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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



I.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began

First Trimester         26,368    75.0     21,320    79.4     4,624    60.3     415    68.6

Second Trimester         5,871    16.7      3,820    14.2     1,908    24.9     140    23.1

Third Trimester          1,300     3.7        736     2.7       539     7.0      24     4.0

None                       861     2.4        482     1.8       363     4.7      16     2.6

Unknown                    754     2.1        502     1.9       237     3.1      10     1.7


J.  Number of Prenatal Visits

None                       861     2.4        482     1.8       363     4.7      16     2.6

1-4 Visits               1,613     4.6        877     3.3       702     9.2      34     5.6

5-9 Visits               7,299    20.8      5,099    19.0     2,029    26.5     167    27.6

10-12 Visits            13,148    37.4     10,635    39.6     2,291    29.9     217    35.9

13-15 Visits             7,921    22.5      6,524    24.3     1,281    16.7     112    18.5

16-30 Visits             3,200     9.1      2,544     9.5       609     7.9      47     7.8

Unknown                  1,112     3.2        699     2.6       396     5.2      12     2.0


K.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                    28,176    80.2     20,712    77.1     6,911    90.1     542    89.6

<10 Cigarettes/Day       1,504     4.3      1,219     4.5       269     3.5      15     2.5

10-19 Cigarettes/Day     2,754     7.8      2,518     9.4       210     2.7      25     4.1

20+ Cigarettes/Day       2,203     6.3      2,059     7.7       128     1.7      16     2.6

Unknown Cigarettes/Day     284     0.8        229     0.9        52     0.7       3     0.5

Unknown Tobacco Use        233     0.7        123     0.5       101     1.3       4     0.7


L.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 Pounds               3,667    10.4      2,423     9.0     1,193    15.6      49     8.1

16-20 Pounds             3,525    10.0      2,559     9.5       892    11.6      74    12.2

21-25 Pounds             4,596    13.1      3,542    13.2       962    12.5      91    15.0

26-35 Pounds            10,206    29.0      8,254    30.7     1,784    23.3     164    27.1

36+ Pounds              10,468    29.8      8,553    31.8     1,731    22.6     180    29.8

Unknown                  2,692     7.7      1,529     5.7     1,109    14.5      47     7.8


 
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