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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 2004


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                                                          D E A T H S
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DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ................................................. 27,531
DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES ...........................................................  1,554
DEATHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS ............................................................ 27,016
DEATHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS ....................................................................  1,039


                                                  DEATHS, BY RACE AND SEX

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

27,531    10.0             23,576   11,673   11,903           3,822   1,937    1,885            117      65      52



                                               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       27,531      319    77    100    424     566   1,003    2,116   3,412   4,930   7,455   7,127
WHITE           23,576      210    42     77    329     404     767    1,620   2,821   4,285   6,676   6,343
BLACK            3,822       99    33     22     90     151     227      482     570     623     760     765
OTHER              117        9     2      1      3      10       9       12      19      17      16      19



                                  DEATHS, OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS BY PLACE OF DEATH

                                                       NURSING
TOTAL                              HOSPITAL            HOME           RESIDENCE          OTHER

27,016                              13,917            4,867             7,167            1,057



                                                INFANT MORTALITY, BY RACE

                                                TOTAL   RATE             WHITE   RATE               BLACK    RATE

        TOTAL                                    320     8.3              211     7.1                 99     13.5
        NEONATAL (<28 DAYS)                      191     5.0              127     4.3                 56      7.6
        POSTNEONATAL (28 DAYS TO <1 YEAR)        129     3.3               84     2.8                 43      5.9






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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      36,804      13.4
                                     MARRIAGES/RESIDENCE       24,624       8.9

                                     DIVORCES/ANNULMENTS       16,870       6.1




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