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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 2003


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                                                          D E A T H S
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DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ................................................. 27,871
DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES ...........................................................  1,559
DEATHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS ............................................................ 27,365
DEATHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS ....................................................................  1,053


                                                  DEATHS, BY RACE AND SEX

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

27,871    10.2             23,868   11,910   11,958           3,872   1,997    1,875            123      73      50



                                               DEATHS, BY AGE AND RACE

                 TOTAL       <1   1-4   5-14   15-24   25-34   35-44   45-54   55-64   65-74   75-84    85+

ALL RACES       27,871      326    67     75    427     501   1,010    2,068   3,291   4,954   7,736   7,416
WHITE           23,868      224    47     55    329     367     749    1,600   2,718   4,276   6,914   6,589
BLACK            3,872       98    18     20     94     130     252      455     550     659     790     806
OTHER              123        4     2      0      4       4       9       12      19      19      32      18



                                  DEATHS, OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS BY PLACE OF DEATH

                                                       NURSING
TOTAL                              HOSPITAL            HOME           RESIDENCE          OTHER

27,365                              14,331            4,475             7,211            1,341



                                                INFANT MORTALITY, BY RACE

                                                TOTAL   RATE             WHITE   RATE               BLACK    RATE

        TOTAL                                    326     8.6              224     7.7                 98     13.7
        NEONATAL (<28 DAYS)                      201     5.3              131     4.5                 67      9.3
        POSTNEONATAL (28 DAYS TO <1 YEAR)        125     3.3               93     3.2                 31      4.3






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                                     M A R R I A G E S  A N D  D I V O R C E S
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                                    MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS

                                                               NUMBER      RATES

                                     MARRIAGES/OCCURRENCE      37,909      13.9
                                     MARRIAGES/RESIDENCE       25,226       9.2

                                     DIVORCES/ANNULMENTS       16,591       6.1




NOTE:    'MARRIAGES/RESIDENCE' IS DETERMINED BY THE GROOM'S RESIDENT STATE
SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH