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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

V.  Maternal Risk Factors For This Pregnancy

Anemia                                            1,100    2.9        796    2.7       254   3.5     49    3.6

Cardiac Disease                                     210    0.6        168    0.6        33   0.5      8    0.6

Acute/Chronic Lung Disease                          349    0.9        289    1.0        53   0.7      7    0.5

Diabetes                                          1,065    2.8        825    2.8       203   2.8     37    2.7

Genital Herpes                                      261    0.7        203    0.7        55   0.8      3    0.2

Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios                          363    1.0        257    0.9        85   1.2     20    1.5

Hemoglobinopathy                                     17    0.0          4    0.0        13   0.2      0    0.0

Hypertension, Chronic                               412    1.1        245    0.8       159   2.2      8    0.6

Hypertension, Pregnancy Assoc                     1,975    5.2      1,539    5.3       393   5.5     43    3.2

Eclampsia                                            88    0.2         66    0.2        19   0.3      3    0.2

Incompetent Cervix                                   76    0.2         59    0.2        17   0.2      0    0.0

Previous Infant 4000+ grams                         332    0.9        288    1.0        27   0.4     17    1.3

Previous Preterm or SGA Infant                      529    1.4        410    1.4        88   1.2     31    2.3

Renal Disease                                        77    0.2         66    0.2         9   0.1      2    0.1

Rh Sensitization                                    272    0.7        240    0.8        25   0.3      7    0.5

Uterine Bleeding                                    341    0.9        208    0.7       117   1.6     16    1.2

Other Maternal Risk Factors                       3,706    9.8      2,926   10.0       649   9.0    127    9.4

Total Births with Maternal Risk Factors           9,107   24.1      7,013   24.0     1,794  25.0    293   21.7


W.  Obstetric Procedures

Amniocentesis                                       292    0.8        239    0.8        42   0.6     11    0.8

Electronic Fetal Monitoring                      30,576   80.9     23,870   81.6     5,564  77.5  1,124   83.3

Induction of Labor                                9,144   24.2      7,364   25.2     1,528  21.3    248   18.4

Stimulation of Labor                              7,208   19.1      5,698   19.5     1,198  16.7    307   22.7

Tocolysis                                           937    2.5        676    2.3       220   3.1     41    3.0

Ultrasound                                       25,005   66.2     19,646   67.2     4,404  61.4    934   69.2

Other Obstetric Procedures                          756    2.0        669    2.3        46   0.6     41    3.0

Total Births with Obstetric Procedures           36,506   96.6     28,482   97.4     6,697  93.3  1,306   96.7


 
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