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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 2000


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                                                          D E A T H S
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DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ................................................. 28,182
DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES ...........................................................  1,626
DEATHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS ............................................................ 27,700
DEATHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS ....................................................................  1,144


                                                  DEATHS, BY RACE AND SEX

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

28,182    10.5             24,030   11,986   12,044           4,036   2,001    2,035            110      61      49



                                               DEATHS, BY AGE AND RACE

                 TOTAL       <1   1-4   5-14   15-24   25-34   35-44   45-54   55-64   65-74   75-84    85+

ALL RACES       28,182      317    76    101    407     501   1,009    1,805   3,068   5,255   8,209   7,433
WHITE           24,030      202    49     80    303     360     747    1,386   2,573   4,568   7,250   6,512
BLACK            4,036      109    26     19    103     134     255      409     478     673     936     894
OTHER              110        5     1      2      1       4       7       10      17      14      23      26



                                  DEATHS, OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS BY PLACE OF DEATH

                                                       NURSING
TOTAL                              HOSPITAL            HOME           RESIDENCE          OTHER

27,700                              15,003            4,889             6,857             950



                                                INFANT MORTALITY, BY RACE

                                                TOTAL   RATE             WHITE   RATE               BLACK    RATE

        TOTAL                                    317     8.4              202     7.0                109     13.7
        NEONATAL (<28 DAYS)                      189     5.0              109     3.8                 78      9.8
        POSTNEONATAL (28 DAYS TO <1 YEAR)        128     3.4               93     3.2                 31      3.9






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                                     M A R R I A G E S  A N D  D I V O R C E S
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                                    MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS

                                                               NUMBER      RATES

                                     MARRIAGES/OCCURRENCE      40,629      15.2
                                     MARRIAGES/RESIDENCE       27,541      10.3

                                     DIVORCES/ANNULMENTS       17,101       6.4




NOTE:    'MARRIAGES/RESIDENCE' IS DETERMINED BY THE GROOM'S RESIDENT STATE
SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH