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         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY SEX OF CHILD
                          ARKANSAS 1995 


                                                       Total            Male            Female
                                                    No.     Pct      No.     Pct      No.     Pct

B.  Congenital Anomalies of the Newborn

Anencephalus                                          9     1.6        3     1.0        6     2.3

Spina Bifida/Meningocele                              9     1.6        3     1.0        6     2.3

Hydrocephalus                                         8     1.4        3     1.0        5     1.9

Microcephalus                                         9     1.6        5     1.6        4     1.6

Other Central Nervous System Anomalies               16     2.8        9     3.0        7     2.7

Heart Malformations                                  49     8.7       26     8.6       23     8.9

Other Circulatory/Respiratory Anomalies              31     5.5       17     5.6       14     5.4

Rectal Atresia/Stenosis                               8     1.4        6     2.0        2     0.8

Tracheo Esophageal Fistula/Esophageal Atresia         1     0.2        0     0.0        1     0.4

Omphalocele/Gastroschisis                            24     4.3        9     3.0       15     5.8

Other Gastrointestinal Anomalies                     11     2.0        5     1.6        6     2.3

Malformed Genitalia                                  51     9.1       45    14.8        6     2.3

Renal Agenesis                                        7     1.2        2     0.7        5     1.9

Other Urogenital Anomalies                           29     5.2       16     5.3       13     5.0

Cleft lip/Palate                                     42     7.5       24     7.9       18     7.0

Polydactyly/Syndactyly/Adactyly                      50     8.9       29     9.5       21     8.1

Club Foot                                            36     6.4       23     7.6       13     5.0

Diaphragmatic Hernia                                  5     0.9        3     1.0        2     0.8

Other Musculoskeletal/Integumental Anomalies         62    11.0       28     9.2       34    13.2

Down Syndrome                                        17     3.0        5     1.6       12     4.7

Other Chromosomal Anomalies                          20     3.6       11     3.6        9     3.5

Other and Unspecifed Congenital Anomalies            68    12.1       32    10.5       36    14.0

Total Reported Congenital Anomalies                 562   100.0      304   100.0      258   100.0

Total Births with Congenital Anomalies              496              273              223

 
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