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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


X.  Complications of Labor and/or Delivery

Febrile                                             358    0.9        276    0.9        68   0.9     13    1.0

Meconium, Moderate/Heavy                          1,597    4.2      1,163    4.0       353   4.9     80    5.9

Premature Rupture of Membranes                      910    2.4        650    2.2       220   3.1     39    2.9

Abruptio Placenta                                   279    0.7        213    0.7        58   0.8      8    0.6

Placenta Previa                                      96    0.3         77    0.3        15   0.2      4    0.3

Other Excessive Bleeding                            183    0.5        148    0.5        30   0.4      5    0.4

Seizures during Labor                                20    0.1         14    0.0         6   0.1      0    0.0

Precipitous Labor                                   784    2.1        584    2.0       145   2.0     54    4.0

Prolonged Labor                                     248    0.7        193    0.7        47   0.7      8    0.6

Dysfunctional Labor                               1,327    3.5      1,049    3.6       222   3.1     56    4.1

Breech/Malpresentation                            1,524    4.0      1,259    4.3       207   2.9     56    4.1

Cephalopelvic Disproportion                         903    2.4        770    2.6       103   1.4     30    2.2

Cord Prolapse                                        71    0.2         43    0.1        23   0.3      5    0.4

Anesthetic Complications                             38    0.1         28    0.1         9   0.1      1    0.1

Fetal Distress                                    2,653    7.0      1,993    6.8       575   8.0     84    6.2

Other Complications of Labor/Delivery             3,116    8.2      2,639    9.0       349   4.9    125    9.3

Total Births with Complications                  11,418   30.2      8,982   30.7     1,977  27.5    451   33.4


Y.  Abnormal Conditions of the Newborn

Anemia                                              102    0.3         79    0.3        13   0.2     10    0.7

Birth Injury                                        309    0.8        276    0.9        15   0.2     18    1.3

Hyaline Membrane Disease/RDS                        359    0.9        303    1.0        37   0.5     19    1.4

Meconium Aspiration Syndrome                         62    0.2         47    0.2        15   0.2      0    0.0

Assisted Ventilation/<30 Min                        870    2.3        767    2.6        80   1.1     22    1.6

Assisted Ventilation/>30 Min                        412    1.1        313    1.1        82   1.1     16    1.2

Seizures                                             24    0.1         16    0.1         6   0.1      2    0.1

Other Abnormal Conditions                           917    2.4        754    2.6       131   1.8     30    2.2

Total Reported Abnormal Conditions                3,055             2,555              379          117

Total Births with Abnormal Conditions             2,693    7.1      2,257    7.7       331   4.6    101    7.5


 
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