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TABLE B-28
1998 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           1172        17.9          YES             62         0.9          BOTH                 23       0.4
NO            5364        82.1          NO            6476        99.1          NEITHER            5324      81.0
UNKNOWN         33                      UNKNOWN         31                      OTHER              1222      18.6

TOTAL         6569       100.0          TOTAL         6569       100.0          TOTAL              6569     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            127        29.3          YES              2         0.5          BOTH                  2       0.5
NO             306        70.7          NO             431        99.5          NEITHER             306      70.7
UNKNOWN          0                      UNKNOWN          0                      OTHER               125      28.9

TOTAL          433       100.0          TOTAL          433       100.0          TOTAL               433     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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