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                  SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY RACE OF MOTHER
                                      ARKANSAS 2000 


                                           ---------------  Race of Mother  ---------------
                             Total              White              Black           Other
                           No.     Pct        No.     Pct       No.     Pct     No.     Pct


E.  Live Birth Order

FIRST                   15,314    40.5     11,892    41.4     2,933    36.9     470    42.5

SECOND                  12,414    32.8      9,754    34.0     2,310    29.1     345    31.2

THIRD                    6,291    16.6      4,607    16.1     1,513    19.0     167    15.1

FOURTH                   2,347     6.2      1,601     5.6       664     8.4      78     7.1

FIFTH +                  1,403     3.7        837     2.9       519     6.5      46     4.2

UNKNOWN                     21     0.1         13     0.0         5     0.1       0     0.0


F.  Pregnancy Order

FIRST                   13,344    35.3     10,354    36.1     2,576    32.4     397    35.9

SECOND                  11,366    30.1      8,851    30.8     2,183    27.5     328    29.7

THIRD                    6,793    18.0      5,068    17.7     1,531    19.3     190    17.2

FOURTH                   3,429     9.1      2,498     8.7       817    10.3     112    10.1

FIFTH +                  2,798     7.4      1,884     6.6       832    10.5      77     7.0

UNKNOWN                     60     0.2         49     0.2         5     0.1       2     0.2


G.  Live Birth Interval

First Live Birth        15,314    40.5     11,892    41.4     2,933    36.9     470    42.5

Plural Delivery            520     1.4        372     1.3       134     1.7      14     1.3

1-11 Months                551     1.5        335     1.2       194     2.4      22     2.0

12-17 Months             2,293     6.1      1,568     5.5       667     8.4      55     5.0

18-23 Months             2,768     7.3      2,017     7.0       666     8.4      83     7.5

24+ Months              15,528    41.1     11,889    41.4     3,193    40.2     438    39.6

Unknown                    816     2.2        631     2.2       157     2.0      24     2.2


H.  Pregnancy Interval

First Pregnancy         13,344    35.3     10,354    36.1     2,576    32.4     397    35.9

Plural Delivery            523     1.4        375     1.3       134     1.7      14     1.3

1-11 Months              1,366     3.6        985     3.4       336     4.2      45     4.1

12-17 Months             3,363     8.9      2,423     8.4       846    10.6      89     8.0

18-23 Months             3,239     8.6      2,373     8.3       769     9.7      96     8.7

24+ Months              14,916    39.5     11,384    39.7     3,099    39.0     425    38.4

Unknown                  1,039     2.7        810     2.8       184     2.3      40     3.6


 
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