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                        LIVE BIRTHS, ABORTIONS, AND FETAL DEATHS, BY AGE OF FEMALE
                                                ARKANSAS 1999



                                                                                  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               36,670         5,592           651               254              12,905       35.2

10                       1             2             0                 0                   1      100.0
11                       1             0             0                 0                   1      100.0
12                       4             3             0                 0                   4      100.0
13                      18            11             0                 0                  18      100.0
14                      83            27             1                 0                  81       97.6
15                     322            57             6                 5                 302       93.8
16                     673           127            14                 8                 582       86.5
17                   1,100           196            28                 7                 837       76.1
18                   1,828           362            45                19               1,276       69.8
19                   2,496           372            49                19               1,514       60.7

<15                    107            43             1                 0                 105       98.1

15-17                2,095           380            48                20               1,721       82.1

18-19                4,324           734            94                38               2,790       64.5

20-24               12,276         1,918           189                75               5,028       41.0

25-29                9,687         1,280           144                61               2,010       20.7

30-34                5,444           650            93                26                 770       14.1

35-39                2,335           386            57                26                 395       16.9

40+                    391           119            19                 3                  82       21.0

UNKNOWN                 11            82             6                 5                   4       36.4





SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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