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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


I.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                  174   91.1    2,135   80.9    3,210   78.8     9,226   79.1

<10 Cigarettes/Day      6    3.1      165    6.3      207    5.1       527    4.5

10-19 Cigarettes/Day    6    3.1      203    7.7      360    8.8       982    8.4

20+ Cigarettes/Day      1    0.5       93    3.5      228    5.6       753    6.5

Unknown Cigarettes/Day  2    1.0       21    0.8       39    1.0        90    0.8

Unknown Tobacco Use     2    1.0       21    0.8       29    0.7        81    0.7


J.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 Pounds             28   14.7      220    8.3      372    9.1     1,259   10.8

16-20 Pounds           16    8.4      240    9.1      377    9.3     1,170   10.0

21-25 Pounds           30   15.7      315   11.9      505   12.4     1,471   12.6

26-35 Pounds           42   22.0      718   27.2    1,073   26.3     3,233   27.7

36+ Pounds             55   28.8      895   33.9    1,399   34.3     3,598   30.9

Unknown                20   10.5      250    9.5      347    8.5       928    8.0


K.  Method of Delivery

Vaginal               147   77.0    2,152   81.6    3,157   77.5     8,552   73.4

VBAC                    0    0.0       14    0.5       37    0.9       267    2.3

Primary C-Section      42   22.0      425   16.1      715   17.6     1,799   15.4

Repeat C-Section        0    0.0       38    1.4      150    3.7     1,010    8.7

Not Reported            2    1.0        9    0.3       14    0.3        31    0.3


L.  Plurality

Single                187   97.9    2,610   98.9    3,996   98.1    11,396   97.7

Twin                    4    2.1       28    1.1       77    1.9       257    2.2

Triplet                 0    0.0        0    0.0        0    0.0         6    0.1

Quadruplet              0    0.0        0    0.0        0    0.0         0    0.0

Unknown                 0    0.0        0    0.0        0    0.0         0    0.0


M.  Birth Weight

<1500 Grams            16    8.4       44    1.7       80    2.0       156    1.3

1500-2499 Grams        19    9.9      219    8.3      330    8.1       768    6.6

2500+ Grams           155   81.2    2,370   89.8    3,656   89.8    10,720   91.9

Unknown                 1    0.5        5    0.2        7    0.2        15    0.1


 
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