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             LOW BIRTH WEIGHT (<2500 GRAMS/5.5 POUNDS) LIVE BIRTHS BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE AND RACE OF MOTHER
                                                     ARKANSAS 2002

                                            ALL RACES                WHITE                   BLACK

                                        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT

                STATE TOTAL             3,207        8.6        2,109        7.4        1,008       13.6

                NORTHWEST PHR             876        7.3          777        7.1           41       15.2
                SOUTHWEST PHR             365        8.6          218        7.3          145       12.5
                CENTRAL   PHR             875        8.7          512        7.1          348       13.6
                NORTHEAST PHR             649        9.2          451        7.9          188       14.7
                SOUTHEAST PHR             442       10.9          151        8.1          286       13.4

                ARKANSAS                   19        7.7           11        6.2            8       11.6
                ASHLEY                     34       10.0           22        9.8           12       10.5
                BAXTER                     21        5.9           21        6.1            0         - 
                BENTON                    182        7.0          162        7.0            0         - 
                BOONE                      49       11.5           46       11.2            0         - 
                BRADLEY                    14        8.7            7        6.1            7       15.6
                CALHOUN                     5        9.6            2        5.7            3       20.0
                CARROLL                    12        3.8           12        4.2            0         - 
                CHICOT                     20       11.5            7        9.5           13       13.0
                CLARK                      13        5.2            6        3.2            7       12.1
                CLAY                       15        7.9           15        7.9            0         - 
                CLEBURNE                   24        9.5           24        9.6            0         - 
                CLEVELAND                  13       11.0           10       10.8            3       13.0
                COLUMBIA                   35       11.9           18       11.0           17       13.3
                CONWAY                     16        6.5           12        5.6            4       13.8
                CRAIGHEAD                 101        8.4           78        7.6           22       13.8
                CRAWFORD                   60        8.1           58        8.4            0         - 
                CRITTENDEN                117       13.4           28        8.7           89       16.4
                CROSS                      16        7.0           11        6.8            5        7.5
                DALLAS                      7        7.9            3        7.3            4        8.3
                DESHA                      25       10.0            7        6.0           16       12.4
                DREW                       26       12.0           12        8.3           13       21.0
                FAULKNER                   92        7.0           80        6.9           12        9.3
                FRANKLIN                   18        7.7           16        7.1            1         - 
                FULTON                      8        6.0            8        6.1            0         - 
                GARLAND                    71        7.0           54        6.1           17       15.9
                GRANT                      13        6.9           12        6.7            0         - 
                GREENE                     39        6.8           38        6.7            0         - 
                HEMPSTEAD                  31        9.3           14        6.9           17       13.7
                HOT SPRING                 21        6.4           14        5.0            7       16.3
                HOWARD                     11        4.9            9        5.1            2        5.0
                INDEPENDENCE               40        8.2           38        8.3            0         - 
                IZARD                      10        7.8            9        7.1            0         - 
                JACKSON                    22       10.7           11        7.6           11       19.3
                JEFFERSON                 137       11.5           32        8.3          105       13.3
                JOHNSON                    18        5.1           15        4.4            2       33.3
                LAFAYETTE                  13       12.9            4        7.4            9       19.1
                LAWRENCE                   15        7.5           14        7.1            0         - 
                LEE                        15        9.9            3        5.7           12       12.2
                LINCOLN                    13        8.8            4        4.8            9       14.3
                LITTLE RIVER               12        8.2            9        8.9            3        7.1
                LOGAN                      16        5.8           16        6.0            0         - 
                LONOKE                     43        6.0           36        5.5            6       13.0
                MADISON                    12        7.3           12        7.8            0         - 
                MARION                      4        3.4            4        3.5            0         - 
                MILLER                     57        9.9           32        7.9           25       15.0
                MISSISSIPPI                87       11.0           40        8.8           47       14.6
                MONROE                     11       10.6            4        7.3            7       14.9
                MONTGOMERY                  7        8.8            7        9.0            0         - 
                NEVADA                     11        8.3            6        7.3            5        9.8
                NEWTON                      5        6.1            5        6.1            0         - 
                OUACHITA                   39       11.2           17        8.9           22       14.4
                PERRY                      14       11.0           14       11.3            0         - 
                PHILLIPS                   54       12.9           10        9.3           44       14.2
                PIKE                       13       11.3           11       10.1            2       40.0
                POINSETT                   21        6.3           17        5.7            4       11.8
                POLK                       17        6.7           17        7.0            0         - 
                POPE                       61        8.7           58        8.9            2        6.9
                PRAIRIE                     9        8.9            4        5.1            3       14.3
                PULASKI                   566       10.0          245        7.6          310       13.8
                RANDOLPH                   15        6.8           15        6.9            0         - 
                ST FRANCIS                 52       11.7           18       10.7           34       12.4
                SALINE                     76        7.8           71        7.6            3       21.4
                SCOTT                      10        7.2            9        7.0            0         - 
                SEARCY                     10       11.4           10       11.6            0         - 
                SEBASTIAN                 133        7.3          106        6.9           20       17.2
                SEVIER                     28        9.2           25        8.7            1         - 
                SHARP                      15        8.4           15        8.6            0         - 
                STONE                       6        5.5            5        4.7            0         - 
                UNION                      45        7.5           24        6.8           21        8.9
                VAN BUREN                  16        8.1           16        8.1            0         - 
                WASHINGTON                205        7.1          172        6.7           11       18.3
                WHITE                      85        9.9           77        9.5            5       12.8
                WOODRUFF                   13       12.0            8       11.6            5       12.8
                YELL                       28        8.3           27        8.8            1         - 



                NOTE:  PERCENT OF LIVE BIRTHS. PERCENTS FOR WHITE AND BLACK ARE RACE-SPECIFIC.

                SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, DIVISION OF HEALTH, DHHS
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