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                     SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY EDUCATION OF MOTHER
                                           ARKANSAS 2003 


                       0-8 Years      9-11 Years       12 Years     13-15 Years      16+ Years   Unk
                       No.    Pct     No.    Pct      No.    Pct     No.    Pct     No.    Pct   No.

TOTAL                1,768  100.0   6,504  100.0   14,815  100.0   7,475  100.0   6,991  100.0   242

A.  Live Birth Order

FIRST                  594   33.6   2,816   43.3    5,752   38.8   3,047   40.8   3,193   45.7    77

SECOND                 421   23.8   1,676   25.8    4,821   32.5   2,541   34.0   2,445   35.0    78

THIRD                  328   18.6   1,126   17.3    2,643   17.8   1,278   17.1     955   13.7    38

FOURTH                 209   11.8     534    8.2    1,040    7.0     393    5.3     279    4.0    20

FIFTH +                213   12.0     345    5.3      541    3.7     203    2.7     113    1.6    17

UNKNOWN                  3    0.2       7    0.1       18    0.1      13    0.2       6    0.1    12


B.  Pregnancy Order

FIRST                  556   31.4   2,552   39.2    5,036   34.0   2,617   35.0   2,782   39.8    67

SECOND                 378   21.4   1,570   24.1    4,409   29.8   2,288   30.6   2,238   32.0    67

THIRD                  329   18.6   1,125   17.3    2,734   18.5   1,422   19.0   1,152   16.5    41

FOURTH                 217   12.3     648   10.0    1,445    9.8     607    8.1     464    6.6    23

FIFTH +                283   16.0     591    9.1    1,146    7.7     513    6.9     342    4.9    29

UNKNOWN                  5    0.3      18    0.3       45    0.3      28    0.4      13    0.2    15


C.  Live Birth Interval

First Live Birth       594   33.6   2,816   43.3    5,752   38.8   3,047   40.8   3,193   45.7    77

Plural Delivery         19    1.1      73    1.1      206    1.4     113    1.5     153    2.2     2

1-11 Months             31    1.8     189    2.9      238    1.6      60    0.8      33    0.5     6

12-17 Months           133    7.5     586    9.0    1,031    7.0     368    4.9     226    3.2    16

18-23 Months           125    7.1     541    8.3    1,090    7.4     424    5.7     442    6.3    16

24+ Months             805   45.5   2,160   33.2    6,161   41.6   3,343   44.7   2,849   40.8    99

Unknown                 61    3.5     139    2.1      337    2.3     120    1.6      95    1.4    26


D.  Pregnancy Interval

First Pregnancy        556   31.4   2,552   39.2    5,036   34.0   2,617   35.0   2,782   39.8    67

Plural Delivery         19    1.1      73    1.1      208    1.4     114    1.5     153    2.2     2

1-11 Months             56    3.2     306    4.7      562    3.8     246    3.3     240    3.4     9

12-17 Months           167    9.4     737   11.3    1,427    9.6     589    7.9     429    6.1    23

18-23 Months           140    7.9     586    9.0    1,253    8.5     524    7.0     510    7.3    18

24+ Months             767   43.4   2,073   31.9    5,930   40.0   3,221   43.1   2,744   39.3    93

Unknown                 63    3.6     177    2.7      399    2.7     164    2.2     133    1.9    30


 
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