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Risk Factors and Characteristics for
2001 North Carolina Resident Live Births

All Mothers

TOTAL WHITE BLACK OTHER RACES HISPANIC
(ALL RACES)
# % # % # % # % # %
Total 118,112 100 85,204 72.1 28,365 24.0 4,543 3.8 14,522 12.3
Birthweight
  <500 grams 291 0.2 127 0.1 152 0.5 12 0.3 18 0.1
  500 -1,499 grams 2002 1.7 1087 1.3 842 3.0 73 1.6 141 1.0
  1,500 - 2,499 grams 8286 7.0 5040 5.9 2920 10.3 326 7.2 735 5.1
  2,500+ grams 107,492 91.0 78,921 92.6 24,440 86.2 4,131 90.9 13,623 93.8
  Unknown 41 0.0 29 0.0 11 0.0 1 0.0 5 0.0
Gestational Age
  < 27 weeks 965 0.8 453 0.5 472 1.7 40 0.9 65 0.4
  27-31 weeks 1681 1.4 1006 1.2 622 2.2 53 1.2 140 1.0
  32-36 weeks 10,506 8.9 7047 8.3 3119 11.0 340 7.5 994 6.8
  37+ weeks 104,889 88.8 76,647 90.0 24,132 85.1 4110 90.5 13,315 91.7
  Unknown 71 0.1 51 0.1 20 0.1 0 0.0   0.0
Mother's Age
  Under 18 Years 4995 4.2 2705 3.2 2077 7.3 213 4.7 840 5.8
  18 - 34 Years 99,959 84.6 72,251 84.8 23,929 84.4 3779 83.2 12,791 88.1
  35+ Years 13,154 11.1 10,245 12.0 2358 8.3 551 12.1 889 6.1
  Unknown 4 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.0
Mother's Education
  <9 Years 7868 6.7 7107 8.3 556 2.0 205 4.5 5830 40.1
  9 - 11 Years 19,363 16.4 12,302 14.4 6295 22.2 766 16.9 3654 25.2
  12 Years 36,033 30.5 23,482 27.6 11,194 39.5 1357 29.9 3107 21.4
  >12 years 54,637 46.3 42,156 49.5 10,279 36.2 2202 48.5 1841 12.7
  Unknown 211 0.2 157 0.2 41 0.1 13 0.3 90 0.6
Out-of-Wedlock
  Yes 40,487 34.3 20,472 24.0 18,675 65.8 1340 29.5 6719 46.3
  No 77,585 65.7 64,701 75.9 9681 34.1 3203 70.5 7802 53.7
  Unknown 40 0.0 31 0.0 9 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0
Parity
  1 39,701 33.6 29,569 34.7 8455 29.8 1677 36.9 5119 35.2
  2-3 58,487 49.5 42,924 50.4 13,401 47.2 2162 47.6 6968 48.0
  4+ 19,776 16.7 12,619 14.8 6458 22.8 699 15.4 2414 16.6
  Unknown 148 0.1 92 0.1 51   5   21  
Trimester Care Began
  First 99,092 83.9 73,997 86.8 21,366 75.3 3729 82.1 10,040 69.1
  Second 14,748 12.5 8724 10.2 5346 18.8 678 14.9 3361 23.1
  Third 2533 2.1 1478 1.7 962 3.4 93 2.0 734 5.1
  No Care 1048 0.9 533 0.6 491 1.7 24 0.5 227 1.6
  Unknown 691 0.6 472 0.6 200 0.7 19 0.4 160 1.1
Kotelchuck Index (Adequacy of Prenatal Care)
  Missing Info 1013 0.9 702 0.8 286 1.0 25 0.6 221 1.5
  Inadequate 11,508 9.7 6563 7.7 4472 15.8 473 10.4 2967 20.4
  Intermediate 8604 7.3 6228 7.3 2025 7.1 351 7.7 1844 12.7
  Adequate 45,224 38.3 34,055 40.0 9139 32.2 2030 44.7 5154 35.5
  Adequate+ 51,763 43.8 37,656 44.2 12,443 43.9 1664 36.6 4336 29.9
Mother Smoked?
  Yes 16,479 14.0 12,806 15.0 3197 11.3 476 10.5 208 1.4
  No 101,397 85.8 72,228 84.8 25,105 88.5 4064 89.5 14,298 98.5
  Unknown 236 0.2 170 0.2 63 0.2 3 0.1 16 0.1
Method of Delivery                  
  Vaginal 88,250 74.7 64,042 75.2 20,731 73.1 3477 76.5 11,639 80.1
  C-Section 29,829 25.3 21,145 24.8 7621 26.9 1063 23.4 2880 19.8
  Unknown 33 0.0 17 0.0 13 0.0 3 0.1 3 0.0
Mother's Medicaid Status
  Prenatal Medicaid* 41,233 34.9 21,721 25.5 17,882 63.0 1630 35.9 1332 9.2
  Emergency Medicaid** 7672 6.5 7326 8.6 160 0.6 186 4.1 7056 48.6
  Non Medicaid 69,207 58.6 56,157 65.9 10,323 36.4 2727 60.0 6134 42.2
Infants of < 2,499 grams only
Level of Care***
  Level III 5866 56.3 3368 54.8 2310 59.7 188 46.8 586 65.7
  Other 4546 43.7 2773 45.2 1559 40.3 214 53.2 306 34.3
Infants of 500-1499 grams only
Level of Care***
  Level III 1562 79.6 857 80.5 654 78.9 51 72.9 125 88.7
  Other 401 20.4 207 19.5 175 21.1 19 27.1 16 11.3

* Medicaid paid for prenatal care and delivery.
** Medicaid paid for delivery only, not prenatal care.
*** Level of Care is only for North Carolina resident births occurring in North Carolina Hospitals
% Columns may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding

Source: State Center for Health Statistics
NC Department of Health and Human Services


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