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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



Q.  Birthweight

<1500 Grams                620     1.6        373     1.3       230     3.2      16     1.2

1500-2499 Grams          2,740     7.2      1,848     6.3       820    11.4      69     5.1

2500+ Grams             34,428    91.1     27,018    92.4     6,126    85.3   1,265    93.7

Unknown                      7     0.0          4     0.0         2     0.0       0     0.0


R.  One Minute Apgar Score

0-3                        834     2.2        568     1.9       236     3.3      30     2.2

4-6                      2,283     6.0      1,661     5.7       556     7.7      65     4.8

7-8                     21,186    56.1     17,036    58.3     3,360    46.8     774    57.3

9-10                    12,161    32.2      8,929    30.5     2,762    38.5     465    34.4

Unknown                  1,331     3.5      1,049     3.6       264     3.7      16     1.2


S.  Five Minute Apgar Score

0-3                        193     0.5        126     0.4        59     0.8       8     0.6

4-6                        534     1.4        362     1.2       154     2.1      18     1.3

7-8                      4,275    11.3      3,240    11.1       903    12.6     130     9.6

9-10                    31,474    83.3     24,480    83.7     5,798    80.8   1,176    87.1

Unknown                  1,319     3.5      1,035     3.5       264     3.7      18     1.3


T.  Computed Gestational Age

<37 Weeks                4,724    12.5      3,365    11.5     1,218    17.0     138    10.2

37-39 Weeks             18,536    49.0     14,409    49.3     3,426    47.7     696    51.6

40-41 Weeks              9,704    25.7      7,687    26.3     1,664    23.2     345    25.6

42+ Weeks                2,629     7.0      2,099     7.2       425     5.9     103     7.6

Unknown                  2,202     5.8      1,683     5.8       445     6.2      68     5.0


U.  Clinical Gestational Age

<37 Weeks                4,117    10.9      2,973    10.2     1,021    14.2     121     9.0

37-39 Weeks             20,810    55.1     15,929    54.5     4,147    57.8     720    53.3

40-41 Weeks             12,314    32.6      9,919    33.9     1,904    26.5     486    36.0

42+ Weeks                  333     0.9        272     0.9        43     0.6      18     1.3

Unknown                    221     0.6        150     0.5        63     0.9       5     0.4


 
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