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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


X.  Complications of Labor and/or Delivery

Febrile                                             566    1.6        411    1.5       141   1.8     14    2.3

Meconium, Moderate/Heavy                          1,986    5.6      1,342    5.0       615   8.0     29    4.8

Premature Rupture of Membranes                    1,087    3.1        749    2.8       320   4.2     18    3.0

Abruptio Placenta                                   250    0.7        172    0.6        75   1.0      3    0.5

Placenta Previa                                     103    0.3         83    0.3        20   0.3      0    0.0

Other Excessive Bleeding                            706    2.0        439    1.6       254   3.3     13    2.1

Seizures during Labor                                13    0.0          8    0.0         5   0.1      0    0.0

Precipitous Labor                                   715    2.0        547    2.0       144   1.9     23    3.8

Prolonged Labor                                     192    0.5        150    0.6        39   0.5      3    0.5

Dysfunctional Labor                               1,051    3.0        802    3.0       227   3.0     22    3.6

Breech/Malpresentation                            1,467    4.2      1,184    4.4       255   3.3     27    4.5

Cephalopelvic Disproportion                       1,777    5.1      1,339    5.0       405   5.3     32    5.3

Cord Prolapse                                        80    0.2         66    0.2        13   0.2      1    0.2

Anesthetic Complications                             36    0.1         27    0.1         9   0.1      0    0.0

Fetal Distress                                    2,014    5.7      1,451    5.4       538   7.0     25    4.1

Other Complications of Labor/Delivery             3,116    8.9      2,450    9.1       613   8.0     53    8.8

Total Births with Complications                  11,975   34.1      9,008   33.5     2,756  35.9    208   34.4


Y.  Abnormal Conditions of the Newborn

Anemia                                              172    0.5        110    0.4        59   0.8      3    0.5

Birth Injury                                        247    0.7        218    0.8        26   0.3      3    0.5

Hyaline Membrane Disease/RDS                        427    1.2        302    1.1       119   1.6      6    1.0

Meconium Aspiration Syndrome                         89    0.3         63    0.2        25   0.3      1    0.2

Assisted Ventilation/<30 Min                        997    2.8        858    3.2       120   1.6     17    2.8

Assisted Ventilation/>30 Min                        650    1.8        454    1.7       189   2.5      7    1.2

Seizures                                             46    0.1         33    0.1        13   0.2      0    0.0

Other Abnormal Conditions                         1,657    4.7      1,109    4.1       520   6.8     28    4.6

Total Births with Abnormal Conditions             3,503   10.0      2,608    9.7       834  10.9     59    9.8


 
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