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TABLE B-29
1998 VERMONT RESIDENT BIRTHS
                                   PREGNANCY RISK FACTORS, PROCEDURES AND COMPLICATIONS*
                                                       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)                     128     2.0    Amniocentesis                               389     5.9
Cardiac disease                                 22     0.3    Electronic fetal monitoring                4935    75.1
Acute or chronic lung disease                  125     1.9    Induction of labor                         1348    20.5
Diabetes                                       175     2.7    Stimulation of labor                       1790    27.2
Genital herpes                                  76     1.2    Tocolysis                                   141     2.1
Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios                      58     0.9    Ultrasound                                 5277    80.3
Hemoglobinopathy                                 1    <0.1    Other                                       252     3.8
Hypertension, chronic                           54     0.8
Hypertension, pregnancy-associated             207     3.2    None                                        457     7.0
Eclampsia                                       15     0.2    Unknown                                       6     0.1
Incompetent cervix                              21     0.3    One only                                   1268    19.3
Previous infant 4000+ grams                     53     0.8    More than one                              4838    73.6
Previous preterm or small-for-gestational-     166     2.5
 age infant                                                   COMPLICATIONS OF LABOR AND/OR DELIVERY
Renal disease                                   65     1.0
Rh sensitization                                13     0.2    Febrile (>100 F. or 38 C.)                  156     2.4
Uterine bleeding                               129     2.0    Meconium, moderate/heavy                    538     8.2
Other                                          638     9.7    Premature rupture of membrane (>12 hours)   300     4.6
                                                              Abruptio placenta                            41     0.6
None                                          4947    75.3    Placenta previa                              16     0.2
Unknown                                         10     0.2    Other excessive bleeding                     90     1.4
One only                                      1334    20.3    Seizures during labor                         2    <0.1
More than one                                  278     4.2    Precipitous labor (<3 hours)                133     2.0
                                                              Prolonged labor (>20 hours)                 437     6.7
                                                              Dysfunctional labor                         472     7.2
                                                              Breech/Malpresentation                      221     3.4
                                                              Cephalopelvic disproportion                  75     1.1
                                                              Cord prolapse                                 9     0.1
                                                              Anesthetic complications                      8     0.1
                                                              Fetal distress                              378     5.8
                                                              Other                                       572     8.7

                                                              None                                       4119    62.7
                                                              Unknown                                      11     0.2
                                                              One only                                   1705    26.0
                                                              More than one                               734    11.2
                    
* THERE MAY BE INCONSISTENCIES AMONG HOSPITALS IN THE REPORTING OF RISK FACTORS.

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