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 SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY MARITAL STATUS OF MOTHER
                          ARKANSAS 2000 


                                       Married            Unmarried
                                    No.      Pct        No.      Pct

TOTAL                            24,149    100.0     13,512    100.0

A.  Live Birth Order

FIRST                             8,695     36.0      6,589     48.8

SECOND                            8,794     36.4      3,576     26.5

THIRD                             4,269     17.7      1,994     14.8

FOURTH                            1,532      6.3        801      5.9

FIFTH +                             849      3.5        543      4.0

UNKNOWN                              10      0.0          9      0.1


B.  Pregnancy Order

FIRST                             7,474     30.9      5,846     43.3

SECOND                            7,862     32.6      3,469     25.7

THIRD                             4,666     19.3      2,098     15.5

FOURTH                            2,295      9.5      1,111      8.2

FIFTH +                           1,812      7.5        970      7.2

UNKNOWN                              40      0.2         18      0.1


C.  Live Birth Interval

First Live Birth                  8,695     36.0      6,589     48.8

Plural Delivery                     346      1.4        173      1.3

1-11 Months                         285      1.2        265      2.0

12-17 Months                      1,348      5.6        930      6.9

18-23 Months                      1,843      7.6        912      6.7

24+ Months                       11,080     45.9      4,385     32.5

Unknown                             552      2.3        258      1.9


D.  Pregnancy Interval

First Pregnancy                   7,474     30.9      5,846     43.3

Plural Delivery                     349      1.4        173      1.3

1-11 Months                         871      3.6        488      3.6

12-17 Months                      2,086      8.6      1,252      9.3

18-23 Months                      2,136      8.8      1,091      8.1

24+ Months                       10,539     43.6      4,325     32.0

Unknown                             694      2.9        337      2.5


 
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