2005 ARKANSAS VITAL STATISTICS HIGHLIGHTS

 

Induced Terminations of Pregnancy

A total of 4,122 induced abortions were performed on Arkansas residents.

60 of the total induced terminations were performed out of state.

A total of 667 induced abortions were to women age 19 and under; 38 of which were 14 or younger.

The data received from other states varies.Many states do not provide county residence data.Therefore, the analysis of induced abortion ratios by county is severely limited.

 

 

 

Marriages

35,869 marriages occurred in Arkansas (All marriage rates are per 1,000 Population).

The Crude Marriage Rate for occurrences was 12.9.

Of those 35,869 marriages, 25,001were to Arkansas residents.

The Crude Marriage Rate for Arkansas residents was 9.0.

For marriages by Groomís County of Residence:Median Age at Marriage (Women): 27.

For marriages by Groomís County of Residence:Median Age at Marriage (Men): 30.†††††

(All occurrences) Oldest Bride: 98†††††† Oldest Groom:98.†††††††

(All occurrences) Marriage with Greatest Age Difference Between Bride and Groom: 48 years.

 

 

 

Divorces

16,870 divorces (All divorce rates are per 1,000 Population)

State††††††††††††††††††††††† †† †††††††Rate 6.0

Northwest Public Health Region††††††††† Rate 5.9

Southwest Public Health Region††††††††† Rate 5.9

Central Public Health Region†† †† †††††Rate 6.1

Northeast Public Health Region†††Rate 6.5

Southeast Public Health Region††††††††† Rate 5.4†††††††††††

 

 

 

Arkansas Population (July 1 Estimate)

Resident population

2,779,157†††††

Number of Whites

2,260,595

Number of NonWhites

518,559††

Percent of NonWhites

18.7