Return to Table of Contents
             LOW BIRTH WEIGHT (<2500 GRAMS/5.5 POUNDS) LIVE BIRTHS BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE AND RACE OF MOTHER
                                                     ARKANSAS 2003

                                            ALL RACES                WHITE                   BLACK

                                        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT

                STATE TOTAL             3,360        8.9        2,221        7.6        1,050       14.6

                NORTHWEST PHR             843        6.9          756        6.7           40       15.5
                SOUTHWEST PHR             410        9.6          254        8.1          149       14.1
                CENTRAL   PHR             942        9.2          563        7.6          353       13.9
                NORTHEAST PHR             719       10.1          494        8.7          220       16.8
                SOUTHEAST PHR             446       11.5          154        8.4          288       14.3

                ARKANSAS                   34       13.1           18       10.5           15       18.3
                ASHLEY                     28        9.6           16        8.2           12       12.8
                BAXTER                     25        7.6           24        7.3            0         - 
                BENTON                    148        5.5          129        5.4            1         - 
                BOONE                      32        7.5           32        7.7            0         - 
                BRADLEY                    20       12.2           14       10.8            6       18.2
                CALHOUN                     7       10.6            4        8.3            3       17.6
                CARROLL                    23        6.4           22        7.2            0         - 
                CHICOT                     10        6.6            6        8.8            4        4.8
                CLARK                      13        4.9            7        3.5            6       10.0
                CLAY                       15        8.1           15        8.1            0         - 
                CLEBURNE                   26       11.6           26       11.7            0         - 
                CLEVELAND                   6        6.8            3        3.9            3       27.3
                COLUMBIA                   37       12.3           13        7.5           22       18.3
                CONWAY                     20        7.2           16        6.3            4       17.4
                CRAIGHEAD                 104        8.4           73        7.2           28       14.4
                CRAWFORD                   56        7.4           50        7.3            2       22.2
                CRITTENDEN                130       14.6           34        9.6           96       18.1
                CROSS                      21        8.5            8        5.0           13       14.9
                DALLAS                     13       12.9            2        3.8           10       21.7
                DESHA                      17        8.1            1         -            16       13.9
                DREW                       26       11.6           15       10.3           10       13.2
                FAULKNER                   99        7.5           77        6.6           20       14.5
                FRANKLIN                   14        7.0           14        7.3            0         - 
                FULTON                     13       11.9           13       12.1            0         - 
                GARLAND                    93        8.4           73        7.4           17       16.8
                GRANT                      16       10.9           15       10.5            1         - 
                GREENE                     44        8.4           43        8.3            1         - 
                HEMPSTEAD                  33       10.4           18        8.4           15       14.9
                HOT SPRING                 29        8.0           24        7.3            5       15.2
                HOWARD                     14        6.9            8        5.2            4        9.3
                INDEPENDENCE               39        8.4           37        8.3            2       20.0
                IZARD                      15        9.7           15        9.8            0         - 
                JACKSON                    20        9.3           15        9.8            5        8.6
                JEFFERSON                 140       12.3           32        8.0          106       14.8
                JOHNSON                    24        6.4           23        6.4            1         - 
                LAFAYETTE                  10       11.2            6       10.7            4       12.1
                LAWRENCE                   17        7.5           17        7.6            0         - 
                LEE                        17       12.6            3        7.7           14       14.6
                LINCOLN                    19       12.2           11       10.5            8       16.3
                LITTLE RIVER               23       13.9           19       15.1            4       10.8
                LOGAN                      23        8.4           23        8.6            0         - 
                LONOKE                     72        8.9           58        7.9           11       19.6
                MADISON                    15        8.9           15        9.2            0         - 
                MARION                     11        8.6           11        8.7            0         - 
                MILLER                     50        8.9           25        6.2           25       17.0
                MISSISSIPPI               103       13.5           42       10.2           61       17.9
                MONROE                     12        9.3            2        3.4           10       15.4
                MONTGOMERY                  5        5.3            5        5.4            0         - 
                NEVADA                     13        9.8            6        6.9            7       16.3
                NEWTON                      4        3.9            4        3.9            0         - 
                OUACHITA                   40       12.2           21       11.5           19       13.3
                PERRY                       5        4.8            5        4.8            0         - 
                PHILLIPS                   39        9.4            7        6.0           32       10.7
                PIKE                        9        6.6            9        6.9            0         - 
                POINSETT                   35        9.9           29        9.0            6       21.4
                POLK                       19        7.1           18        7.1            0         - 
                POPE                       36        4.9           30        4.4            5       29.4
                PRAIRIE                    12       12.8            8       10.4            4       23.5
                PULASKI                   579       10.1          260        7.9          302       13.6
                RANDOLPH                   14        6.7           14        6.9            0         - 
                ST FRANCIS                 66       15.2           18       11.7           48       17.3
                SALINE                     78        7.9           75        8.0            2       10.5
                SCOTT                      16       10.5           16       10.6            0         - 
                SEARCY                      6       10.3            6       10.7            0         - 
                SEBASTIAN                 158        8.6          133        8.5           18       14.8
                SEVIER                     38       12.3           36       12.2            1         - 
                SHARP                      10        6.4           10        6.6            0         - 
                STONE                       6        4.9            6        5.0            0         - 
                UNION                      57        9.8           33        9.3           24       10.7
                VAN BUREN                   8        4.9            8        5.0            0         - 
                WASHINGTON                200        6.7          176        6.4            9       15.5
                WHITE                      96       10.4           89       10.2            5       17.2
                WOODRUFF                   11       12.2            8       12.9            3       10.7
                YELL                       24        7.8           24        8.6            0         - 



                NOTE:  PERCENT OF LIVE BIRTHS. PERCENTS FOR WHITE AND BLACK ARE RACE-SPECIFIC.

                SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Return to Table of Contents