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                         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY AGE OF MOTHER
                                             ARKANSAS 2003 


                          <15           15-17           18-19           20-24
                      No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct       No.    Pct


E.  Live Birth Interval

First Live Birth      104   96.3    1,545   89.6    2,856   74.1     5,542   42.9

Plural Delivery         1    0.9       16    0.9       30    0.8       163    1.3

1-11 Months             0    0.0       29    1.7       85    2.2       260    2.0

12-17 Months            1    0.9       60    3.5      260    6.7     1,127    8.7

18-23 Months            1    0.9       26    1.5      215    5.6     1,191    9.2

24+ Months              0    0.0       38    2.2      365    9.5     4,365   33.8

Unknown                 1    0.9       11    0.6       41    1.1       259    2.0


F.  Pregnancy Interval

First Pregnancy       103   95.4    1,473   85.4    2,622   68.1     4,832   37.4

Plural Delivery         1    0.9       16    0.9       31    0.8       164    1.3

1-11 Months             0    0.0       50    2.9      159    4.1       541    4.2

12-17 Months            2    1.9       80    4.6      335    8.7     1,462   11.3

18-23 Months            1    0.9       33    1.9      248    6.4     1,302   10.1

24+ Months              0    0.0       47    2.7      389   10.1     4,286   33.2

Unknown                 1    0.9       26    1.5       68    1.8       320    2.5


G.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began

First Trimester        55   50.9    1,181   68.5    2,771   71.9     9,858   76.4

Second Trimester       31   28.7      409   23.7      788   20.5     2,199   17.0

Third Trimester        15   13.9       75    4.3      164    4.3       405    3.1

None                    3    2.8       29    1.7       62    1.6       235    1.8

Unknown                 4    3.7       31    1.8       67    1.7       210    1.6


H.  Number of Prenatal Visits

None                    3    2.8       29    1.7       62    1.6       235    1.8

1-4 Visits             13   12.0      107    6.2      226    5.9       690    5.3

5-9 Visits             37   34.3      462   26.8      903   23.4     2,695   20.9

10-12 Visits           34   31.5      686   39.8    1,588   41.2     5,476   42.4

13-15 Visits           11   10.2      279   16.2      712   18.5     2,534   19.6

16-30 Visits            5    4.6      116    6.7      273    7.1       967    7.5

Unknown                 5    4.6       46    2.7       88    2.3       310    2.4


 
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