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            COMPARISON OF RATES FOR ARKANSAS AND UNITED STATES:  1970, 1975, 1980-1998



                           INFANT          MATERNAL
          LIVE BIRTH      MORTALITY       MORTALITY       MORTALITY       MARRIAGE        DIVORCE

          AR     US       AR     US       AR     US       AR      US      AR     US       AR    US


1970     18.4   18.4     21.7   20.0     25.4   21.5     10.7    9.5     12.1   10.6     4.8   3.5
1975     16.3   14.6     18.3   16.1      5.8   12.8     10.3    8.8     11.6   10.0     6.4   4.8

1980     16.3   15.9     12.5   12.6     10.8    9.2      9.9    8.8     11.6   10.6     6.9   5.2
1981     15.6   15.8     11.7   11.9      8.4    8.5      9.7    8.6     12.1   10.6     7.2   5.3
1982     15.3   15.9     10.2   11.5      5.7    7.9      9.7    8.5     12.2   10.6     6.8   5.0
1983     15.1   15.5     10.7   11.2     11.5    8.0     10.0    8.6     13.0   10.5     6.8   4.9
1984     15.0   15.5     11.2   10.8     14.4    7.8     10.2    8.6     14.2   10.5     6.6   5.0
1985     15.2   15.8     11.8   10.6     14.2    7.8     10.4    8.8     13.6   10.1     7.1   5.0
1986     14.8   15.6     10.5   10.4      5.8    7.2     10.3    8.8     14.0   10.0     7.3   4.9
1987     14.8   15.7     10.4   10.1       -     6.6     10.5    8.8     13.8    9.9     6.9   4.8
1988     15.0   16.0     10.9   10.0     20.0    8.4     10.6    8.9     15.0    9.8     7.2   4.8
1989     15.3   16.4     10.1    9.8     11.1    7.9     10.5    8.7     14.8    9.7     7.1   4.7

1990     15.5   16.7      9.3    9.2      5.5    8.2     10.4    8.6     15.3    9.8     7.1   4.7
1991     15.0   16.3     10.4    8.9      8.5    7.9     10.5    8.6     15.2    9.4     7.5   4.7
1992     14.5   16.0     10.4    8.5      8.6    7.8     10.4    8.5     15.5    9.3     7.5   4.8
1993     14.2   15.7     10.0    8.4       -     7.5     10.9    8.8     15.3    9.0     7.2   4.6
1994     14.2   15.2      9.4    8.0     11.5    8.3     10.7    8.8     15.6    9.1     7.1   4.6
1995     14.2   14.8      9.0    7.5     11.4    6.3     10.8    8.8     15.8    8.9     6.9   4.4
1996     14.5   14.8      9.3    7.2      5.5    7.0     10.6    8.8     15.6    8.8     6.7   4.3
1997     14.4   14.6      8.7    7.1      8.2    7.5     11.0    8.6     15.8    8.9     6.4   4.3
1998     14.5   14.6      9.2    7.0      8.1    6.3     10.8    8.6     15.1    8.3     6.4   4.2






NOTE:  RATES FOR NON-CENSUS YEARS ARE COMPUTED WITH POPULATION ESTIMATES.
       MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE IS PER 100,000 - ALL OTHER RATES ARE PER 1,000.
       COMPUTATIONS FOR ARKANSAS RATES ARE RESIDENT DATA WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES
       WHICH ARE OCCURRENCE DATA.

SOURCE FOR ARKANSAS RATES: CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 
SOURCE FOR UNITED STATES RATES:  NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS
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