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         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY TRIMESTER WHEN PRENATAL CARE BEGAN
                          ARKANSAS 2000 


                                            Trimester When Prenatal Care Began
                            First           Second            Third          None          Unk
                         No.     Pct      No.     Pct      No.     Pct    No.     Pct      No.

TOTAL                 29,421   100.0    5,681   100.0    1,255   100.0    577   100.0      856

A.  Number of Prenatal Visits

None                       0     0.0        0     0.0        0     0.0    577   100.0        0

1-4 Visits               583     2.0      610    10.7      601    47.9      0     0.0       58

5-9 Visits             4,384    14.9    2,642    46.5      528    42.1      0     0.0      100

10-12 Visits          13,921    47.3    1,792    31.5       85     6.8      0     0.0      121

13-15 Visits           7,038    23.9      443     7.8       22     1.8      0     0.0       82

16-30 Visits           3,097    10.5      124     2.2        4     0.3      0     0.0       28

Unknown                  398     1.4       70     1.2       15     1.2      0     0.0      467


B.  Live Birth Interval

First Live Birth      12,272    41.7    2,148    37.8      436    34.7    156    27.0      302

Plural Delivery          417     1.4       69     1.2       17     1.4      8     1.4        9

1-11 Months              286     1.0      143     2.5       54     4.3     45     7.8       23

12-17 Months           1,414     4.8      563     9.9      164    13.1     85    14.7       67

18-23 Months           1,982     6.7      510     9.0      125    10.0     64    11.1       87

24+ Months            12,513    42.5    2,143    37.7      417    33.2    186    32.2      269

Unknown                  537     1.8      105     1.8       42     3.3     33     5.7       99


C.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                  24,656    83.8    4,216    74.2      889    70.8    410    71.1      605

<10 Cigarettes/Day     1,423     4.8      412     7.3      106     8.4     44     7.6       57

10-19 Cigarettes/Day   1,818     6.2      552     9.7      129    10.3     58    10.1       77

20+ Cigarettes/Day     1,220     4.1      409     7.2      107     8.5     47     8.1       67

Unknown Cigarettes/Day   228     0.8       67     1.2       16     1.3      8     1.4       11

Unknown Tobacco Use       76     0.3       25     0.4        8     0.6     10     1.7       39


D.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 POUNDS             4,651    15.8    1,248    22.0      371    29.6    293    50.8      266

16-20 POUNDS           2,885     9.8      646    11.4      149    11.9     52     9.0       80

21-25 POUNDS           3,888    13.2      665    11.7      124     9.9     42     7.3       76

26-35 POUNDS           8,831    30.0    1,440    25.3      293    23.3     99    17.2      191

36+ POUNDS             9,042    30.7    1,649    29.0      306    24.4     86    14.9      230

UNKNOWN                  124     0.4       33     0.6       12     1.0      5     0.9       13


 
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