Hispanic 18,355 15.2 18,461 15.4 18,359 15.4 19,101 16.1 19,449 16.7
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 280 0.2 278 0.2 240 0.2 257 0.2 258 0.2
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 1,726 1.4 1,793 1.5 1,696 1.4 1,751 1.5 1,716 1.5
1,500-2,499 grams 9,150 7.6 9,240 7.7 9,083 7.6 9,070 7.6 9,159 7.8
2,500+ grams 109,577 90.7 108,761 90.6 107,909 90.7 107,611 90.6 105,583 90.4
Unknown 32 0.0 27 0.0 29 0.0 36 0.0 39 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 858 0.7 834 0.7 755 0.6 803 0.7 754 0.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,389 1.2 1,510 1.3 1,339 1.1 1,407 1.2 1,374 1.2
32-36 Weeks 10,302 8.5 10,236 8.5 10,251 8.6 10,432 8.8 10,474 9.0
37+ Weeks 108,165 89.6 107,464 89.5 106,552 89.6 106,038 89.3 104,109 89.2
Unknown 51 0.0 55 0.0 60 0.1 45 0.0 44 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 1,981 1.6 1,829 1.5 1,629 1.4 1,584 1.3 1,421 1.2
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 100,222 83.0 99,189 82.6 98,050 82.4 97,483 82.1 95,491 81.8
35+ Years 18,560 15.4 19,077 15.9 19,274 16.2 19,650 16.6 19,841 17.0
Unknown 2 0.0 4 0.0 4 0.0 8 0.0 2 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 17,322 14.3 16,813 14.0 15,637 13.1 15,195 12.8 14,502 12.4
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 27,432 22.7 28,245 23.5 28,323 23.8 29,578 24.9 29,297 25.1
Some College 38,279 31.7 38,001 31.6 37,033 31.1 35,860 30.2 34,772 29.8
Bachelors Degree 24,233 20.1 23,500 19.6 24,112 20.3 23,941 20.2 24,232 20.8
Masters or PhD 13,157 10.9 13,269 11.0 13,466 11.3 13,723 11.6 13,630 11.7
Unknown 342 0.3 271 0.2 386 0.3 428 0.4 322 0.3
MARITAL STATUS: 71,914 59.5 70,927 59.1 70,305 59.1 69,362 58.4 67,767 58.0
Married
Unmarried 48,789 40.4 49,118 40.9 48,599 40.9 49,310 41.5 48,937 41.9
Unknown 62 0.1 54 0.0 53 0.0 53 0.0 51 0.0
GRAVIDITY: 38,672 32.0 38,677 32.2 38,393 32.3 38,084 32.1 37,391 32.0
1
2 - 3 56,428 46.7 55,565 46.3 55,027 46.3 54,379 45.8 53,359 45.7
4+ 25,574 21.2 25,768 21.5 25,448 21.4 26,173 22.0 25,928 22.2
Unknown 91 0.1 89 0.1 89 0.1 89 0.1 77 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,312 1.1 1,464 1.2 1,548 1.3 1,644 1.4 1,894 1.6
Missing Information
Inadequate 19,089 15.8 19,275 16.0 19,265 16.2 20,255 17.1 19,690 16.9
Intermediate 7,399 6.1 7,328 6.1 7,007 5.9 6,410 5.4 7,881 6.8
Adequate 35,261 29.2 34,672 28.9 35,634 30.0 33,014 27.8 35,830 30.7
Adequate Plus 57,704 47.8 57,360 47.8 55,503 46.7 57,402 48.3 51,460 44.1
PLURALITY: 116,516 96.5 115,738 96.4 114,952 96.6 114,883 96.8 112,818 96.6
Singleton
Twin 4,126 3.4 4,239 3.5 3,873 3.3 3,753 3.2 3,820 3.3
Other Multiples 123 0.1 122 0.1 132 0.1 89 0.1 117 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 89,774 74.3 88,931 74.0 87,905 73.9 87,083 73.3 85,386 73.1
First
Second 22,918 19.0 22,473 18.7 22,016 18.5 21,607 18.2 21,182 18.1
Third 5,151 4.3 5,409 4.5 5,547 4.7 5,789 4.9 5,431 4.7
No Care 1,931 1.6 2,163 1.8 2,248 1.9 2,941 2.5 3,313 2.8
Unknown 991 0.8 1,123 0.9 1,241 1.0 1,305 1.1 1,443 1.2
MOTHER SMOKED? 10,776 8.9 10,399 8.7 9,938 8.4 8,991 7.6 7,923 6.8
Yes
No 109,627 90.8 109,675 91.3 108,985 91.6 109,690 92.4 108,790 93.2
Unknown 362 0.3 25 0.0 34 0.0 44 0.0 42 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 4,243 3.5 4,126 3.4 3,784 3.2 3,859 3.3 3,399 2.9
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 51,178 42.4 49,574 41.3 47,946 40.3 46,744 39.4 44,828 38.4
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,790 24.7 29,972 25.0 30,169 25.4 30,242 25.5 30,203 25.9
Obese (30.0+) 32,710 27.1 33,867 28.2 34,527 29.0 35,301 29.7 36,067 30.9
Unknown 2,844 2.4 2,560 2.1 2,531 2.1 2,579 2.2 2,258 1.9
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 98,495 81.6 96,887 80.7 96,218 80.9 95,896 80.8 94,289 80.8
Yes
No 21,898 18.1 22,842 19.0 22,386 18.8 22,490 18.9 22,125 18.9
Unknown 372 0.3 370 0.3 353 0.3 339 0.3 341 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 85,189 70.5 84,816 70.6 83,937 70.6 84,204 70.9 81,779 70.0
Vaginal
C-Section 35,538 29.4 35,256 29.4 34,982 29.4 34,482 29.0 34,935 29.9
Unknown 38 0.0 27 0.0 38 0.0 39 0.0 41 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, 13DEC2021


2020 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic Whites: 2016-2020

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 66,825 100.0 65,314 100.0 64,637 100.0 63,526 100.0 61,815 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 83 0.1 83 0.1 73 0.1 70 0.1 79 0.1
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 730 1.1 713 1.1 664 1.0 674 1.1 658 1.1
1,500-2,499 grams 4,267 6.4 4,224 6.5 4,126 6.4 3,927 6.2 3,897 6.3
2,500+ grams 61,728 92.4 60,287 92.3 59,760 92.5 58,835 92.6 57,164 92.5
Unknown 17 0.0 7 0.0 14 0.0 20 0.0 17 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 314 0.5 281 0.4 268 0.4 267 0.4 233 0.4
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 621 0.9 669 1.0 570 0.9 600 0.9 591 1.0
32-36 Weeks 5,360 8.0 5,283 8.1 5,237 8.1 5,194 8.2 5,088 8.2
37+ Weeks 60,512 90.6 59,052 90.4 58,534 90.6 57,443 90.4 55,873 90.4
Unknown 18 0.0 29 0.0 28 0.0 22 0.0 30 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 650 1.0 558 0.9 521 0.8 447 0.7 407 0.7
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 55,636 83.3 54,049 82.8 53,319 82.5 52,104 82.0 50,429 81.6
35+ Years 10,537 15.8 10,703 16.4 10,796 16.7 10,973 17.3 10,978 17.8
Unknown 2 0.0 4 0.0 1 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 4,755 7.1 4,707 7.2 4,436 6.9 4,133 6.5 3,873 6.3
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 12,599 18.9 12,432 19.0 12,346 19.1 12,587 19.8 12,064 19.5
Some College 22,262 33.3 21,820 33.4 21,071 32.6 20,175 31.8 19,231 31.1
Bachelors Degree 17,706 26.5 16,936 25.9 17,148 26.5 16,825 26.5 17,134 27.7
Masters or PhD 9,342 14.0 9,303 14.2 9,457 14.6 9,644 15.2 9,403 15.2
Unknown 161 0.2 116 0.2 179 0.3 162 0.3 110 0.2
MARITAL STATUS: 49,231 73.7 47,769 73.1 47,373 73.3 46,362 73.0 45,106 73.0
Married
Unmarried 17,549 26.3 17,509 26.8 17,243 26.7 17,138 27.0 16,675 27.0
Unknown 45 0.1 36 0.1 21 0.0 26 0.0 34 0.1
GRAVIDITY: 23,122 34.6 22,532 34.5 22,429 34.7 22,063 34.7 21,673 35.1
1
2 - 3 32,153 48.1 31,270 47.9 30,855 47.7 29,866 47.0 28,858 46.7
4+ 11,501 17.2 11,475 17.6 11,309 17.5 11,548 18.2 11,245 18.2
Unknown 49 0.1 37 0.1 44 0.1 49 0.1 39 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 655 1.0 737 1.1 659 1.0 831 1.3 918 1.5
Missing Information
Inadequate 7,396 11.1 7,374 11.3 7,479 11.6 7,918 12.5 7,759 12.6
Intermediate 3,510 5.3 3,384 5.2 3,182 4.9 2,926 4.6 3,712 6.0
Adequate 20,804 31.1 19,715 30.2 20,376 31.5 18,617 29.3 20,324 32.9
Adequate Plus 34,460 51.6 34,104 52.2 32,941 51.0 33,234 52.3 29,102 47.1
PLURALITY: 64,397 96.4 62,824 96.2 62,455 96.6 61,509 96.8 59,741 96.6
Singleton
Twin 2,368 3.5 2,404 3.7 2,108 3.3 1,970 3.1 1,999 3.2
Other Multiples 60 0.1 86 0.1 74 0.1 47 0.1 75 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 54,251 81.2 53,007 81.2 52,394 81.1 50,936 80.2 49,318 79.8
First
Second 9,210 13.8 8,704 13.3 8,518 13.2 8,261 13.0 8,076 13.1
Third 2,038 3.0 2,132 3.3 2,219 3.4 2,355 3.7 2,207 3.6
No Care 809 1.2 903 1.4 958 1.5 1,291 2.0 1,502 2.4
Unknown 517 0.8 568 0.9 548 0.8 683 1.1 712 1.2
MOTHER SMOKED? 7,643 11.4 7,389 11.3 6,980 10.8 6,307 9.9 5,444 8.8
Yes
No 58,916 88.2 57,910 88.7 57,642 89.2 57,200 90.0 56,348 91.2
Unknown 266 0.4 15 0.0 15 0.0 19 0.0 23 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 2,539 3.8 2,415 3.7 2,165 3.3 2,186 3.4 1,904 3.1
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 31,707 47.4 30,182 46.2 29,234 45.2 28,189 44.4 26,892 43.5
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 15,605 23.4 15,446 23.6 15,692 24.3 15,459 24.3 15,370 24.9
Obese (30.0+) 15,668 23.4 16,248 24.9 16,530 25.6 16,613 26.2 16,747 27.1
Unknown 1,306 2.0 1,023 1.6 1,016 1.6 1,079 1.7 902 1.5
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 56,359 84.3 54,583 83.6 54,101 83.7 53,150 83.7 51,893 83.9
Yes
No 10,240 15.3 10,503 16.1 10,311 16.0 10,154 16.0 9,728 15.7
Unknown 226 0.3 228 0.3 225 0.3 222 0.3 194 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 47,060 70.4 46,001 70.4 45,582 70.5 45,124 71.0 43,394 70.2
Vaginal
C-Section 19,737 29.5 19,295 29.5 19,029 29.4 18,372 28.9 18,399 29.8
Unknown 28 0.0 18 0.0 26 0.0 30 0.0 22 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, 13DEC2021


2020 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic African Americans: 2016-2020

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 28,406 100.0 28,950 100.0 28,719 100.0 28,975 100.0 28,545 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 149 0.5 138 0.5 126 0.4 139 0.5 132 0.5
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 712 2.5 804 2.8 748 2.6 755 2.6 780 2.7
1,500-2,499 grams 3,152 11.1 3,246 11.2 3,220 11.2 3,451 11.9 3,451 12.1
2,500+ grams 24,385 85.8 24,753 85.5 24,614 85.7 24,621 85.0 24,170 84.7
Unknown 8 0.0 9 0.0 11 0.0 9 0.0 12 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 398 1.4 394 1.4 361 1.3 392 1.4 371 1.3
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 500 1.8 590 2.0 515 1.8 522 1.8 554 1.9
32-36 Weeks 3,006 10.6 2,993 10.3 3,044 10.6 3,218 11.1 3,253 11.4
37+ Weeks 24,483 86.2 24,954 86.2 24,774 86.3 24,828 85.7 24,356 85.3
Unknown 19 0.1 19 0.1 25 0.1 15 0.1 11 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 733 2.6 671 2.3 577 2.0 575 2.0 536 1.9
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 24,224 85.3 24,642 85.1 24,407 85.0 24,584 84.8 24,141 84.6
35+ Years 3,449 12.1 3,637 12.6 3,732 13.0 3,815 13.2 3,868 13.6
Unknown 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0.0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 3,816 13.4 3,741 12.9 3,444 12.0 3,297 11.4 3,145 11.0
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 8,567 30.2 9,194 31.8 9,314 32.4 9,950 34.3 10,061 35.2
Some College 10,874 38.3 10,874 37.6 10,572 36.8 10,203 35.2 9,830 34.4
Bachelors Degree 3,426 12.1 3,368 11.6 3,549 12.4 3,702 12.8 3,585 12.6
Masters or PhD 1,664 5.9 1,719 5.9 1,775 6.2 1,750 6.0 1,862 6.5
Unknown 59 0.2 54 0.2 65 0.2 73 0.3 62 0.2
MARITAL STATUS: 8,221 28.9 8,389 29.0 8,259 28.8 8,147 28.1 7,954 27.9
Married
Unmarried 20,177 71.0 20,549 71.0 20,445 71.2 20,817 71.8 20,579 72.1
Unknown 8 0.0 12 0.0 15 0.1 11 0.0 12 0.0
GRAVIDITY: 8,308 29.2 8,410 29.1 8,298 28.9 8,192 28.3 8,026 28.1
1
2 - 3 12,390 43.6 12,492 43.2 12,454 43.4 12,395 42.8 12,280 43.0
4+ 7,682 27.0 8,012 27.7 7,941 27.7 8,367 28.9 8,216 28.8
Unknown 26 0.1 36 0.1 26 0.1 21 0.1 23 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 318 1.1 355 1.2 394 1.4 346 1.2 410 1.4
Missing Information
Inadequate 6,260 22.0 6,481 22.4 6,347 22.1 6,422 22.2 6,211 21.8
Intermediate 1,843 6.5 1,883 6.5 1,863 6.5 1,775 6.1 1,959 6.9
Adequate 6,878 24.2 7,070 24.4 7,369 25.7 6,993 24.1 7,441 26.1
Adequate Plus 13,107 46.1 13,161 45.5 12,746 44.4 13,439 46.4 12,524 43.9
PLURALITY: 27,236 95.9 27,728 95.8 27,530 95.9 27,749 95.8 27,269 95.5
Singleton
Twin 1,137 4.0 1,195 4.1 1,152 4.0 1,194 4.1 1,250 4.4
Other Multiples 33 0.1 27 0.1 37 0.1 32 0.1 26 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 18,687 65.8 18,952 65.5 18,809 65.5 19,216 66.3 18,859 66.1
First
Second 7,153 25.2 7,196 24.9 7,096 24.7 6,888 23.8 6,708 23.5
Third 1,690 5.9 1,771 6.1 1,762 6.1 1,705 5.9 1,658 5.8
No Care 642 2.3 740 2.6 747 2.6 898 3.1 1,008 3.5
Unknown 234 0.8 291 1.0 305 1.1 268 0.9 312 1.1
MOTHER SMOKED? 2,425 8.5 2,284 7.9 2,248 7.8 2,087 7.2 1,879 6.6
Yes
No 25,912 91.2 26,658 92.1 26,456 92.1 26,865 92.7 26,657 93.4
Unknown 69 0.2 8 0.0 15 0.1 23 0.1 9 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 892 3.1 852 2.9 892 3.1 888 3.1 810 2.8
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 8,873 31.2 8,974 31.0 8,637 30.1 8,448 29.2 8,160 28.6
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 7,042 24.8 6,953 24.0 7,002 24.4 7,106 24.5 7,082 24.8
Obese (30.0+) 10,984 38.7 11,405 39.4 11,477 40.0 11,810 40.8 11,913 41.7
Unknown 615 2.2 766 2.6 711 2.5 723 2.5 580 2.0
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 19,854 69.9 20,097 69.4 20,149 70.2 20,323 70.1 19,828 69.5
Yes
No 8,475 29.8 8,767 30.3 8,488 29.6 8,587 29.6 8,614 30.2
Unknown 77 0.3 86 0.3 82 0.3 65 0.2 103 0.4
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 19,226 67.7 19,704 68.1 19,505 67.9 19,734 68.1 19,104 66.9
Vaginal
C-Section 9,175 32.3 9,243 31.9 9,208 32.1 9,237 31.9 9,431 33.0
Unknown 5 0.0 3 0.0 6 0.0 4 0.0 10 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, 13DEC2021


2020 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic American Indians: 2016-2020

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 1,576 100.0 1,592 100.0 1,608 100.0 1,579 100.0 1,503 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 4 0.3 7 0.4 7 0.4 7 0.4 2 0.1
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 26 1.6 36 2.3 33 2.1 22 1.4 20 1.3
1,500-2,499 grams 168 10.7 134 8.4 151 9.4 152 9.6 149 9.9
2,500+ grams 1,376 87.3 1,415 88.9 1,417 88.1 1,397 88.5 1,332 88.6
Unknown 2 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 10 0.6 24 1.5 16 1.0 12 0.8 11 0.7
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 27 1.7 25 1.6 27 1.7 25 1.6 12 0.8
32-36 Weeks 170 10.8 127 8.0 150 9.3 132 8.4 144 9.6
37+ Weeks 1,367 86.7 1,416 88.9 1,415 88.0 1,409 89.2 1,336 88.9
Unknown 2 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 0
MOTHERS AGE: 54 3.4 45 2.8 40 2.5 38 2.4 27 1.8
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 1,362 86.4 1,384 86.9 1,407 87.5 1,375 87.1 1,327 88.3
35+ Years 160 10.2 163 10.2 161 10.0 166 10.5 149 9.9
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 291 18.5 270 17.0 284 17.7 249 15.8 232 15.4
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 567 36.0 531 33.4 558 34.7 578 36.6 537 35.7
Some College 507 32.2 603 37.9 581 36.1 557 35.3 530 35.3
Bachelors Degree 152 9.6 119 7.5 117 7.3 131 8.3 139 9.2
Masters or PhD 57 3.6 69 4.3 66 4.1 61 3.9 63 4.2
Unknown 2 0.1 0 0 2 0.1 3 0.2 2 0.1
MARITAL STATUS: 582 36.9 588 36.9 555 34.5 541 34.3 514 34.2
Married
Unmarried 994 63.1 1,004 63.1 1,053 65.5 1,038 65.7 989 65.8
GRAVIDITY: 501 31.8 526 33.0 488 30.3 493 31.2 464 30.9
1
2 - 3 701 44.5 732 46.0 728 45.3 730 46.2 697 46.4
4+ 373 23.7 334 21.0 392 24.4 356 22.5 342 22.8
Unknown 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 24 1.5 29 1.8 78 4.9 35 2.2 23 1.5
Missing Information
Inadequate 312 19.8 360 22.6 419 26.1 355 22.5 309 20.6
Intermediate 160 10.2 160 10.1 144 9.0 94 6.0 123 8.2
Adequate 539 34.2 522 32.8 443 27.5 449 28.4 460 30.6
Adequate Plus 541 34.3 521 32.7 524 32.6 646 40.9 588 39.1
PLURALITY: 1,521 96.5 1,540 96.7 1,551 96.5 1,540 97.5 1,467 97.6
Singleton
Twin 55 3.5 52 3.3 54 3.4 39 2.5 36 2.4
Other Multiples 0 0 0 0 3 0.2 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 1,061 67.3 1,043 65.5 944 58.7 1,049 66.4 1,039 69.1
First
Second 379 24.0 367 23.1 420 26.1 331 21.0 296 19.7
Third 72 4.6 91 5.7 108 6.7 103 6.5 83 5.5
No Care 41 2.6 65 4.1 59 3.7 61 3.9 64 4.3
Unknown 23 1.5 26 1.6 77 4.8 35 2.2 21 1.4
MOTHER SMOKED? 357 22.7 373 23.4 346 21.5 292 18.5 274 18.2
Yes
No 1,216 77.2 1,219 76.6 1,262 78.5 1,287 81.5 1,227 81.6
Unknown 3 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 64 4.1 74 4.6 70 4.4 60 3.8 55 3.7
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 528 33.5 533 33.5 466 29.0 493 31.2 443 29.5
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 368 23.4 376 23.6 401 24.9 353 22.4 336 22.4
Obese (30.0+) 583 37.0 568 35.7 525 32.6 569 36.0 538 35.8
Unknown 33 2.1 41 2.6 146 9.1 104 6.6 131 8.7
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 908 57.6 901 56.6 862 53.6 816 51.7 804 53.5
Yes
No 652 41.4 678 42.6 735 45.7 742 47.0 692 46.0
Unknown 16 1.0 13 0.8 11 0.7 21 1.3 7 0.5
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 1,060 67.3 1,109 69.7 1,107 68.8 1,118 70.8 1,052 70.0
Vaginal
C-Section 516 32.7 482 30.3 501 31.2 461 29.2 451 30.0
Unknown 0 0 1 0.1 0 0 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, 13DEC2021


2020 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Hispanics: 2016-2020

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 18,355 100.0 18,461 100.0 18,359 100.0 19,101 100.0 19,449 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 35 0.2 35 0.2 26 0.1 34 0.2 36 0.2
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 203 1.1 201 1.1 191 1.0 233 1.2 207 1.1
1,500-2,499 grams 1,114 6.1 1,166 6.3 1,162 6.3 1,129 5.9 1,231 6.3
2,500+ grams 16,998 92.6 17,051 92.4 16,977 92.5 17,699 92.7 17,968 92.4
Unknown 5 0.0 8 0.0 3 0.0 6 0.0 7 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 105 0.6 102 0.6 82 0.4 102 0.5 117 0.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 203 1.1 192 1.0 181 1.0 208 1.1 172 0.9
32-36 Weeks 1,343 7.3 1,400 7.6 1,413 7.7 1,491 7.8 1,584 8.1
37+ Weeks 16,694 91.0 16,761 90.8 16,679 90.8 17,293 90.5 17,574 90.4
Unknown 10 0.1 6 0.0 4 0.0 7 0.0 2 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 520 2.8 528 2.9 474 2.6 504 2.6 436 2.2
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 14,545 79.2 14,666 79.4 14,568 79.4 15,192 79.5 15,518 79.8
35+ Years 3,290 17.9 3,267 17.7 3,317 18.1 3,402 17.8 3,495 18.0
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 7,779 42.4 7,469 40.5 6,947 37.8 7,034 36.8 6,768 34.8
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 4,958 27.0 5,290 28.7 5,318 29.0 5,646 29.6 5,868 30.2
Some College 3,694 20.1 3,793 20.5 3,845 20.9 4,024 21.1 4,295 22.1
Bachelors Degree 1,304 7.1 1,326 7.2 1,545 8.4 1,621 8.5 1,714 8.8
Masters or PhD 521 2.8 507 2.7 598 3.3 611 3.2 677 3.5
Unknown 99 0.5 76 0.4 106 0.6 165 0.9 127 0.7
MARITAL STATUS: 9,081 49.5 9,242 50.1 9,341 50.9 9,572 50.1 9,560 49.2
Married
Unmarried 9,268 50.5 9,215 49.9 9,006 49.1 9,521 49.8 9,885 50.8
Unknown 6 0.0 4 0.0 12 0.1 8 0.0 4 0.0
GRAVIDITY: 4,632 25.2 4,987 27.0 5,048 27.5 5,377 28.2 5,371 27.6
1
2 - 3 8,477 46.2 8,336 45.2 8,297 45.2 8,590 45.0 8,772 45.1
4+ 5,234 28.5 5,125 27.8 5,000 27.2 5,121 26.8 5,296 27.2
Unknown 12 0.1 13 0.1 14 0.1 13 0.1 10 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 262 1.4 295 1.6 352 1.9 388 2.0 491 2.5
Missing Information
Inadequate 4,201 22.9 4,135 22.4 4,074 22.2 4,632 24.3 4,514 23.2
Intermediate 1,637 8.9 1,608 8.7 1,541 8.4 1,392 7.3 1,786 9.2
Adequate 5,382 29.3 5,643 30.6 5,722 31.2 5,358 28.1 5,888 30.3
Adequate Plus 6,873 37.4 6,780 36.7 6,670 36.3 7,331 38.4 6,770 34.8
PLURALITY: 17,959 97.8 18,029 97.7 17,964 97.8 18,679 97.8 19,022 97.8
Singleton
Twin 375 2.0 423 2.3 377 2.1 412 2.2 418 2.1
Other Multiples 21 0.1 9 0.0 18 0.1 10 0.1 9 0.0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 11,702 63.8 11,755 63.7 11,672 63.6 11,825 61.9 12,230 62.9
First
Second 4,997 27.2 4,996 27.1 4,859 26.5 5,063 26.5 4,992 25.7
Third 1,102 6.0 1,106 6.0 1,159 6.3 1,330 7.0 1,226 6.3
No Care 378 2.1 402 2.2 399 2.2 596 3.1 641 3.3
Unknown 176 1.0 202 1.1 270 1.5 287 1.5 360 1.9
MOTHER SMOKED? 277 1.5 279 1.5 298 1.6 246 1.3 276 1.4
Yes
No 18,066 98.4 18,181 98.5 18,061 98.4 18,854 98.7 19,169 98.6
Unknown 12 0.1 1 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 406 2.2 412 2.2 372 2.0 408 2.1 359 1.8
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 6,761 36.8 6,630 35.9 6,466 35.2 6,555 34.3 6,398 32.9
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 5,519 30.1 5,879 31.8 5,696 31.0 5,971 31.3 6,040 31.1
Obese (30.0+) 4,911 26.8 4,982 27.0 5,299 28.9 5,597 29.3 6,122 31.5
Unknown 758 4.1 558 3.0 526 2.9 570 3.0 530 2.7
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 16,376 89.2 16,178 87.6 16,113 87.8 16,705 87.5 16,918 87.0
Yes
No 1,953 10.6 2,257 12.2 2,220 12.1 2,374 12.4 2,504 12.9
Unknown 26 0.1 26 0.1 26 0.1 22 0.1 27 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 13,906 75.8 13,967 75.7 13,778 75.0 14,400 75.4 14,472 74.4
Vaginal
C-Section 4,444 24.2 4,492 24.3 4,577 24.9 4,698 24.6 4,974 25.6
Unknown 5 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.0 3 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, 13DEC2021


2020 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic Other Races: 2016-2020

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 5,603 100.0 5,782 100.0 5,634 100.0 5,544 100.0 5,443 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 9 0.2 15 0.3 8 0.1 7 0.1 9 0.2
Less than 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 55 1.0 39 0.7 60 1.1 67 1.2 51 0.9
1,500-2,499 grams 449 8.0 470 8.1 424 7.5 411 7.4 431 7.9
2,500+ grams 5,090 90.8 5,255 90.9 5,141 91.2 5,059 91.3 4,949 90.9
Unknown 0 0 3 0.1 1 0.0 0 0 3 0.1
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 31 0.6 33 0.6 28 0.5 30 0.5 22 0.4
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 38 0.7 34 0.6 46 0.8 52 0.9 45 0.8
32-36 Weeks 423 7.5 433 7.5 407 7.2 397 7.2 405 7.4
37+ Weeks 5,109 91.2 5,281 91.3 5,150 91.4 5,065 91.4 4,970 91.3
Unknown 2 0.0 1 0.0 3 0.1 0 0 1 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 24 0.4 27 0.5 17 0.3 20 0.4 15 0.3
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 4,455 79.5 4,448 76.9 4,349 77.2 4,228 76.3 4,076 74.9
35+ Years 1,124 20.1 1,307 22.6 1,268 22.5 1,294 23.3 1,351 24.8
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 681 12.2 626 10.8 526 9.3 482 8.7 484 8.9
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 741 13.2 798 13.8 787 14.0 817 14.7 767 14.1
Some College 942 16.8 911 15.8 964 17.1 901 16.3 886 16.3
Bachelors Degree 1,645 29.4 1,751 30.3 1,753 31.1 1,662 30.0 1,660 30.5
Masters or PhD 1,573 28.1 1,671 28.9 1,570 27.9 1,657 29.9 1,625 29.9
Unknown 21 0.4 25 0.4 34 0.6 25 0.5 21 0.4
MARITAL STATUS: 4,799 85.7 4,939 85.4 4,777 84.8 4,740 85.5 4,633 85.1
Married
Unmarried 801 14.3 841 14.5 852 15.1 796 14.4 809 14.9
Unknown 3 0.1 2 0.0 5 0.1 8 0.1 1 0.0
GRAVIDITY: 2,109 37.6 2,222 38.4 2,130 37.8 1,959 35.3 1,857 34.1
1
2 - 3 2,707 48.3 2,735 47.3 2,693 47.8 2,798 50.5 2,752 50.6
4+ 784 14.0 822 14.2 806 14.3 781 14.1 829 15.2
Unknown 3 0.1 3 0.1 5 0.1 6 0.1 5 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 53 0.9 48 0.8 65 1.2 44 0.8 52 1.0
Missing Information
Inadequate 920 16.4 925 16.0 946 16.8 928 16.7 897 16.5
Intermediate 249 4.4 293 5.1 277 4.9 223 4.0 301 5.5
Adequate 1,658 29.6 1,722 29.8 1,724 30.6 1,597 28.8 1,717 31.5
Adequate Plus 2,723 48.6 2,794 48.3 2,622 46.5 2,752 49.6 2,476 45.5
PLURALITY: 5,403 96.4 5,617 97.1 5,452 96.8 5,406 97.5 5,319 97.7
Singleton
Twin 191 3.4 165 2.9 182 3.2 138 2.5 117 2.1
Other Multiples 9 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 4,073 72.7 4,174 72.2 4,086 72.5 4,057 73.2 3,940 72.4
First
Second 1,179 21.0 1,210 20.9 1,123 19.9 1,064 19.2 1,110 20.4
Third 249 4.4 309 5.3 299 5.3 296 5.3 257 4.7
No Care 61 1.1 53 0.9 85 1.5 95 1.7 98 1.8
Unknown 41 0.7 36 0.6 41 0.7 32 0.6 38 0.7
MOTHER SMOKED? 74 1.3 74 1.3 66 1.2 59 1.1 50 0.9
Yes
No 5,517 98.5 5,707 98.7 5,564 98.8 5,484 98.9 5,389 99.0
Unknown 12 0.2 1 0.0 4 0.1 1 0.0 4 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 342 6.1 373 6.5 285 5.1 317 5.7 271 5.0
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 3,309 59.1 3,255 56.3 3,143 55.8 3,059 55.2 2,935 53.9
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 1,256 22.4 1,318 22.8 1,378 24.5 1,353 24.4 1,375 25.3
Obese (30.0+) 564 10.1 664 11.5 696 12.4 712 12.8 747 13.7
Unknown 132 2.4 172 3.0 132 2.3 103 1.9 115 2.1
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 4,998 89.2 5,128 88.7 4,993 88.6 4,902 88.4 4,846 89.0
Yes
No 578 10.3 637 11.0 632 11.2 633 11.4 587 10.8
Unknown 27 0.5 17 0.3 9 0.2 9 0.2 10 0.2
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 3,937 70.3 4,035 69.8 3,965 70.4 3,828 69.0 3,757 69.0
Vaginal
C-Section 1,666 29.7 1,744 30.2 1,667 29.6 1,714 30.9 1,680 30.9
Unknown 0 0 3 0.1 2 0.0 2 0.0 6 0.1

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, 13DEC2021