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Selected Vital Statistics for 2013 and 2009-2013

Buncombe County

Item Total White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Number 2013 Rate* 2013 Rate* 09-13 Number 2013 Rate* 2013 Rate* 09-13 Number 2013 Rate* 2013 Rate* 09-13 Number 2013 Rate* 2013 Rate* 09-13
Population
Total 247,912 100.0 100.0 210,836 100.0 100.0 16,876 100.0 100.0 15,713 100.0 100.0
Males 119,266 48.1 48.1 100,607 47.7 47.7 8,324 49.3 48.9 8,261 52.6 53.1
Females 128,646 51.9 51.9 110,229 52.3 52.3 8,552 50.7 51.1 7,452 47.4 46.9
Natural Increase 222 0.9 1.1 -166 -0.8 -0.6 47 2.8 3.6 288 18.3 18.4
Live Births
Total 2,665 10.7 10.8 2,076 9.8 9.9 223 13.2 13.3 299 19.0 19.4
Males 1,375 5.5 5.5 1,079 5.1 5.1 111 6.6 6.9 147 9.4 9.7
Females 1,290 5.2 5.3 997 4.7 4.8 112 6.6 6.3 152 9.7 9.7
Attendant
Physician (MD & DO) 2,344 88.0 88.6 1,809 87.1 87.2 203 91.0 94.3 272 91.0 93.7
Certified Nurse Midwife 238 8.9 9.0 192 9.2 10.1 16 7.2 4.7 23 7.7 4.9
Other Attendant 83 3.1 2.4 75 3.6 2.8 4 1.8 1.0 4 1.3 1.4
Place of Delivery
In Hospital 2,588 97.1 97.4 2,006 96.6 96.9 220 98.7 99.5 295 98.7 99.2
Home Birth 75 2.8 2.6 69 3.3 3.1 2 0.9 0.4 4 1.3 0.8
Other 2 0.1 0.0 1 0.0 0.0 1 0.4 0.2 0 0.0 0.0
Low Birthweight 218 8.2 7.8 167 8.0 7.3 34 15.2 14.9 12 4.0 5.7
Unmarried Mother 1,013 38.0 39.4 656 31.6 32.5 176 78.9 84.7 157 52.5 55.1
Mother Smoked 91 3.4 n/a 74 3.6 n/a 12 5.4 n/a 4 1.3 n/a
C-Section 776 29.1 29.8 613 29.5 29.8 73 32.7 33.8 75 25.1 26.6
Occurrence
Total 3,964 3.3 3.2 3,253 4.8 4.7 255 0.9 0.9 347 2.0 1.9
To Residents 2,533 63.9 63.4 1,971 60.6 60.3 216 84.7 85.0 280 80.7 77.5
Fetal and Infant Mortality
Perinatal Deaths 31 11.6 10.6 28 13.4 10.2 3 13.4 19.0 0 0.0 8.3
Fetal Deaths 12 4.5 6.2 11 5.3 5.5 1 4.5 13.6 0 0.0 6.3
Neonatal (Under 28 Days) 19 7.1 4.4 17 8.2 4.7 2 9.0 5.5 0 0.0 2.1
Postneonatal (28 Days - 1 Year) 8 3.0 1.8 4 1.9 1.6 3 13.6 4.6 1 3.3 1.4
Infant Deaths (Under 1 Year) 27 10.1 6.2 21 10.1 6.3 5 22.4 10.1 1 3.3 3.5
Deaths (Excluding Fetals)
Total 2,443 9.9 9.7 2,242 10.6 10.5 176 10.4 9.6 11 0.7 1.0
Males 1,180 9.9 9.7 1,068 10.6 10.5 98 11.8 10.0 7 0.8 1.0
Females 1,263 9.8 9.7 1,174 10.7 10.4 78 9.1 9.2 4 0.5 1.0
Age
00-04 Years 28 2.1 1.4 22 2.2 1.4 5 4.1 2.8 1 0.6 0.5
05-14 Years 2 0.1 0.1 2 0.1 0.1 0 0.0 0.2 0 0.0 0.1
15-24 Years 21 0.7 0.8 18 0.8 0.8 3 1.2 1.0 0 0.0 0.4
25-34 Years 29 0.9 1.0 23 0.8 1.0 6 2.8 2.1 0 0.0 0.6
35-44 Years 75 2.3 1.8 63 2.3 1.9 9 4.5 2.1 2 0.8 0.8
45-54 Years 135 4.0 4.5 117 4.0 4.5 18 8.3 6.9 0 0.0 1.5
55-64 Years 316 9.0 8.6 280 8.9 8.4 32 14.8 14.8 3 4.0 2.6
65 and Over 1,837 42.3 44.2 1,717 42.4 44.3 103 52.7 53.7 5 9.8 15.1
Place of Death
Hospital 573 23.5 27.7 498 22.2 26.8 68 38.6 38.4 2 18.2 36.8
Other Institution 1,220 49.9 47.8 1,138 50.8 48.3 71 40.3 40.6 4 36.4 40.8
Home or Non-Institution 650 26.6 24.5 606 27.0 24.8 37 21.0 21.0 5 45.5 22.4
Occurrence
Total 3,230 3.8 3.9 2,980 4.6 4.6 197 1.2 1.1 16 1.9 2.1
To Residents 2,251 69.7 69.5 2,065 69.3 69.0 162 82.2 82.8 11 68.8 66.7

*See definitions and formulas section


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