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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 2002


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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 ...........................................  37,456
LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES .....................................................   2,183
LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS ......................................................  36,793
LIVE BIRTHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS ..............................................................   1,520


                           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

37,456    13.8             28,692   14,792   13,899           7,406   3,711    3,695           1,345    681     664



                                 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          37,456      108      1,789       3,889     13,058      9,716      6,129      2,265      486
WHITE              28,692       37      1,132       2,738      9,641      7,764      5,139      1,846      387
BLACK               7,406       64        600       1,052      3,056      1,543        719        298       73
OTHER               1,345        7         57          98        360        409        270        118       25


                           RESIDENT LOW BIRTHWEIGHT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER

TOTAL      PERCENT                   WHITE      PERCENT          BLACK      PERCENT          OTHER    PERCENT

3,207        8.6                     2,109        7.4            1,008        13.6             90       6.7



                           LIVE BIRTHS BY OCCURRENCE: LOCALE OF DELIVERY AND ATTENDANT

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

36,793                  36,405       35,922        257       210             379         25           202         152



                          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        13,921    37.2      105     1,524     2,631     5,918     2,292      958       372     113
WHITE             7,824    27.3       34       878     1,563     3,242     1,226      575       233      66
BLACK             5,626    76.0       64       595       995     2,512       968      331       121      39
OTHER               469    34.9        7        51        72       163        98       52        18       8



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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                                        5,280      2,763      1,567        238         712
FETAL DEATHS (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR >=350 GRAMS)               264        178         81          3           2
SOURCE:  Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health, DHHS