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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 2005


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                                                          D E A T H S
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DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ................................................. 28,041
DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES ...........................................................  1,495
DEATHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS ............................................................ 27,676
DEATHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS ....................................................................  1,130


                                                  DEATHS, BY RACE AND SEX

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

28,041    10.1             23,946   12,058   11,888           3,943   1,981    1,962            141      73      68



                                               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       28,041      316    71     79    461     523   1,005    2,134   3,524   5,079   7,362   7,487
WHITE           23,946      197    57     56    339     387     748    1,661   2,903   4,422   6,558   6,618
BLACK            3,943      115    13     19    118     127     243      459     610     628     772     839
OTHER              141        4     1      4      4       8      13       12       9      28      30      28



                                  DEATHS, OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS BY PLACE OF DEATH

                                                       NURSING
TOTAL                              HOSPITAL            HOME           RESIDENCE          OTHER

27,676                              13,765            5,336             7,495            1,076



                                                INFANT MORTALITY, BY RACE

                                                TOTAL   RATE             WHITE   RATE               BLACK    RATE

        TOTAL                                    316     8.1              197     6.5                115     15.5
        NEONATAL (<28 DAYS)                      195     5.0              113     3.7                 78     10.5
        POSTNEONATAL (28 DAYS TO <1 YEAR)        121     3.1               84     2.8                 37      5.0






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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      35,869      12.9
                                     MARRIAGES/RESIDENCE       25,001       9.0

                                     DIVORCES/ANNULMENTS       16,723       6.0




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