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          INFANT, NEONATAL, AND POSTNEONATAL MORTALITY RATES BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE FOR FIVE YEAR PERIOD
                                                ARKANSAS 1998 - 2002

                                     -------INFANT-------     ------NEONATAL------     ----POSTNEONATAL----
                      LIVE                (< 1 YEAR)               (<28 DAYS)          (28 DAYS TO <1 YEAR)
                      BIRTHS         TOTAL           RATE     TOTAL           RATE     TOTAL           RATE


     STATE TOTAL     185,729         1,586           8.5        949           5.1        637           3.4

     NORTHWEST PHR    57,392           370           6.4        209           3.6        161           2.8
     SOUTHWEST PHR    21,922           202           9.2        125           5.7         77           3.5
     CENTRAL   PHR    49,364           458           9.3        300           6.1        158           3.2
     NORTHEAST PHR    35,639           338           9.5        201           5.6        137           3.8
     SOUTHEAST PHR    21,412           218          10.2        114           5.3        104           4.9

     ARKANSAS          1,345             8           5.9          2           1.5          6           4.5
     ASHLEY            1,612            13           8.1          5           3.1          8           5.0
     BAXTER            1,667             9           5.4          5           3.0          4           2.4
     BENTON           11,551            75           6.5         37           3.2         38           3.3
     BOONE             2,084            10           4.8          5           2.4          5           2.4
     BRADLEY             792             5           6.3          3           3.8          2           2.5
     CALHOUN             269             7          26.0          6          22.3          1           3.7
     CARROLL           1,717            14           8.2          9           5.2          5           2.9
     CHICOT            1,007            10           9.9          5           5.0          5           5.0
     CLARK             1,393            11           7.9          7           5.0          4           2.9
     CLAY              1,001             7           7.0          5           5.0          2           2.0
     CLEBURNE          1,195             8           6.7          5           4.2          3           2.5
     CLEVELAND           537             1           1.9          0           0.0          1           1.9
     COLUMBIA          1,575            18          11.4         12           7.6          6           3.8
     CONWAY            1,237            11           8.9          5           4.0          6           4.9
     CRAIGHEAD         5,842            53           9.1         30           5.1         23           3.9
     CRAWFORD          3,833            31           8.1         21           5.5         10           2.6
     CRITTENDEN        4,434            49          11.1         30           6.8         19           4.3
     CROSS             1,305            17          13.0         14          10.7          3           2.3
     DALLAS              531             4           7.5          3           5.6          1           1.9
     DESHA             1,197            16          13.4         10           8.4          6           5.0
     DREW              1,229            12           9.8          9           7.3          3           2.4
     FAULKNER          6,131            37           6.0         25           4.1         12           2.0
     FRANKLIN          1,123             7           6.2          2           1.8          5           4.5
     FULTON              585             4           6.8          3           5.1          1           1.7
     GARLAND           5,112            40           7.8         24           4.7         16           3.1
     GRANT               972            10          10.3          7           7.2          3           3.1
     GREENE            2,588            27          10.4         14           5.4         13           5.0
     HEMPSTEAD         1,686            13           7.7         10           5.9          3           1.8
     HOT SPRING        1,794             9           5.0          5           2.8          4           2.2
     HOWARD            1,057             5           4.7          4           3.8          1           0.9
     INDEPENDENCE      2,202            15           6.8         10           4.5          5           2.3
     IZARD               617             9          14.6          4           6.5          5           8.1
     JACKSON           1,075             6           5.6          3           2.8          3           2.8
     JEFFERSON         6,212            65          10.5         29           4.7         36           5.8
     JOHNSON           1,639            10           6.1          3           1.8          7           4.3
     LAFAYETTE           531             4           7.5          3           5.6          1           1.9
     LAWRENCE          1,100             8           7.3          3           2.7          5           4.5
     LEE                 795            14          17.6          9          11.3          5           6.3
     LINCOLN             778             8          10.3          7           9.0          1           1.3
     LITTLE RIVER        793             7           8.8          3           3.8          4           5.0
     LOGAN             1,499             6           4.0          2           1.3          4           2.7
     LONOKE            3,533            29           8.2         11           3.1         18           5.1
     MADISON             873             9          10.3          5           5.7          4           4.6
     MARION              661             2           3.0          2           3.0          0           0.0
     MILLER            2,942            23           7.8         15           5.1          8           2.7
     MISSISSIPPI       4,425            42           9.5         23           5.2         19           4.3
     MONROE              643             9          14.0          4           6.2          5           7.8
     MONTGOMERY          446             4           9.0          1           2.2          3           6.7
     NEVADA              660             5           7.6          3           4.5          2           3.0
     NEWTON              451             2           4.4          2           4.4          0           0.0
     OUACHITA          1,808            27          14.9         16           8.8         11           6.1
     PERRY               656             4           6.1          2           3.0          2           3.0
     PHILLIPS          2,372            32          13.5         14           5.9         18           7.6
     PIKE                661            10          15.1          7          10.6          3           4.5
     POINSETT          1,790            19          10.6         12           6.7          7           3.9
     POLK              1,393            15          10.8          9           6.5          6           4.3
     POPE              3,641            22           6.0         11           3.0         11           3.0
     PRAIRIE             540             5           9.3          4           7.4          1           1.9
     PULASKI          28,166           307          10.9        211           7.5         96           3.4
     RANDOLPH          1,029             9           8.7          7           6.8          2           1.9
     ST FRANCIS        2,353            20           8.5         13           5.5          7           3.0
     SALINE            4,794            31           6.5         20           4.2         11           2.3
     SCOTT               721             3           4.2          3           4.2          0           0.0
     SEARCY              440             4           9.1          4           9.1          0           0.0
     SEBASTIAN         8,945            56           6.3         30           3.4         26           2.9
     SEVIER            1,372            14          10.2          6           4.4          8           5.8
     SHARP               846             5           5.9          1           1.2          4           4.7
     STONE               622             4           6.4          4           6.4          0           0.0
     UNION             3,011            26           8.6         15           5.0         11           3.7
     VAN BUREN           825             9          10.9          7           8.5          2           2.4
     WASHINGTON       12,886            77           6.0         50           3.9         27           2.1
     WHITE             4,459            54          12.1         32           7.2         22           4.9
     WOODRUFF            524             2           3.8          1           1.9          1           1.9
     YELL              1,599            13           8.1          6           3.8          7           4.4



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