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Selected Vital Statistics for 2014 and 2010-2014

Buncombe County

Item Total White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Number 2014 Rate* 2014 Rate* 10-14 Number 2014 Rate* 2014 Rate* 10-14 Number 2014 Rate* 2014 Rate* 10-14 Number 2014 Rate* 2014 Rate* 10-14
Population
Total 250,539 100.0 100.0 212,553 100.0 100.0 17,133 100.0 100.0 16,210 100.0 100.0
Males 120,333 48.0 48.1 101,349 47.7 47.8 8,431 49.2 48.9 8,403 51.8 52.5
Females 130,206 52.0 51.9 111,204 52.3 52.2 8,702 50.8 51.1 7,807 48.2 47.5
Natural Increase 126 0.5 0.9 -207 -1.0 -0.7 50 2.9 3.3 248 15.3 17.2
Live Births
Total 2,576 10.3 10.6 2,033 9.6 9.8 214 12.5 12.8 273 16.8 18.4
Males 1,329 5.3 5.4 1,052 4.9 5.0 114 6.7 6.7 136 8.4 9.2
Females 1,247 5.0 5.2 981 4.6 4.8 100 5.8 6.1 137 8.5 9.2
Attendant
Physician (MD & DO) 2,315 89.9 88.7 1,808 88.9 87.4 207 96.7 94.4 246 90.1 92.4
Certified Nurse Midwife 205 8.0 8.7 176 8.7 9.6 6 2.8 4.6 21 7.7 5.9
Other Attendant 56 2.2 2.7 49 2.4 3.0 1 0.5 1.0 6 2.2 1.8
Place of Delivery
In Hospital 2,528 98.1 97.4 1,989 97.8 96.9 213 99.5 99.4 270 98.9 99.0
Home Birth 47 1.8 2.5 43 2.1 3.0 1 0.5 0.5 3 1.1 1.0
Other 1 0.0 0.0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.1 0 0.0 0.0
Low Birthweight 201 7.8 7.8 159 7.8 7.4 22 10.3 14.0 13 4.8 5.2
Unmarried Mother 1,034 40.1 39.2 671 33.0 32.2 193 90.2 85.4 154 56.4 55.5
Mother Smoked 109 4.2 n/a 97 4.8 n/a 5 2.3 n/a 4 1.5 n/a
C-Section 751 29.2 29.6 580 28.5 29.5 76 35.5 34.5 79 28.9 27.1
Occurrence
Total 4,105 3.3 3.2 3,401 5.0 4.8 250 0.9 0.8 343 1.9 1.9
To Residents 2,466 60.1 62.9 1,948 57.3 59.9 208 83.2 84.8 260 75.8 77.3
Fetal and Infant Mortality
Perinatal Deaths 23 8.9 10.7 17 8.3 10.5 4 18.6 22.2 2 7.3 6.4
Fetal Deaths 13 5.0 6.1 10 4.9 5.8 1 4.7 13.9 2 7.3 4.3
Neonatal (Under 28 Days) 10 3.9 4.6 7 3.4 4.7 3 14.0 8.4 0 0.0 2.1
Postneonatal (28 Days - 1 Year) 7 2.7 2.0 1 0.5 1.4 4 19.0 7.6 2 7.3 2.9
Infant Deaths (Under 1 Year) 17 6.6 6.6 8 3.9 6.1 7 32.7 15.9 2 7.3 5.0
Deaths (Excluding Fetals)
Total 2,450 9.8 9.7 2,240 10.5 10.5 164 9.6 9.5 25 1.5 1.2
Males 1,192 9.9 9.8 1,092 10.8 10.6 78 9.3 9.9 12 1.4 1.2
Females 1,258 9.7 9.7 1,148 10.3 10.4 86 9.9 9.1 13 1.7 1.2
Age
00-04 Years 20 1.5 1.5 10 1.0 1.4 8 6.6 3.3 2 1.1 0.8
05-14 Years 3 0.1 0.1 3 0.1 0.1 0 0.0 0.1 0 0.0 0.1
15-24 Years 21 0.7 0.8 21 0.9 0.8 0 0.0 0.8 0 0.0 0.2
25-34 Years 43 1.3 1.0 36 1.3 1.0 3 1.4 2.2 4 1.4 0.8
35-44 Years 57 1.7 1.8 51 1.9 1.9 3 1.4 1.9 2 0.8 0.8
45-54 Years 157 4.7 4.5 143 4.9 4.6 14 6.5 6.6 0 0.0 1.1
55-64 Years 302 8.6 8.7 263 8.3 8.4 30 13.6 14.0 6 7.6 4.2
65 and Over 1,847 40.7 43.1 1,713 40.6 43.1 106 51.5 53.1 11 18.7 16.7
Place of Death
Hospital 449 18.3 25.0 396 17.7 24.2 43 26.2 36.0 4 16.0 30.8
Other Institution 1,360 55.5 49.8 1,261 56.3 50.5 79 48.2 42.2 15 60.0 47.3
Home or Non-Institution 641 26.2 25.1 583 26.0 25.3 42 25.6 21.8 6 24.0 22.0
Occurrence
Total 3,359 3.9 3.8 3,070 4.6 4.6 203 1.2 1.1 30 2.5 2.3
To Residents 2,268 67.5 69.0 2,067 67.3 68.6 159 78.3 81.7 21 70.0 67.9

*See definitions and formulas section


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