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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 2005

                                                                            NUMBER   PERCENT

                                TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        4,122     100.0


                                                     PERIOD OF GESTATION

                                <7 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        2,270      55.1
                                7-8 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          754      18.3
                                9-10 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . .          424      10.3
                                11-12 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          259       6.3
                                13-15 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          214       5.2
                                16-20 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          167       4.1
                                21+ WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           17       0.4
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           17       0.4


                                                      TYPE OF PROCEDURE

                                SUCTION CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . .        3,735      90.6
                                SHARP CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . . .           10       0.2
                                DILATION AND EVACUATION . . . . . . .          375       9.1
                                INTRA-UTERINE SALINE INSTILLATION . .            0       0.0
                                INTRA-UTERINE PROSTAGLANDIN . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTEROTOMY . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTERECTOMY  . . . . . . . . . . . .            2       0.0
                                OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0


                                                     LOCATION OF FACILITY

                                ARKANSAS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        4,062      98.5
                                OUT-OF-STATE  . . . . . . . . . . . .           60       1.5


                                                  PREVIOUS INDUCED ABORTIONS

                                0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        2,555      62.0
                                1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          890      21.6
                                2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          416      10.1
                                3 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          257       6.2
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            4       0.1



                                                   INDUCED ABORTION RATIOS
                                             BY SELECTED PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 2005


                                                      AGE OF FEMALE            RATIO

                                        <15 YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           46.9
                                        15-19 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           13.4
                                        20-24 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           12.2
                                        25-29 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           10.0
                                        30-34 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           11.8
                                        35-39 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           16.5
                                        40+ YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           25.2


                                                      MARITAL STATUS

                                        MARRIED . . . . . . . . . . .            0.7
                                        UNMARRIED . . . . . . . . . .            4.7


                                                      RACE OF FEMALE

                                        WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . .            9.5
                                        BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . .           21.5
                                        OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . .           21.9


                                               NUMBER OF PREVIOUS LIVE BIRTHS

                                        0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           11.6
                                        1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           11.8
                                        2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           14.7
                                        3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           13.4
                                        4 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . .            9.7


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

                 SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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