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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

Q.  Maternal Risk Factors For This Pregnancy

Anemia                                          257     2.5       163    2.6        52     2.3       16    3.3

Cardiac Disease                                  50     0.5        35    0.6        21     0.9        6    1.2

Acute/Chronic Lung Disease                       91     0.9        51    0.8        25     1.1        5    1.0

Diabetes                                        294     2.9       287    4.6       143     6.2       37    7.6

Genital Herpes                                   70     0.7        59    1.0        23     1.0        4    0.8

Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios                       84     0.8        76    1.2        25     1.1        5    1.0

Hemoglobinopathy                                  4     0.0         4    0.1         1     0.0        0    0.0

Hypertension, Chronic                           109     1.1       114    1.8        67     2.9       27    5.6

Hypertension, Pregnancy Assoc                   509     5.0       308    5.0       132     5.8       48    9.9

Eclampsia                                        16     0.2        13    0.2         2     0.1        1    0.2

Incompetent Cervix                               22     0.2        19    0.3         7     0.3        1    0.2

Previous Infant 4000+ grams                     100     1.0       104    1.7        39     1.7       11    2.3

Previous Preterm or SGA Infant                  184     1.8       108    1.7        22     1.0        9    1.9

Renal Disease                                    16     0.2         9    0.1         1     0.0        2    0.4

Rh Sensitization                                 74     0.7        54    0.9        29     1.3        1    0.2

Uterine Bleeding                                 91     0.9        53    0.9        26     1.1        8    1.6

Other Maternal Risk Factors                   1,008     9.9       631   10.2       279    12.2       63   13.0

Total Births with Maternal Risk Factors       2,421    23.8     1,666   26.8       684    29.8      184   37.9


R.  Obstetric Procedures

Amniocentesis                                    50     0.5        47    0.8        79     3.4       28    5.8

Electronic Fetal Monitoring                   8,212    80.7     4,849   78.1     1,764    77.0      379   78.1

Induction of Labor                            2,529    24.8     1,453   23.4       519    22.6      107   22.1

Stimulation of Labor                          1,923    18.9     1,130   18.2       435    19.0       72   14.8

Tocolysis                                       220     2.2       143    2.3        45     2.0       17    3.5

Ultrasound                                    6,868    67.5     4,235   68.2     1,603    69.9      324   66.8

Other Obstetric Procedures                      200     2.0       119    1.9        67     2.9        8    1.6

Total Births with Obstetric Procedures        9,857    96.8     6,003   96.7     2,214    96.6      463   95.5


 
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