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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


Z.  Congenital Anomalies of the Newborn

Anencephalus                                         19   0.05         16   0.06         2   0.03     1   0.09

Spina Bifida/Meningocele                             11   0.03          8   0.03         3   0.04     0   0.00

Hydrocephalus                                        13   0.03         11   0.04         2   0.03     0   0.00

Microcephalus                                         3   0.01          2   0.01         1   0.01     0   0.00

Other Central Nervous System Anomalies                7   0.02          5   0.02         2   0.03     0   0.00

Heart Malformations                                  43   0.11         33   0.11         9   0.11     1   0.09

Other Circulatory/Respiratory Anomalies              38   0.10         33   0.11         5   0.06     0   0.00

Rectal Atresia/Stenosis                              11   0.03          9   0.03         1   0.01     1   0.09

Tracheo Esophageal Fistula/Esophageal Atresia         2   0.01          1   0.00         0   0.00     1   0.09

Omphalocele/Gastroschisis                            24   0.06         22   0.08         2   0.03     0   0.00

Other Gastrointestinal Anomalies                     14   0.04         13   0.05         1   0.01     0   0.00

Malformed Genitalia                                  56   0.15         49   0.17         5   0.06     2   0.18

Renal Agenesis                                        6   0.02          6   0.02         0   0.00     0   0.00

Other Urogenital Anomalies                           26   0.07         21   0.07         4   0.05     1   0.09

Cleft lip/Palate                                     28   0.07         22   0.08         4   0.05     2   0.18

Polydactyly/Syndactyly/Adactyly                      53   0.14         30   0.10        22   0.28     1   0.09

Club Foot                                            43   0.11         39   0.14         4   0.05     0   0.00

Diaphragmatic Hernia                                 10   0.03          8   0.03         2   0.03     0   0.00

Other Musculoskeletal/Integumental Anomalies         42   0.11         34   0.12         8   0.10     0   0.00

Down Syndrome                                        18   0.05         14   0.05         3   0.04     1   0.09

Other Chromosomal Anomalies                          12   0.03          9   0.03         2   0.03     1   0.09

Other and Unspecifed Congenital Anomalies           110   0.29         80   0.28        27   0.34     3   0.27

Total Reported Congenital Anomalies                 589               465              109           15

Total Births with Congenital Anomalies              500   1.32        399   1.39        89   1.12    12   1.08


 
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