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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

Q.  Maternal Risk Factors For This Pregnancy

Anemia                                          186     2.1       143    2.6        40     2.0        7    2.1

Cardiac Disease                                  52     0.6        42    0.8        17     0.8        6    1.8

Acute/Chronic Lung Disease                       50     0.6        38    0.7        11     0.5        5    1.5

Diabetes                                        192     2.2       176    3.2        90     4.4       21    6.4

Genital Herpes                                   62     0.7        45    0.8        26     1.3        4    1.2

Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios                       77     0.9        43    0.8        25     1.2        3    0.9

Hemoglobinopathy                                 17     0.2         8    0.1         2     0.1        0    0.0

Hypertension, Chronic                            72     0.8        76    1.4        56     2.8       17    5.2

Hypertension, Pregnancy Assoc                   357     4.1       244    4.4       101     5.0       19    5.8

Eclampsia                                        81     0.9        56    1.0        28     1.4        6    1.8

Incompetent Cervix                               14     0.2        18    0.3         7     0.3        0    0.0

Previous Infant 4000+ grams                     120     1.4        94    1.7        35     1.7        6    1.8

Previous Preterm or SGA Infant                  154     1.8       130    2.4        51     2.5        7    2.1

Renal Disease                                    19     0.2        10    0.2         2     0.1        0    0.0

Rh Sensitization                                 74     0.8        47    0.9        18     0.9        0    0.0

Uterine Bleeding                                 81     0.9        50    0.9        28     1.4        4    1.2

Other Maternal Risk Factors                     818     9.3       556   10.1       244    12.0       51   15.6

Total Births with Maternal Risk Factors       2,013    23.0     1,424   25.9       618    30.5      117   35.9


R.  Obstetric Procedures

Amniocentesis                                   110     1.3       120    2.2       221    10.9       49   15.0

Electronic Fetal Monitoring                   7,240    82.7     4,539   82.7     1,650    81.5      266   81.6

Induction of Labor                            1,766    20.2     1,132   20.6       382    18.9       83   25.5

Stimulation of Labor                          1,535    17.5       875   15.9       309    15.3       50   15.3

Tocolysis                                       255     2.9       161    2.9        62     3.1       18    5.5

Ultrasound                                    5,916    67.6     3,785   69.0     1,400    69.1      205   62.9

Other Obstetric Procedures                       67     0.8        31    0.6        29     1.4        7    2.1

Total Births with Obstetric Procedures        8,287    94.7     5,204   94.8     1,901    93.9      302   92.6


 
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