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Selected Vital Statistics for 2015 and 2011-2015

Buncombe County

Item Total White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Number 2015 Rate* 2015 Rate* 11-15 Number 2015 Rate* 2015 Rate* 11-15 Number 2015 Rate* 2015 Rate* 11-15 Number 2015 Rate* 2015 Rate* 11-15
Population
Total 253,178 100.0 100.0 214,350 100.0 100.0 17,330 100.0 100.0 16,644 100.0 100.0
Males 121,404 48.0 48.1 102,119 47.6 47.7 8,490 49.0 48.9 8,513 51.1 52.1
Females 131,774 52.0 51.9 112,231 52.4 52.3 8,840 51.0 51.1 8,131 48.9 47.9
Natural Increase -34 -0.1 0.6 -347 -1.6 -0.9 20 1.2 2.7 258 15.5 16.3
Live Births
Total 2,625 10.4 10.5 2,075 9.7 9.8 202 11.7 12.5 286 17.2 17.6
Males 1,339 5.3 5.4 1,075 5.0 5.0 97 5.6 6.4 142 8.5 8.8
Females 1,286 5.1 5.1 1,000 4.7 4.7 105 6.1 6.1 144 8.7 8.7
Attendant
Physician (MD & DO) 2,358 89.8 88.8 1,848 89.1 87.7 193 95.5 94.2 258 90.2 91.3
Certified Nurse Midwife 193 7.4 8.3 159 7.7 9.0 8 4.0 4.7 24 8.4 6.9
Other Attendant 74 2.8 2.9 68 3.3 3.3 1 0.5 1.0 4 1.4 1.8
Place of Delivery
In Hospital 2,563 97.6 97.5 2,015 97.1 97.1 202 100.0 99.5 285 99.7 99.1
Home Birth 62 2.4 2.4 60 2.9 2.9 0 0.0 0.4 1 0.3 0.9
Other 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.1 0 0.0 0.0
Low Birthweight 222 8.5 7.9 164 7.9 7.4 37 18.3 15.8 17 5.9 5.1
Unmarried Mother 1,006 38.3 38.7 670 32.3 32.0 167 82.7 84.3 146 51.0 54.7
Mother Smoked 136 5.2 n/a 119 5.7 n/a 12 5.9 n/a 3 1.0 n/a
C-Section 779 29.7 29.6 607 29.3 29.5 82 40.6 35.4 72 25.2 26.4
Occurrence
Total 4,224 3.4 3.3 3,513 5.1 4.9 235 0.8 0.8 373 2.1 1.9
To Residents 2,477 58.6 61.8 1,955 55.7 58.8 189 80.4 83.8 272 72.9 76.5
Fetal and Infant Mortality
Perinatal Deaths 19 7.2 10.3 13 6.2 9.9 2 9.9 20.6 3 10.4 7.2
Fetal Deaths 12 4.6 6.0 9 4.3 5.5 1 4.9 13.1 2 6.9 5.8
Neonatal (Under 28 Days) 7 2.7 4.3 4 1.9 4.4 1 5.0 7.6 1 3.5 1.4
Postneonatal (28 Days - 1 Year) 5 1.9 2.0 1 0.5 1.1 3 14.9 9.5 0 0.0 2.9
Infant Deaths (Under 1 Year) 12 4.6 6.3 5 2.4 5.5 4 19.8 17.0 1 3.5 4.3
Deaths (Excluding Fetals)
Total 2,659 10.5 9.9 2,422 11.3 10.7 182 10.5 9.8 28 1.7 1.3
Males 1,293 10.7 10.0 1,179 11.5 10.8 90 10.6 10.3 15 1.8 1.4
Females 1,366 10.4 9.8 1,243 11.1 10.6 92 10.4 9.3 13 1.6 1.1
Age
00-04 Years 17 1.3 1.5 8 0.8 1.3 4 3.3 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 33 1.1 0.8 27 1.2 0.9 4 1.5 0.9 1 0.4 0.3
25-34 Years 44 1.3 1.1 35 1.2 1.0 6 2.7 2.4 2 0.7 0.9
35-44 Years 65 2.0 1.9 57 2.1 2.0 8 3.9 2.5 0 0.0 0.5
45-54 Years 137 4.1 4.3 120 4.1 4.3 15 6.9 6.6 2 1.3 1.0
55-64 Years 313 8.8 8.7 278 8.7 8.5 30 13.6 14.2 1 1.2 3.9
65 and Over 2,047 43.5 42.8 1,894 43.2 42.8 115 52.8 52.9 20 32.4 20.1
Place of Death
Hospital 498 18.7 23.0 434 17.9 22.1 52 28.6 34.1 4 14.3 25.0
Other Institution 1,552 58.4 52.4 1,430 59.0 53.1 93 51.1 44.1 15 53.6 49.0
Home or Non-Institution 609 22.9 24.6 558 23.0 24.8 37 20.3 21.7 9 32.1 26.0
Occurrence
Total 3,558 4.0 3.9 3,264 4.7 4.6 206 1.1 1.1 36 2.9 2.4
To Residents 2,432 68.4 68.9 2,208 67.6 68.4 174 84.5 83.1 26 72.2 69.5

*See definitions and formulas section


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