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             LOW BIRTH WEIGHT (<2500 GRAMS/5.5 POUNDS) LIVE BIRTHS BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE AND RACE OF MOTHER
                                                     ARKANSAS 2000

                                            ALL RACES                WHITE                   BLACK

                                        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT

                STATE TOTAL             3,236        8.6        2,052        7.1        1,095       13.8

                NORTHWEST PHR             768        6.7          687        6.5           31       11.1
                SOUTHWEST PHR             411        9.2          217        7.1          190       14.4
                CENTRAL   PHR             896        8.9          517        7.2          364       13.6
                NORTHEAST PHR             675        9.2          475        8.1          185       13.3
                SOUTHEAST PHR             486       11.3          156        7.8          325       14.3

                ARKANSAS                   26       10.2           15        8.9           11       13.1
                ASHLEY                     24        7.6           14        6.5           10       10.2
                BAXTER                     22        6.3           22        6.3            0         - 
                BENTON                    166        7.3          149        7.2            3       30.0
                BOONE                      21        5.3           20        5.2            0         - 
                BRADLEY                    13        8.0            6        5.0            7       17.1
                CALHOUN                     6       12.5            3        8.8            3       21.4
                CARROLL                    17        4.6           17        5.0            0         - 
                CHICOT                     28       13.9            9       10.7           19       16.2
                CLARK                      29        9.6           14        6.7           15       18.3
                CLAY                       18        9.2           18        9.3            0         - 
                CLEBURNE                   29       11.5           29       11.6            0         - 
                CLEVELAND                  12       11.5            7        8.2            5       26.3
                COLUMBIA                   19        6.1            7        4.5           12        7.8
                CONWAY                     21        8.4           12        6.0            9       21.4
                CRAIGHEAD                  95        7.5           69        6.3           25       16.8
                CRAWFORD                   51        6.3           47        6.3            2       15.4
                CRITTENDEN                108       11.7           15        4.3           91       16.2
                CROSS                      18        7.0            9        5.1            8       10.4
                DALLAS                     18       16.5            8       14.5           10       18.5
                DESHA                      30       12.5           10        9.5           19       14.3
                DREW                       25        9.4           13        7.1           12       14.6
                FAULKNER                   84        6.6           72        6.3           12       10.8
                FRANKLIN                   13        6.0           13        6.0            0         - 
                FULTON                      9        7.6            8        6.8            0         - 
                GARLAND                    85        8.4           62        7.2           20       17.2
                GRANT                      19        8.9           19        9.1            0         - 
                GREENE                     44        7.8           43        7.8            0         - 
                HEMPSTEAD                  31        9.2           13        6.1           18       14.8
                HOT SPRING                 25        6.8           18        5.6            7       16.7
                HOWARD                     28       11.8           17        9.7           11       18.3
                INDEPENDENCE               42        9.7           38        9.5            1         - 
                IZARD                      10        8.5            8        6.9            0         - 
                JACKSON                    24       11.2           19       12.1            5        8.8
                JEFFERSON                 163       12.7           28        6.1          132       16.3
                JOHNSON                    21        6.7           21        6.9            0         - 
                LAFAYETTE                  18       14.3            7       13.0           11       15.5
                LAWRENCE                   14        6.3           14        6.4            0         - 
                LEE                        14        9.0            5       10.2            9        8.4
                LINCOLN                    23       14.2           13       12.5           10       17.5
                LITTLE RIVER               14        9.2            7        6.4            7       16.7
                LOGAN                      21        7.4           19        6.9            2       50.0
                LONOKE                     59        8.5           48        7.5            9       18.0
                MADISON                    10        6.3           10        6.4            0         - 
                MARION                      8        5.8            8        5.8            0         - 
                MILLER                     57        9.6           30        7.4           26       14.4
                MISSISSIPPI                96       10.2           53       10.4           42       10.1
                MONROE                     12        9.4            4        6.6            7       11.3
                MONTGOMERY                  6        6.7            6        7.0            0         - 
                NEVADA                     18       13.4           10       11.4            8       17.8
                NEWTON                     10       10.6           10       10.6            0         - 
                OUACHITA                   43       11.7           19        9.8           24       14.5
                PERRY                       5        4.1            5        4.2            0         - 
                PHILLIPS                   62       12.9           13       10.7           49       13.8
                PIKE                        6        4.7            6        5.2            0         - 
                POINSETT                   31        8.1           26        7.7            4       10.0
                POLK                       18        6.5           17        6.6            0         - 
                POPE                       45        6.2           39        5.7            3       13.0
                PRAIRIE                     9        8.1            5        6.6            4       11.4
                PULASKI                   559        9.6          228        6.9          321       13.6
                RANDOLPH                   16        8.7           16        8.9            0         - 
                ST FRANCIS                 45       10.0           14        7.9           31       11.4
                SALINE                     85        8.9           83        9.1            2        7.4
                SCOTT                       9        6.5            9        6.7            0         - 
                SEARCY                      8        9.1            8        9.1            0         - 
                SEBASTIAN                 115        6.2           95        6.0            4        3.6
                SEVIER                     20        7.2           16        6.1            2       33.3
                SHARP                      17        9.2           17        9.3            0         - 
                STONE                      10        7.5           10        7.6            0         - 
                UNION                      55        9.2           19        6.1           36       13.0
                VAN BUREN                  17       10.6           16       10.2            0         - 
                WASHINGTON                170        6.6          150        6.4            8       12.3
                WHITE                      87        9.7           80        9.5            5       15.2
                WOODRUFF                    7        7.4            3        4.9            4       12.1
                YELL                       23        6.9           22        7.3            0         - 



                NOTE:  PERCENT OF LIVE BIRTHS. PERCENTS FOR WHITE AND BLACK ARE RACE-SPECIFIC.

                SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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