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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 2003


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                                                 L I V E   B I R T H S
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LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ...........................................  37,795
LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES .....................................................   2,068
LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS ......................................................  37,148
LIVE BIRTHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS ..............................................................   1,421


                           RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER AND SEX OF CHILD

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

37,795    13.9             29,243   15,056   14,186           7,178   3,671    3,507           1,350    706     644



                                 RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS, BY AGE AND RACE OF MOTHER

                    TOTAL      <15      15-17      18-19       20-24      25-29      30-34      35-39      40+

ALL RACES          37,795      108      1,725       3,852     12,907     10,181      6,210      2,292      485
WHITE              29,243       51      1,100       2,779      9,651      8,147      5,229      1,879      384
BLACK               7,178       55        590         970      2,894      1,579        709        297       76
OTHER               1,350        2         32          99        354        451        270        115       25


                           RESIDENT LOW BIRTHWEIGHT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER

TOTAL      PERCENT                   WHITE      PERCENT          BLACK      PERCENT          OTHER    PERCENT

3,360        8.9                     2,221        7.6            1,050        14.6             89       6.6



                           LIVE BIRTHS BY OCCURRENCE: LOCALE OF DELIVERY AND ATTENDANT

                         --------------- HOSPITAL ---------------           ------------ OUT-OF-HOSPITAL ------------
TOTAL                    TOTAL     PHYSICIAN   CN MIDWIFE   OTHER           TOTAL    PHYSICIAN    LAY MIDWIFE   OTHER

37,148                  36,814       36,486        213        67             332         24           155         150



                          RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED MOTHERS, BY RACE AND AGE

                  TOTAL  PERCENT     <15     15-17     18-19     20-24     25-29     30-34     35-39     40+

ALL RACES        14,353    38.0      105     1,481     2,650     6,055     2,537      1E3       380     120
WHITE             8,430    28.8       49       866     1,662     3,498     1,431      614       226      73
BLACK             5,451    75.9       54       585       925     2,387       989      327       138      38
OTHER               461    34.1        2        27        62       166       115       63        16       9



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                              I N D U C E D  A B O R T I O N S  A N D  F E T A L  D E A T H S
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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS AND FETAL DEATHS, BY RACE

                                                         TOTAL      WHITE      BLACK      OTHER     UNKNOWN

INDUCED ABORTIONS                                        5,141      2,745      1,585        240         571
FETAL DEATHS (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR >=350 GRAMS)               249        158         83          7           1
SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH