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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 2003

                                                                            NUMBER   PERCENT

                                TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5,141     100.0


                                                     PERIOD OF GESTATION

                                <7 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,409      27.4
                                7-8 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,337      26.0
                                9-10 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . .          712      13.8
                                11-12 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          433       8.4
                                13-15 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          335       6.5
                                16-20 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          302       5.9
                                21+ WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           69       1.3
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          544      10.6


                                                      TYPE OF PROCEDURE

                                SUCTION CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . .        3,114      60.6
                                SHARP CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . . .           28       0.5
                                DILATION AND EVACUATION . . . . . . .          579      11.3
                                INTRA-UTERINE SALINE INSTILLATION . .            5       0.1
                                INTRA-UTERINE PROSTAGLANDIN . . . . .          907      17.6
                                HYSTEROTOMY . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTERECTOMY  . . . . . . . . . . . .            3       0.1
                                OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          505       9.8


                                                     LOCATION OF FACILITY

                                ARKANSAS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        4,582      89.1
                                OUT-OF-STATE  . . . . . . . . . . . .          559      10.9


                                                  PREVIOUS INDUCED ABORTIONS

                                0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        2,900      56.4
                                1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,162      22.6
                                2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          398       7.7
                                3 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          170       3.3
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          511       9.9



                                                   INDUCED ABORTION RATIOS
                                             BY SELECTED PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 2003


                                                      AGE OF FEMALE            RATIO

                                        <15 YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           49.1
                                        15-19 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           17.6
                                        20-24 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           14.5
                                        25-29 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           12.7
                                        30-34 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           11.8
                                        35-39 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           16.7
                                        40+ YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           37.4


                                                      MARITAL STATUS

                                        MARRIED . . . . . . . . . . .            4.0
                                        UNMARRIED . . . . . . . . . .           31.4


                                                      RACE OF FEMALE

                                        WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . .           10.8
                                        BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . .           28.5
                                        OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . .           24.6


                                               NUMBER OF PREVIOUS LIVE BIRTHS

                                        0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           13.6
                                        1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           13.5
                                        2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           18.2
                                        3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           17.6
                                        4 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . .           12.7


                 NOTE:  RATIOS ARE CALCULATED FROM ABORTIONS AND LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS

                 SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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