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                         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY LIVE BIRTH ORDER
                                              ARKANSAS 2003 


                           First            Second          Third           Fourth          Fifth+      Unk
                         No.    Pct       No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct    No.

TOTAL                 15,479  100.0    11,982  100.0    6,368  100.0    2,475  100.0    1,432  100.0     59

A.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began

First Trimester       12,876   83.2     9,778   81.6    4,930   77.4    1,748   70.6      921   64.3     37

Second Trimester       1,944   12.6     1,583   13.2    1,048   16.5      460   18.6      295   20.6      9

Third Trimester          318    2.1       284    2.4      172    2.7      133    5.4       89    6.2      0

None                     161    1.0       147    1.2      125    2.0       85    3.4      102    7.1      3

Unknown                  180    1.2       190    1.6       93    1.5       49    2.0       25    1.7     10


B.  Birthweight

<1500 Grams              282    1.8       175    1.5       88    1.4       43    1.7       30    2.1      2

1500-2499 Grams        1,123    7.3       754    6.3      482    7.6      217    8.8      158   11.0      6

2500+ Grams           14,072   90.9    11,050   92.2    5,798   91.0    2,214   89.5    1,244   86.9     50

Unknown                    2    0.0         3    0.0        0    0.0        1    0.0        0    0.0      1


C.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                  13,392   86.5     9,872   82.4    5,025   78.9    1,904   76.9    1,100   76.8     29

<10 Cigarettes/Day       809    5.2       652    5.4      374    5.9      132    5.3       97    6.8      2

10-19 Cigarettes/Day     787    5.1       849    7.1      546    8.6      229    9.3      130    9.1      1

20+ Cigarettes/Day       344    2.2       438    3.7      343    5.4      167    6.7       92    6.4      1

Unknown Cigarettes/Day    89    0.6       127    1.1       58    0.9       34    1.4        9    0.6      0

Unknown Tobacco Use       58    0.4        44    0.4       22    0.3        9    0.4        4    0.3     26


D.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 POUNDS             2,376   15.3     2,497   20.8    1,543   24.2      689   27.8      483   33.7     32

16-20 POUNDS           1,285    8.3     1,313   11.0      705   11.1      290   11.7      173   12.1      2

21-25 POUNDS           2,204   14.2     1,921   16.0    1,015   15.9      380   15.4      182   12.7      0

26-35 POUNDS           4,351   28.1     3,320   27.7    1,630   25.6      587   23.7      306   21.4     10

36+ POUNDS             5,250   33.9     2,915   24.3    1,462   23.0      527   21.3      285   19.9     13

UNKNOWN                   13    0.1        16    0.1       13    0.2        2    0.1        3    0.2      2


 
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