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TABLE B-28
1996 VERMONT RESIDENT BIRTHS
   
                                SUBSTANCE USE DURING PREGNANCY(1)
                               NUMBER OF EVENTS AND COLUMN PERCENTS

                                            ALL BIRTHS

TOBACCO    NUMBER    COLUMN      ALCOHOL    NUMBER    COLUMN      TOBACCO AND    NUMBER    COLUMN
  USE    OF EVENTS  PERCENTS       USE    OF EVENTS  PERCENTS     ALCOHOL USE  OF EVENTS  PERCENTS
-------  ---------  --------     -------  ---------  --------     -----------  ---------  --------

YES          1276       18.9     YES           138        2.0     BOTH               42       0.6
NO           5444       80.6     NO           6582       97.5     NEITHER          5344      79.1
UNKNOWN        32        0.5     UNKNOWN        32        0.5     OTHER            1366      20.2

TOTAL        6752      100.0     TOTAL        6752      100.0     TOTAL            6752     100.0

                                   LOW BIRTH WEIGHT BIRTHS(2)

TOBACCO    NUMBER    COLUMN      ALCOHOL    NUMBER    COLUMN      TOBACCO AND    NUMBER    COLUMN
  USE    OF EVENTS  PERCENTS       USE    OF EVENTS  PERCENTS     ALCOHOL USE  OF EVENTS  PERCENTS
-------  ---------  --------     -------  ---------  --------     -----------  ---------  --------

YES           138       33.0     YES             7        1.7     BOTH                2        0.5
NO            276       66.0     NO            409       97.8     NEITHER           271       64.8
UNKNOWN         4        1.0     UNKNOWN         2        0.5     OTHER             145       34.7

TOTAL         418      100.0     TOTAL         418      100.0     TOTAL             418      100.0



(1) THERE MAY BE INCONSISTENCIES AMONG HOSPITALS IN REPORTING SMOKING AND ALCOHOL USE.
(2) LOW BIRTH WEIGHT REFERS TO A LIVE BORN INFANT WEIGHING LESS THAN 2500 GRAMS.

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