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                         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY AGE OF MOTHER
                                             ARKANSAS 2003       ...Continued...


                        25-29           30-34           35-39             40+
                      No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct       No.    Pct

TOTAL               10181  100.0    6,210  100.0    2,292  100.0       485  100.0

A.  Education of Mother

0-8 Years             474    4.7      273    4.4      117    5.1        40    8.2

9-11 Years            898    8.8      361    5.8      134    5.8        34    7.0

12 Years            3,612   35.5    1,680   27.1      654   28.5       151   31.1

13-15 Years         2,397   23.5    1,366   22.0      500   21.8       105   21.6

16+ Years           2,738   26.9    2,500   40.3      873   38.1       151   31.1

Unknown                62    0.6       30    0.5       14    0.6         4    0.8


B.  Marital Status

Married             7,641   75.1    5,201   83.8    1,911   83.4       365   75.3

Unmarried           2,537   24.9    1,005   16.2      380   16.6       120   24.7

Unknown                 3    0.0        4    0.1        1    0.0         0    0.0


C.  Live Birth Order

FIRST               3,308   32.5    1,557   25.1      460   20.1        99   20.4

SECOND              3,545   34.8    2,192   35.3      669   29.2       104   21.4

THIRD               2,106   20.7    1,421   22.9      558   24.3       100   20.6

FOURTH                796    7.8      620   10.0      318   13.9        75   15.5

FIFTH +               412    4.0      412    6.6      284   12.4       106   21.9

UNKNOWN                14    0.1        8    0.1        3    0.1         1    0.2


D.  Pregnancy Order

FIRST               2,839   27.9    1,282   20.6      374   16.3        77   15.9

SECOND              3,118   30.6    1,842   29.7      524   22.9        91   18.8

THIRD               2,199   21.6    1,454   23.4      515   22.5        81   16.7

FOURTH              1,088   10.7      791   12.7      377   16.4        75   15.5

FIFTH +               908    8.9      816   13.1      494   21.6       160   33.0

UNKNOWN                29    0.3       25    0.4        8    0.3         1    0.2


 
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