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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



Q.  Birthweight

<1500 Grams                587     1.6        339     1.2       239     3.0       9     0.8

1500-2499 Grams          2,649     7.0      1,713     6.0       856    10.8      78     7.1

2500+ Grams             34,527    91.4     26,632    92.8     6,845    86.2   1,017    92.0

Unknown                     27     0.1         20     0.1         4     0.1       2     0.2


R.  One Minute Apgar Score

0-3                        932     2.5        596     2.1       318     4.0      17     1.5

4-6                      2,463     6.5      1,789     6.2       613     7.7      60     5.4

7-8                     20,925    55.4     16,633    57.9     3,620    45.6     655    59.2

9-10                    12,177    32.2      8,745    30.5     3,057    38.5     360    32.5

Unknown                  1,293     3.4        941     3.3       336     4.2      14     1.3


S.  Five Minute Apgar Score

0-3                        195     0.5        112     0.4        80     1.0       3     0.3

4-6                        523     1.4        348     1.2       165     2.1       9     0.8

7-8                      4,120    10.9      3,073    10.7       940    11.8     106     9.6

9-10                    31,662    83.8     24,230    84.4     6,426    80.9     974    88.1

Unknown                  1,290     3.4        941     3.3       333     4.2      14     1.3


T.  Computed Gestational Age

<37 Weeks                4,824    12.8      3,251    11.3     1,439    18.1     129    11.7

37-39 Weeks             17,503    46.3     13,333    46.4     3,622    45.6     532    48.1

40-41 Weeks             10,034    26.6      7,965    27.7     1,763    22.2     299    27.0

42+ Weeks                3,114     8.2      2,469     8.6       567     7.1      76     6.9

Unknown                  2,315     6.1      1,686     5.9       553     7.0      70     6.3


U.  Clinical Gestational Age

<37 Weeks                4,017    10.6      2,753     9.6     1,160    14.6     103     9.3

37-39 Weeks             18,927    50.1     14,382    50.1     3,978    50.1     549    49.6

40-41 Weeks             14,143    37.4     11,022    38.4     2,672    33.6     435    39.3

42+ Weeks                  448     1.2        362     1.3        76     1.0      10     0.9

Unknown                    255     0.7        185     0.6        58     0.7       9     0.8


 
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