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          INFANT, NEONATAL, AND POSTNEONATAL MORTALITY RATES BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE FOR FIVE YEAR PERIOD
                                                ARKANSAS 1996 - 2000

                                     -------INFANT-------     ------NEONATAL------     ----POSTNEONATAL----
                      LIVE                (< 1 YEAR)               (<28 DAYS)          (28 DAYS TO <1 YEAR)
                      BIRTHS         TOTAL           RATE     TOTAL           RATE     TOTAL           RATE


     STATE TOTAL     184,097         1,620           8.8        979           5.3        641           3.5

     NORTHWEST PHR    55,109           393           7.1        234           4.2        159           2.9
     SOUTHWEST PHR    22,564           224           9.9        140           6.2         84           3.7
     CENTRAL   PHR    48,650           434           8.9        279           5.7        155           3.2
     NORTHEAST PHR    35,511           335           9.4        191           5.4        144           4.1
     SOUTHEAST PHR    22,263           234          10.5        135           6.1         99           4.4

     ARKANSAS          1,366            10           7.3          5           3.7          5           3.7
     ASHLEY            1,655            12           7.3          7           4.2          5           3.0
     BAXTER            1,659             3           1.8          2           1.2          1           0.6
     BENTON           10,546            80           7.6         41           3.9         39           3.7
     BOONE             2,125             9           4.2          6           2.8          3           1.4
     BRADLEY             754             3           4.0          2           2.7          1           1.3
     CALHOUN             286             5          17.5          5          17.5          0           0.0
     CARROLL           1,687            15           8.9          9           5.3          6           3.6
     CHICOT            1,037            12          11.6          5           4.8          7           6.8
     CLARK             1,444            12           8.3          6           4.2          6           4.2
     CLAY              1,020            12          11.8          8           7.8          4           3.9
     CLEBURNE          1,135             4           3.5          3           2.6          1           0.9
     CLEVELAND           503             0           0.0          0           0.0          0           0.0
     COLUMBIA          1,644            14           8.5          9           5.5          5           3.0
     CONWAY            1,282            12           9.4          6           4.7          6           4.7
     CRAIGHEAD         5,694            46           8.1         21           3.7         25           4.4
     CRAWFORD          3,767            31           8.2         23           6.1          8           2.1
     CRITTENDEN        4,393            51          11.6         29           6.6         22           5.0
     CROSS             1,372            22          16.0         13           9.5          9           6.6
     DALLAS              600             9          15.0          6          10.0          3           5.0
     DESHA             1,233            13          10.5          9           7.3          4           3.2
     DREW              1,305            13          10.0          7           5.4          6           4.6
     FAULKNER          5,728            35           6.1         23           4.0         12           2.1
     FRANKLIN          1,150             7           6.1          2           1.7          5           4.3
     FULTON              606             1           1.7          1           1.7          0           0.0
     GARLAND           5,071            35           6.9         24           4.7         11           2.2
     GRANT               985             9           9.1          5           5.1          4           4.1
     GREENE            2,411            26          10.8         15           6.2         11           4.6
     HEMPSTEAD         1,676            17          10.1         10           6.0          7           4.2
     HOT SPRING        1,884            13           6.9          9           4.8          4           2.1
     HOWARD            1,050             7           6.7          4           3.8          3           2.9
     INDEPENDENCE      2,166            14           6.5          8           3.7          6           2.8
     IZARD               646             8          12.4          4           6.2          4           6.2
     JACKSON           1,142             8           7.0          3           2.6          5           4.4
     JEFFERSON         6,474            77          11.9         43           6.6         34           5.3
     JOHNSON           1,505            11           7.3          5           3.3          6           4.0
     LAFAYETTE           578             5           8.7          5           8.7          0           0.0
     LAWRENCE          1,113            13          11.7          7           6.3          6           5.4
     LEE                 817            13          15.9         11          13.5          2           2.4
     LINCOLN             787             9          11.4          7           8.9          2           2.5
     LITTLE RIVER        886             8           9.0          4           4.5          4           4.5
     LOGAN             1,494             5           3.3          4           2.7          1           0.7
     LONOKE            3,402            30           8.8         14           4.1         16           4.7
     MADISON             862             9          10.4          5           5.8          4           4.6
     MARION              694             5           7.2          3           4.3          2           2.9
     MILLER            2,979            27           9.1         16           5.4         11           3.7
     MISSISSIPPI       4,652            41           8.8         28           6.0         13           2.8
     MONROE              713             8          11.2          4           5.6          4           5.6
     MONTGOMERY          491             3           6.1          1           2.0          2           4.1
     NEVADA              647             9          13.9          8          12.4          1           1.5
     NEWTON              454             3           6.6          2           4.4          1           2.2
     OUACHITA          1,860            32          17.2         17           9.1         15           8.1
     PERRY               615             6           9.8          2           3.3          4           6.5
     PHILLIPS          2,599            35          13.5         16           6.2         19           7.3
     PIKE                724             5           6.9          4           5.5          1           1.4
     POINSETT          1,787            17           9.5         11           6.2          6           3.4
     POLK              1,443            14           9.7          9           6.2          5           3.5
     POPE              3,709            26           7.0         13           3.5         13           3.5
     PRAIRIE             570             9          15.8          7          12.3          2           3.5
     PULASKI          28,073           293          10.4        199           7.1         94           3.3
     RANDOLPH          1,027            11          10.7          8           7.8          3           2.9
     ST FRANCIS        2,450            20           8.2         12           4.9          8           3.3
     SALINE            4,776            26           5.4         12           2.5         14           2.9
     SCOTT               722             7           9.7          5           6.9          2           2.8
     SEARCY              438             6          13.7          6          13.7          0           0.0
     SEBASTIAN         8,709            62           7.1         42           4.8         20           2.3
     SEVIER            1,265            12           9.5          6           4.7          6           4.7
     SHARP               825             7           8.5          1           1.2          6           7.3
     STONE               617             4           6.5          4           6.5          0           0.0
     UNION             3,107            32          10.3         21           6.8         11           3.5
     VAN BUREN           789             8          10.1          7           8.9          1           1.3
     WASHINGTON       12,033            87           7.2         49           4.1         38           3.2
     WHITE             4,344            48          11.0         26           6.0         22           5.1
     WOODRUFF            561             2           3.6          1           1.8          1           1.8
     YELL              1,484             7           4.7          4           2.7          3           2.0



                         SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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