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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

Q.  Maternal Risk Factors For This Pregnancy

Anemia                                             2    1.5        73    3.6       117    2.7       356    2.8

Cardiac Disease                                    1    0.8         4    0.2        18    0.4        59    0.5

Acute/Chronic Lung Disease                         0    0.0        19    0.9        31    0.7        94    0.7

Diabetes                                           0    0.0        11    0.5        48    1.1       236    1.8

Genital Herpes                                     0    0.0         6    0.3        25    0.6        83    0.6

Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios                         1    0.8        14    0.7        26    0.6       102    0.8

Hemoglobinopathy                                   1    0.8         1    0.0         3    0.1         9    0.1

Hypertension, Chronic                              0    0.0         6    0.3        12    0.3        85    0.7

Hypertension, Pregnancy Assoc                      6    4.6       124    6.1       231    5.3       649    5.0

Eclampsia                                          1    0.8        10    0.5        15    0.3        30    0.2

Incompetent Cervix                                 0    0.0         2    0.1         4    0.1        32    0.2

Previous Infant 4000+ grams                        0    0.0         0    0.0         4    0.1        55    0.4

Previous Preterm or SGA Infant                     0    0.0         5    0.2        31    0.7       171    1.3

Renal Disease                                      1    0.8         2    0.1         7    0.2        13    0.1

Rh Sensitization                                   1    0.8         8    0.4        36    0.8        98    0.8

Uterine Bleeding                                   0    0.0        10    0.5        20    0.5        61    0.5

Other Maternal Risk Factors                        8    6.1       135    6.7       329    7.5       986    7.7

Total Births with Maternal Risk Factors           21   16.0       370   18.3       839   19.2     2,693   21.0


R.  Obstetric Procedures

Amniocentesis                                      1    0.8        11    0.5        21    0.5        97    0.8

Electronic Fetal Monitoring                      106   80.9     1,630   80.6     3,479   79.5    10,149   79.0

Induction of Labor                                18   13.7       431   21.3     1,018   23.3     3,052   23.7

Stimulation of Labor                              19   14.5       404   20.0       928   21.2     2,589   20.1

Tocolysis                                          5    3.8        59    2.9       122    2.8       333    2.6

Ultrasound                                        79   60.3     1,302   64.4     2,683   61.3     8,213   63.9

Other Obstetric Procedures                         1    0.8        17    0.8        42    1.0       108    0.8

Total Births with Obstetric Procedures           118   90.1     1,907   94.3     4,130   94.4    12,166   94.7


 
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