NORTH CAROLINA PRECONCEPTION HEALTH INDICATORS: INTERPREGNANCY INTERVAL/BIRTH SPACING (D4)
2013 N.C. RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS: WOMEN AGED 18-44
NUMBER WITH INTERVAL FROM LAST DELIVERY (LIVE BIRTH OR FETAL DEATH/ABORTION) TO CONCEPTION OF LESS
THAN 18 MONTHS AND PERCENT OF ALL BIRTHS EXCLUDING 1ST PREGNANCIES

  TOTAL INTERVAL
< 18 MONTH INTERVAL >=18 MONTH INTERVAL
BIRTHS BIRTHS BIRTHS
# % # % # %
TOTAL 78,156 100.0 36,376 46.5 41,780 53.5
AGE 1,844 2.4 1,311 71.1 533 28.9
< 20 years
20-24 years 17,127 21.9 9,491 55.4 7,636 44.6
25-34 years 45,554 58.3 20,008 43.9 25,546 56.1
35+ years 13,631 17.4 5,566 40.8 8,065 59.2
RACE 43,444 55.6 20,511 47.2 22,933 52.8
White
Black 20,086 25.7 10,086 50.2 10,000 49.8
American Indian 1,178 1.5 546 46.3 632 53.7
Other 13,448 17.2 5,233 38.9 8,215 61.1
HISPANIC ORIGIN 65,172 83.4 31,348 48.1 33,824 51.9
Non-Hispanic/Unknown
Hispanic 12,984 16.6 5,028 38.7 7,956 61.3
MATERNAL EDUCATION 14,576 18.6 6,433 44.1 8,143 55.9
Less Than High School
High School Graduate or GED 17,478 22.4 8,025 45.9 9,453 54.1
Some College 25,058 32.1 11,435 45.6 13,623 54.4
Bachelors Degree 13,685 17.5 6,778 49.5 6,907 50.5
Masters or PhD 7,037 9.0 3,568 50.7 3,469 49.3
Unknown 322 0.4 137 42.5 185 57.5
MARITAL STATUS 47,861 61.2 22,050 46.1 25,811 53.9
Married
Unmarried 30,262 38.7 14,311 47.3 15,951 52.7
Missing/Unknown 33 0.0 15 45.5 18 54.5
INFANT'S BIRTHWEIGHT THIS DELIVERY 6,855 8.8 3,761 54.9 3,094 45.1
Under 2500 grams
2500+ grams 71,280 91.2 32,598 45.7 38,682 54.3
Unknown 21 0.0 17 81.0 4 19.0

Note: Numerator and Denominator Only Include Women who have had a Previous Delivery
PREPARED BY NC-DHHS STATE CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS (https://schs.dph.ncdhhs.gov/)