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                         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY AGE OF MOTHER
                                             ARKANSAS 1995 


                          <15           15-17           18-19           20-24
                      No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct       No.    Pct

TOTAL                 191  100.0    2,638  100.0    4,073  100.0    11,659  100.0

A.  Education of Mother

0-8 Years             149   78.0      361   13.7      125    3.1       393    3.4

9-11 Years             35   18.3    1,974   74.8    1,481   36.4     1,981   17.0

12 Years                0    0.0      268   10.2    2,154   52.9     5,819   49.9

13-15 Years             0    0.0        0    0.0      276    6.8     2,755   23.6

16+ Years               0    0.0        0    0.0        0    0.0       628    5.4

Unknown                 7    3.7       35    1.3       37    0.9        83    0.7


B.  Marital Status

Married                 9    4.7      644   24.4    1,755   43.1     7,579   65.0

Unmarried             182   95.3    1,992   75.5    2,313   56.8     4,076   35.0

Unknown                 0    0.0        2    0.1        5    0.1         4    0.0


C.  Live Birth Order

First                 186   97.4    2,322   88.0    2,961   72.7     5,323   45.7

Second                  5    2.6      290   11.0      912   22.4     4,110   35.3

Third                   0    0.0       22    0.8      168    4.1     1,549   13.3

Fourth                  0    0.0        2    0.1       24    0.6       485    4.2

Fifth +                 0    0.0        0    0.0        4    0.1       182    1.6

Unknown                 0    0.0        2    0.1        4    0.1        10    0.1


D.  Pregnancy Order

First                 185   96.9    2,175   82.4    2,612   64.1     4,371   37.5

Second                  6    3.1      396   15.0    1,086   26.7     4,018   34.5

Third                   0    0.0       55    2.1      290    7.1     1,985   17.0

Fourth                  0    0.0        5    0.2       56    1.4       808    6.9

Fifth +                 0    0.0        1    0.0       20    0.5       445    3.8

Unknown                 0    0.0        6    0.2        9    0.2        32    0.3


 
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