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                                   LIVE BIRTHS BY BIRTH WEIGHT AND COUNTY OF RESIDENCE
                                                      ARKANSAS 1998

                                                  <1500 GRAMS           1500-2499 GRAMS          >=2500 GRAMS

                              BIRTHS           TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT

         STATE TOTAL          36,831             612        1.7        2,658        7.2       33,525       91.0

         ARKANSAS                280               7        2.5           25        8.9          248       88.6
         ASHLEY                  329               5        1.5           32        9.7          291       88.4
         BAXTER                  317               6        1.9           16        5.0          295       93.1
         BENTON                2,092              25        1.2          102        4.9        1,963       93.8
         BOONE                   442               5        1.1           31        7.0          406       91.9
         BRADLEY                 149               2        1.3            8        5.4          139       93.3
         CALHOUN                  57               2        3.5           11       19.3           44       77.2
         CARROLL                 344               7        2.0           19        5.5          318       92.4
         CHICOT                  220               6        2.7           18        8.2          193       87.7
         CLARK                   304               7        2.3           21        6.9          276       90.8
         CLAY                    220               6        2.7           13        5.9          200       90.9
         CLEBURNE                220               5        2.3           12        5.5          203       92.3
         CLEVELAND               103               1        1.0            5        4.9           97       94.2
         COLUMBIA                348               5        1.4           35       10.1          308       88.5
         CONWAY                  246               5        2.0           17        6.9          224       91.1
         CRAIGHEAD             1,117               7        0.6           69        6.2        1,040       93.1
         CRAWFORD                772               9        1.2           52        6.7          711       92.1
         CRITTENDEN              897              16        1.8           97       10.8          784       87.4
         CROSS                   284               4        1.4           28        9.9          252       88.7
         DALLAS                  118               5        4.2           13       11.0          100       84.7
         DESHA                   238               3        1.3           21        8.8          213       89.5
         DREW                    258               3        1.2           16        6.2          236       91.5
         FAULKNER              1,160              18        1.6           64        5.5        1,078       92.9
         FRANKLIN                246              11        4.5           19        7.7          216       87.8
         FULTON                  115               0         -             9        7.8          106       92.2
         GARLAND                 998              22        2.2           78        7.8          897       89.9
         GRANT                   198               1        0.5           15        7.6          182       91.9
         GREENE                  453               8        1.8           22        4.9          423       93.4
         HEMPSTEAD               336               3        0.9           30        8.9          303       90.2
         HOT SPRING              362               3        0.8           24        6.6          335       92.5
         HOWARD                  185               1        0.5           10        5.4          174       94.1
         INDEPENDENCE            463               8        1.7           36        7.8          418       90.3
         IZARD                   124               3        2.4            9        7.3          111       89.5
         JACKSON                 230               7        3.0           21        9.1          202       87.8
         JEFFERSON             1,250              29        2.3          116        9.3        1,105       88.4
         JOHNSON                 305               3        1.0           18        5.9          284       93.1
         LAFAYETTE               112               1        0.9           14       12.5           97       86.6
         LAWRENCE                225               1        0.4           19        8.4          203       90.2
         LEE                     174               7        4.0           13        7.5          154       88.5
         LINCOLN                 172               3        1.7           13        7.6          156       90.7
         LITTLE RIVER            177               1        0.6           17        9.6          159       89.8
         LOGAN                   335               7        2.1           27        8.1          301       89.9
         LONOKE                  682              15        2.2           49        7.2          618       90.6
         MADISON                 167               2        1.2           10        6.0          155       92.8
         MARION                  135               1        0.7           11        8.1          123       91.1
         MILLER                  595              11        1.8           48        8.1          536       90.1
         MISSISSIPPI             915              12        1.3           77        8.4          826       90.3
         MONROE                  159               4        2.5           16       10.1          139       87.4
         MONTGOMERY              105               1        1.0            7        6.7           97       92.4
         NEVADA                  122               7        5.7            9        7.4          106       86.9
         NEWTON                  106               0         -             8        7.5           98       92.5
         OUACHITA                380              10        2.6           29        7.6          341       89.7
         PERRY                   127               2        1.6            8        6.3          117       92.1
         PHILLIPS                496              12        2.4           36        7.3          448       90.3
         PIKE                    140               0         -            11        7.9          129       92.1
         POINSETT                357               5        1.4           33        9.2          319       89.4
         POLK                    298               2        0.7           19        6.4          276       92.6
         POPE                    724               6        0.8           49        6.8          669       92.4
         PRAIRIE                 102               5        4.9           11       10.8           86       84.3
         PULASKI               5,577             119        2.1          435        7.8        5,017       90.0
         RANDOLPH                212               1        0.5           13        6.1          197       92.9
         ST FRANCIS              484               7        1.4           47        9.7          430       88.8
         SALINE                  984              16        1.6           56        5.7          911       92.6
         SCOTT                   134               1        0.7            8        6.0          125       93.3
         SEARCY                   89               0         -             7        7.9           82       92.1
         SEBASTIAN             1,714              20        1.2          109        6.4        1,585       92.5
         SEVIER                  274               6        2.2           22        8.0          245       89.4
         SHARP                   167               1        0.6           15        9.0          151       90.4
         STONE                   133               1        0.8            9        6.8          122       91.7
         UNION                   647               9        1.4           47        7.3          591       91.3
         VAN BUREN               144               4        2.8            6        4.2          134       93.1
         WASHINGTON            2,380              39        1.6          139        5.8        2,198       92.4
         WHITE                   893              11        1.2           48        5.4          831       93.1
         WOODRUFF                116               1        0.9            6        5.2          108       93.1
         YELL                    298               3        1.0           25        8.4          270       90.6



         NOTE:  PERCENT OF LIVE BIRTHS

         SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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