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TABLE B-29
1999 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)                 114     1.7      Amniocentesis                               356      5.4
Cardiac disease                              9     0.1      Electronic fetal monitoring                5105     77.8
Acute or chronic lung disease              112     1.7      Induction of labor                         1431     21.8
Diabetes                                   151     2.3      Stimulation of labor                       1877     28.6
Genital herpes                              95     1.5      Tocolysis                                   149      2.3
Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios                  74     1.1      Ultrasound                                 5329     81.2
Hemoglobinopathy                             1     0.1      Other                                       188      2.9
Hypertension, chronic                       66     1.0
Hypertension, pregnancy-associated         248     3.8      None                                        434      6.6
Eclampsia                                   22     0.3      Unknown                                      16      0.2
Incompetent cervix                          18     0.3      One only                                   1137     17.3
Previous infant 4000+ grams                 54     0.8      More than one                              4973     75.8
Previous preterm or small-for-             128     2.0
 gestational-age infant                                     COMPLICATIONS OF LABOR AND/OR DELIVERY
Renal disease                               62     1.0
Rh sensitization                            10     0.2      Febrile (>100 F. or 38 C.)                  112      1.7
Uterine bleeding                           133     2.0      Meconium, moderate/heavy                    529      8.1
Other                                      671    10.2      Premature rupture of membrane (>12 hours)   308      4.7
                                                            Abruptio placenta                            42      0.6
None                                      4894    74.6      Placenta previa                              22      0.3
Unknown                                     16     0.2      Other excessive bleeding                     87      1.3
One only                                  1379    21.0      Seizures during labor                         2     <0.1
More than one                              271     4.1      Precipitous labor (<3 hours)                115      1.8
                                                            Prolonged labor (>20 hours)                 422      6.4
                                                            Dysfunctional labor                         555      8.5
                                                            Breech/Malpresentation                      179      2.7
                                                            Cephalopelvic disproportion                  83      1.3
                                                            Cord prolapse                                 8      0.1
                                                            Anesthetic complications                      4      0.1
                                                            Fetal distress                              395      6.0
                                                            Other                                       488      7.4

                                                            None                                       4166     63.5
                                                            Unknown                                      19      0.3
                                                            One only                                   1665     25.4
                                                            More than one                               710     10.8
                    
* THERE MAY BE INCONSISTENCIES AMONG HOSPITALS IN THE REPORTING OF RISK FACTORS.

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