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            VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 1996                                                              
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                         L I V E   B I R T H S                                                                          
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LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ......................................  36,356    
LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES ................................................   2,482    
LIVE BIRTHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS .........................................................   1,428    
LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS .................................................  35,302    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
          LIVE  BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER AND SEX OF CHILD                                                              
                                                                                                                        
                 -------- WHITE -------     ------- BLACK -------     ------- OTHER -------     ------- UNK -------     
TOTAL     RATE    TOTAL   MALE   FEMALE     TOTAL   MALE   FEMALE     TOTAL   MALE   FEMALE     TOTAL  MALE  FEMALE     
                                                                                                                        
36,356    15.1   27,696  14,248  13,448     7,897  3,941    3,956      742     363     379        21    17      4       
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
               LIVE BIRTHS, BY AGE AND RACE OF MOTHER                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
                 TOTAL      10-14      15-17      18-19     20-24      25-29      30-34      35-39     40+     UNK      
                                                                                                                        
ALL RACES       36,356        162      2,524      4,492    11,856      9,380      5,493      2,110     338       1      
WHITE           27,696         55      1,516      3,129     8,796      7,697      4,572      1,676     255       0      
BLACK            7,897        105        969      1,297     2,866      1,457        771        357      75       0      
OTHER              742          2         37         63       189        220        148         75       8       0      
UNKNOWN             21          0          2          3         5          6          2          2       0       1      
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
           LOW BIRTHWEIGHT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER                                                               
                                                                                                                        
TOTAL      PERCENT        WHITE   PERCENT        BLACK   PERCENT        OTHER   PERCENT       UNKNOWN  PERCENT          
                                                                                                                        
3,078        8.5          1,953     7.1          1,077     13.6           47      6.3             1      4.8            
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
          LIVE BIRTHS, BY LOCALE OF DELIVERY AND ATTENDANT                                                              
                                                                                                                        
              ----------------- HOSPITAL -------------------       --------------- OUT-OF-HOSPITAL ---------------      
TOTAL         TOTAL     PHYSICIAN   CN MIDWIFE   OTHER   UNK       TOTAL    PHYSICIAN    LAY MIDWIFE   OTHER   UNK      
                                                                                                                        
35,302       34,960       34,466        475        18     1         342         29           170        141     2       
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
          LIVE BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED MOTHERS, BY RACE AND AGE                                                             
                                                                                                                        
               TOTAL     PERCENT       10-14    15-17    18-19    20-24    25-29    30-34    35-39    40+               
                                                                                                                        
ALL RACES     12,157       33.4          158    1,998    2,653    4,380    1,746      800      372    50                
WHITE          6,165       22.3           52    1,018    1,407    2,101      925      440      195    27                
BLACK          5,768       73.0          104      951    1,208    2,201      777      342      162    23                
OTHER            218       29.4            2       28       37       76       42       18       15     0                
UNKNOWN            6       28.6            0        1        1        2        2        0        0     0                
                                                                                                                        
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I N D U C E D  A B O R T I O N S,  F E T A L  D E A T H S,  A N D  S P O N T A N E O U S  A B O R T I O N S             
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 INDUCED ABORTIONS, FETAL DEATHS, AND SPONTANEOUS ABORTIONS, BY RACE                                                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                         TOTAL      WHITE      BLACK      OTHER     UNKNOWN             
                                                                                                                        
INDUCED ABORTIONS                                        6,082      3,846      2,068        105          63             
FETAL DEATHS (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR >=350 GRAMS)               293        189        102          2           0             
SPONTANEOUS ABORTIONS (<20 WEEKS)                          930        698        219          6           7             
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
NOTE:  BIRTH RATES ARE PER 1,000 POPULATION.                                                                            
       PERCENTS FOR WHITE, BLACK, AND OTHER ARE RACE-SPECIFIC.                                                          
                                                                                                                        
SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 
 
 
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