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                         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY AGE OF MOTHER
                                             ARKANSAS 2000       ...Continued...


                        25-29           30-34           35-39             40+
                      No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct       No.    Pct


I.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                8,502   84.7    4,935    87.0   1,804   81.5       402   83.9

<10 Cigarettes/Day    406    4.0      190     3.4      97    4.4        21    4.4

10-19 Cigarettes/Day  551    5.5      266     4.7     153    6.9        24    5.0

20+ Cigarettes/Day    464    4.6      227     4.0     126    5.7        30    6.3

Unknown Cigarettes/D   73    0.7       37     0.7      16    0.7         2    0.4

Unknown Tobacco Use    38    0.4       16     0.3      17    0.8         0    0.0


J.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 POUNDS          1,810   18.0      985    17.4     428   19.3       111   23.2

16-20 POUNDS        1,043   10.4      576    10.2     244   11.0        48   10.0

21-25 POUNDS        1,331   13.3      797    14.1     326   14.7        70   14.6

26-35 POUNDS        2,978   29.7    1,832    32.3     679   30.7       140   29.2

36+ POUNDS          2,825   28.2    1,455    25.7     518   23.4       109   22.8

UNKNOWN                47    0.5       26     0.5      18    0.8         1    0.2


K.  Method of Delivery

Vaginal             6,963   69.4    3,714    65.5   1,356   61.3       289   60.3

VBAC                  192    1.9      155     2.7      52    2.3        10    2.1

Primary C-Section   1,591   15.9      872    15.4     423   19.1       119   24.8

Repeat C-Section    1,276   12.7      927    16.3     380   17.2        61   12.7

Not Reported           12    0.1        3     0.1       2    0.1         0    0.0


L.  Plurality

Single              9,725   96.9    5,457    96.2   2,133   96.4       461   96.2

Twin                  298    3.0      211     3.7      74    3.3        18    3.8

Triplet                11    0.1        3     0.1       6    0.3         0    0.0


M.  Birthweight

<1500 Grams           126    1.3       71     1.3      51    2.3        10    2.1

1500-2499 Grams       629    6.3      343     6.0     164    7.4        54   11.3

2500+ Grams         9,274   92.4    5,253    92.6   1,996   90.2       415   86.6

Unknown                 5    0.0        4     0.1       2    0.1         0    0.0


 
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