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                        LIVE BIRTHS, ABORTIONS, AND FETAL DEATHS, BY AGE OF FEMALE
                                                ARKANSAS 2002



                                                                     BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED FEMALES
                                                 FETAL DEATHS
                     LIVE         INDUCED     (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR                      PERCENT OF
AGE                 BIRTHS       ABORTIONS       >=350 GRAMS)               NUMBER   LIVE BIRTHS

TOTAL               37,456         5,280              264                   13,921        37.2

11                       1             0                0                        1       100.0
12                       3             2                0                        3       100.0
13                      14            17                0                       14       100.0
14                      90            27                1                       87        96.7
15                     235            62                7                      226        96.2
16                     547            86                4                      482        88.1
17                   1,007           145               15                      816        81.0
18                   1,623           241               15                    1,193        73.5
19                   2,266           303               26                    1,438        63.5

<15                    108            46                1                      105        97.2

15-17                1,789           293               26                    1,524        85.2

18-19                3,889           544               41                    2,631        67.7

20-24               13,058         1,694               82                    5,918        45.3

25-29                9,716         1,112               47                    2,292        23.6

30-34                6,129           576               44                      958        15.6

35-39                2,265           342               10                      372        16.4

40+                    486           121               10                      113        23.3

UNKNOWN                 16           552                3                        8        50.0





SOURCE:  Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health, DHHS
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