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         ARKANSAS VITAL STATISTICS - LIVE BIRTH SUMMARY
                         1940, 1950, 1960, 1970-2003

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                                     CRUDE
                            TOTAL    BIRTH
                   YEAR    BIRTHS     RATE

                   1940    38,712     19.9

                   1950    45,699     23.9

                   1960    41,006     23.0

                   1970    35,457     18.4
                   1971    35,828     18.3
                   1972    35,715     17.9
                   1973    33,476     16.5
                   1974    34,476     16.7
                   1975    34,279     16.3
                   1976    34,162     16.0
                   1977    36,029     16.6
                   1978    34,793     15.7
                   1979    36,300     16.1

                   1980    37,278     16.3
                   1981    35,851     15.6
                   1982    35,295     15.3
                   1983    34,904     15.1
                   1984    34,789     15.0
                   1985    35,296     15.2
                   1986    34,445     14.8
                   1987    34,598     14.8
                   1988    35,032     15.0
                   1989    35,893     15.3

                   1990    36,440     15.5
                   1991    35,456     14.9
                   1992    34,803     14.4
                   1993    34,332     14.0
                   1994    34,744     13.9
                   1995    35,154     13.9
                   1996    36,356     14.1
                   1997    36,450     14.0
                   1998    36,831     14.0
                   1999    36,670     13.8

                   2000    37,790     14.1
                   2001    36,982     13.7
                   2002    37,456     13.8
                   2003    37,795     13.9



RATE PER 1,000 POPULATION
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