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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 1999

                                                                            NUMBER   PERCENT

                                TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5,592     100.0


                                                     PERIOD OF GESTATION

                                <7 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,088      19.5
                                7-8 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,679      30.0
                                9-10 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . .          909      16.3
                                11-12 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          502       9.0
                                13-15 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          356       6.4
                                16-20 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          299       5.3
                                21+ WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           22       0.4
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          737      13.2


                                                      TYPE OF PROCEDURE

                                SUCTION CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . .        4,723      84.5
                                SHARP CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . . .            2       0.0
                                DILATION AND EVACUATION . . . . . . .          409       7.3
                                INTRA-UTERINE SALINE INSTILLATION . .            3       0.1
                                INTRA-UTERINE PROSTAGLANDIN . . . . .            3       0.1
                                HYSTEROTOMY . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTERECTOMY  . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            2       0.0
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          450       8.0


                                                     LOCATION OF FACILITY

                                ARKANSAS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5,002      89.4
                                OUT-OF-STATE  . . . . . . . . . . . .          590      10.6


                                                  PREVIOUS INDUCED ABORTIONS

                                0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        3,254      58.2
                                1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,270      22.7
                                2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          380       6.8
                                3 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          147       2.6
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          541       9.7



                                                   INDUCED ABORTION RATIOS
                                             BY SELECTED PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1999


                                                      AGE OF FEMALE            RATIO

                                        <15 YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           48.1
                                        15-19 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           18.2
                                        20-24 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           16.3
                                        25-29 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           14.4
                                        30-34 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           12.9
                                        35-39 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           17.1
                                        40+ YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           31.0


                                                      MARITAL STATUS

                                        MARRIED . . . . . . . . . . .            4.3
                                        UNMARRIED . . . . . . . . . .           37.1


                                                      RACE OF FEMALE

                                        WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . .           12.5
                                        BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . .           30.0
                                        OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . .           20.6


                                               NUMBER OF PREVIOUS LIVE BIRTHS

                                        0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           15.4
                                        1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           14.4
                                        2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           20.6
                                        3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           19.6
                                        4 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . .           14.6


                 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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