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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.


E.  Birthweight

<1500 Grams              475     1.6       81     1.5        5     0.5     44     7.1       15

1500-2499 Grams        2,131     7.0      399     7.5       87     8.7     74    11.9       49

2500+ Grams           27,680    91.4    4,858    91.0      904    90.8    505    81.1      481

Unknown                    4     0.0        1     0.0        0     0.0      0     0.0        2

F.  One Minute Apgar Score

0-3                      630     2.1      115     2.2       32     3.2     43     6.9       14

4-6                    1,767     5.8      349     6.5       73     7.3     62    10.0       32

7-8                   17,325    57.2    2,760    51.7      500    50.2    310    49.8      291

9-10                   9,483    31.3    1,935    36.2      375    37.7    170    27.3      198

Unknown                1,085     3.6      180     3.4       16     1.6     38     6.1       12


G.  Five Minute Apgar Score

0-3                      147     0.5       21     0.4        6     0.6     15     2.4        4

4-6                      395     1.3       86     1.6       15     1.5     28     4.5       10

7-8                    3,415    11.3      593    11.1      113    11.3    102    16.4       52

9-10                  25,259    83.4    4,461    83.6      846    84.9    440    70.6      468

Unknown                1,074     3.5      178     3.3       16     1.6     38     6.1       13


H.  Computed Gestational Age

<37 Weeks              3,644    12.0      760    14.2      146    14.7    119    19.1       55

37-39 Weeks           15,293    50.5    2,445    45.8      458    46.0    194    31.1      146

40-41 Weeks            7,934    26.2    1,347    25.2      223    22.4    114    18.3       86

42+ Weeks              2,078     6.9      429     8.0       77     7.7     32     5.1       13

Unknown                1,341     4.4      358     6.7       92     9.2    164    26.3      247


I.  Clinical Gestational Age

<37 Weeks              3,236    10.7      554    10.4      120    12.0    137    22.0       70

37-39 Weeks           16,678    55.1    3,093    57.9      536    53.8    225    36.1      278

40-41 Weeks           10,041    33.1    1,597    29.9      317    31.8    217    34.8      142

42+ Weeks                234     0.8       66     1.2       19     1.9     10     1.6        4

Unknown                  101     0.3       29     0.5        4     0.4     34     5.5       53


 
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