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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



I.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began

First Trimester         29,421    77.9     23,207    80.8     5,385    67.8     808    73.1

Second Trimester         5,681    15.0      3,705    12.9     1,788    22.5     184    16.6

Third Trimester          1,255     3.3        798     2.8       402     5.1      50     4.5

None                       577     1.5        323     1.1       222     2.8      31     2.8

Unknown                    856     2.3        671     2.3       147     1.9      33     3.0


J.  Number of Prenatal Visits

None                       577     1.5        323     1.1       222     2.8      31     2.8

1-4 Visits               1,852     4.9      1,030     3.6       748     9.4      67     6.1

5-9 Visits               7,654    20.3      5,250    18.3     2,150    27.1     243    22.0

10-12 Visits            15,919    42.1     12,624    44.0     2,813    35.4     475    42.9

13-15 Visits             7,585    20.1      6,195    21.6     1,181    14.9     202    18.3

16-30 Visits             3,253     8.6      2,540     8.8       654     8.2      59     5.3

Unknown                    950     2.5        742     2.6       176     2.2      29     2.6


K.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                    30,776    81.4     22,656    78.9     7,105    89.4     992    89.7

<10 Cigarettes/Day       2,042     5.4      1,591     5.5       410     5.2      39     3.5

10-19 Cigarettes/Day     2,634     7.0      2,350     8.2       237     3.0      43     3.9

20+ Cigarettes/Day       1,850     4.9      1,727     6.0       100     1.3      22     2.0

Unknown Cigarettes/Day     330     0.9        270     0.9        55     0.7       5     0.5

Unknown Tobacco Use        158     0.4        110     0.4        37     0.5       5     0.5


L.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 POUNDS               6,829    18.1      4,373    15.2     2,255    28.4     194    17.5

16-20 POUNDS             3,812    10.1      2,780     9.7       903    11.4     127    11.5

21-25 POUNDS             4,795    12.7      3,701    12.9       949    11.9     141    12.7

26-35 POUNDS            10,854    28.7      8,641    30.1     1,869    23.5     337    30.5

36+ POUNDS              11,313    29.9      9,084    31.6     1,916    24.1     298    26.9

UNKNOWN                    187     0.5        125     0.4        52     0.7       9     0.8


 
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