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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 1998                                   
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
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LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES .................................  36,831         
LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES ...........................................   2,440         
LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS ............................................  35,763         
LIVE BIRTHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS ....................................................   1,372         
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                   LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER AND SEX OF CHILD                                      
                                                                                                                        
                           --------- WHITE --------           -------- BLACK -------           ------- OTHER -------    
TOTAL     RATE              TOTAL    MALE    FEMALE           TOTAL    MALE   FEMALE           TOTAL   MALE   FEMALE    
                                                                                                                        
36,831    14.5             28,029   14,360   13,669           7,968   3,966    4,001            797     420     377     
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                         LIVE BIRTHS, BY AGE AND RACE OF MOTHER                                         
                                                                                                                        
                    TOTAL      <15      15-17      18-19       20-24      25-29      30-34      35-39      40+          
                                                                                                                        
ALL RACES          36,831      151      2,335       4,345     12,271      9,678      5,336      2,289      416          
WHITE              28,029       43      1,388       3,014      9,057      7,881      4,446      1,878      314          
BLACK               7,968      106        893       1,264      2,976      1,564        718        360       86          
OTHER                 797        0         52          64        227        222        170         48       13          
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                   LOW BIRTH WEIGHT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER                                      
                                                                                                                        
TOTAL      PERCENT                   WHITE      PERCENT          BLACK      PERCENT          OTHER    PERCENT           
                                                                                                                        
3,270        8.9                     2,112        7.5            1,110        13.9             48       6.0             
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                      LIVE BIRTHS, BY LOCALE OF DELIVERY AND ATTENDANT                                  
                                                                                                                        
                         --------------- HOSPITAL ---------------           ------------ OUT-OF-HOSPITAL ------------   
TOTAL                    TOTAL     PHYSICIAN   CN MIDWIFE   OTHER           TOTAL    PHYSICIAN    LAY MIDWIFE   OTHER   
                                                                                                                        
35,763                  35,394       34,822        469        90             369         25           177         167   
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                  LIVE BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED MOTHERS, BY RACE AND AGE                                     
                                                                                                                        
                  TOTAL  PERCENT     <15     15-17     18-19     20-24     25-29     30-34     35-39     40+            
                                                                                                                        
ALL RACES        12,910    35.1      147     1,917     2,752     4,900     1,983      738       388      81             
WHITE             6,710    23.9       40       990     1,501     2,446     1,050      409       229      42             
BLACK             5,930    74.4      106       878     1,212     2,361       881      303       151      37             
OTHER               261    32.7        0        47        38        89        52       25         8       2             
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
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       I N D U C E D  A B O R T I O N S,  F E T A L  D E A T H S,  A N D  S P O N T A N E O U S  A B O R T I O N S      
                                                                                                                        
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                           INDUCED ABORTIONS, FETAL DEATHS, AND SPONTANEOUS ABORTIONS, BY RACE                          
                                                                                                                        
                                                         TOTAL      WHITE      BLACK      OTHER     UNKNOWN             
                                                                                                                        
INDUCED ABORTIONS                                        5,675      3,501      1,990         **          73             
FETAL DEATHS (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR >=350 GRAMS)               232        140         90          2           0             
SPONTANEOUS ABORTIONS (<20 WEEKS)                          735        532        193          6           4             
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH  
 
 
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