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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.


E.  Birth Weight

<1500 Grams              337     1.3       59     1.0       11     0.8    103    12.0       39

1500-2499 Grams        1,551     5.9      441     7.5       94     7.2    147    17.1       94

2500+ Grams           24,448    92.7    5,368    91.4    1,194    91.8    610    70.8      605

Unknown                   32     0.1        3     0.1        1     0.1      1     0.1       16

F.  One Minute Apgar Score

0-3                      461     1.7      131     2.2       34     2.6     67     7.8       38

4-6                    1,548     5.9      308     5.2      100     7.7    114    13.2       50

7-8                   14,797    56.1    3,104    52.9      641    49.3    371    43.1      449

9-10                   7,780    29.5    1,939    33.0      450    34.6    261    30.3      168

Unknown                1,782     6.8      389     6.6       75     5.8     48     5.6       49


G.  Five Minute Apgar Score

0-3                      124     0.5       33     0.6        5     0.4     30     3.5       18

4-6                      333     1.3       73     1.2       11     0.8     51     5.9       25

7-8                    3,010    11.4      660    11.2      168    12.9    165    19.2       95

9-10                  21,849    82.9    4,869    82.9    1,069    82.2    572    66.4      583

Unknown                1,052     4.0      236     4.0       47     3.6     43     5.0       33


H.  Computed Gestational Age

<37 Weeks              2,686    10.2      777    13.2      163    12.5    189    22.0       54

37-39 Weeks           11,765    44.6    2,195    37.4      448    34.5    174    20.2       84

40-41 Weeks            8,211    31.1    1,696    28.9      356    27.4    128    14.9       48

42+ Weeks              2,241     8.5      643    11.0      149    11.5     49     5.7       26

Unknown                1,465     5.6      560     9.5      184    14.2    321    37.3      542


I.  Clinical Gestational Age

<37 Weeks              2,156     8.2      521     8.9      103     7.9    272    31.6      138

37-39 Weeks           11,185    42.4    2,367    40.3      528    40.6    255    29.6      289

40-41 Weeks           12,115    45.9    2,765    47.1      616    47.4    273    31.7      246

42+ Weeks                576     2.2      167     2.8       41     3.2     34     3.9        8

Unknown                  336     1.3       51     0.9       12     0.9     27     3.1       73


 
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