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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


I.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                   97   89.8    1,438   83.4    3,002   77.9    10,098   78.2

<10 Cigarettes/Day      4    3.7      133    7.7      317    8.2       916    7.1

10-19 Cigarettes/Day    5    4.6       92    5.3      342    8.9     1,126    8.7

20+ Cigarettes/Day      1    0.9       42    2.4      131    3.4       570    4.4

Unknown Cigarettes/Day  1    0.9       12    0.7       37    1.0       142    1.1

Unknown Tobacco Use     0    0.0        8    0.5       23    0.6        55    0.4


J.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 POUNDS             29   26.9      366   21.2      686   17.8     2,652   20.5

16-20 POUNDS            9    8.3      157    9.1      339    8.8     1,310   10.1

21-25 POUNDS           14   13.0      209   12.1      507   13.2     1,838   14.2

26-35 POUNDS           22   20.4      439   25.4    1,021   26.5     3,290   25.5

36+ POUNDS             33   30.6      553   32.1    1,295   33.6     3,802   29.5

UNKNOWN                 1    0.9        1    0.1        4    0.1        15    0.1


K.  Method of Delivery

Vaginal                82   75.9    1,336   77.4    2,923   75.9     9,256   71.7

VBAC                    0    0.0        2    0.1       12    0.3       113    0.9

Primary C-Section      26   24.1      371   21.5      769   20.0     2,205   17.1

Repeat C-Section        0    0.0       16    0.9      148    3.8     1,329   10.3

Not Reported            0    0.0        0    0.0        0    0.0         4    0.0


L.  Plurality

Single                106   98.1    1,693   98.1    3,791   98.4    12,580   97.5

Twin                    2    1.9       32    1.9       61    1.6       321    2.5

Triplet                 0    0.0        0    0.0        0    0.0         6    0.0

Unknown                 0    0.0        0    0.0        0    0.0         0    0.0


M.  Birthweight

<1500 Grams             1    0.9       43    2.5       65    1.7       216    1.7

1500-2499 Grams        14   13.0      160    9.3      306    7.9       971    7.5

2500+ Grams            93   86.1    1,522   88.2    3,481   90.4    11,716   90.8

Unknown                 0    0.0        0    0.0        0    0.0         4    0.0


 
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