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Maternal, Child and Infant Health

Infant Mortality (deaths to infants < 1 year of age)

Infant Mortality describes all resident infant deaths less than 1 year of age and cause-specific deaths at the county level. State and National data are available for comparison where applicable. The data is organized by section and starts with the most current year of data available for each section.

Please review the technical notes below before looking at the data. These notes explain some of the limitations of the data and address issues of interpretation and rates based on small numbers. Beginning in 1999, causes of death were coded using the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).

  
  
Technical Notes Infant Mortality 23 KB
Infant Mortality Rates Meck - NC - US 1990 to 200719 KB
Infant Mortality Rates by Race 1990 to 200719 KB
Infant Mortality Numbers, Rates by Race-Ethnicity 1998-200719 KB
Infant and Child deaths by County, Cause and Age Group NC 200736 KB
Infant and Child Deaths by Age, Gender, Race-Ethnicity and Cause 2000-200787 KB
Annual Report Child Fatality Prevention Protection Team 2009238 KB

 

Prenatal Care (PNC)

Prenatal Care describes the time of entry into prenatal care for Mecklenburg women delivering live births by first trimester, late care (2nd and 3rd trimester) and no care. In the case of live births, residence is based on the residence of the mother. State and National data are available for comparison where applicable. The data are organized by section and start with the most current year of data available for each section.

Please review the technical notes below before looking at the data. These notes explain some of the limitations of the data and address issues of interpretation and rates based on small numbers. For births, the child is considered to be the same race as the mother.

  
  
Technical Notes for Prenatal Care by Trimester17 KB
Prenatal Care Characteristics and Birth Outcomes 200730 KB
Prenatal Care by Trimester of Entry 200823 KB
Prenatal Care by Trimester of Entry 200723 KB

 

Natality (Births & Pregnancy Related Information)

Natality data describe all Mecklenburg County resident live births and pregnancies. Pregnancies consist of all live births, induced abortions and fetal deaths. In the case of births and fetal deaths, residence is based on the residence of the mother. State and National data are available for comparison where applicable. The data is organized by section and starts with the most current year of data available for each section.

Please review the technical notes below before looking at the data. The notes explain some of the limitations of the data and address issues of interpretation and rates based on small numbers. For births and fetal deaths, the child is considered to be the same race as the mother.

  
  
Technical Notes Birth and Pregnancy Data25 KB
Premature Births as a Percent of Total Births by Race-Ethnicity 1997-200820 KB
Pregnancy Rates by Age Group Meck - NC 200821 KB
Percent Low Birth Weight of Total Births by Race-Ethnicity 1997-200820 KB
Mecklenburg County Birth Highlights 2006-200751 KB
Mecklenburg County Birth Highlights 2005-200644 KB
Births Rates by Race 2000-200718 KB

 

Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy describes pregnancies consisting of all live births, induced abortions and fetal deaths at the county level for teens ages 10 to 19 years. In the case of births and fetal deaths, residence is based on the residence of the mother. State data are available for comparison where applicable. The data are organized by section and start with the most current year of data available for each section.

Please review the technical notes before looking at the data. These notes explain some of the limitations of the data and address issues of interpretation and rates based on small numbers. For births and fetal deaths, the child is considered to be the same race as the mother.

  
  
Technical Notes Teen Pregnancy26 KB
Teen Births by Number and Rate 2005-200629 KB
Teen Pregnancy as a Percent of Total Pregnancy by Race-Ethnicity 200829 KB
Teen Pregnancy Mecklenburg County 1995-200845 KB
Teen Pregnancy Rates by Age 2007-200831 KB
Teen Pregnancy Rates by Age and Race 1995-2008363 KB
Teen Pregnancy Rates by Zip Code 200885 KB

 

Additional Information

Additional information on Infant Mortality in Mecklenburg County can be found at the NC State Center for Health Statistics website.



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