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         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY TRIMESTER WHEN PRENATAL CARE BEGAN
                          ARKANSAS 2003 


                                            Trimester When Prenatal Care Began
                            First           Second            Third          None          Unk
                         No.     Pct      No.     Pct      No.     Pct    No.     Pct      No.

TOTAL                 30,290   100.0    5,339   100.0      996   100.0    623   100.0      547

A.  Number of Prenatal Visits

None                       0     0.0        0     0.0        0     0.0    623   100.0        0

1-4 Visits               738     2.4      438     8.2      476    47.8      0     0.0       37

5-9 Visits             4,151    13.7    2,426    45.4      421    42.3      0     0.0       64

10-12 Visits          14,670    48.4    1,894    35.5       70     7.0      0     0.0       69

13-15 Visits           7,435    24.5      382     7.2       14     1.4      0     0.0       28

16-30 Visits           2,902     9.6      135     2.5        4     0.4      0     0.0       10

Unknown                  394     1.3       64     1.2       11     1.1      0     0.0      339


B.  Live Birth Interval

First Live Birth      12,876    42.5    1,944    36.4      318    31.9    161    25.8      180

Plural Delivery          486     1.6       60     1.1        8     0.8      8     1.3        4

1-11 Months              314     1.0      151     2.8       34     3.4     42     6.7       16

12-17 Months           1,565     5.2      526     9.9      130    13.1     91    14.6       48

18-23 Months           1,954     6.5      476     8.9      105    10.5     64    10.3       39

24+ Months            12,528    41.4    2,097    39.3      387    38.9    203    32.6      202

Unknown                  567     1.9       85     1.6       14     1.4     54     8.7       58


C.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                  25,809    85.2    3,958    74.1      720    72.3    438    70.3      397

<10 Cigarettes/Day     1,459     4.8      443     8.3       90     9.0     39     6.3       35

10-19 Cigarettes/Day   1,767     5.8      549    10.3      104    10.4     73    11.7       49

20+ Cigarettes/Day       956     3.2      280     5.2       69     6.9     51     8.2       29

Unknown Cigarettes/Day   197     0.7       79     1.5       11     1.1     12     1.9       18

Unknown Tobacco Use      102     0.3       30     0.6        2     0.2     10     1.6       19


D.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 POUNDS             5,479    18.1    1,263    23.7      367    36.8    315    50.6      196

16-20 POUNDS           2,978     9.8      583    10.9      108    10.8     54     8.7       45

21-25 POUNDS           4,860    16.0      641    12.0       93     9.3     61     9.8       47

26-35 POUNDS           8,470    28.0    1,309    24.5      204    20.5     96    15.4      125

36+ POUNDS             8,466    27.9    1,535    28.8      224    22.5     95    15.2      132

UNKNOWN                   37     0.1        8     0.1        0     0.0      2     0.3        2


 
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