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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 2001


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                                                 L I V E   B I R T H S
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LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ...........................................  36,982
LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES .....................................................   2,194
LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS ......................................................  36,322
LIVE BIRTHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS ..............................................................   1,534


                           RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER AND SEX OF CHILD

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

36,982    13.7             28,400   14,567   13,833           7,414   3,803    3,611           1,148    587     561



                                 RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS, BY AGE AND RACE OF MOTHER

                    TOTAL      <15      15-17      18-19       20-24      25-29      30-34      35-39      40+

ALL RACES          36,982      109      1,804       4,139     12,866      9,521      5,866      2,232      443
WHITE              28,400       51      1,105       2,860      9,556      7,731      4,927      1,808      360
BLACK               7,414       56        649       1,179      2,987      1,449        701        327       66
OTHER               1,148        2         49          98        317        335        236         96       15


                           RESIDENT LOW BIRTHWEIGHT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER

TOTAL      PERCENT                   WHITE      PERCENT          BLACK      PERCENT          OTHER    PERCENT

3,249        8.8                     2,119        7.5            1,039        14.0             91       7.9



                           LIVE BIRTHS BY OCCURRENCE: LOCALE OF DELIVERY AND ATTENDANT

                         --------------- HOSPITAL ---------------           ------------ OUT-OF-HOSPITAL ------------
TOTAL                    TOTAL     PHYSICIAN   CN MIDWIFE   OTHER           TOTAL    PHYSICIAN    LAY MIDWIFE   OTHER

36,322                  35,933       35,219        392       319             388         36           193         156



                          RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED MOTHERS, BY RACE AND AGE

                  TOTAL  PERCENT     <15     15-17     18-19     20-24     25-29     30-34     35-39     40+

ALL RACES        13,375    36.2      105     1,518     2,704     5,588     2,101      854       401     104
WHITE             7,340    25.8       47       837     1,521     3,017     1,138      487       228      65
BLACK             5,637    76.0       56       643     1,119     2,425       881      327       149      37
OTHER               396    34.5        2        38        64       144        82       40        24       2



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                              I N D U C E D  A B O R T I O N S  A N D  F E T A L  D E A T H S
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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS AND FETAL DEATHS, BY RACE

                                                         TOTAL      WHITE      BLACK      OTHER     UNKNOWN

INDUCED ABORTIONS                                        5,674      3,159      1,697        248         570
FETAL DEATHS (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR >=350 GRAMS)               291        175        111          4           1
SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH