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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


Z.  Congenital Anomalies of the Newborn

Anencephalus                                         10   0.03          9   0.03         1   0.01     0   0.00

Spina Bifida/Meningocele                             14   0.04         10   0.03         3   0.04     1   0.07

Hydrocephalus                                        17   0.04         10   0.03         5   0.07     2   0.15

Microcephalus                                         1   0.00          1   0.00         0   0.00     0   0.00

Other Central Nervous System Anomalies                6   0.02          6   0.02         0   0.00     0   0.00

Heart Malformations                                  34   0.09         26   0.09         6   0.08     2   0.15

Other Circulatory/Respiratory Anomalies              36   0.10         30   0.10         5   0.07     1   0.07

Rectal Atresia/Stenosis                               7   0.02          2   0.01         5   0.07     0   0.00

Tracheo Esophageal Fistula/Esophageal Atresia         5   0.01          5   0.02         0   0.00     0   0.00

Omphalocele/Gastroschisis                            35   0.09         29   0.10         4   0.06     2   0.15

Other Gastrointestinal Anomalies                     18   0.05         13   0.04         5   0.07     0   0.00

Malformed Genitalia                                 110   0.29        100   0.34         8   0.11     2   0.15

Renal Agenesis                                        7   0.02          4   0.01         2   0.03     1   0.07

Other Urogenital Anomalies                           33   0.09         28   0.10         5   0.07     0   0.00

Cleft lip/Palate                                     44   0.12         38   0.13         6   0.08     0   0.00

Polydactyly/Syndactyly/Adactyly                      40   0.11         24   0.08        15   0.21     1   0.07

Club Foot                                            34   0.09         26   0.09         5   0.07     3   0.22

Diaphragmatic Hernia                                  4   0.01          3   0.01         1   0.01     0   0.00

Other Musculoskeletal/Integumental Anomalies         42   0.11         33   0.11         8   0.11     1   0.07

Down Syndrome                                        17   0.04         13   0.04         2   0.03     2   0.15

Other Chromosomal Anomalies                          15   0.04         11   0.04         4   0.06     0   0.00

Other and Unspecifed Congenital Anomalies            84   0.22         65   0.22        14   0.20     5   0.37

Total Reported Congenital Anomalies                 613               486              104           23

Total Births with Congenital Anomalies              529   1.40        426   1.46        84   1.17    19   1.41


 
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