RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2017 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS: OVERALL, ALL MOTHERS

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY:
RESIDENT BIRTHS White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Am. Ind., Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,099 100.0 65,314 54.4 28,950 24.1 1,592 1.3 5,782 4.8 18,461 15.4
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 278 0.2 83 0.1 138 0.5 7 0.4 15 0.3 35 0.2
...Less than 500 grams
...500-1499 grams 1,793 1.5 713 1.1 804 2.8 36 2.3 39 0.7 201 1.1
...1500-2499 grams 9,240 7.7 4,224 6.5 3,246 11.2 134 8.4 470 8.1 1,166 6.3
...2500+ grams 108,761 90.6 60,287 92.3 24,753 85.5 1,415 88.9 5,255 90.9 17,051 92.4
...Unknown 27 0.0 7 0.0 9 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.1 8 0.0
(OBSTETRIC) WEEKS OF GESTATION: 834 0.7 281 0.4 394 1.4 24 1.5 33 0.6 102 0.6
...< 27 weeks
...27-31 weeks 1,510 1.3 669 1.0 590 2.0 25 1.6 34 0.6 192 1.0
...32-36 weeks 10,236 8.5 5,283 8.1 2,993 10.3 127 8.0 433 7.5 1,400 7.6
...37+ weeks 107,464 89.5 59,052 90.4 24,954 86.2 1,416 88.9 5,281 91.3 16,761 90.8
...Unknown 55 0.0 29 0.0 19 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.0 6 0.0
MOTHER'S AGE: 1,829 1.5 558 0.9 671 2.3 45 2.8 27 0.5 528 2.9
...< 18 years
...18-34 years 99,189 82.6 54,049 82.8 24,642 85.1 1,384 86.9 4,448 76.9 14,666 79.4
...35+ years 19,077 15.9 10,703 16.4 3,637 12.6 163 10.2 1,307 22.6 3,267 17.7
...Unknown 4 0.0 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 16,813 14.0 4,707 7.2 3,741 12.9 270 17.0 626 10.8 7,469 40.5
...Less than High School
...High School Graduate or GED 28,245 23.5 12,432 19.0 9,194 31.8 531 33.4 798 13.8 5,290 28.7
...Some College 38,001 31.6 21,820 33.4 10,874 37.6 603 37.9 911 15.8 3,793 20.5
...Bachelors Degree 23,500 19.6 16,936 25.9 3,368 11.6 119 7.5 1,751 30.3 1,326 7.2
...Masters or PhD 13,269 11.0 9,303 14.2 1,719 5.9 69 4.3 1,671 28.9 507 2.7
...Unknown 271 0.2 116 0.2 54 0.2 0 0.0 25 0.4 76 0.4
MARITAL STATUS: 70,927 59.1 47,769 73.1 8,389 29.0 588 36.9 4,939 85.4 9,242 50.1
...Married
...Unmarried 49,118 40.9 17,509 26.8 20,549 71.0 1,004 63.1 841 14.5 9,215 49.9
...Unknown 54 0.0 36 0.1 12 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.0
PARITY: 38,677 32.2 22,532 34.5 8,410 29.1 526 33.0 2,222 38.4 4,987 27.0
...1
...2-3 55,565 46.3 31,270 47.9 12,492 43.2 732 46.0 2,735 47.3 8,336 45.2
...4+ 25,768 21.5 11,475 17.6 8,012 27.7 334 21.0 822 14.2 5,125 27.8
...Unknown 89 0.1 37 0.1 36 0.1 0 0.0 3 0.1 13 0.1
PLURITY: 115,738 96.4 62,824 96.2 27,728 95.8 1,540 96.7 5,617 97.1 18,029 97.7
...Singleton
...Twin 4,239 3.5 2,404 3.7 1,195 4.1 52 3.3 165 2.9 423 2.3
...Other Multiples 122 0.1 86 0.1 27 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 0.0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 84,816 70.6 46,001 70.4 19,704 68.1 1,109 69.7 4,035 69.8 13,967 75.7
...Vaginal
...C-Section 35,256 29.4 19,295 29.5 9,243 31.9 482 30.3 1,744 30.2 4,492 24.3
...Unknown 27 0.0 18 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.1 3 0.1 2 0.0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 82,428 68.6 49,361 75.6 17,601 60.8 938 58.9 3,787 65.5 10,741 58.2
...First
...Second 27,537 22.9 11,672 17.9 8,131 28.1 459 28.8 1,516 26.2 5,759 31.2
...Third 6,872 5.7 2,823 4.3 2,195 7.6 105 6.6 390 6.7 1,359 7.4
...No care 2,163 1.8 903 1.4 740 2.6 65 4.1 53 0.9 402 2.2
...Unknown 1,099 0.9 555 0.8 283 1.0 25 1.6 36 0.6 200 1.1
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 1,558 1.3 778 1.2 388 1.3 28 1.8 53 0.9 311 1.7
...Missing
...Inadequate 22,253 18.5 8,862 13.6 7,191 24.8 410 25.8 1,092 18.9 4,698 25.4
...Intermediate 6,698 5.6 3,031 4.6 1,774 6.1 147 9.2 261 4.5 1,485 8.0
...Adequate 31,215 26.0 17,678 27.1 6,468 22.3 466 29.3 1,561 27.0 5,042 27.3
...Adequate Plus 58,375 48.6 34,965 53.5 13,129 45.4 541 34.0 2,815 48.7 6,925 37.5
PLACE OF DELIVERY: 118,252 98.5 63,844 97.7 28,749 99.3 1,579 99.2 5,742 99.3 18,338 99.3
...Hospital
...Home Birth (Intentional or not) 650 0.5 485 0.7 90 0.3 6 0.4 17 0.3 52 0.3
...Other 1,197 1.0 985 1.5 111 0.4 7 0.4 23 0.4 71 0.4
MOTHER SMOKED? 10,399 8.7 7,389 11.3 2,284 7.9 373 23.4 74 1.3 279 1.5
...Yes
...No 109,675 91.3 57,910 88.7 26,658 92.1 1,219 76.6 5,707 98.7 18,181 98.5
...Unknown 25 0.0 15 0.0 8 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0
PRE-PREGNANCY BMI: 4,126 3.4 2,415 3.7 852 2.9 74 4.6 373 6.5 412 2.2
...Underweight (<18.5)
...Normal (18.5-24.9) 49,574 41.3 30,182 46.2 8,974 31.0 533 33.5 3,255 56.3 6,630 35.9
...Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,972 25.0 15,446 23.6 6,953 24.0 376 23.6 1,318 22.8 5,879 31.8
...Obese (30.0+) 33,867 28.2 16,248 24.9 11,405 39.4 568 35.7 664 11.5 4,982 27.0
...Unknown 2,560 2.1 1,023 1.6 766 2.6 41 2.6 172 3.0 558 3.0
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE: 96,887 80.7 54,583 83.6 20,097 69.4 901 56.6 5,128 88.7 16,178 87.6
...Yes
...No 22,842 19.0 10,503 16.1 8,767 30.3 678 42.6 637 11.0 2,257 12.2
...Unknown 370 0.3 228 0.3 86 0.3 13 0.8 17 0.3 26 0.1
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS: 58,159 48.4 26,013 39.8 22,383 77.3 1,291 81.1 1,816 31.4 6,656 36.1
...Prenatal Medicaid*
...Emergency Medicaid** 7,938 6.6 48 0.1 90 0.3 0 0.0 115 2.0 7,685 41.6
...Non-Medicaid 54,002 45.0 39,253 60.1 6,477 22.4 301 18.9 3,851 66.6 4,120 22.3
MOTHER'S WIC STATUS: 50,768 42.3 18,779 28.8 18,009 62.2 843 53.0 1,499 25.9 11,638 63.0
...Prenatal WIC
...No Prenatal WIC 69,331 57.7 46,535 71.2 10,941 37.8 749 47.0 4,283 74.1 6,823 37.0


2017 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:
BY MATERNAL RACE/ETHNICITY AND COUNTY OF RESIDENCE

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY:
White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Am. Ind., Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,099 65,314 54.4 28,950 24.1 1,592 1.3 5,782 4.8 18,461 15.4
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RESIDENCE: 1,939 1,028 53.0 437 22.5 5 0.3 48 2.5 421 21.7
Alamance
Alexander 377 326 86.5 17 4.5 0 0 9 2.4 25 6.6
Alleghany 102 82 80.4 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 19 18.6
Anson 256 102 39.8 141 55.1 2 0.8 1 0.4 10 3.9
Ashe 216 187 86.6 3 1.4 2 0.9 1 0.5 23 10.6
Avery 109 98 89.9 0 0 1 0.9 1 0.9 9 8.3
Beaufort 470 257 54.7 150 31.9 2 0.4 1 0.2 60 12.8
Bertie 171 49 28.7 117 68.4 0 0 1 0.6 4 2.3
Bladen 325 155 47.7 109 33.5 14 4.3 2 0.6 45 13.8
Brunswick 1,007 752 74.7 126 12.5 12 1.2 12 1.2 105 10.4
Buncombe 2,392 1,857 77.6 181 7.6 10 0.4 49 2.0 295 12.3
Burke 927 686 74.0 36 3.9 1 0.1 74 8.0 130 14.0
Cabarrus 2,593 1,462 56.4 500 19.3 3 0.1 201 7.8 427 16.5
Caldwell 783 653 83.4 49 6.3 4 0.5 11 1.4 66 8.4
Camden 89 78 87.6 8 9.0 0 0 1 1.1 2 2.2
Carteret 567 478 84.3 35 6.2 2 0.4 9 1.6 43 7.6
Caswell 204 120 58.8 55 27.0 0 0 5 2.5 24 11.8
Catawba 1,652 1,066 64.5 193 11.7 2 0.1 147 8.9 244 14.8
Chatham 663 419 63.2 71 10.7 4 0.6 23 3.5 146 22.0
Cherokee 221 194 87.8 5 2.3 8 3.6 4 1.8 10 4.5
Chowan 134 64 47.8 59 44.0 1 0.7 1 0.7 9 6.7
Clay 89 78 87.6 0 0 0 0 4 4.5 7 7.9
Cleveland 1,065 727 68.3 270 25.4 2 0.2 12 1.1 54 5.1
Columbus 578 310 53.6 190 32.9 18 3.1 4 0.7 56 9.7
Craven 1,386 891 64.3 293 21.1 3 0.2 67 4.8 132 9.5
Cumberland 5,506 2,319 42.1 2,092 38.0 93 1.7 212 3.9 790 14.3
Currituck 257 227 88.3 14 5.4 1 0.4 6 2.3 9 3.5
Dare 344 275 79.9 7 2.0 0 0 4 1.2 58 16.9
Davidson 1,762 1,287 73.0 195 11.1 11 0.6 44 2.5 225 12.8
Davie 369 287 77.8 23 6.2 0 0 5 1.4 54 14.6
Duplin 653 267 40.9 148 22.7 1 0.2 7 1.1 230 35.2
Durham 4,182 1,602 38.3 1,369 32.7 6 0.1 285 6.8 920 22.0
Edgecombe 631 186 29.5 401 63.5 0 0 2 0.3 42 6.7
Forsyth 4,372 2,000 45.7 1,294 29.6 15 0.3 142 3.2 921 21.1
Franklin 719 423 58.8 189 26.3 5 0.7 10 1.4 92 12.8
Gaston 2,588 1,691 65.3 545 21.1 5 0.2 59 2.3 288 11.1
Gates 100 64 64.0 30 30.0 0 0 0 0 6 6.0
Graham 78 70 89.7 0 0 7 9.0 0 0 1 1.3
Granville 599 313 52.3 202 33.7 1 0.2 7 1.2 76 12.7
Greene 205 78 38.0 69 33.7 1 0.5 1 0.5 56 27.3
Guilford 6,218 2,295 36.9 2,551 41.0 29 0.5 526 8.5 817 13.1
Halifax 593 216 36.4 326 55.0 20 3.4 6 1.0 25 4.2
Harnett 1,886 1,155 61.2 361 19.1 14 0.7 39 2.1 317 16.8
Haywood 617 561 90.9 5 0.8 5 0.8 5 0.8 41 6.6
Henderson 1,040 771 74.1 30 2.9 0 0 22 2.1 217 20.9
Hertford 230 62 27.0 147 63.9 1 0.4 1 0.4 19 8.3
Hoke 880 413 46.9 217 24.7 77 8.8 29 3.3 144 16.4
Hyde 34 25 73.5 6 17.6 0 0 0 0 3 8.8
Iredell 1,857 1,298 69.9 260 14.0 2 0.1 83 4.5 214 11.5
Jackson 372 262 70.4 7 1.9 65 17.5 4 1.1 34 9.1
Johnston 2,318 1,435 61.9 375 16.2 10 0.4 27 1.2 471 20.3
Jones 106 75 70.8 23 21.7 0 0 3 2.8 5 4.7
Lee 759 355 46.8 171 22.5 7 0.9 18 2.4 208 27.4
Lenoir 616 236 38.3 299 48.5 2 0.3 2 0.3 77 12.5
Lincoln 806 667 82.8 41 5.1 3 0.4 13 1.6 82 10.2
McDowell 457 392 85.8 14 3.1 3 0.7 8 1.8 40 8.8
Macon 339 282 83.2 2 0.6 1 0.3 3 0.9 51 15.0
Madison 177 170 96.0 1 0.6 1 0.6 2 1.1 3 1.7
Martin 248 123 49.6 106 42.7 1 0.4 1 0.4 17 6.9
Mecklenburg 14,746 5,641 38.3 4,657 31.6 26 0.2 1,492 10.1 2,930 19.9
Mitchell 135 116 85.9 1 0.7 0 0 2 1.5 16 11.9
Montgomery 270 147 54.4 51 18.9 1 0.4 6 2.2 65 24.1
Moore 1,109 773 69.7 180 16.2 11 1.0 32 2.9 113 10.2
Nash 1,110 448 40.4 483 43.5 12 1.1 18 1.6 149 13.4
New Hanover 2,266 1,491 65.8 434 19.2 6 0.3 51 2.3 284 12.5
Northampton 200 59 29.5 129 64.5 0 0 4 2.0 8 4.0
Onslow 4,060 2,762 68.0 541 13.3 18 0.4 113 2.8 626 15.4
Orange 1,179 686 58.2 161 13.7 5 0.4 143 12.1 184 15.6
Pamlico 73 53 72.6 14 19.2 0 0 2 2.7 4 5.5
Pasquotank 492 254 51.6 190 38.6 0 0 12 2.4 36 7.3
Pender 658 441 67.0 113 17.2 3 0.5 9 1.4 92 14.0
Perquimans 124 83 66.9 38 30.6 0 0 1 0.8 2 1.6
Person 443 290 65.5 120 27.1 2 0.5 3 0.7 28 6.3
Pitt 2,051 894 43.6 901 43.9 3 0.1 50 2.4 203 9.9
Polk 161 135 83.9 9 5.6 0 0 4 2.5 13 8.1
Randolph 1,576 1,129 71.6 106 6.7 6 0.4 31 2.0 304 19.3
Richmond 574 277 48.3 219 38.2 27 4.7 2 0.3 49 8.5
Robeson 1,782 322 18.1 380 21.3 787 44.2 23 1.3 270 15.2
Rockingham 860 600 69.8 175 20.3 2 0.2 9 1.0 74 8.6
Rowan 1,588 1,008 63.5 315 19.8 0 0 29 1.8 236 14.9
Rutherford 689 546 79.2 90 13.1 2 0.3 5 0.7 46 6.7
Sampson 831 333 40.1 199 23.9 15 1.8 7 0.8 277 33.3
Scotland 455 139 30.5 221 48.6 75 16.5 3 0.7 17 3.7
Stanly 732 561 76.6 92 12.6 3 0.4 21 2.9 55 7.5
Stokes 404 376 93.1 11 2.7 2 0.5 4 1.0 11 2.7
Surry 738 563 76.3 29 3.9 1 0.1 5 0.7 140 19.0
Swain 152 98 64.5 1 0.7 48 31.6 1 0.7 4 2.6
Transylvania 252 210 83.3 15 6.0 0 0 3 1.2 24 9.5
Tyrrell 38 24 63.2 6 15.8 0 0 1 2.6 7 18.4
Union 2,382 1,498 62.9 311 13.1 9 0.4 99 4.2 465 19.5
Vance 584 169 28.9 329 56.3 0 0 7 1.2 79 13.5
Wake 12,683 6,677 52.6 2,709 21.4 28 0.2 1,262 10.0 2,007 15.8
Warren 176 64 36.4 88 50.0 13 7.4 1 0.6 10 5.7
Washington 134 39 29.1 84 62.7 0 0 1 0.7 10 7.5
Watauga 398 349 87.7 7 1.8 0 0 9 2.3 33 8.3
Wayne 1,611 739 45.9 520 32.3 2 0.1 34 2.1 316 19.6
Wilkes 649 533 82.1 34 5.2 2 0.3 2 0.3 78 12.0
Wilson 939 337 35.9 412 43.9 0 0 15 1.6 175 18.6
Yadkin 392 304 77.6 9 2.3 0 0 1 0.3 78 19.9
Yancey 170 145 85.3 0 0 0 0 1 0.6 24 14.1

* Medicaid paid for prenatal care and delivery. ** Medicaid paid for delivery only, not prenatal care.
% Columns may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding
Source: State Center for Health Statistics NC Department of Health and Human Services