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                  SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY RACE OF MOTHER
                                      ARKANSAS 1995 


                                           ---------------  Race of Mother  ---------------
                             Total              White              Black           Other
                           No.     Pct        No.     Pct       No.     Pct     No.     Pct


E.  Live Birth Order

First                   15,507    44.1     12,045    44.8     3,184    41.5     272    45.0

Second                  11,414    32.5      8,961    33.4     2,250    29.3     197    32.6

Third                    5,207    14.8      3,943    14.7     1,180    15.4      83    13.7

Fourth                   1,898     5.4      1,314     4.9       555     7.2      29     4.8

Fifth +                  1,097     3.1        583     2.2       490     6.4      24     4.0

Unknown                     31     0.1         14     0.1        12     0.2       0     0.0


F.  Pregnancy Order

First                   12,936    36.8      9,935    37.0     2,773    36.1     225    37.2

Second                  10,726    30.5      8,410    31.3     2,120    27.6     191    31.6

Third                    6,123    17.4      4,691    17.5     1,332    17.4      98    16.2

Fourth                   2,872     8.2      2,132     7.9       687     9.0      52     8.6

Fifth +                  2,409     6.9      1,642     6.1       727     9.5      39     6.4

Unknown                     88     0.3         50     0.2        32     0.4       0     0.0


G.  Live Birth Interval

Plural Delivery            421     1.2        308     1.1       109     1.4       4     0.7

First Live Birth        15,507    44.1     12,045    44.8     3,184    41.5     272    45.0

1-11 Months                425     1.2        251     0.9       163     2.1      10     1.7

12-17 Months             2,162     6.2      1,462     5.4       662     8.6      37     6.1

18-23 Months             2,335     6.6      1,722     6.4       572     7.5      40     6.6

24+ Months              13,594    38.7     10,686    39.8     2,678    34.9     226    37.4

Unknown                    710     2.0        386     1.4       303     3.9      16     2.6


H.  Pregnancy Interval

Plural Delivery            421     1.2        308     1.1       109     1.4       4     0.7

First Pregnancy         12,936    36.8      9,935    37.0     2,773    36.1     225    37.2

1-11 Months              1,196     3.4        907     3.4       267     3.5      21     3.5

12-17 Months             3,305     9.4      2,406     9.0       844    11.0      53     8.8

18-23 Months             2,770     7.9      2,068     7.7       650     8.5      50     8.3

24+ Months              13,211    37.6     10,370    38.6     2,613    34.1     224    37.0

Unknown                  1,315     3.7        866     3.2       415     5.4      28     4.6


 
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