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                         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY LIVE BIRTH ORDER
                                              ARKANSAS 1995 


                           First            Second          Third           Fourth          Fifth+      Unk
                         No.    Pct       No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct    No.

TOTAL                 15,507  100.0    11,414  100.0    5,207  100.0    1,898  100.0    1,097  100.0     31

A.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began

First Trimester       12,050   77.7     8,784   77.0    3,743   71.9    1,220   64.3      560   51.0     11

Second Trimester       2,416   15.6     1,779   15.6      963   18.5      436   23.0      275   25.1      2

Third Trimester          464    3.0       383    3.4      222    4.3      114    6.0      117   10.7      0

None                     251    1.6       246    2.2      162    3.1       91    4.8      109    9.9      2

Unknown                  326    2.1       222    1.9      117    2.2       37    1.9       36    3.3     16


B.  Birth Weight

<1500 Grams              277    1.8       139    1.2       68    1.3       35    1.8       27    2.5      3

1500-2499 Grams        1,012    6.5       695    6.1      349    6.7      173    9.1       96    8.8      2

2500+ Grams           14,201   91.6    10,566   92.6    4,782   91.8    1,684   88.7      974   88.8     18

Unknown                   17    0.1        14    0.1        8    0.2        6    0.3        0    0.0      8


C.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                  13,036   84.1     9,135   80.0    3,866   74.2    1,368   72.1      754   68.7     17

<10 Cigarettes/Day       664    4.3       445    3.9      235    4.5       91    4.8       69    6.3      0

10-19 Cigarettes/Day   1,025    6.6       912    8.0      510    9.8      187    9.9      120   10.9      0

20+ Cigarettes/Day       581    3.7       789    6.9      508    9.8      208   11.0      115   10.5      2

Unknown Cigarettes/Day   108    0.7        71    0.6       51    1.0       26    1.4       25    2.3      3

Unknown Tobacco Use       93    0.6        62    0.5       37    0.7       18    0.9       14    1.3      9


D.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 Pounds             1,156    7.5     1,330   11.7      746   14.3      249   13.1      185   16.9      1

16-20 Pounds           1,331    8.6     1,278   11.2      563   10.8      238   12.5      114   10.4      1

21-25 Pounds           1,883   12.1     1,568   13.7      727   14.0      271   14.3      145   13.2      2

26-35 Pounds           4,586   29.6     3,424   30.0    1,433   27.5      507   26.7      251   22.9      5

36+ Pounds             5,562   35.9     2,940   25.8    1,308   25.1      427   22.5      226   20.6      5

Unknown                  989    6.4       874    7.7      430    8.3      206   10.9      176   16.0     17


 
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