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             LOW BIRTH WEIGHT (<2500 GRAMS/5.5 POUNDS) LIVE BIRTHS BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE AND RACE OF MOTHER
                                                     ARKANSAS 1998

                                            ALL RACES                WHITE                   BLACK

                                        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT

                STATE TOTAL             3,270        8.9        2,112        7.5        1,110       13.9

                ARKANSAS                   32       11.4           14        7.4           18       20.0
                ASHLEY                     37       11.2           18        8.1           19       17.8
                BAXTER                     22        6.9           22        7.0            0         - 
                BENTON                    127        6.1          113        5.8            3       27.3
                BOONE                      36        8.1           36        8.2            0         - 
                BRADLEY                    10        6.7            4        4.6            6        9.8
                CALHOUN                    13       22.8           10       25.0            3       17.6
                CARROLL                    26        7.6           25        7.6            0         - 
                CHICOT                     24       10.9            4        6.3           20       12.9
                CLARK                      28        9.2           15        6.8           13       15.9
                CLAY                       19        8.6           19        8.6            0         - 
                CLEBURNE                   17        7.7           17        7.8            0         - 
                CLEVELAND                   6        5.8            5        6.2            1         - 
                COLUMBIA                   40       11.5           14        8.2           26       15.0
                CONWAY                     22        8.9           17        8.1            5       14.7
                CRAIGHEAD                  76        6.8           55        5.7           19       14.0
                CRAWFORD                   61        7.9           58        8.0            1         - 
                CRITTENDEN                113       12.6           28        8.0           85       15.6
                CROSS                      32       11.3           14        7.6           18       18.9
                DALLAS                     18       15.3            6       10.9           12       19.0
                DESHA                      24       10.1            6        5.7           18       13.6
                DREW                       19        7.4            5        2.9           14       17.3
                FAULKNER                   82        7.1           71        6.9           11        9.5
                FRANKLIN                   30       12.2           30       12.2            0         - 
                FULTON                      9        7.8            9        7.9            0         - 
                GARLAND                   100       10.0           74        8.6           25       20.2
                GRANT                      16        8.1           16        8.3            0         - 
                GREENE                     30        6.6           30        6.6            0         - 
                HEMPSTEAD                  33        9.8           15        7.4           18       14.1
                HOT SPRING                 27        7.5           21        6.7            6       13.3
                HOWARD                     11        5.9            9        6.7            2        4.2
                INDEPENDENCE               44        9.5           39        8.8            1         - 
                IZARD                      12        9.7           12        9.8            0         - 
                JACKSON                    28       12.2           13        7.6           15       25.9
                JEFFERSON                 145       11.6           37        8.0          107       13.9
                JOHNSON                    21        6.9           21        7.0            0         - 
                LAFAYETTE                  15       13.4            9       15.0            6       11.5
                LAWRENCE                   20        8.9           20        8.9            0         - 
                LEE                        20       11.5            6       10.0           14       12.3
                LINCOLN                    16        9.3            9        8.0            7       11.9
                LITTLE RIVER               18       10.2            7        5.7           11       21.6
                LOGAN                      34       10.1           32        9.8            2       66.7
                LONOKE                     64        9.4           53        8.6            9       16.1
                MADISON                    12        7.2           12        7.4            0         - 
                MARION                     12        8.9           12        9.0            0         - 
                MILLER                     59        9.9           42       10.0           17        9.9
                MISSISSIPPI                89        9.7           39        7.6           50       12.5
                MONROE                     20       12.6            7       10.1           13       14.8
                MONTGOMERY                  8        7.6            8        7.6            0         - 
                NEVADA                     16       13.1           10       13.7            6       12.5
                NEWTON                      8        7.5            8        7.5            0         - 
                OUACHITA                   39       10.3           15        7.9           24       12.8
                PERRY                      10        7.9           10        8.1            0         - 
                PHILLIPS                   48        9.7            8        6.0           40       11.0
                PIKE                       11        7.9           11        8.2            0         - 
                POINSETT                   38       10.6           29        9.5            9       17.3
                POLK                       21        7.0           21        7.2            0         - 
                POPE                       55        7.6           51        7.4            4       21.1
                PRAIRIE                    16       15.7           11       13.1            5       27.8
                PULASKI                   554        9.9          235        7.4          313       13.7
                RANDOLPH                   14        6.6           14        6.7            0         - 
                ST FRANCIS                 54       11.2           15        8.2           38       12.8
                SALINE                     72        7.3           67        7.1            4       14.8
                SCOTT                       9        6.7            9        6.8            0         - 
                SEARCY                      7        7.9            7        8.0            0         - 
                SEBASTIAN                 129        7.5          104        7.2           21       15.8
                SEVIER                     28       10.2           23        8.9            4       36.4
                SHARP                      16        9.6           16        9.7            0         - 
                STONE                      10        7.5           10        7.6            0         - 
                UNION                      56        8.7           24        6.3           32       12.2
                VAN BUREN                  10        6.9           10        7.0            0         - 
                WASHINGTON                178        7.5          165        7.5            3        6.7
                WHITE                      59        6.6           52        6.3            7       12.7
                WOODRUFF                    7        6.0            3        4.5            4        8.2
                YELL                       28        9.4           26        9.5            1         - 



                NOTE:  PERCENT OF LIVE BIRTHS. PERCENTS FOR WHITE AND BLACK ARE RACE-SPECIFIC.

                SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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