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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 2002


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                                                          D E A T H S
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DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ................................................. 28,458
DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES ...........................................................  1,703
DEATHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS ............................................................ 27,914
DEATHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS ....................................................................  1,159


                                                  DEATHS, BY RACE AND SEX

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

28,458    10.5             24,359   12,151   12,207           3,957   1,911    2,046            131      73      58



                                               DEATHS, BY AGE AND RACE

                 TOTAL       <1   1-4   5-14   15-24   25-34   35-44   45-54   55-64   65-74   75-84    85+

ALL RACES       28,458      312    59     96    452     524   1,053    1,960   3,270   5,165   7,909   7,655
WHITE           24,359      206    39     69    334     386     788    1,512   2,747   4,488   7,031   6,756
BLACK            3,957      102    17     25    111     132     258      428     502     646     857     879
OTHER              131        4     3      2      6       5       7       16      20      31      20      17



                                  DEATHS, OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS BY PLACE OF DEATH

                                                       NURSING
TOTAL                              HOSPITAL            HOME           RESIDENCE          OTHER

27,914                              14,966            4,531             7,099            1,317



                                                INFANT MORTALITY, BY RACE

                                                TOTAL   RATE             WHITE   RATE               BLACK    RATE

        TOTAL                                    312     8.3              206     7.2                102     13.8
        NEONATAL (<28 DAYS)                      192     5.1              129     4.5                 60      8.1
        POSTNEONATAL (28 DAYS TO <1 YEAR)        120     3.2               77     2.7                 42      5.7






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                                     M A R R I A G E S  A N D  D I V O R C E S
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                                    MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS

                                                               NUMBER      RATES

                                     MARRIAGES/OCCURRENCE      38,819      14.3
                                     MARRIAGES/RESIDENCE       25,591       9.4

                                     DIVORCES/ANNULMENTS       16,758       6.2




NOTE:    'MARRIAGES/RESIDENCE' IS DETERMINED BY THE GROOM'S RESIDENT STATE
SOURCE:  Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health, DHHS