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TABLE B-28
1997 VERMONT RESIDENT BIRTHS

                                       SUBSTANCE USE DURING PREGNANCY**
                                    NUMBER OF EVENTS AND COLUMN PERCENTS

                                               ALL BIRTHS

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

YES          1157       17.5         YES           101        1.5         BOTH               24       0.4
NO           5395       81.7         NO           6472       98.0         NEITHER          5318      80.6
UNKNOWN        50        0.8         UNKNOWN        29        0.4         OTHER            1260      19.1

TOTAL        6602      100.0         TOTAL        6602      100.0         TOTAL            6602     100.0

                                           LOW BIRTH WEIGHT BIRTHS*

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

YES           133       32.3         YES            14        3.4         BOTH                7        1.7
NO            270       65.5         NO            394       95.6         NEITHER           263       63.8
UNKNOWN         9        2.2         UNKNOWN         4        1.0         OTHER             142       34.5

TOTAL         412      100.0         TOTAL         412      100.0         TOTAL             412      100.0


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

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