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                        LIVE BIRTHS, ABORTIONS, AND FETAL DEATHS, BY AGE OF FEMALE
                                                ARKANSAS 1998



                                                                                  BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED FEMALES
                                              SPONTANEOUS       FETAL DEATHS
                     LIVE         INDUCED      ABORTIONS     (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR                 PERCENT OF
AGE                 BIRTHS       ABORTIONS    (<20 WEEKS)        >=350 GRAMS)         NUMBER   LIVE BIRTHS

TOTAL               36,831         5,675           735               232              12,910       35.1

10                       0             1             0                 0                   0         - 
12                       4             2             0                 0                   4      100.0
13                      26            17             0                 1                  25       96.2
14                     121            46             6                 2                 118       97.5
15                     324            88             7                 3                 300       92.6
16                     732           165            18                 5                 634       86.6
17                   1,279           227            30                11                 983       76.9
18                   1,887           397            41                15               1,304       69.1
19                   2,458           391            42                21               1,448       58.9

<15                    151            66             6                 3                 147       97.4

15-17                2,335           480            55                19               1,917       82.1

18-19                4,345           788            83                36               2,752       63.3

20-24               12,271         1,986           221                72               4,900       39.9

25-29                9,678         1,173           144                39               1,983       20.5

30-34                5,336           646           140                43                 738       13.8

35-39                2,289           357            61                14                 388       17.0

40+                    416           131            20                 3                  81       19.5

UNKNOWN                 10            48             5                 3                   4       40.0





SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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