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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



M.  Place of Birth

Hospital                37,394    99.0     28,367    98.8     7,913    99.6   1,079    97.6

Birthing Center             50     0.1         47     0.2         1     0.0       2     0.2

Clinic/Doctor's Office       1     0.0          1     0.0         0     0.0       0     0.0

Residence                  321     0.8        278     1.0        20     0.3      23     2.1

Other                       23     0.1         11     0.0         9     0.1       2     0.2

Unknown                      1     0.0          0     0.0         1     0.0       0     0.0


N.  Attendant at Birth

M.D.                    35,999    95.3     27,303    95.1     7,678    96.7     984    89.0

D.O.                       710     1.9        567     2.0        95     1.2      48     4.3

C.N.M.                     612     1.6        450     1.6       117     1.5      44     4.0

Other Midwife              230     0.6        204     0.7         4     0.1      22     2.0

Other                      232     0.6        175     0.6        48     0.6       8     0.7

Unknown                      7     0.0          5     0.0         2     0.0       0     0.0


O.  Method of Delivery

Vaginal                 27,058    71.6     20,668    72.0     5,522    69.5     840    75.9

VBAC                       637     1.7        467     1.6       146     1.8      24     2.2

Primary C-Section        6,094    16.1      4,597    16.0     1,336    16.8     155    14.0

Repeat C-Section         3,962    10.5      2,950    10.3       926    11.7      85     7.7

Not Reported                39     0.1         22     0.1        14     0.2       2     0.2


P.  Plurality

Single                  36,754    97.3     27,964    97.4     7,677    96.6   1,077    97.4

Twin                     1,013     2.7        717     2.5       267     3.4      29     2.6

Triplet                     23     0.1         23     0.1         0     0.0       0     0.0


 
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