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Selected Vital Statistics for 2012 and 2008-2012

Buncombe County

Item Total White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Number 2012 Rate* 2012 Rate* 08-12 Number 2012 Rate* 2012 Rate* 08-12 Number 2012 Rate* 2012 Rate* 08-12 Number 2012 Rate* 2012 Rate* 08-12
Population
Total 244,490 100.0 100.0 208,302 100.0 100.0 16,713 100.0 100.0 15,317 100.0 100.0
Males 117,673 48.1 48.1 99,505 47.8 47.8 8,197 49.0 48.8 8,061 52.6 53.1
Females 126,817 51.9 51.9 108,797 52.2 52.2 8,516 51.0 51.2 7,256 47.4 46.9
Natural Increase 215 0.9 1.3 -150 -0.7 -0.4 55 3.3 4.0 247 16.1 19.6
Live Births
Total 2,607 10.7 11.0 2,049 9.8 10.0 218 13.0 13.8 264 17.2 20.7
Males 1,358 5.6 5.6 1,071 5.1 5.1 116 6.9 7.3 128 8.4 10.3
Females 1,249 5.1 5.4 978 4.7 4.9 102 6.1 6.5 136 8.9 10.4
Attendant
Physician in Hospital 2,315 88.8 88.7 1,798 87.8 86.9 204 93.6 95.7 242 91.7 94.9
Physician not in Hospital 1 0.0 0.4 1 0.0 0.4 0 0.0 0.1 0 0.0 0.1
Certified Nurse Midwife 216 8.3 8.8 182 8.9 10.3 12 5.5 3.5 19 7.2 3.9
Other Attendant 75 2.9 2.1 68 3.3 2.3 2 0.9 0.7 3 1.1 1.2
Low Birthweight 214 8.2 7.9 145 7.1 7.3 43 19.7 15.3 18 6.8 6.3
Out of Wedlock 1,031 39.5 39.9 669 32.7 32.9 191 87.6 85.0 146 55.3 54.7
Mother Smoked 73 2.8 n/a 66 3.2 n/a 7 3.2 n/a 0 0.0 n/a
C-Section 780 29.9 30.6 613 29.9 30.6 72 33.0 34.8 70 26.5 27.6
Occurrence
Total 3,944 3.3 3.2 3,265 4.8 4.7 250 0.9 0.9 319 1.8 1.9
To Residents 2,493 63.2 63.2 1,956 59.9 60.0 211 84.4 85.2 253 79.3 76.6
Fetal and Infant Mortality
Perinatal Deaths 36 13.7 9.8 25 12.1 9.1 7 31.3 18.4 4 15.0 8.8
Fetal Deaths 26 9.9 6.4 17 8.2 5.9 6 26.8 13.2 3 11.2 6.1
Neonatal (Under 28 Days) 10 3.8 3.4 8 3.9 3.2 1 4.6 5.3 1 3.8 2.7
Postneonatal (28 Days - 1 Year) 3 1.2 2.0 3 1.5 1.8 0 0.0 4.5 0 0.0 2.1
Infant Deaths (Under 1 Year) 13 5.0 5.3 11 5.4 5.0 1 4.6 9.8 1 3.8 4.8
Deaths (Excluding Fetals)
Total 2,392 9.8 9.7 2,199 10.6 10.4 163 9.8 9.8 17 1.1 1.1
Males 1,177 10.0 9.7 1,072 10.8 10.5 86 10.5 10.0 12 1.5 1.2
Females 1,215 9.6 9.7 1,127 10.4 10.4 77 9.0 9.6 5 0.7 1.0
Age
00-04 Years 16 1.2 1.3 13 1.3 1.2 2 1.5 2.9 1 0.5 0.9
05-14 Years 3 0.1 0.1 3 0.1 0.1 0 0.0 0.2 0 0.0 0.1
15-24 Years 26 0.9 0.7 23 1.0 0.7 3 1.2 0.9 0 0.0 0.4
25-34 Years 43 1.3 1.0 33 1.2 1.0 5 2.5 1.8 5 1.6 0.9
35-44 Years 56 1.7 1.8 51 1.9 1.9 4 2.0 1.7 1 0.4 0.8
45-54 Years 144 4.3 4.7 123 4.1 4.6 16 7.2 7.4 3 2.5 1.6
55-64 Years 300 8.8 8.7 263 8.5 8.5 33 15.2 15.4 2 3.0 1.8
65 and Over 1,804 43.4 45.0 1,690 43.4 45.0 100 54.2 55.6 5 11.2 16.5
Place of Death
Hospital 670 28.0 29.7 600 27.3 29.0 60 36.8 38.0 7 41.2 40.5
Other Institution 1,158 48.4 46.6 1,075 48.9 47.2 71 43.6 39.5 6 35.3 36.7
Home or Non-Institution 564 23.6 23.7 524 23.8 23.8 32 19.6 22.5 4 23.5 22.8
Occurrence
Total 3,150 3.8 3.9 2,924 4.6 4.6 173 1.0 1.1 19 2.2 2.2
To Residents 2,197 69.7 69.6 2,021 69.1 69.2 149 86.1 83.6 14 73.7 62.5
Other Events
Marriages 2,236 9.1 8.5
Divorces and Annulments 1,092 4.5 4.5

*See definitions and formulas section


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