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TABLE B-29
1997 VERMONT RESIDENT BIRTHS
                                 PREGNANCY RISK FACTORS, PROCEDURES AND COMPLICATIONS*
                                                    NUMBER AND PERCENT

               ITEM                       NUMBER PERCENT                ITEM                       NUMBER PERCENT
---------------------------------------   ------ -------   --------------------------------------  ------ -------
MEDICAL RISK FACTORS FOR THIS PREGNANCY                     OBSTETRIC PROCEDURES

Anemia (Hct.<30 / Hgb.<10)                  138    2.1     Amniocentesis                              422    6.4
Cardiac disease                              44    0.7     Electronic fetal monitoring               4778   72.4
Acute or chronic lung disease               146    2.2     Induction of labor                        1364   20.7
Diabetes                                    182    2.8     Stimulation of labor                      1632   24.7
Genital herpes                               75    1.1     Tocolysis                                  174    2.6
Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios                   55    0.8     Ultrasound                                5240   79.4
Hemoglobinopathy                              1   <0.1     Other                                      207    3.1
Hypertension, chronic                        73    1.1
Hypertension, pregnancy-associated          215    3.3     None                                       550    8.3
Eclampsia                                    14    0.2     Unknown                                      8    0.1
Incompetent cervix                           25    0.4     One only                                  1334   20.2
Previous infant 4000+ grams                  60    0.9     More than one                             4710   71.3
Previous preterm or small-for-              164    2.5
  gestational-age infant                                   COMPLICATIONS OF LABOR AND/OR DELIVERY
Renal disease                                96    1.5
Rh sensitization                             17    0.3     Febrile (>100 F. or 38 C.)                 138    2.1
Uterine bleeding                            136    2.1     Meconium, moderate/heavy                   597    9.0
Other                                       590    8.9     Premature rupture of membrane (>12 hours)  302    4.6
                                                           Abruptio placenta                           48    0.7
None                                       4909   74.4     Placenta previa                              9    0.1
Unknown                                       8    0.1     Other excessive bleeding                    77    1.2
One only                                   1394   21.1     Seizures during labor                        1   <0.1
More than one                               291    4.4     Precipitous labor (<3 hours)               143    2.2
                                                           Prolonged labor (>20 hours)                438    6.6
                                                           Dysfunctional labor                        439    6.7
                                                           Breech/Malpresentation                     182    2.8
                                                           Cephalopelvic disproportion                 99    1.5
                                                           Cord prolapse                               12    0.2
                                                           Anesthetic complications                     8    0.1
                                                           Fetal distress                             357    5.4
                                                           Other                                      474    7.2

                                                           None                                      4160   63.0
                                                           Unknown                                      9    0.1
                                                           One only                                  1755   26.6
                                                           More than one                              678   10.3
                    
* THERE MAY BE INCONSISTENCIES AMONG HOSPITALS IN THE REPORTING OF RISK FACTORS.

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