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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



Q.  Birth Weight

<1500 Grams                549     1.6        341     1.3       199     2.6       9     1.5

1500-2499 Grams          2,327     6.6      1,487     5.5       805    10.5      34     5.6

2500+ Grams             32,225    91.7     25,009    93.1     6,642    86.6     562    92.9

Unknown                     53     0.2         23     0.1        25     0.3       0     0.0


R.  One Minute Apgar Score

0-3                        731     2.1        483     1.8       236     3.1      11     1.8

4-6                      2,120     6.0      1,565     5.8       520     6.8      35     5.8

7-8                     19,362    55.1     15,539    57.9     3,449    45.0     366    60.5

9-10                    10,598    30.1      7,848    29.2     2,574    33.6     175    28.9

Unknown                  2,343     6.7      1,425     5.3       892    11.6      18     3.0


S.  Five Minute Apgar Score

0-3                        210     0.6        112     0.4        95     1.2       2     0.3

4-6                        493     1.4        299     1.1       186     2.4       8     1.3

7-8                      4,098    11.7      2,978    11.1     1,053    13.7      64    10.6

9-10                    28,942    82.3     22,481    83.7     5,936    77.4     518    85.6

Unknown                  1,411     4.0        990     3.7       401     5.2      13     2.1


T.  Computed Gestational Age

<37 Weeks                3,869    11.0      2,539     9.5     1,265    16.5      62    10.2

37-39 Weeks             14,666    41.7     11,400    42.4     3,013    39.3     248    41.0

40-41 Weeks             10,439    29.7      8,451    31.5     1,795    23.4     189    31.2

42+ Weeks                3,108     8.8      2,469     9.2       581     7.6      57     9.4

Unknown                  3,072     8.7      2,001     7.4     1,017    13.3      49     8.1


U.  Clinical Gestational Age

<37 Weeks                3,190     9.1      2,206     8.2       934    12.2      49     8.1

37-39 Weeks             14,624    41.6     11,303    42.1     3,075    40.1     239    39.5

40-41 Weeks             16,015    45.6     12,330    45.9     3,386    44.1     294    48.6

42+ Weeks                  826     2.3        649     2.4       162     2.1      15     2.5

Unknown                    499     1.4        372     1.4       114     1.5       8     1.3


 
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