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TABLE B-29
1996 VERMONT RESIDENT BIRTHS
                                 PREGNANCY RISK FACTORS, PROCEDURES AND COMPLICATIONS(1)
                                                   NUMBER AND PERCENT

               ITEM                      NUMBER PERCENT              ITEM                     NUMBER PERCENT
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MEDICAL RISK FACTORS FOR THIS PREGNANCY                 OBSTETRIC PROCEDURES

Anemia (Hct.<30 / Hgb.<10)                 150    2.2   Amniocentesis                            419    6.2
Cardiac disease                             46    0.7   Electronic fetal monitoring             4626   68.5
Acute or chronic lung disease              187    2.8   Induction of labor                      1350   20.0
Diabetes                                   236    3.5   Stimulation of labor                    1649   24.4
Genital herpes                              90    1.3   Tocolysis                                177    2.6
Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios                  64    1.0   Ultrasound                              5238   77.6
Hemoglobinopathy                             1   <0.1   Other                                    209    3.1
Hypertension, chronic                       71    1.1
Hypertension, pregnancy-associated         227    3.4   None                                     559    8.3
Eclampsia                                   18    0.3   Unknown                                    8    0.1
Incompetent cervix                          29    0.4   One only                                1528   22.6
Previous infant 4000+ grams                 72    1.1   More than one                           4657   69.0
Previous preterm OR                                       
 small-for-gestational age infant          139    2.1   COMPLICATIONS OF LABOR AND/OR DELIVERY
Renal disease                               99    1.5
Rh sensitization                            46    0.7   Febrile ( >100 F. or 38 C.)              142    2.1
Uterine bleeding                           167    2.5   Meconium, moderate/heavy                 639    9.5
Other                                      691   10.2   Premature rupture of membrane (>12 hrs)  362    5.4
                                                        Abruptio placenta                         57    0.8
None                                      4856   71.9   Placenta previa                           24    0.4
Unknown                                     10    0.2   Other excessive bleeding                  66    1.0
One only                                  1508   22.3   Seizures during labor                      3   <0.1
More than one                              378    5.6   Precipitous labor (< 3 hours)            127    1.9
                                                        Prolonged labor (>20 hours)              434    6.4
                                                        Dysfunctional labor                      423    6.3
                                                        Breech/Malpresentation                   201    3.0
                                                        Cephalopelvic disproportion              132    2.0
                                                        Cord prolapse                             14    0.2
                                                        Anesthetic complications                   3   <0.1
                                                        Fetal distress                           358    5.3
                                                        Other                                    647    9.6

                                                        None                                    4094   60.6
                                                        Unknown                                   10    0.2
                                                        One only                                1893   28.0
                                                        More than one                            755   11.2
                    
(1) THERE MAY BE INCONSISTENCIES AMONG HOSPITALS IN THE REPORTING OF RISK FACTORS.


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