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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.


I.  Attendant at Birth

M.D.                 1,679   95.0   6,286   96.6   14,271   96.3   7,182   96.1   6,757   96.7   228

D.O.                    26    1.5     123    1.9      295    2.0     160    2.1     128    1.8     8

C.N.M.                  10    0.6      34    0.5      120    0.8      53    0.7      45    0.6     0

Other Midwife           40    2.3      19    0.3       58    0.4      41    0.5      43    0.6     1

Other                   11    0.6      41    0.6       68    0.5      38    0.5      18    0.3     3

Unknown                  2    0.1       1    0.0        3    0.0       1    0.0       0    0.0     2


J.  Method of Delivery

Vaginal              1,306   73.9   4,708   72.4   10,223   69.0   5,074   67.9   4,626   66.2   161

VBAC                    38    2.1      66    1.0      163    1.1      71    0.9      78    1.1     6

Primary C-Section      215   12.2   1,041   16.0    2,596   17.5   1,436   19.2   1,458   20.9    40

Repeat C-Section       209   11.8     689   10.6    1,826   12.3     891   11.9     828   11.8    32

Not Reported             0    0.0       0    0.0        7    0.0       3    0.0       1    0.0     3


K.  Birthweight

<1500 Grams             27    1.5     105    1.6      249    1.7     144    1.9      90    1.3     5

1500-2499 Grams        128    7.2     597    9.2    1,108    7.5     483    6.5     402    5.8    22

2500+ Grams          1,613   91.2   5,800   89.2   13,456   90.8   6,847   91.6   6,499   93.0   213

Unknown                  0    0.0       2    0.0        2    0.0       1    0.0       0    0.0     2


L.  Computed Gestational Age

<37 Weeks              251   14.2     877   13.5    1,860   12.6     943   12.6     769   11.0    24

37-39 Weeks            751   42.5   3,052   46.9    7,168   48.4   3,815   51.0   3,648   52.2   102

40-41 Weeks            526   29.8   1,599   24.6    3,800   25.6   1,867   25.0   1,855   26.5    57

42+ Weeks              123    7.0     493    7.6    1,083    7.3     462    6.2     457    6.5    11

Unknown                117    6.6     483    7.4      904    6.1     388    5.2     262    3.7    48


M.  Clinical Gestational Age

<37 Weeks              182   10.3     782   12.0    1,580   10.7     830   11.1     712   10.2    31

37-39 Weeks            776   43.9   3,529   54.3    8,224   55.5   4,306   57.6   3,852   55.1   123

40-41 Weeks            771   43.6   2,069   31.8    4,791   32.3   2,257   30.2   2,357   33.7    69

42+ Weeks               25    1.4      71    1.1      122    0.8      51    0.7      56    0.8     8

Unknown                 14    0.8      53    0.8       98    0.7      31    0.4      14    0.2    11


 
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