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         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY SEX OF CHILD
                          ARKANSAS 2003 


                                                       Total            Male            Female
                                                    No.     Pct      No.     Pct      No.     Pct

B.  Congenital Anomalies of the Newborn

Anencephalus                                         10     1.6        4     1.0        6     2.7

Spina Bifida/Meningocele                             14     2.3        8     2.0        6     2.7

Hydrocephalus                                        17     2.8        7     1.8       10     4.5

Microcephalus                                         1     0.2        1     0.3        0     0.0

Other Central Nervous System Anomalies                6     1.0        2     0.5        4     1.8

Heart Malformations                                  34     5.5       23     5.9       11     5.0

Other Circulatory/Respiratory Anomalies              36     5.9       20     5.1       16     7.2

Rectal Atresia/Stenosis                               7     1.1        5     1.3        2     0.9

Tracheo Esophageal Fistula/Esophageal Atresia         5     0.8        3     0.8        2     0.9

Omphalocele/Gastroschisis                            35     5.7       18     4.6       17     7.7

Other Gastrointestinal Anomalies                     18     2.9       13     3.3        5     2.3

Malformed Genitalia                                 110    17.9      106    27.1        4     1.8

Renal Agenesis                                        7     1.1        5     1.3        2     0.9

Other Urogenital Anomalies                           33     5.4       26     6.6        7     3.2

Cleft lip/Palate                                     44     7.2       22     5.6       22     9.9

Polydactyly/Syndactyly/Adactyly                      40     6.5       25     6.4       15     6.8

Club Foot                                            34     5.5       20     5.1       14     6.3

Diaphragmatic Hernia                                  4     0.7        2     0.5        2     0.9

Other Musculoskeletal/Integumental Anomalies         42     6.9       18     4.6       24    10.8

Down Syndrome                                        17     2.8        8     2.0        9     4.1

Other Chromosomal Anomalies                          15     2.4        8     2.0        7     3.2

Other and Unspecifed Congenital Anomalies            84    13.7       47    12.0       37    16.7

Total Reported Congenital Anomalies                 613   100.0      391   100.0      222   100.0

Total Births with Congenital Anomalies              529              342              187

 
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