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                        LIVE BIRTHS, ABORTIONS, AND FETAL DEATHS, BY AGE OF FEMALE
                                                ARKANSAS 2000



                                                                                  BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED FEMALES
                                              SPONTANEOUS       FETAL DEATHS
                     LIVE         INDUCED      ABORTIONS     (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR                 PERCENT OF
AGE                 BIRTHS       ABORTIONS    (<20 WEEKS)        >=350 GRAMS)         NUMBER   LIVE BIRTHS

TOTAL               37,790         5,844           575               268              13,512       35.8

12                       5             6             0                 0                   5      100.0
13                      30            13             0                 1                  29       96.7
14                      96            42             0                 1                  94       97.9
15                     277            76             2                 2                 251       90.6
16                     614           140            14                 8                 543       88.4
17                   1,131           197             9                 9                 887       78.4
18                   1,830           354            34                 9               1,251       68.4
19                   2,547           366            32                17               1,569       61.6

<15                    131            61             0                 2                 128       97.7

15-17                2,022           413            25                19               1,681       83.1

18-19                4,377           720            66                26               2,820       64.4

20-24               12,853         2,070           158                83               5,475       42.6

25-29               10,034         1,297           151                63               2,132       21.2

30-34                5,671           680            97                52                 786       13.9

35-39                2,213           426            53                15                 372       16.8

40+                    479           124            17                 6                 113       23.6

UNKNOWN                 10            53             8                 2                   5       50.0





SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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