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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                    
                                                                                                                        
I.  Pregnancy Interval                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                        
First Pregnancy         13,528     90    6.6     77    5.7    167   12.3     34    2.5    111    8.2                    
                                                                                                                        
Plural Delivery            565     12   20.8     17   30.1     29   50.3      2    3.5     19   33.6                    
                                                                                                                        
1-11 Months              1,396     16   11.3     13    9.3     29   20.5     10    7.2     23   16.5                    
                                                                                                                        
12-17 Months             3,320     15    4.5     15    4.5     30    9.0     17    5.1     32    9.6                    
                                                                                                                        
18-23 Months             2,993     17    5.6      6    2.0     23    7.6     12    4.0     18    6.0                    
                                                                                                                        
24+ Months              14,726     83    5.6     64    4.3    147    9.9     43    2.9    107    7.3                    
                                                                                                                        
Unknown                    954     16   16.5     10   10.5     26   26.8      6    6.3     16   16.8                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
J.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began                                                                                  
                                                                                                                        
First Trimester         30,137    178    5.9    151    5.0    329   10.9     89    3.0    240    8.0                    
                                                                                                                        
Second Trimester         5,260     31    5.9     16    3.0     47    8.9     28    5.3     44    8.4                    
                                                                                                                        
Third Trimester            960      8    8.3      6    6.3     14   14.5      2    2.1      8    8.3                    
                                                                                                                        
None                       581     19   31.7     20   34.4     39   65.0      2    3.4     22   37.9                    
                                                                                                                        
Unknown                    544     13   23.3      9   16.5     22   39.5      3    5.5     12   22.1                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
K.  Number of Prenatal Visits                                                                                           
                                                                                                                        
None                       593     19   31.0     23   38.8     42   68.6      2    3.4     25   42.2                    
                                                                                                                        
1-4 Visits               1,645     68   39.7     59   35.9    127   74.1     12    7.3     71   43.2                    
                                                                                                                        
5-9 Visits               6,964     86   12.2     64    9.2    150   21.3     33    4.7     97   13.9                    
                                                                                                                        
10-12 Visits            16,620     42    2.5     23    1.4     65    3.9     45    2.7     68    4.1                    
                                                                                                                        
13-15 Visits             7,829     17    2.2     10    1.3     27    3.4     19    2.4     29    3.7                    
                                                                                                                        
16-30 Visits             3,042      7    2.3     12    3.9     19    6.2      7    2.3     19    6.2                    
                                                                                                                        
Unknown                    789     10   12.5     11   13.9     21   26.3      6    7.6     17   21.5                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
L.  Method of Delivery                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                        
Vaginal                 25,882    192    7.4    118    4.6    310   11.9     75    2.9    193    7.5                    
                                                                                                                        
VBAC                       421     14   32.2      5   11.9     19   43.7      1    2.4      6   14.3                    
                                                                                                                        
Primary C-Section        6,733     28    4.1     56    8.3     84   12.4     29    4.3     85   12.6                    
                                                                                                                        
Repeat C-Section         4,432     12    2.7     20    4.5     32    7.2     17    3.8     37    8.3                    
                                                                                                                        
Not Reported                14      0     .       2     .       2     .       0     .       2     .                     

 
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