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              LIVE BIRTHS, FETAL, NEONATAL, PERINATAL, POSTNEONATAL AND INFANT DEATHS
                                BY SELECTED BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS                                                       
                                          ARKANSAS 2003                         
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                         Live        Fetal       Neonatal      Perinatal   Postneonatal     Infant                      
                        Births      Deaths        Deaths        Deaths        Deaths        Deaths                      
                           No.    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate                    
                                                                                                                        
E.  Sex of Child                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
Male                    19,263    131    6.8    122    6.3    253   13.0     75    3.9    197   10.2                    
                                                                                                                        
Female                  18,218    113    6.2     80    4.4    193   10.5     49    2.7    129    7.1                    
                                                                                                                        
Unknown                      1      3     .       0     .       3     .       0     .       0     .                     
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
F.  Live Birth Order                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                        
NONE                         0    121 1000.0      0     .     121 1000.0      0     .       0     .                     
                                                                                                                        
FIRST                   15,389     64    4.1     92    6.0    156   10.1     40    2.6    132    8.6                    
                                                                                                                        
SECOND                  11,908     43    3.6     60    5.0    103    8.6     37    3.1     97    8.1                    
                                                                                                                        
THIRD                    6,301     13    2.1     28    4.4     41    6.5     31    4.9     59    9.4                    
                                                                                                                        
FOURTH                   2,433      7    2.9     15    6.2     22    9.0      5    2.1     20    8.2                    
                                                                                                                        
FIFTH +                  1,392      1    0.7      5    3.6      6    4.3      8    5.7     13    9.3                    
                                                                                                                        
UNKNOWN                     59      0    0.0      2   33.9      2   33.9      3   50.8      5   84.7                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
G.  Pregnancy Order                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                        
FIRST                   13,528     90    6.6     77    5.7    167   12.3     34    2.5    111    8.2                    
                                                                                                                        
SECOND                  10,892     53    4.8     59    5.4    112   10.2     28    2.6     87    8.0                    
                                                                                                                        
THIRD                    6,743     57    8.4     32    4.7     89   13.1     34    5.0     66    9.8                    
                                                                                                                        
FOURTH                   3,359     23    6.8     16    4.8     39   11.5     12    3.6     28    8.3                    
                                                                                                                        
FIFTH +                  2,838     20    7.0     16    5.6     36   12.6     13    4.6     29   10.2                    
                                                                                                                        
UNKNOWN                    122      6   46.9      2   16.4      8   62.5      3   24.6      5   41.0                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
H.  Live Birth Interval                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                        
No Live Births               0    121 1000.0      0     .     121 1000.0      0     .       0     .                     
                                                                                                                        
First Live Birth        15,389     64    4.1     92    6.0    156   10.1     40    2.6    132    8.6                    
                                                                                                                        
Plural Delivery            561      6   10.6     16   28.5     22   38.8      2    3.6     18   32.1                    
                                                                                                                        
1-11 Months                544      4    7.3      6   11.0     10   18.2      5    9.2     11   20.2                    
                                                                                                                        
12-17 Months             2,315      5    2.2     11    4.8     16    6.9     15    6.5     26   11.2                    
                                                                                                                        
18-23 Months             2,602      6    2.3      3    1.2      9    3.5     12    4.6     15    5.8                    
                                                                                                                        
24+ Months              15,303     40    2.6     63    4.1    103    6.7     44    2.9    107    7.0                    
                                                                                                                        
Unknown                    768      3    3.9     11   14.3     14   18.2      6    7.8     17   22.1                    

 
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