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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 2002

                                                                            NUMBER   PERCENT

                                TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5,280     100.0


                                                     PERIOD OF GESTATION

                                <7 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,280      24.2
                                7-8 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,486      28.1
                                9-10 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . .          754      14.3
                                11-12 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          512       9.7
                                13-15 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          321       6.1
                                16-20 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          281       5.3
                                21+ WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           70       1.3
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          576      10.9


                                                      TYPE OF PROCEDURE

                                SUCTION CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . .        4,701      89.0
                                SHARP CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . . .           12       0.2
                                DILATION AND EVACUATION . . . . . . .           14       0.3
                                INTRA-UTERINE SALINE INSTILLATION . .            1       0.0
                                INTRA-UTERINE PROSTAGLANDIN . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTEROTOMY . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTERECTOMY  . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           29       0.5
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          523       9.9


                                                     LOCATION OF FACILITY

                                ARKANSAS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        4,511      85.4
                                OUT-OF-STATE  . . . . . . . . . . . .          769      14.6


                                                  PREVIOUS INDUCED ABORTIONS

                                0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        2,961      56.1
                                1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,244      23.6
                                2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          373       7.1
                                3 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          161       3.0
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          541      10.2



                                                   INDUCED ABORTION RATIOS
                                             BY SELECTED PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 2002


                                                      AGE OF FEMALE            RATIO

                                        <15 YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           50.0
                                        15-19 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           17.0
                                        20-24 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           14.3
                                        25-29 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           13.0
                                        30-34 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           11.4
                                        35-39 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           17.5
                                        40+ YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           27.8


                                                      MARITAL STATUS

                                        MARRIED . . . . . . . . . . .            4.3
                                        UNMARRIED . . . . . . . . . .           31.0


                                                      RACE OF FEMALE

                                        WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . .           11.0
                                        BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . .           27.0
                                        OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . .           22.8


                                               NUMBER OF PREVIOUS LIVE BIRTHS

                                        0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           13.3
                                        1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           13.0
                                        2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           18.0
                                        3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           18.7
                                        4 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . .           13.0


                 NOTE:  RATIOS ARE CALCULATED FROM ABORTIONS AND LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS

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