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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.


E.  Birthweight

<1500 Grams              429     1.5       81     1.4        8     0.6     42     7.3       27

1500-2499 Grams        1,960     6.7      453     8.0       91     7.3     89    15.4       56

2500+ Grams           27,019    91.8    5,142    90.5    1,156    92.1    445    77.1      765

Unknown                   13     0.0        5     0.1        0     0.0      1     0.2        8

F.  One Minute Apgar Score

0-3                      674     2.3      160     2.8       33     2.6     42     7.3       23

4-6                    1,902     6.5      359     6.3       81     6.5     62    10.7       59

7-8                   16,701    56.8    2,877    50.6      635    50.6    258    44.7      454

9-10                   9,133    31.0    2,089    36.8      481    38.3    181    31.4      293

Unknown                1,011     3.4      196     3.5       25     2.0     34     5.9       27


G.  Five Minute Apgar Score

0-3                      137     0.5       34     0.6        1     0.1     14     2.4        9

4-6                      382     1.3       77     1.4       16     1.3     29     5.0       19

7-8                    3,162    10.7      623    11.0      158    12.6     93    16.1       84

9-10                  24,728    84.0    4,753    83.7    1,057    84.2    407    70.5      717

Unknown                1,012     3.4      194     3.4       23     1.8     34     5.9       27


H.  Computed Gestational Age

<37 Weeks              3,613    12.3      794    14.0      175    13.9    129    22.4      113

37-39 Weeks           14,234    48.4    2,396    42.2      495    39.4    148    25.6      230

40-41 Weeks            7,921    26.9    1,492    26.3      348    27.7    118    20.5      155

42+ Weeks              2,304     7.8      596    10.5      121     9.6     43     7.5       50

Unknown                1,349     4.6      403     7.1      116     9.2    139    24.1      308


I.  Clinical Gestational Age

<37 Weeks              2,995    10.2      633    11.1      130    10.4    147    25.5      112

37-39 Weeks           14,940    50.8    2,789    49.1      614    48.9    202    35.0      382

40-41 Weeks           11,051    37.6    2,134    37.6      483    38.5    186    32.2      289

42+ Weeks                302     1.0       96     1.7       26     2.1     10     1.7       14

Unknown                  133     0.5       29     0.5        2     0.2     32     5.5       59


 
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