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            VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 1996                                                              
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DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ..........................................  26,526     
DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES ....................................................   1,593     
DEATHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS .............................................................   1,140     
DEATHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS .....................................................  26,073     
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                       DEATHS BY AGE AND RACE                                                                           
                                                                                                                        
                 TOTAL       <1   1-4   5-14   15-24   25-34   35-44   45-54   55-64   65-74   75-84    85+   UNK       
                                                                                                                        
ALL RACES       26,526      337    69     98    444     514     906    1,616   2,798   5,377   7,758   6,609    0       
WHITE           22,563      219    46     76    326     377     653    1,271   2,335   4,687   6,813   5,760    0       
BLACK            3,889      113    22     18    115     130     245      341     453     672     934     846    0       
OTHER               71        5     1      3      3       7       8        4      10      17      11       2    0       
UNKNOWN              3        0     0      1      0       0       0        0       0       1       0       1    0       
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                       DEATHS, BY RACE AND SEX                                                                          
                                                                                                                        
                   -------- WHITE -------    -------- BLACK -------    ------ OTHER --------    ------- UNK -------     
TOTAL     RATE     TOTAL    MALE   FEMALE    TOTAL    MALE   FEMALE    TOTAL   MALE   FEMALE    TOTAL  MALE  FEMALE     
                                                                                                                        
26,526    11.0    22,563   11,562  11,001    3,889   2,030    1,859      71     42      29        3      2      1       
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
           DEATHS, OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS BY PLACE OF DEATH                                                              
                                                                                                                        
                                                     NURSING                                                            
TOTAL                              HOSPITAL            HOME           RESIDENCE          OTHER                          
                                                                                                                        
26,073*                             14,543            4,646             6,044             839                           
                                                                                                                        
* Total includes 1 unknown place of occurrence                                                                          
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                     INFANT MORTALITY, BY RACE                                                                          
                                                                                                                        
                                       TOTAL      RATE             WHITE      RATE             BLACK       RATE         
TOTAL*                                  337        9.3              219        7.9              113        14.3         
NEONATAL (<28 DAYS)**                   204        5.6              136        4.9               66         8.4         
POSTNEONATAL (28 DAYS TO <1 YEAR)***    133        3.7               83        3.0               47         6.0         
                                                                                                                        
  *TOTAL INCLUDES 5 OTHER OR UNKNOWN RACE                                                                               
 **NEONATAL INCLUDES 2 OTHER OR UNKNOWN RACE                                                                            
***POSTNEONATAL INCLUDES 3 OTHER OR UNKNOWN RACE                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
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              M A R R I A G E S  A N D  D I V O R C E S                                                                 
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            MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS                                                                
                                                                                                                        
                                                               NUMBER      RATE                                         
                                                                                                                        
                                     MARRIAGES                 39,143      16.2                                         
                                     DIVORCES/ANNULMENTS       16,908       7.0                                         
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
NOTE:  DEATH, MARRIAGE, AND DIVORCE RATES ARE PER 1,000 POPULATION.                                                     
       INFANT MORTALITY RATES ARE PER 1,000 LIVE BIRTHS.  RATES FOR WHITE AND BLACK ARE RACE-SPECIFIC.                  
                                                                                                                        
SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH                                                    
                                                                                                                        
 
 
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