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              LIVE BIRTHS, FETAL, NEONATAL, PERINATAL, POSTNEONATAL AND INFANT DEATHS
                                BY SELECTED BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS                                                       
                                          ARKANSAS 2000                         
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                         Live        Fetal       Neonatal      Perinatal   Postneonatal     Infant                      
                        Births      Deaths        Deaths        Deaths        Deaths        Deaths                      
                           No.    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate                    
                                                                                                                        
I.  Pregnancy Interval                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                        
First Pregnancy         13,344     83    6.2     63    4.7    146   10.9     40    3.0    103    7.7                    
                                                                                                                        
Plural Delivery            523     12   22.4     10   19.1     22   41.1      4    7.6     14   26.8                    
                                                                                                                        
1-11 Months              1,366     19   13.7     12    8.8     31   22.4      6    4.4     18   13.2                    
                                                                                                                        
12-17 Months             3,363     22    6.5     19    5.6     41   12.1     21    6.2     40   11.9                    
                                                                                                                        
18-23 Months             3,239     26    8.0     12    3.7     38   11.6      6    1.9     18    5.6                    
                                                                                                                        
24+ Months              14,916     83    5.5     52    3.5    135    9.0     47    3.2     99    6.6                    
                                                                                                                        
Unknown                  1,039     23   21.7     15   14.4     38   35.8      8    7.7     23   22.1                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
J.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began                                                                                  
                                                                                                                        
First Trimester         29,421    178    6.0    127    4.3    305   10.3     82    2.8    209    7.1                    
                                                                                                                        
Second Trimester         5,681     43    7.5     22    3.9     65   11.4     25    4.4     47    8.3                    
                                                                                                                        
Third Trimester          1,255      4    3.2      4    3.2      8    6.4      7    5.6     11    8.8                    
                                                                                                                        
None                       560     22   37.8     12   21.4     34   58.4      8   14.3     20   35.7                    
                                                                                                                        
Unknown                    873     21   23.5     18   20.6     39   43.6     10   11.5     28   32.1                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
K.  Number of Prenatal Visits                                                                                           
                                                                                                                        
None                       577     23   38.3     13   22.5     36   60.0      8   13.9     21   36.4                    
                                                                                                                        
1-4 Visits               1,852     53   27.8     49   26.5    102   53.5     15    8.1     64   34.6                    
                                                                                                                        
5-9 Visits               7,654     91   11.7     51    6.7    142   18.3     39    5.1     90   11.8                    
                                                                                                                        
10-12 Visits            15,919     46    2.9     32    2.0     78    4.9     31    1.9     63    4.0                    
                                                                                                                        
13-15 Visits             7,585     19    2.5     13    1.7     32    4.2     25    3.3     38    5.0                    
                                                                                                                        
16-30 Visits             3,253     14    4.3      7    2.2     21    6.4      8    2.5     15    4.6                    
                                                                                                                        
Unknown                    950     22   22.6     18   18.9     40   41.2      6    6.3     24   25.3                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
L.  Method of Delivery                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                        
Vaginal                 27,058    195    7.2    113    4.2    308   11.3     80    3.0    193    7.1                    
                                                                                                                        
VBAC                       637     14   21.5      5    7.8     19   29.2      3    4.7      8   12.6                    
                                                                                                                        
Primary C-Section        6,094     36    5.9     43    7.1     79   12.9     31    5.1     74   12.1                    
                                                                                                                        
Repeat C-Section         3,962     22    5.5     15    3.8     37    9.3     12    3.0     27    6.8                    
                                                                                                                        
Not Reported                39      0    0.0      0    0.0      0    0.0      2   51.3      2   51.3                    

 
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