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TABLE B-28
1999 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          1078        16.5          YES             64         1.0          BOTH                 20       0.3
NO           5455        83.5          NO            6468        99.0          NEITHER            5410      82.5
UNKNOWN        27                      UNKNOWN         28                      OTHER              1130      17.2

TOTAL        6560       100.0          TOTAL         6560       100.0          TOTAL              6560     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            98        26.3          YES              4         1.1          BOTH                  1       0.3
NO            275        73.7          NO             369        98.9          NEITHER             272      72.9
UNKNOWN         0                      UNKNOWN          0                      OTHER               100      26.8

TOTAL         373       100.0          TOTAL          373       100.0          TOTAL               373     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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