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                        LIVE BIRTHS, ABORTIONS, AND FETAL DEATHS, BY AGE OF FEMALE
                                                ARKANSAS 1996



                                                                                  BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED FEMALES
                                              SPONTANEOUS       FETAL DEATHS
                     LIVE         INDUCED      ABORTIONS     (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR                 PERCENT OF
AGE                 BIRTHS       ABORTIONS    (<20 WEEKS)        >=500 GRAMS)         NUMBER   LIVE BIRTHS

TOTAL               36,356         6,082           930               293              12,157       33.4

10                       0             2             0                 0                   0         - 
11                       0             2             0                 0                   0         - 
12                       4            18             0                 1                   4      100.0
13                      27            17             0                 0                  26       96.3
14                     131            58             5                 2                 128       97.7
15                     386           116             6                 7                 349       90.4
16                     816           169            23                11                 674       82.6
17                   1,322           251            37                 7                 975       73.8
18                   1,958           427            58                16               1,240       63.3
19                   2,534           419            45                20               1,413       55.8

<15                    162            97             5                 3                 158       97.5

15-17                2,524           536            66                25               1,998       79.2

18-19                4,492           846           103                36               2,653       59.1

20-24               11,856         2,083           272                97               4,380       36.9

25-29                9,380         1,219           211                68               1,746       18.6

30-34                5,493           693           137                43                 800       14.6

35-39                2,110           428            88                19                 372       17.6

40+                    338           105            44                 1                  50       14.8

UNKNOWN                  1            75             4                 1                   0         - 





SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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