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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


X.  Complications of Labor and/or Delivery

Febrile                                             365    1.0        261    0.9        89   1.1     15    1.4

Meconium, Moderate/Heavy                          1,757    4.6      1,277    4.4       410   5.2     65    5.9

Premature Rupture of Membranes                    1,021    2.7        717    2.5       273   3.4     31    2.8

Abruptio Placenta                                   252    0.7        185    0.6        63   0.8      4    0.4

Placenta Previa                                     120    0.3         98    0.3        14   0.2      8    0.7

Other Excessive Bleeding                            181    0.5        129    0.4        46   0.6      6    0.5

Seizures during Labor                                23    0.1         10    0.0        11   0.1      1    0.1

Precipitous Labor                                   728    1.9        543    1.9       156   2.0     27    2.4

Prolonged Labor                                     226    0.6        171    0.6        49   0.6      6    0.5

Dysfunctional Labor                               1,166    3.1        892    3.1       236   3.0     37    3.3

Breech/Malpresentation                            1,623    4.3      1,354    4.7       217   2.7     50    4.5

Cephalopelvic Disproportion                       1,000    2.6        802    2.8       176   2.2     21    1.9

Cord Prolapse                                        87    0.2         67    0.2        17   0.2      3    0.3

Anesthetic Complications                             47    0.1         35    0.1        12   0.2      0    0.0

Fetal Distress                                    2,543    6.7      1,823    6.4       649   8.2     65    5.9

Other Complications of Labor/Delivery             1,850    4.9      1,474    5.1       313   3.9     55    5.0

Total Births with Complications                  10,681   28.3      8,098   28.2     2,237  28.2    325   29.4


Y.  Abnormal Conditions of the Newborn

Anemia                                               61    0.2         47    0.2        14   0.2      0    0.0

Birth Injury                                        207    0.5        185    0.6        12   0.2      9    0.8

Hyaline Membrane Disease/RDS                        315    0.8        249    0.9        61   0.8      4    0.4

Meconium Aspiration Syndrome                        119    0.3         71    0.2        45   0.6      3    0.3

Assisted Ventilation/<30 Min                        770    2.0        698    2.4        60   0.8     11    1.0

Assisted Ventilation/>30 Min                        452    1.2        346    1.2        95   1.2     10    0.9

Seizures                                             29    0.1         19    0.1         9   0.1      1    0.1

Other Abnormal Conditions                           804    2.1        634    2.2       140   1.8     30    2.7

Total Reported Abnormal Conditions                2,757             2,249              436           68

Total Births with Abnormal Conditions             2,444    6.5      1,998    7.0       381   4.8     62    5.6


 
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