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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                    
                                                                                                                        
P.  Clinical Gestational Age                                                                                            
                                                                                                                        
<37 Weeks                4,078    194   45.4    166   40.7    360   84.3     38    9.3    204   50.0                    
                                                                                                                        
37-39 Weeks             20,637     38    1.8     24    1.2     62    3.0     51    2.5     75    3.6                    
                                                                                                                        
40-41 Weeks             12,221     15    1.2      8    0.7     23    1.9     31    2.5     39    3.2                    
                                                                                                                        
42+ Weeks                  331      1    3.0      1    3.0      2    6.0      0    0.0      1    3.0                    
                                                                                                                        
Unknown                    215      1    4.6      3   14.0      4   18.5      4   18.6      7   32.6                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
Q.  Birthweight by Race                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                        
Total                                                                                                                   
  Total                 37,482    249    6.6    202    5.4    451   12.0    124    3.3    326    8.7                    
                                                                                                                        
  <1500 Grams              616    149  194.8    139  225.6    288  376.5     13   21.1    152  246.8                    
                                                                                                                        
  1500-2499 Grams        2,713     52   18.8     29   10.7     81   29.3     20    7.4     49   18.1                    
                                                                                                                        
  2500+ Grams           34,146     42    1.2     31    0.9     73    2.1     88    2.6    119    3.5                    
                                                                                                                        
  Unknown                    7      6     .       3     .       9     .       3     .       6     .                     
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
White                                                                                                                   
  Total                 28,986    158    5.4    132    4.6    290   10.0     92    3.2    224    7.7                    
                                                                                                                        
  <1500 Grams              369     89  194.3     89  241.2    178  388.6      7   19.0     96  260.2                    
                                                                                                                        
  1500-2499 Grams        1,828     32   17.2     18    9.8     50   26.9     16    8.8     34   18.6                    
                                                                                                                        
  2500+ Grams           26,785     33    1.2     22    0.8     55    2.1     66    2.5     88    3.3                    
                                                                                                                        
  Unknown                    4      4     .       3     .       7     .       3     .       6     .                     
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
Black                                                                                                                   
  Total                  7,132     83   11.5     67    9.4    150   20.8     31    4.3     98   13.7                    
                                                                                                                        
  <1500 Grams              230     54  190.1     48  208.7    102  359.2      6   26.1     54  234.8                    
                                                                                                                        
  1500-2499 Grams          813     19   22.8     10   12.3     29   34.9      4    4.9     14   17.2                    
                                                                                                                        
  2500+ Grams            6,087      8    1.3      9    1.5     17    2.8     21    3.4     30    4.9                    
                                                                                                                        
  Unknown                    2      2     .       0     .       2     .       0     .       0     .                     
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
Other                                                                                                                   
  Total                  1,340      7    5.2      3    2.2     10    7.4      1    0.7      4    3.0                    
                                                                                                                        
  <1500 Grams               16      5  238.1      2     .       7  333.3      0     .       2     .                     
                                                                                                                        
  1500-2499 Grams           69      1   14.3      1   14.5      2   28.6      0    0.0      1   14.5                    
                                                                                                                        
  2500+ Grams            1,255      1    0.8      0    0.0      1    0.8      1    0.8      1    0.8                    

 
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