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                  SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY RACE OF MOTHER
                                      ARKANSAS 2003 


                                           ---------------  Race of Mother  ---------------
                             Total              White              Black           Other
                           No.     Pct        No.     Pct       No.     Pct     No.     Pct


E.  Live Birth Order

FIRST                   15,479    41.0     12,335    42.2     2,613    36.4     521    38.6

SECOND                  11,982    31.7      9,456    32.3     2,084    29.0     436    32.3

THIRD                    6,368    16.8      4,805    16.4     1,339    18.7     222    16.4

FOURTH                   2,475     6.5      1,709     5.8       655     9.1     110     8.1

FIFTH +                  1,432     3.8        892     3.1       481     6.7      57     4.2

UNKNOWN                     59     0.2         46     0.2         6     0.1       4     0.3


F.  Pregnancy Order

FIRST                   13,610    36.0     10,783    36.9     2,355    32.8     462    34.2

SECOND                  10,950    29.0      8,655    29.6     1,897    26.4     393    29.1

THIRD                    6,803    18.0      5,211    17.8     1,353    18.8     238    17.6

FOURTH                   3,404     9.0      2,473     8.5       795    11.1     136    10.1

FIFTH +                  2,904     7.7      2,025     6.9       761    10.6     114     8.4

UNKNOWN                    124     0.3         96     0.3        17     0.2       7     0.5


G.  Live Birth Interval

First Live Birth        15,479    41.0     12,335    42.2     2,613    36.4     521    38.6

Plural Delivery            566     1.5        435     1.5       120     1.7      11     0.8

1-11 Months                557     1.5        358     1.2       181     2.5      18     1.3

12-17 Months             2,360     6.2      1,681     5.7       600     8.4      79     5.9

18-23 Months             2,638     7.0      1,975     6.8       565     7.9      96     7.1

24+ Months              15,417    40.8     11,860    40.6     2,962    41.3     588    43.6

Unknown                    778     2.1        599     2.0       137     1.9      37     2.7


H.  Pregnancy Interval

First Pregnancy         13,610    36.0     10,783    36.9     2,355    32.8     462    34.2

Plural Delivery            569     1.5        437     1.5       121     1.7      11     0.8

1-11 Months              1,419     3.8      1,080     3.7       294     4.1      45     3.3

12-17 Months             3,372     8.9      2,492     8.5       767    10.7     113     8.4

18-23 Months             3,031     8.0      2,296     7.9       625     8.7     108     8.0

24+ Months              14,828    39.2     11,393    39.0     2,859    39.8     569    42.1

Unknown                    966     2.6        762     2.6       157     2.2      42     3.1


 
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