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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



M.  Place of Birth

Hospital                37,468    99.1     28,951    99.0     7,159    99.7   1,337    99.0

Birthing Center             46     0.1         46     0.2         0     0.0       0     0.0

Residence                  258     0.7        233     0.8        13     0.2      11     0.8

Other                       22     0.1         13     0.0         6     0.1       2     0.1


N.  Attendant at Birth

M.D.                    36,403    96.3     28,090    96.1     7,034    98.0   1,258    93.2

D.O.                       740     2.0        615     2.1        81     1.1      44     3.3

C.N.M.                     262     0.7        218     0.7        21     0.3      23     1.7

Other Midwife              202     0.5        190     0.6         1     0.0      10     0.7

Other                      179     0.5        125     0.4        40     0.6      14     1.0

Unknown                      9     0.0          5     0.0         1     0.0       1     0.1


O.  Method of Delivery

Vaginal                 26,098    69.1     20,278    69.3     4,816    67.1     988    73.2

VBAC                       422     1.1        318     1.1        84     1.2      19     1.4

Primary C-Section        6,786    18.0      5,297    18.1     1,276    17.8     209    15.5

Repeat C-Section         4,475    11.8      3,341    11.4     1,000    13.9     133     9.9

Not Reported                14     0.0          9     0.0         2     0.0       1     0.1


P.  Plurality

Single                  36,667    97.0     28,382    97.1     6,935    96.6   1,328    98.4

Twin                     1,082     2.9        822     2.8       238     3.3      22     1.6

Triplet                     43     0.1         38     0.1         5     0.1       0     0.0

Unknown                      1     0.0          0     0.0         0     0.0       0     0.0


 
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