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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



M.  Place of Birth

Hospital                34,813    99.0     26,559    98.9     7,638    99.6     601    99.3

Birthing Center             24     0.1         24     0.1         0     0.0       0     0.0

Clinic/Doctor's Office       3     0.0          2     0.0         0     0.0       1     0.2

Residence                  285     0.8        257     1.0        26     0.3       2     0.3

Other                       28     0.1         17     0.1         7     0.1       1     0.2

Unknown                      1     0.0          1     0.0         0     0.0       0     0.0


N.  Attendant at Birth

M.D.                    33,554    95.4     25,815    96.1     7,159    93.3     566    93.6

D.O.                       816     2.3        524     2.0       278     3.6      14     2.3

C.N.M.                     454     1.3        235     0.9       197     2.6      21     3.5

Other Midwife              187     0.5        183     0.7         2     0.0       2     0.3

Other                      131     0.4         97     0.4        32     0.4       2     0.3

Unknown                     12     0.0          6     0.0         3     0.0       0     0.0


O.  Method of Delivery

Vaginal                 25,186    71.6     19,231    71.6     5,478    71.4     467    77.2

VBAC                       836     2.4        649     2.4       175     2.3      12     2.0

Primary C-Section        5,534    15.7      4,218    15.7     1,227    16.0      87    14.4

Repeat C-Section         3,501    10.0      2,707    10.1       756     9.9      37     6.1

Not Reported                97     0.3         55     0.2        35     0.5       2     0.3


P.  Plurality

Single                  34,312    97.6     26,249    97.7     7,452    97.1     596    98.5

Twin                       811     2.3        583     2.2       219     2.9       9     1.5

Triplet                     24     0.1         24     0.1         0     0.0       0     0.0

Quadruplet                   4     0.0          4     0.0         0     0.0       0     0.0

Unknown                      3     0.0          0     0.0         0     0.0       0     0.0


 
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