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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

V.  Maternal Risk Factors For This Pregnancy

Anemia                                              898    2.6        522    1.9       356   4.6     19    3.1

Cardiac Disease                                     200    0.6        162    0.6        34   0.4      4    0.7

Acute/Chronic Lung Disease                          280    0.8        207    0.8        72   0.9      1    0.2

Diabetes                                            693    2.0        538    2.0       134   1.7     20    3.3

Genital Herpes                                      277    0.8        215    0.8        56   0.7      6    1.0

Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios                          325    0.9        231    0.9        87   1.1      7    1.2

Hemoglobinopathy                                     56    0.2         23    0.1        31   0.4      2    0.3

Hypertension, Chronic                               315    0.9        184    0.7       127   1.7      4    0.7

Hypertension, Pregnancy Assoc                     1,597    4.5      1,229    4.6       350   4.6     18    3.0

Eclampsia                                           394    1.1        253    0.9       138   1.8      3    0.5

Incompetent Cervix                                   59    0.2         47    0.2        11   0.1      1    0.2

Previous Infant 4000+ grams                         358    1.0        317    1.2        35   0.5      6    1.0

Previous Preterm or SGA Infant                      637    1.8        453    1.7       173   2.3     11    1.8

Renal Disease                                        68    0.2         53    0.2        13   0.2      2    0.3

Rh Sensitization                                    244    0.7        222    0.8        22   0.3      0    0.0

Uterine Bleeding                                    299    0.9        237    0.9        57   0.7      5    0.8

Other Maternal Risk Factors                       3,701   10.5      2,639    9.8       995  13.0     65   10.7

Total Births with Maternal Risk Factors           8,593   24.4      6,338   23.6     2,101  27.4    150   24.8


W.  Obstetric Procedures

Amniocentesis                                       695    2.0        588    2.2        92   1.2     15    2.5

Electronic Fetal Monitoring                      29,423   83.7     22,788   84.8     6,128  79.9    498   82.3

Induction of Labor                                6,994   19.9      5,580   20.8     1,309  17.1    105   17.4

Stimulation of Labor                              6,429   18.3      5,262   19.6     1,030  13.4    133   22.0

Tocolysis                                         1,076    3.1        805    3.0       256   3.3     14    2.3

Ultrasound                                       22,888   65.1     18,391   68.5     4,127  53.8    359   59.3

Other Obstetric Procedures                          298    0.8        219    0.8        61   0.8     18    3.0

Total Births with Obstetric Procedures           33,380   95.0     25,666   95.6     7,133  93.0    568   93.9


 
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