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                        LIVE BIRTHS, ABORTIONS, AND FETAL DEATHS, BY AGE OF FEMALE
                                                ARKANSAS 2003



                                                                     BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED FEMALES
                                                    FETAL DEATHS
                     LIVE         INDUCED        (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR                 PERCENT OF
AGE                 BIRTHS       ABORTIONS           >=350 GRAMS)         NUMBER   LIVE BIRTHS

TOTAL               37,795         5,141                 249              14,353       38.0

12                       2             4                   0                   2      100.0
13                      14             7                   1                  14      100.0
14                      92            28                   0                  89       96.7
15                     240            55                   0                 229       95.4
16                     502           116                   3                 443       88.2
17                     983           136                   6                 809       82.3
18                   1,558           248                  13               1,155       74.1
19                   2,294           263                  16               1,495       65.2

<15                    108            39                   1                 105       97.2

15-17                1,725           307                   9               1,481       85.9

18-19                3,852           511                  29               2,650       68.8

20-24               12,907         1,611                  82               6,055       46.9

25-29               10,181         1,085                  54               2,537       24.9

30-34                6,210           591                  43               1,005       16.2

35-39                2,292           324                  17                 380       16.6

40+                    485           156                  11                 120       24.7

UNKNOWN                 35           517                   3                  20       57.1





SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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