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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

S.  Complications of Labor and/or Delivery

Febrile                                            0    0.0        20    1.2        50    1.3        118   0.9

Meconium, Moderate/Heavy                           5    4.6        82    4.8       153    4.0        524   4.1

Premature Rupture of Membranes                     0    0.0        38    2.2        90    2.3        320   2.5

Abruptio Placenta                                  1    0.9        11    0.6        23    0.6        105   0.8

Placenta Previa                                    0    0.0         3    0.2         9    0.2         27   0.2

Other Excessive Bleeding                           2    1.9         9    0.5        17    0.4         49   0.4

Seizures during Labor                              0    0.0         1    0.1         6    0.2          5   0.0

Precipitous Labor                                  2    1.9        24    1.4        67    1.7        253   2.0

Prolonged Labor                                    1    0.9        14    0.8        33    0.9         91   0.7

Dysfunctional Labor                                2    1.9        80    4.6       161    4.2        447   3.5

Breech/Malpresentation                             3    2.8        59    3.4       132    3.4        487   3.8

Cephalopelvic Disproportion                        3    2.8        66    3.8       105    2.7        294   2.3

Cord Prolapse                                      0    0.0         7    0.4         6    0.2         17   0.1

Anesthetic Complications                           0    0.0         1    0.1         1    0.0         16   0.1

Fetal Distress                                     8    7.4       134    7.8       308    8.0        875   6.8

Other Complications of Labor/Delivery              5    4.6       135    7.8       298    7.7      1,033   8.0

Total Births with Complications                   31   28.7       552   32.0     1,193   31.0      3,772  29.2


 
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