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 SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY MARITAL STATUS OF MOTHER
                          ARKANSAS 2003 


                                       Married            Unmarried
                                    No.      Pct        No.      Pct

TOTAL                            23,424    100.0     14,353    100.0

A.  Live Birth Order

FIRST                             8,580     36.6      6,895     48.0

SECOND                            8,199     35.0      3,777     26.3

THIRD                             4,219     18.0      2,146     15.0

FOURTH                            1,546      6.6        928      6.5

FIFTH +                             844      3.6        586      4.1

UNKNOWN                              36      0.2         21      0.1


B.  Pregnancy Order

FIRST                             7,417     31.7      6,189     43.1

SECOND                            7,342     31.3      3,605     25.1

THIRD                             4,564     19.5      2,234     15.6

FOURTH                            2,178      9.3      1,225      8.5

FIFTH +                           1,840      7.9      1,062      7.4

UNKNOWN                              83      0.4         38      0.3


C.  Live Birth Interval

First Live Birth                  8,580     36.6      6,895     48.0

Plural Delivery                     378      1.6        188      1.3

1-11 Months                         273      1.2        284      2.0

12-17 Months                      1,322      5.6      1,038      7.2

18-23 Months                      1,726      7.4        911      6.3

24+ Months                       10,652     45.5      4,756     33.1

Unknown                             493      2.1        281      2.0


D.  Pregnancy Interval

First Pregnancy                   7,417     31.7      6,189     43.1

Plural Delivery                     380      1.6        189      1.3

1-11 Months                         921      3.9        498      3.5

12-17 Months                      2,013      8.6      1,359      9.5

18-23 Months                      1,970      8.4      1,059      7.4

24+ Months                       10,124     43.2      4,695     32.7

Unknown                             599      2.6        364      2.5


 
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