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         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY SEX OF CHILD
                          ARKANSAS 2003 


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

C.  Abnormal Conditions of the Newborn

Anemia                                              102     3.3       56     3.2       46     3.5

Birth Injury                                        309    10.1      188    10.7      121     9.3

Hyaline Membrane Disease/RDS                        359    11.8      239    13.6      120     9.2

Meconium Aspiration Syndrome                         62     2.0       39     2.2       23     1.8

Assisted Ventilation/<30 Min                        870    28.5      466    26.6      404    31.1

Assisted Ventilation/>30 Min                        412    13.5      251    14.3      161    12.4

Seizures                                             24     0.8       13     0.7       11     0.8

Other Abnormal Conditions                           917    30.0      503    28.7      414    31.8

Total Reported Abnormal Conditions                3,055   100.0    1,755   100.0    1,300   100.0

Total Births with Abnormal Conditions             2,693            1,523            1,170

 
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