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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


I.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                8,745   85.9    5,519    88.9   1,992   86.9       411   84.7

<10 Cigarettes/Day    425    4.2      172     2.8      77    3.4        17    3.5

10-19 Cigarettes/Day  544    5.3      260     4.2     128    5.6        40    8.2

20+ Cigarettes/Day    358    3.5      194     3.1      71    3.1        16    3.3

Unknown Cigarettes/D   72    0.7       34     0.5      17    0.7         1    0.2

Unknown Tobacco Use    37    0.4       31     0.5       7    0.3         0    0.0


J.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 POUNDS          2,044   20.1    1,189    19.1     506   22.1       140   28.9

16-20 POUNDS        1,036   10.2      623    10.0     241   10.5        48    9.9

21-25 POUNDS        1,600   15.7    1,046    16.8     396   17.3        89   18.4

26-35 POUNDS        2,808   27.6    1,848    29.8     646   28.2       122   25.2

36+ POUNDS          2,682   26.3    1,494    24.1     499   21.8        85   17.5

UNKNOWN                11    0.1       10     0.2       4    0.2         1    0.2


K.  Method of Delivery

Vaginal             6,946   68.2    3,927    63.2   1,355   59.1       252   52.0

VBAC                  142    1.4      100     1.6      48    2.1         5    1.0

Primary C-Section   1,787   17.6    1,059    17.1     424   18.5       137   28.2

Repeat C-Section    1,303   12.8    1,122    18.1     463   20.2        90   18.6

Not Reported            3    0.0        2     0.0       2    0.1         1    0.2


L.  Plurality

Single              9,824   96.5    5,978    96.3   2,201   96.0       463   95.5

Twin                  336    3.3      217     3.5      89    3.9        22    4.5

Triplet                21    0.2       14     0.2       2    0.1         0    0.0

Unknown                 0    0.0        0     0.0       0    0.0         0    0.0


M.  Birthweight

<1500 Grams           153    1.5       89     1.4      37    1.6        15    3.1

1500-2499 Grams       638    6.3      395     6.4     199    8.7        53   10.9

2500+ Grams         9,389   92.2    5,725    92.2   2,056   89.7       417   86.0

Unknown                 1    0.0        1     0.0       0    0.0         0    0.0


 
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