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                         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY LIVE BIRTH ORDER
                                              ARKANSAS 2000 


                           First            Second          Third           Fourth          Fifth+      Unk
                         No.    Pct       No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct    No.

TOTAL                 15,314  100.0    12,414  100.0    6,291  100.0    2,347  100.0    1,403  100.0     21

A.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began

First Trimester       12,272   80.1     9,957   80.2    4,728   75.2    1,641   69.9      816   58.2      7

Second Trimester       2,148   14.0     1,653   13.3    1,068   17.0      462   19.7      348   24.8      2

Third Trimester          436    2.8       366    2.9      237    3.8      114    4.9      100    7.1      2

None                     156    1.0       160    1.3      109    1.7       58    2.5       93    6.6      1

Unknown                  302    2.0       278    2.2      149    2.4       72    3.1       46    3.3      9


B.  Birthweight

<1500 Grams              254    1.7       162    1.3       92    1.5       44    1.9       34    2.4      1

1500-2499 Grams        1,067    7.0       761    6.1      449    7.1      226    9.6      145   10.3      1

2500+ Grams           13,988   91.3    11,483   92.5    5,746   91.3    2,072   88.3    1,220   87.0     18

Unknown                    5    0.0         8    0.1        4    0.1        5    0.2        4    0.3      1


C.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                  12,927   84.4    10,138   81.7    4,874   77.5    1,774   75.6    1,055   75.2      8

<10 Cigarettes/Day       834    5.4       611    4.9      363    5.8      137    5.8       95    6.8      2

10-19 Cigarettes/Day     898    5.9       885    7.1      524    8.3      212    9.0      114    8.1      1

20+ Cigarettes/Day       492    3.2       640    5.2      428    6.8      182    7.8      106    7.6      2

Unknown Cigarettes/Day   112    0.7       105    0.8       70    1.1       25    1.1       18    1.3      0

Unknown Tobacco Use       51    0.3        35    0.3       32    0.5       17    0.7       15    1.1      8


D.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 POUNDS             2,157   14.1     2,322   18.7    1,342   21.3      584   24.9      417   29.7      7

16-20 POUNDS           1,296    8.5     1,348   10.9      710   11.3      284   12.1      169   12.0      5

21-25 POUNDS           1,822   11.9     1,654   13.3      888   14.1      291   12.4      139    9.9      1

26-35 POUNDS           4,417   28.8     3,691   29.7    1,754   27.9      645   27.5      347   24.7      0

36+ POUNDS             5,562   36.3     3,329   26.8    1,572   25.0      525   22.4      319   22.7      6

UNKNOWN                   60    0.4        70    0.6       25    0.4       18    0.8       12    0.9      2


 
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