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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


I.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                  117   89.3    1,629   80.6    3,347   76.5    10,035   78.1

<10 Cigarettes/Day      7    5.3      146    7.2      351    8.0       823    6.4

10-19 Cigarettes/Day    3    2.3      143    7.1      385    8.8     1,109    8.6

20+ Cigarettes/Day      2    1.5       75    3.7      221    5.0       703    5.5

Unknown Cigarettes/Day  2    1.5       17    0.8       48    1.1       134    1.0

Unknown Tobacco Use     0    0.0       12    0.6       25    0.6        49    0.4


J.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 POUNDS             43   32.8      372   18.4      740   16.9     2,336   18.2

16-20 POUNDS           14   10.7      191    9.4      407    9.3     1,289   10.0

21-25 POUNDS           15   11.5      217   10.7      441   10.1     1,597   12.4

26-35 POUNDS           24   18.3      499   24.7    1,167   26.7     3,534   27.5

36+ POUNDS             33   25.2      733   36.3    1,610   36.8     4,027   31.3

UNKNOWN                 2    1.5       10    0.5       12    0.3        70    0.5


K.  Method of Delivery

Vaginal               110   84.0    1,642   81.2    3,418   78.1     9,558   74.4

VBAC                    0    0.0        6    0.3       25    0.6       197    1.5

Primary C-Section      21   16.0      330   16.3      765   17.5     1,972   15.3

Repeat C-Section        0    0.0       40    2.0      163    3.7     1,115    8.7

Not Reported            0    0.0        4    0.2        6    0.1        11    0.1


L.  Plurality

Single                131    100    2,004   99.1    4,290   98.0    12,543   97.6

Twin                    0    0.0       18    0.9       87    2.0       307    2.4

Triplet                 0    0.0        0    0.0        0    0.0         3    0.0


M.  Birthweight

<1500 Grams             4    3.1       45    2.2       74    1.7       206    1.6

1500-2499 Grams        15   11.5      164    8.1      361    8.2       919    7.2

2500+ Grams           112   85.5    1,810   89.5    3,940   90.0    11,718   91.2

Unknown                 0    0.0        3    0.1        2    0.0        10    0.1


 
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