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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 2000

                                                                            NUMBER   PERCENT

                                TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5,844     100.0


                                                     PERIOD OF GESTATION

                                <7 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,017      17.4
                                7-8 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,485      25.4
                                9-10 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . .          814      13.9
                                11-12 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          487       8.3
                                13-15 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          335       5.7
                                16-20 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          352       6.0
                                21+ WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           54       0.9
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,300      22.2


                                                      TYPE OF PROCEDURE

                                SUCTION CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . .        4,320      73.9
                                SHARP CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . . .          135       2.3
                                DILATION AND EVACUATION . . . . . . .          320       5.5
                                INTRA-UTERINE SALINE INSTILLATION . .            0       0.0
                                INTRA-UTERINE PROSTAGLANDIN . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTEROTOMY . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTERECTOMY  . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           12       0.2
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,057      18.1


                                                     LOCATION OF FACILITY

                                ARKANSAS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        4,548      77.8
                                OUT-OF-STATE  . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,296      22.2


                                                  PREVIOUS INDUCED ABORTIONS

                                0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        2,237      38.3
                                1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,184      20.3
                                2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          329       5.6
                                3 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          144       2.5
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,950      33.4



                                                   INDUCED ABORTION RATIOS
                                             BY SELECTED PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 2000


                                                      AGE OF FEMALE            RATIO

                                        <15 YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           42.4
                                        15-19 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           17.6
                                        20-24 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           15.2
                                        25-29 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           12.7
                                        30-34 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           11.6
                                        35-39 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           18.0
                                        40+ YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           24.8


                                                      MARITAL STATUS

                                        MARRIED . . . . . . . . . . .            3.9
                                        UNMARRIED . . . . . . . . . .           33.0


                                                      RACE OF FEMALE

                                        WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . .           11.3
                                        BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . .           28.5
                                        OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . .           16.2


                                               NUMBER OF PREVIOUS LIVE BIRTHS

                                        0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            9.7
                                        1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            9.4
                                        2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           12.1
                                        3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           12.5
                                        4 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . .            8.7


                 NOTE:  RATIOS ARE CALCULATED FROM ABORTIONS AND LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS

                 SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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