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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


E.  Live Birth Interval

Plural Delivery         2    1.0       14    0.5       39    1.0       131    1.1

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

1-11 Months             1    0.5       33    1.3       82    2.0       203    1.7

12-17 Months            1    0.5      106    4.0      319    7.8       983    8.4

18-23 Months            1    0.5       76    2.9      238    5.8     1,035    8.9

24+ Months              0    0.0       62    2.4      378    9.3     3,732   32.0

Unknown                 0    0.0       25    0.9       56    1.4       252    2.2


F.  Pregnancy Interval

Plural Delivery         2    1.0       14    0.5       39    1.0       131    1.1

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

1-11 Months             2    1.0       51    1.9      154    3.8       456    3.9

12-17 Months            1    0.5      155    5.9      421   10.3     1,377   11.8

18-23 Months            1    0.5       96    3.6      277    6.8     1,160    9.9

24+ Months              0    0.0       83    3.1      449   11.0     3,712   31.8

Unknown                 0    0.0       64    2.4      121    3.0       452    3.9


G.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began

First Trimester        93   48.7    1,560   59.1    2,603   63.9     8,514   73.0

Second Trimester       61   31.9      744   28.2    1,037   25.5     2,132   18.3

Third Trimester        23   12.0      186    7.1      227    5.6       485    4.2

None                   12    6.3       97    3.7      129    3.2       301    2.6

Unknown                 2    1.0       51    1.9       77    1.9       227    1.9


H.  Number of Prenatal Visits

None                   12    6.3       97    3.7      129    3.2       301    2.6

1-4 Visits             26   13.6      166    6.3      282    6.9       622    5.3

5-9 Visits             62   32.5      773   29.3    1,016   24.9     2,531   21.7

10-12 Visits           48   25.1      873   33.1    1,376   33.8     4,133   35.4

13-15 Visits           25   13.1      422   16.0      783   19.2     2,646   22.7

16-30 Visits           14    7.3      217    8.2      363    8.9     1,061    9.1

Unknown                 4    2.1       90    3.4      124    3.0       365    3.1


 
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