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TABLE B-24
1997 VERMONT RESIDENT BIRTHS
                                      MONTH PRENATAL CARE BEGAN BY AGE OF FATHER
                                     NUMBER OF EVENTS AND CUMULATIVE ROW PERCENTS
                    
                                              MONTH PRENATAL CARE BEGAN*
AGE OF 
FATHER        FIRST   SECOND  THIRD   FOURTH  FIFTH   SIXTH  SEVENTH EIGHTH  NINTH    NONE  UNKNOWN TOTAL
------------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------ ------- ------  ------  ------ ------- -----

<15 YEARS         0       0       0       0       0       0      0       0       0       0      0       0

 15 YEARS         0       0       1       1       0       0      1       0       0       0      0       3
 16 YEARS         1       4       4       2       1       2      0       0       0       0      2      16
 17 YEARS         5       3       4       4       1       0      0       0       0       0      0      17
 18 YEARS         6      20      19       6       1       0      0       0       0       0      2      54
 19 YEARS         8      26      23      13       4       3      1       2       0       2      3      85
(15-19 YRS)   (  20)  (  53)  (  51)  (  26)  (   7)  (   5) (   2)  (   2)  (   0)  (   2) (   7)  ( 175)

 20 YEARS        13      56      30       5       4       5      4       1       1       0     11     130
 21 YEARS        14      57      37       9       9       3      3       1       1       0      9     143
 22 YEARS        19      66      40      13       3       3      2       1       0       0      9     156
 23 YEARS        23      92      48      11       5       0      6       1       2       0     10     198
 24 YEARS        22     116      49      15       7       5      2       2       0       1      8     227
(20-24 YRS)   (  91)  ( 387)  ( 204)  (  53)  (  28)  (  16) (  17)  (   6)  (   4)  (   1) (  47)  ( 854)

 25-29 YRS      206     822     383      82      41      17     10       7       2       1     69    1640
 30-34 YRS      226     974     376      92      23      16      7       4       2       1     43    1764
 35-39 YRS      137     634     250      49      20      11      3       4       2       2     46    1158
 40-44 YRS       47     201     100      28       9       7      3       1       2       1     15     414
 45+ YEARS       20      92      49      11       7       3      3       2       0       0      9     196
 UNKNOWN         28     137      88      39      31      18     11       9       3       6     31     401

 TOTAL          775    3300    1501     380     166      93     56      35      15      14    267    6602

                                         CUMULATIVE ROW PERCENTS - EXCLUDING UNKNOWNS                     
AGE OF
FATHER        FIRST    SECOND    THIRD   FOURTH    FIFTH   SIXTH    SEVENTH   EIGHTH    NINTH    NONE
------------  ------   -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------   ------   -------  -------

<15 YEARS       0.0       0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0      0.0      0.0

 15 YEARS       0.0       0.0     33.3     66.7     66.7     66.7    100.0     100.0    100.0    100.0
 16 YEARS       7.1      35.7     64.3     78.6     85.7    100.0    100.0     100.0    100.0    100.0
 17 YEARS      29.4      47.1     70.6     94.1    100.0    100.0    100.0     100.0    100.0    100.0
 18 YEARS      11.5      50.0     86.5     98.1    100.0    100.0    100.0     100.0    100.0    100.0
 19 YEARS       9.8      41.5     69.5     85.4     90.2     93.9     95.1      97.6     97.6    100.0
(15-19 YRS)  ( 11.9)   ( 43.5)  ( 73.8)  ( 89.3)  ( 93.5)  ( 96.4)  ( 97.6)   ( 98.8)  ( 98.8)  (100.0)

 20 YEARS      10.9      58.0     83.2     87.4     90.8     95.0     98.3      99.2    100.0    100.0
 21 YEARS      10.4      53.0     80.6     87.3     94.0     96.3     98.5      99.3    100.0    100.0
 22 YEARS      12.9      57.8     85.0     93.9     95.9     98.0     99.3     100.0    100.0    100.0
 23 YEARS      12.2      61.2     86.7     92.6     95.2     95.2     98.4      98.9    100.0    100.0
 24 YEARS      10.0      63.0     85.4     92.2     95.4     97.7     98.6      99.5     99.5    100.0
(20-24 YRS)  ( 11.3)   ( 59.2)  ( 84.5)  ( 91.1)  ( 94.5)  ( 96.5)  ( 98.6)   ( 99.4)  ( 99.9)  (100.0)

 25-29 YRS     13.1      65.4     89.8     95.0     97.6     98.7     99.4      99.8     99.9    100.0
 30-34 YRS     13.1      69.7     91.6     96.9     98.3     99.2     99.6      99.8     99.9    100.0
 35-39 YRS     12.3      69.3     91.8     96.2     98.0     99.0     99.3      99.6     99.8    100.0
 40-44 YRS     11.8      62.2     87.2     94.2     96.5     98.2     99.0      99.2     99.7    100.0
 45+ YEARS     10.7      59.9     86.1     92.0     95.7     97.3     98.9     100.0    100.0    100.0
 UNKNOWN        7.6      44.6     68.4     78.9     87.3     92.2     95.1      97.6     98.4    100.0

 TOTAL         12.2      64.3     88.0     94.0     96.6     98.1     99.0      99.5     99.8    100.0


* SEE APPENDIX B FOR DATA QUALITY NOTES.

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