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             LOW BIRTH WEIGHT (<2500 GRAMS/5.5 POUNDS) LIVE BIRTHS BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE AND RACE OF MOTHER
                                                     ARKANSAS 1999

                                            ALL RACES                WHITE                   BLACK

                                        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT

                STATE TOTAL             3,151        8.6        2,076        7.4          989       12.9

                NORTHWEST PHR             812        7.3          733        7.1           27       10.1
                SOUTHWEST PHR             411        9.3          248        8.0          158       12.5
                CENTRAL   PHR             858        8.8          499        7.1          337       13.3
                NORTHEAST PHR             620        8.9          435        7.7          180       13.8
                SOUTHEAST PHR             450       10.1          161        7.6          287       12.5

                ARKANSAS                   25        9.0           18        9.2            7        8.4
                ASHLEY                     34       10.4           20        9.2           14       13.2
                BAXTER                     26        8.2           26        8.3            0         - 
                BENTON                    168        7.8          149        7.4            0         - 
                BOONE                      28        7.1           28        7.1            0         - 
                BRADLEY                    15        9.5            8        7.9            7       12.5
                CALHOUN                     4        7.4            2        5.3            2       12.5
                CARROLL                    26        7.4           24        7.5            0         - 
                CHICOT                     18        9.0            5        6.0           13       11.1
                CLARK                      17        6.3           13        6.1            4        7.0
                CLAY                       20       10.1           19        9.6            1         - 
                CLEBURNE                   14        6.4           14        6.4            0         - 
                CLEVELAND                   7        7.1            7        8.0            0         - 
                COLUMBIA                   35       11.1           20       11.0           15       11.2
                CONWAY                     21        8.1           19        8.5            2        6.3
                CRAIGHEAD                  80        7.2           68        7.0           12       10.0
                CRAWFORD                   49        6.5           47        6.6            0         - 
                CRITTENDEN                 99       11.5           27        7.8           71       13.9
                CROSS                      28       10.3           14        7.7           14       15.9
                DALLAS                     17       15.0            5       10.0           12       19.4
                DESHA                      33       13.2           12        9.9           21       16.5
                DREW                       31       12.1           11        6.4           20       23.8
                FAULKNER                   94        8.0           82        7.8           11        9.1
                FRANKLIN                   12        6.0           12        6.0            0         - 
                FULTON                      8        6.3            8        6.3            0         - 
                GARLAND                   100        9.4           79        8.5           18       16.2
                GRANT                      13        6.8           11        6.1            2       28.6
                GREENE                     33        7.1           33        7.1            0         - 
                HEMPSTEAD                  42       12.4           20       10.5           21       14.5
                HOT SPRING                 33        8.7           25        7.6            6       13.3
                HOWARD                     21       10.0           14        9.2            6       11.1
                INDEPENDENCE               42       10.1           40       10.0            0         - 
                IZARD                       8        6.0            8        6.0            0         - 
                JACKSON                    13        5.9            9        5.4            4        7.5
                JEFFERSON                 143       10.8           35        7.1          107       13.2
                JOHNSON                    25        8.2           25        8.4            0         - 
                LAFAYETTE                   7        7.5            1         -             6       12.5
                LAWRENCE                   14        6.2           14        6.3            0         - 
                LEE                        18       11.4            3        6.5           15       13.5
                LINCOLN                    12        8.2            6        6.7            6       10.3
                LITTLE RIVER               27       16.9           16       14.2           10       22.2
                LOGAN                      18        5.9           18        6.0            0         - 
                LONOKE                     60        8.5           50        7.8            8       14.5
                MADISON                    16        8.3           15        7.9            0         - 
                MARION                     13        8.8           13        8.8            0         - 
                MILLER                     58        9.7           38        8.9           20       12.1
                MISSISSIPPI                91        9.8           36        6.8           55       13.8
                MONROE                     11        8.4            4        5.9            7       11.1
                MONTGOMERY                  3        3.3            3        3.3            0         - 
                NEVADA                     11        7.7            6        7.1            5        8.8
                NEWTON                      5        6.1            4        4.9            0         - 
                OUACHITA                   37        9.8           21       10.1           16        9.6
                PERRY                       6        4.4            6        4.4            0         - 
                PHILLIPS                   46        8.5           11        6.9           34        9.0
                PIKE                       12        8.1           12        8.4            0         - 
                POINSETT                   38       10.6           33       10.3            4       12.1
                POLK                       15        5.3           15        5.4            0         - 
                POPE                       58        7.7           58        8.0            0         - 
                PRAIRIE                     8        7.3            5        5.8            3       13.0
                PULASKI                   522        9.5          212        6.7          296       13.4
                RANDOLPH                   17        8.5           17        8.5            0         - 
                ST FRANCIS                 49       10.4           16        8.3           33       12.0
                SALINE                     63        6.9           59        6.7            2       10.0
                SCOTT                      17        9.9           17       10.2            0         - 
                SEARCY                      6        7.1            6        7.2            0         - 
                SEBASTIAN                 133        7.7          109        7.5           15       11.6
                SEVIER                     15        6.0           15        6.4            0         - 
                SHARP                      13        9.4           13        9.6            0         - 
                STONE                       7        5.4            7        5.4            0         - 
                UNION                      57        9.7           22        6.7           35       13.6
                VAN BUREN                  10        6.4           10        6.5            0         - 
                WASHINGTON                166        6.6          139        6.2           10       16.1
                WHITE                      80        9.1           69        8.5           10       20.0
                WOODRUFF                   15       15.5            6        9.8            9       25.0
                YELL                       15        5.1           14        5.2            0         - 



                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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