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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

Q.  Maternal Risk Factors For This Pregnancy

Anemia                                            12   11.1        81    4.7       125    3.2       394    3.1

Cardiac Disease                                    0    0.0         9    0.5        11    0.3        78    0.6

Acute/Chronic Lung Disease                         1    0.9        21    1.2        41    1.1       114    0.9

Diabetes                                           1    0.9        11    0.6        52    1.3       239    1.9

Genital Herpes                                     1    0.9         4    0.2        26    0.7        74    0.6

Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios                         3    2.8        23    1.3        38    1.0       109    0.8

Hemoglobinopathy                                   0    0.0         4    0.2         0    0.0         4    0.0

Hypertension, Chronic                              0    0.0         3    0.2        20    0.5        71    0.6

Hypertension, Pregnancy Assoc                      5    4.6        92    5.3       239    6.2       641    5.0

Eclampsia                                          0    0.0         7    0.4        14    0.4        35    0.3

Incompetent Cervix                                 0    0.0         1    0.1         3    0.1        23    0.2

Previous Infant 4000+ grams                        0    0.0         1    0.1         9    0.2        68    0.5

Previous Preterm or SGA Infant                     0    0.0         4    0.2        19    0.5       183    1.4

Renal Disease                                      0    0.0         2    0.1         9    0.2        37    0.3

Rh Sensitization                                   0    0.0        11    0.6        26    0.7        77    0.6

Uterine Bleeding                                   2    1.9        16    0.9        27    0.7       116    0.9

Other Maternal Risk Factors                       12   11.1       140    8.1       362    9.4     1,206    9.3

Total Births with Maternal Risk Factors           31   28.7       373   21.6       851   22.1     2,888   22.4


R.  Obstetric Procedures

Amniocentesis                                      0    0.0         2    0.1        19    0.5        67    0.5

Electronic Fetal Monitoring                       90   83.3     1,427   82.7     3,227   83.8    10,600   82.1

Induction of Labor                                27   25.0       419   24.3       996   25.9     3,084   23.9

Stimulation of Labor                              22   20.4       376   21.8       803   20.8     2,439   18.9

Tocolysis                                          1    0.9        59    3.4       107    2.8       345    2.7

Ultrasound                                        73   67.6     1,134   65.7     2,430   63.1     8,316   64.4

Other Obstetric Procedures                         2    1.9        28    1.6        90    2.3       240    1.9

Total Births with Obstetric Procedures           103   95.4     1,656   96.0     3,725   96.7    12,453   96.5


 
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