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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

Q.  Maternal Risk Factors For This Pregnancy

Anemia                                             4    2.1        69    2.6       138    3.4       311    2.7

Cardiac Disease                                    1    0.5        13    0.5        16    0.4        53    0.5

Acute/Chronic Lung Disease                         7    3.7        32    1.2        41    1.0        96    0.8

Diabetes                                           0    0.0        18    0.7        32    0.8       164    1.4

Genital Herpes                                     1    0.5        16    0.6        22    0.5       101    0.9

Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios                         2    1.0        28    1.1        37    0.9       110    0.9

Hemoglobinopathy                                   0    0.0         6    0.2         8    0.2        15    0.1

Hypertension, Chronic                              1    0.5        16    0.6        18    0.4        59    0.5

Hypertension, Pregnancy Assoc                      8    4.2       147    5.6       178    4.4       543    4.7

Eclampsia                                          7    3.7        44    1.7        59    1.4       113    1.0

Incompetent Cervix                                 0    0.0         0    0.0         1    0.0        19    0.2

Previous Infant 4000+ grams                        0    0.0         5    0.2        15    0.4        83    0.7

Previous Preterm or SGA Infant                     0    0.0         9    0.3        46    1.1       240    2.1

Renal Disease                                      0    0.0         2    0.1        13    0.3        22    0.2

Rh Sensitization                                   0    0.0        12    0.5        22    0.5        71    0.6

Uterine Bleeding                                   2    1.0        19    0.7        31    0.8        84    0.7

Other Maternal Risk Factors                       37   19.4       336   12.7       470   11.5     1,189   10.2

Total Births with Maternal Risk Factors           59   30.9       645   24.5       953   23.4     2,764   23.7


R.  Obstetric Procedures

Amniocentesis                                      1    0.5        29    1.1        40    1.0       125    1.1

Electronic Fetal Monitoring                      151   79.1     2,273   86.2     3,460   84.9     9,844   84.4

Induction of Labor                                26   13.6       485   18.4       738   18.1     2,382   20.4

Stimulation of Labor                              29   15.2       525   19.9       844   20.7     2,262   19.4

Tocolysis                                         12    6.3       100    3.8       146    3.6       322    2.8

Ultrasound                                       106   55.5     1,587   60.2     2,545   62.5     7,344   63.0

Other Obstetric Procedures                         3    1.6        23    0.9        29    0.7       109    0.9

Total Births with Obstetric Procedures           178   93.2     2,532   96.0     3,877   95.2    11,099   95.2


 
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