Teenage Pregnancy, Arizona, 1986-1996: Table 22

RISK FOR LOW-BIRTHWEIGHT (LBW) BIRTHS BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF FEMALES 19 OR LESS YEARS OLD, ARIZONA, 1996

Characteristics: Total AGE GROUP OF MOTHER
<15 15-1718-19
ETHNICITY OF MOTHER Non-Hispanic white Total births
Count 4033 40 13682625
LBW births Count 330 3 122205
Percent 8.2% 7.5%8.9% 7.8%
Hispanic Total births
Count 5628 132 2308 3188
LBW births Count427 10 199 218
Percent 7.6% 7.6% 8.6% 6.8%
Black Total births
Count 498 10 220 268
LBW births Count 63 0 28 35
Percent 12.7% .0% 12.7% 13.1%
American Indian Total births
Count 996 28 401 567
LBW births Count 57 1 21 35
Percent 5.7% 3.6% 5.2% 6.2%
Asian Total births
Count 763 3637
LBW birthsCount 11 1 7 3
Percent 14.5% 33.3% 19.4% 8.1%
Tobacco use during pregnancy Total births Count 1196 15 425 756
LBW births Count 131 2 52 77
Percent 11.0% 13.3% 12.2% 10.2%
Alcohol use during pregnancy Total births Count 1081 4562
LBW births Count 14 0 9 5
Percent 13.0% .0% 20.0% 8.1%
Use of both tobacco and alcoholTotal births  Count 68 1 31 36
LBW births Count 9 0 8 1
Percent 13.2% .0% 25.8% 2.8%
PAYEE FOR BIRTH AHCCCS Total births
Count 7988 161 3048 4779
LBW births Count 630 12 262 356
Percent 7.9% 7.5% 8.6% 7.5%
IHS Total births
Count 396 6 157 233
LBW birthsCount 17 0 6 11
Percent 4.3% .0% 3.8% 4.7%
PRIVATE INSURANCE* Total births
Count 2285 21 895 1369
LBW births Count 183 2 83 98
Percent 8.0% 9.5% 9.3% 7.2%
SELF Total births
Count 346 17 151 178
LBW births Count 34 1 15 18
Percent 9.8% 5.9% 9.9% 10.1%
UNKNOWN Total births
Count 232 11 89 132
LBW births Count 27 1 12 14
Percent 11.6% 9.1% 13.5% 10.6%
LENGTH OF GESTATION 37 or less weeks Total births
Count 2038 49 862 1127
LBW births Count 706 13 310 383
Percent 34.6% 26.5% 36.0% 33.1%
38 or more weeks Total births
Count 9209 167 3478 5564
LBW birthsCount 185 3 68 114
Percent 2.0% 1.8% 2.0% 2.0%
PRENATAL VISITS No visits Totalbirths
Count 304 9 130 165
LBW births Count 56 2 24 30
Percent 18.4% 22.2% 18.5% 18.2%
1-4 visits Total births
Count 873 24 331 518
LBW births Count 117 6 44 67
Percent 13.4% 25.0% 13.3% 12.9%
5 or more visits Total births
Count 9667 175 3705 5787
LBW births Count 655 6 280 369
Percent 6.8%3.4% 7.6%6.4%
*Includes Health Maintenance Organizations,Preferred Provider Organizations and other commercial insurance.
Public Health Services
Office of Health Planning, Evaluation and Statistics (OHPES)
Arizona Center for Health Statistics

For more information about this and other reports contact:
Kurt Batsche or Christopher K. Mrela, ADHS, OHPES
Phone: 602/542-7333; FAX: 602/542-1244