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         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY TRIMESTER WHEN PRENATAL CARE BEGAN
                          ARKANSAS 1995 


                                            Trimester When Prenatal Care Began
                            First           Second            Third          None          Unk
                         No.     Pct      No.     Pct      No.     Pct    No.     Pct      No.

TOTAL                 26,368   100.0    5,871   100.0    1,300   100.0    861   100.0      754

A.  Number of Prenatal Visits

None                       0     0.0        0     0.0        0     0.0    861   100.0        0

1-4 Visits               427     1.6      512     8.7      648    49.8      0     0.0       26

5-9 Visits             4,020    15.2    2,690    45.8      546    42.0      0     0.0       43

10-12 Visits          11,177    42.4    1,859    31.7       73     5.6      0     0.0       39

13-15 Visits           7,364    27.9      523     8.9       12     0.9      0     0.0       22

16-30 Visits           2,987    11.3      201     3.4        5     0.4      0     0.0        7

Unknown                  393     1.5       86     1.5       16     1.2      0     0.0      617


B.  Live Birth Interval

Plural Delivery          315     1.2       56     1.0       11     0.8     21     2.4       18

First Live Birth      12,050    45.7    2,416    41.2      464    35.7    251    29.2      326

1-11 Months              178     0.7      131     2.2       59     4.5     46     5.3       11

12-17 Months           1,194     4.5      605    10.3      190    14.6    106    12.3       67

18-23 Months           1,562     5.9      511     8.7      151    11.6     72     8.4       39

24+ Months            10,690    40.5    2,056    35.0      392    30.2    218    25.3      238

Unknown                  379     1.4       96     1.6       33     2.5    147    17.1       55


C.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                  21,539    81.7    4,459    75.9      966    74.3    613    71.2      599

<10 Cigarettes/Day     1,061     4.0      289     4.9       73     5.6     52     6.0       29

10-19 Cigarettes/Day   1,909     7.2      577     9.8      136    10.5     82     9.5       50

20+ Cigarettes/Day     1,499     5.7      470     8.0      107     8.2     91    10.6       36

Unknown Cigarettes/Day   209     0.8       45     0.8       10     0.8      8     0.9       12

Unknown Tobacco Use      151     0.6       31     0.5        8     0.6     15     1.7       28


D.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 Pounds             2,572     9.8      681    11.6      226    17.4    132    15.3       56

16-20 Pounds           2,598     9.9      672    11.4      138    10.6     43     5.0       74

21-25 Pounds           3,539    13.4      774    13.2      145    11.2     57     6.6       81

26-35 Pounds           8,080    30.6    1,588    27.0      307    23.6     81     9.4      150

36+ Pounds             8,105    30.7    1,747    29.8      347    26.7     83     9.6      186

Unknown                1,474     5.6      409     7.0      137    10.5    465    54.0      207


 
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