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Risk Factors and Characteristics for
2001 North Carolina Resident Live Births

to Children Receiving Child Service Coordination
within the first 18 months of life

TOTAL WHITE BLACK OTHER RACES HISPANIC
(ALL RACES)
# % # % # % # % # %
Total 14,087 100 8,378 59.5 5,209 37.0 500 3.5 1,528 10.8
Birthweight
  <500 grams 23 0.2 6 0.1 17 0.3 0 0.0 1 0.1
  500 -1,499 grams 1,353 9.6 731 8.7 576 11.1 46 9.2 88 5.8
  1,500 - 2,499 grams 2,475 17.6 1,435 17.1 974 18.7 66 13.2 201 13.2
  2,500+ grams 10,228 72.6 6,199 74.0 3,641 69.9 388 77.6 1,235 80.8
  Unknown 8 0.1 7 0.1 1 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.2
Gestational Age
  < 27 weeks 368 2.6 178 2.1 179 3.4 11 2.2 21 1.4
  27-31 weeks 1,235 8.8 726 8.7 470 9.0 39 7.8 89 5.8
  32-36 weeks 2,541 18.0 1,543 18.4 935 17.9 63 12.6 239 15.6
  37+ weeks 9,935 70.5 5,927 70.7 3,621 69.5 387 77.4 1,178 77.1
  Unknown 8 0.1 4 0.0 4 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Mother's Age
  Under 18 Years 1,804 12.8 870 10.4 869 16.7 65 13.0 226 14.8
  18 - 34 Years 11,106 78.8 6,743 80.5 3,969 76.2 394 78.8 1,218 79.7
  35+ Years 1,177 8.4 765 9.1 371 7.1 41 8.2 84 5.5
  Unknown   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0
Mother's Education
  <9 Years 1,479 10.5 1,134 13.5 299 5.7 46 9.2 704 46.1
  9 - 11 Years 4,616 32.8 2,478 29.6 1,980 38.0 158 31.6 418 27.4
  12 Years 4,667 33.1 2,567 30.6 1,928 37.0 172 34.4 271 17.7
  >12 years 3,301 23.4 2,179 26.0 998 19.2 124 24.8 121 7.9
  Unknown 24 0.2 20 0.2 4 0.1 0 0.0 14 0.9
Out-of-Wedlock
  Yes 8,295 58.9 3,770 45.0 4,229 81.2 296 59.2 865 56.6
  No 5,786 41.1 4,602 54.9 980 18.8 204 40.8 663 43.4
  Unknown 6 0.0 6 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Parity
  1 5,035 35.7 3,080 36.8 1,769 34.0 186 37.2 606 39.7
  2-3 6,054 43.0 3,704 44.2 2,128 40.9 222 44.4 652 42.7
  4+ 2,983 21.2 1,585 18.9 1,307 25.1 91 18.2 267 17.5
  Unknown 15 0.1 9 0.1 5 0.1 1 0.2 3 0.2
Trimester Care Began
  First 10,374 73.6 6,602 78.8 3,417 65.6 355 71.0 951 62.2
  Second 2,595 18.4 1,233 14.7 1,243 23.9 119 23.8 370 24.2
  Third 603 4.3 319 3.8 268 5.1 16 3.2 130 8.5
  No Care 371 2.6 138 1.6 225 4.3 8 1.6 51 3.3
  Unknown 144 1.0 86 1.0 56 1.1 2 0.4 26 1.7
Kotelchuck Index (Adequacy of Prenatal Care)
  Missing Info 212 1.5 129 1.5 81 1.6 2 0.4 35 2.3
  Inadequate 2,499 17.7 1,142 13.6 1,272 24.4 85 17.0 416 27.2
  Intermediate 1,002 7.1 599 7.1 357 6.9 46 9.2 157 10.3
  Adequate 3,751 26.6 2,282 27.2 1,279 24.6 190 38.0 424 27.7
  Adequate+ 6,623 47.0 4,226 50.4 2,220 42.6 177 35.4 496 32.5
Mother Smoked?
  Yes 3,599 25.5 2,437 29.1 1,031 19.8 131 26.2 39 2.6
  No 10,424 74.0 5,893 70.3 4,164 79.9 367 73.4 1,483 97.1
  Unknown 64 0.5 48 0.6 14 0.3 2 0.4 6 0.4
Method of Delivery
  Vaginal 9,620 68.3 5,702 68.1 3,598 69.1 320 64.0 1,137 74.4
  C-Section 4,466 31.7 2,675 31.9 1,611 30.9 180 36.0 391 25.6
  Unknown 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Mother's Medicaid Status
  Prenatal Medicaid* 8,957 63.6 4,399 52.5 4,217 81.0 341 68.2 237 15.5
  Emergency Medicaid** 832 5.9 796 9.5 16 0.3 20 4.0 760 49.7
  Non-Medicaid 4,298 30.5 3,183 38.0 976 18.7 139 27.8 531 34.8
Infants of < 2,499 grams only
Level of Care***
  Level III 2,479 65.3 1,379 64.5 1,041 67.2 59 54.1 203 70.2
  Other 1,317 34.7 758 35.5 509 32.8 50 45.9 86 29.8
Infants of 500-1,499 grams only
Level of Care***
  Level III 1,091 81.7 601 83.2 457 80.2 33 76.7 80 90.9
  Other 244 18.3 121 16.8 113 19.8 10 23.3 8 9.1

* 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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