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                         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY AGE OF MOTHER
                                             ARKANSAS 1995       ...Continued...


                        25-29           30-34           35-39             40+
                      No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct       No.    Pct


I.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                7,148   81.7    4,427    80.7   1,592   78.6     9,226   81.0

<10 Cigarettes/Day    309    3.5      193     3.5      85    4.2       527    3.7

10-19 Cigarettes/Day  645    7.4      384     7.0     153    7.6       982    6.4

20+ Cigarettes/Day    542    6.2      404     7.4     156    7.7       753    8.0

Unknown Cigarettes/D   59    0.7       51     0.9      22    1.1        90    0.0

Unknown Tobacco Use    49    0.6       30     0.5      17    0.8        81    0.9


J.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 Pounds            942   10.8      587    10.7     230   11.4     1,259    8.9

16-20 Pounds          892   10.2      561    10.2     226   11.2     1,170   13.2

21-25 Pounds        1,176   13.4      758    13.8     290   14.3     1,471   15.6

26-35 Pounds        2,689   30.7    1,735    31.6     613   30.3     3,233   31.6

36+ Pounds          2,459   28.1    1,481    27.0     508   25.1     3,598   22.4

Unknown               594    6.8      367     6.7     158    7.8       928    8.3


K.  Method of Delivery

Vaginal             6,049   69.1    3,628    66.1   1,300   64.2     8,552   61.7

VBAC                  249    2.8      189     3.4      75    3.7       267    1.5

Primary C-Section   1,298   14.8      838    15.3     348   17.2     1,799   21.2

Repeat C-Section    1,135   13.0      824    15.0     297   14.7     1,010   14.4

Not Reported           21    0.2       10     0.2       5    0.2        31    1.2


L.  Plurality

Single              8,523   97.4    5,332    97.1   1,955   96.5    11,396   96.0

Twin                  212    2.4      157     2.9      64    3.2       257    3.7

Triplet                12    0.1        0     0.0       6    0.3         6    0.0

Quadruplet              4    0.0        0     0.0       0    0.0         0    0.0

Unknown                 1    0.0        0     0.0       0    0.0         0    0.3


M.  Birth Weight

<1500 Grams           119    1.4       81     1.5      46    2.3       156    2.1

1500-2499 Grams       476    5.4      326     5.9     161    8.0       768    8.6

2500+ Grams         8,149   93.1    5,074    92.4   1,813   89.5    10,720   88.3

Unknown                 8    0.1        8     0.1       5    0.2        15    0.9


 
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