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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 1998

                                                                            NUMBER   PERCENT

                                TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5,675     100.0


                                                     PERIOD OF GESTATION

                                <7 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,262      22.2
                                7-8 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,872      33.0
                                9-10 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,280      22.6
                                11-12 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          595      10.5
                                13-15 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          322       5.7
                                16-20 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          243       4.3
                                21+ WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            8       0.1
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           93       1.6


                                                      TYPE OF PROCEDURE

                                SUCTION CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . .        4,707      82.9
                                SHARP CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . . .           41       0.7
                                DILATION AND EVACUATION . . . . . . .          327       5.8
                                INTRA-UTERINE SALINE INSTILLATION . .            1       0.0
                                INTRA-UTERINE PROSTAGLANDIN . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTEROTOMY . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTERECTOMY  . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            3       0.1
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          596      10.5


                                                     LOCATION OF FACILITY

                                ARKANSAS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        4,997      88.1
                                OUT-OF-STATE  . . . . . . . . . . . .          678      11.9


                                                  PREVIOUS INDUCED ABORTIONS

                                0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        2,250      39.6
                                1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,252      22.1
                                2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          349       6.1
                                3 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,824      32.1
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0



                                                   INDUCED ABORTION RATIOS
                                             BY SELECTED PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1998


                                                      AGE OF FEMALE            RATIO

                                        <15 YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           48.0
                                        15-19 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           19.4
                                        20-24 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           16.3
                                        25-29 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           12.6
                                        30-34 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           12.3
                                        35-39 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           16.1
                                        40+ YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           31.9


                                                      MARITAL STATUS

                                        MARRIED . . . . . . . . . . .            4.1
                                        UNMARRIED . . . . . . . . . .           37.0


                                                      RACE OF FEMALE

                                        WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . .           12.6
                                        BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . .           26.8
                                        OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . .           20.9


                                               NUMBER OF PREVIOUS LIVE BIRTHS

                                        0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           10.6
                                        1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            9.4
                                        2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           13.2
                                        3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           12.9
                                        4 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . .           97.4


                 NOTE:  RATIOS ARE CALCULATED FROM ABORTIONS AND LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS

                 SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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