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                         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY AGE OF MOTHER
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                        25-29           30-34           35-39             40+
                      No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct       No.    Pct


E.  Live Birth Interval

First Live Birth    3,308   32.5    1,557    25.1     460   20.1        99   20.4

Plural Delivery       182    1.8      117     1.9      45    2.0        11    2.3

1-11 Months           111    1.1       47     0.8      23    1.0         1    0.2

12-17 Months          551    5.4      250     4.0      96    4.2        14    2.9

18-23 Months          701    6.9      361     5.8     123    5.4        18    3.7

24+ Months          5,109   50.2    3,717    59.9   1,477   64.4       328   67.6

Unknown               219    2.2      161     2.6      68    3.0        14    2.9


F.  Pregnancy Interval

First Pregnancy     2,839   27.9    1,282    20.6     374   16.3        77   15.9

Plural Delivery       182    1.8      118     1.9      45    2.0        11    2.3

1-11 Months           378    3.7      206     3.3      71    3.1        12    2.5

12-17 Months          821    8.1      453     7.3     180    7.9        38    7.8

18-23 Months          827    8.1      432     7.0     151    6.6        33    6.8

24+ Months          4,872   47.9    3,528    56.8   1,393   60.8       298   61.4

Unknown               262    2.6      191     3.1      78    3.4        16    3.3


G.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began

First Trimester     8,600   84.5    5,445    87.7   1,981   86.4       378   77.9

Second Trimester    1,092   10.7      518     8.3     223    9.7        73   15.1

Third Trimester       194    1.9       93     1.5      30    1.3        17    3.5

None                  156    1.5       91     1.5      34    1.5        12    2.5

Unknown               139    1.4       63     1.0      24    1.0         5    1.0


H.  Number of Prenatal Visits

None                  156    1.5       91     1.5      34    1.5        12    2.5

1-4 Visits            346    3.4      181     2.9      90    3.9        33    6.8

5-9 Visits          1,634   16.0      876    14.1     357   15.6        89   18.4

10-12 Visits        4,618   45.4    2,977    47.9   1,116   48.7       198   40.8

13-15 Visits        2,317   22.8    1,432    23.1     474   20.7        94   19.4

16-30 Visits          910    8.9      551     8.9     176    7.7        51   10.5

Unknown               200    2.0      102     1.6      45    2.0         8    1.6


 
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