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         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY SEX OF CHILD
                          ARKANSAS 2000 


                                                       Total            Male            Female
                                                    No.     Pct      No.     Pct      No.     Pct

B.  Congenital Anomalies of the Newborn

Anencephalus                                         19     3.2       10     2.9        9     3.8

Spina Bifida/Meningocele                             11     1.9        6     1.7        5     2.1

Hydrocephalus                                        13     2.2        8     2.3        5     2.1

Microcephalus                                         3     0.5        3     0.9        0     0.0

Other Central Nervous System Anomalies                7     1.2        2     0.6        5     2.1

Heart Malformations                                  43     7.3       24     6.9       19     7.9

Other Circulatory/Respiratory Anomalies              38     6.5       19     5.4       19     7.9

Rectal Atresia/Stenosis                              11     1.9        6     1.7        5     2.1

Tracheo Esophageal Fistula/Esophageal Atresia         2     0.3        1     0.3        1     0.4

Omphalocele/Gastroschisis                            24     4.1       12     3.4       12     5.0

Other Gastrointestinal Anomalies                     14     2.4        8     2.3        6     2.5

Malformed Genitalia                                  56     9.5       54    15.5        2     0.8

Renal Agenesis                                        6     1.0        3     0.9        3     1.3

Other Urogenital Anomalies                           26     4.4       21     6.0        5     2.1

Cleft lip/Palate                                     28     4.8       14     4.0       14     5.8

Polydactyly/Syndactyly/Adactyly                      53     9.0       30     8.6       23     9.6

Club Foot                                            43     7.3       30     8.6       13     5.4

Diaphragmatic Hernia                                 10     1.7        3     0.9        7     2.9

Other Musculoskeletal/Integumental Anomalies         42     7.1       22     6.3       20     8.3

Down Syndrome                                        18     3.1       10     2.9        8     3.3

Other Chromosomal Anomalies                          12     2.0        6     1.7        6     2.5

Other and Unspecifed Congenital Anomalies           110    18.7       57    16.3       53    22.1

Total Reported Congenital Anomalies                 589   100.0      349   100.0      240   100.0

Total Births with Congenital Anomalies              500              303              197

 
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