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                         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY AGE OF MOTHER
                                             ARKANSAS 2000 


                          <15           15-17           18-19           20-24
                      No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct       No.    Pct


E.  Live Birth Interval

First Live Birth      128   97.7    1,776   87.8    3,140   71.7     5,364   41.7

Plural Delivery         0    0.0        9    0.4       44    1.0       153    1.2

1-11 Months             0    0.0       30    1.5       86    2.0       286    2.2

12-17 Months            1    0.8       76    3.8      295    6.7     1,097    8.5

18-23 Months            2    1.5       63    3.1      259    5.9     1,218    9.5

24+ Months              0    0.0       54    2.7      497   11.4     4,464   34.7

Unknown                 0    0.0       14    0.7       56    1.3       271    2.1


F.  Pregnancy Interval

First Pregnancy       126   96.2    1,687   83.4    2,841   64.9     4,623   36.0

Plural Delivery         0    0.0        9    0.4       44    1.0       154    1.2

1-11 Months             1    0.8       53    2.6      177    4.0       582    4.5

12-17 Months            1    0.8       99    4.9      389    8.9     1,453   11.3

18-23 Months            2    1.5       71    3.5      306    7.0     1,367   10.6

24+ Months              0    0.0       74    3.7      525   12.0     4,327   33.7

Unknown                 1    0.8       29    1.4       95    2.2       347    2.7


G.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began

First Trimester        53   40.5    1,213   60.0    3,061   69.9     9,589   74.6

Second Trimester       52   39.7      554   27.4      914   20.9     2,244   17.5

Third Trimester        20   15.3      142    7.0      204    4.7       474    3.7

None                    4    3.1       54    2.7       84    1.9       205    1.6

Unknown                 2    1.5       59    2.9      114    2.6       341    2.7


H.  Number of Prenatal Visits

None                    4    3.1       54    2.7       84    1.9       205    1.6

1-4 Visits             25   19.1      186    9.2      305    7.0       710    5.5

5-9 Visits             49   37.4      581   28.7    1,105   25.2     2,923   22.7

10-12 Visits           32   24.4      728   36.0    1,659   37.9     5,163   40.2

13-15 Visits           13    9.9      288   14.2      744   17.0     2,446   19.0

16-30 Visits            6    4.6      116    5.7      333    7.6     1,051    8.2

Unknown                 2    1.5       69    3.4      147    3.4       355    2.8


 
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