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Selected Vital Statistics for 2016 and 2012-2016

Buncombe County

Item Total White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Number 2016 Rate* 2016 Rate* 12-16 Number 2016 Rate* 2016 Rate* 12-16 Number 2016 Rate* 2016 Rate* 12-16 Number 2016 Rate* 2016 Rate* 12-16
Population
Total 252,808 100.0 100.0 214,774 100.0 100.0 17,134 100.0 100.0 16,064 100.0 100.0
Males 121,118 47.9 48.0 102,311 47.6 47.7 8,429 49.2 49.1 8,134 50.6 51.9
Females 131,690 52.1 52.0 112,463 52.4 52.3 8,705 50.8 50.9 7,930 49.4 48.1
Natural Increase -18 -0.1 0.4 -356 -1.7 -1.2 20 1.2 2.3 276 17.2 17.1
Live Births
Total 2,595 10.3 10.6 2,035 9.5 9.8 198 11.6 12.6 309 19.2 18.6
Males 1,322 5.2 5.4 1,029 4.8 5.0 109 6.4 6.5 156 9.7 9.2
Females 1,273 5.0 5.1 1,006 4.7 4.7 89 5.2 6.0 153 9.5 9.4
Attendant
Physician (MD & DO) 2,378 91.6 89.6 1,858 91.3 88.8 188 94.9 94.3 284 91.9 91.0
Certified Nurse Midwife 151 5.8 7.7 115 5.7 8.0 10 5.1 4.9 22 7.1 7.6
Other Attendant 66 2.5 2.7 62 3.0 3.1 0 0.0 0.8 3 1.0 1.4
Place of Delivery
In Hospital 2,519 97.1 97.5 1,965 96.6 97.0 198 100.0 99.6 305 98.7 99.0
Home Birth 58 2.2 2.4 54 2.7 2.8 0 0.0 0.3 3 1.0 1.0
Other 18 0.7 0.2 16 0.8 0.2 0 0.0 0.1 1 0.3 0.1
Low Birthweight 230 8.9 8.3 165 8.1 7.8 33 16.7 16.0 24 7.8 5.9
Unmarried Mother 941 36.3 38.5 591 29.0 31.7 159 80.3 84.0 174 56.3 54.3
Mother Smoked 207 8.0 4.7 177 8.7 5.2 19 9.6 5.2 9 2.9 1.4
C-Section 804 31.0 29.8 634 31.2 29.7 72 36.4 35.5 76 24.6 26.0
Occurrence
Total 4,186 3.4 3.4 3,461 5.1 5.0 237 0.8 0.8 387 2.1 2.0
To Residents 2,434 58.1 60.7 1,909 55.2 57.7 188 79.3 82.5 289 74.7 76.5
Fetal and Infant Mortality
Perinatal Deaths 32 12.2 10.7 21 10.2 10.1 7 34.3 21.5 4 12.9 9.0
Fetal Deaths 21 8.0 6.4 15 7.3 6.0 6 29.4 14.0 0 0.0 4.9
Neonatal (Under 28 Days) 11 4.2 4.4 6 2.9 4.1 1 5.1 7.6 4 12.9 4.2
Postneonatal (28 Days - 1 Year) 4 1.5 2.1 3 1.5 1.2 1 5.1 10.5 0 0.0 2.1
Infant Deaths (Under 1 Year) 15 5.8 6.4 9 4.4 5.3 2 10.1 18.0 4 12.9 6.3
Deaths (Excluding Fetals)
Total 2,613 10.3 10.2 2,391 11.1 10.9 178 10.4 10.3 33 2.1 1.5
Males 1,294 10.7 10.3 1,180 11.5 11.1 92 10.9 10.8 15 1.8 1.5
Females 1,319 10.0 10.0 1,211 10.8 10.7 86 9.9 9.8 18 2.3 1.4
Age
00-04 Years 18 1.4 1.5 10 1.0 1.3 3 2.4 3.4 5 2.8 1.2
05-14 Years 7 0.3 0.1 2 0.1 0.1 2 0.8 0.2 3 0.8 0.2
15-24 Years 32 1.1 0.9 26 1.1 1.0 3 1.1 1.0 3 1.3 0.4
25-34 Years 44 1.3 1.2 40 1.4 1.2 2 0.9 2.1 2 0.8 0.9
35-44 Years 53 1.6 1.9 46 1.7 2.0 2 1.0 2.6 2 0.7 0.6
45-54 Years 171 5.1 4.4 154 5.3 4.4 11 5.1 6.8 5 3.4 1.5
55-64 Years 325 9.1 8.9 280 8.7 8.6 41 18.8 15.3 1 1.3 3.7
65 and Over 1,963 41.6 43.8 1,833 41.7 43.7 114 52.7 55.1 12 19.2 21.7
Place of Death
Hospital 448 17.1 21.0 391 16.4 20.2 38 21.3 30.2 14 42.4 27.2
Other Institution 1,466 56.1 53.8 1,353 56.6 54.4 97 54.5 47.6 13 39.4 46.5
Home or Non-Institution 699 26.8 25.2 647 27.1 25.4 43 24.2 22.1 6 18.2 26.3
Occurrence
Total 3,579 3.9 3.9 3,313 4.8 4.7 199 1.1 1.1 37 2.7 2.5
To Residents 2,411 67.4 68.5 2,208 66.6 68.0 165 82.9 82.7 28 75.7 72.5

*See definitions and formulas section


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