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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 2000


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                                                 L I V E   B I R T H S
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LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ...........................................  37,790
LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES .....................................................   2,351
LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS ......................................................  36,869
LIVE BIRTHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS ..............................................................   1,430


                           RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER AND SEX OF CHILD

                           --------- WHITE --------           -------- BLACK -------           ------- OTHER -------
TOTAL     RATE              TOTAL    MALE    FEMALE           TOTAL    MALE   FEMALE           TOTAL   MALE   FEMALE

37,790    14.1             28,704   14,603   14,101           7,944   4,144    3,800           1,106    567     539



                                 RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS, BY AGE AND RACE OF MOTHER

                    TOTAL      <15      15-17      18-19       20-24      25-29      30-34      35-39      40+

ALL RACES          37,790      131      2,022       4,377     12,853     10,034      5,671      2,213      479
WHITE              28,704       50      1,222       3,014      9,358      8,107      4,757      1,818      370
BLACK               7,944       79        744       1,238      3,185      1,600        695        308       94
OTHER               1,106        2         49         116        302        319        217         86       15


                           RESIDENT LOW BIRTHWEIGHT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER

TOTAL      PERCENT                   WHITE      PERCENT          BLACK      PERCENT          OTHER    PERCENT

3,236        8.6                     2,052        7.1            1,095        13.8             89       8.0



                           LIVE BIRTHS BY OCCURRENCE: LOCALE OF DELIVERY AND ATTENDANT

                         --------------- HOSPITAL ---------------           ------------ OUT-OF-HOSPITAL ------------
TOTAL                    TOTAL     PHYSICIAN   CN MIDWIFE   OTHER           TOTAL    PHYSICIAN    LAY MIDWIFE   OTHER

36,869                  36,480       35,767        583       114             388         29           205         149



                          RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED MOTHERS, BY RACE AND AGE

                  TOTAL  PERCENT     <15     15-17     18-19     20-24     25-29     30-34     35-39     40+

ALL RACES        13,512    35.8      128     1,681     2,820     5,475     2,132      786       372     113
WHITE             7,189    25.0       48       898     1,575     2,769     1,152      445       233      65
BLACK             5,954    74.9       78       735     1,170     2,578       914      306       128      44
OTHER               353    31.9        2        42        71       124        64       35        11       4



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                              I N D U C E D  A B O R T I O N S  A N D  F E T A L  D E A T H S
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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS AND FETAL DEATHS, BY RACE

                                                         TOTAL      WHITE      BLACK      OTHER     UNKNOWN

INDUCED ABORTIONS                                        5,844      3,412      2,214        143          75
FETAL DEATHS (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR >=350 GRAMS)               268        177         86          2           3
SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH