TABLE 23

RISK FOR LOW-BIRTHWEIGHT (LBW) BIRTHS BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
OF FEMALES 19 OR LESS YEARS OLD,
ARIZONA, 1995



Characteristic/Birthweight
Total, Females 19 or Less Years Old Under 15

Years

15-17

Years

18-19

Years

ALCOHOL/TOBACCO USE

Tobacco Use

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births





1,213

144

11.9





16

1

6.3





432

64

14.8





765

79

10.3

Alcohol Use

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births

127

13

10.2

5

0

-

44

5

11.4

108

8

7.4

Tobacco & Alcohol Use

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births



72

10

13.9



2

0

-



28

5

17.9



42

5

11.9

PAYEE FOR THE DELIVERY

AHCCCS1

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births





7,748

622

8.0





164

13

7.9





2,931

273

9.3





4,653

336

7.2

IHS2

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births



467

27

5.8



13

0

-



180

7

3.9



274

20

7.3

Private Insurance

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births



2,100

159

7.6



33

1

3.3



825

66

8.0



1,242

92

7.4

Self

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births



403

42

10.4



12

2

16.7



156

16

10.3



235

24

10.2

Unknown

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births



255

25

9.8



7

1

14.3



86

7

8.1



162

17

10.5

LENGTH OF GESTATION

37 Weeks

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births





1,887

688

36.5





41

15

36.6





757

302

39.9





1,089

371

34.1

>37 Weeks

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births



9,086

187

2.1



188

2

1.1



3,421

67

2.0



5,477

118

2.2

PRENATAL VISITS

No Prenatal Visits

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births





266

40

15.0





15

1

6.7





111

22

19.8





140

17

12.1

1-4 Prenatal Visits

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births



892

131

14.7



24

2

8.3



355

65

18.3



513

64

12.5

5 or More Visits

All Births

# LBW Births

% LBW Births



9,101

609

6.7



170

11

6.5



3,436

240

7.0



5,495

358

6.5

1 The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System is the state Medicaid program.
2 Indian Health Service.