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         ARKANSAS VITAL STATISTICS - LIVE BIRTH SUMMARY
                         1940 to Present

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                                     CRUDE
                            TOTAL    BIRTH
                   YEAR    BIRTHS     RATE

                   1940    38,712     19.9
                   1941    40,416     20.7
                   1942    42,494     21.8
                   1943    42,589     24.5
                   1944    41,560     23.9
                   1945    39,730     22.9
                   1946    45,457     26.2
                   1947    49,152     28.3
                   1948    48,254     27.8
                   1949    47,790     27.5

                   1950    45,699     23.4
                   1951    45,703     23.3
                   1952    44,555     23.3
                   1953    43,528     22.8
                   1954    43,747     22.9
                   1955    42,048     22.0
                   1956    42,898     22.5
                   1957    42,474     22.2
                   1958    41,722     21.8
                   1959    41,179     21.6

                   1960    41,006     23.0
                   1961    41,559     23.2
                   1962    42,316     23.7
                   1963    41,846     23.4
                   1964    41,650     23.3
                   1965    37,568     21.0
                   1966    34,460     19.3
                   1967    33,285     18.6
                   1968    32,575     18.2
                   1969    33,921     19.0

                   1970    35,457     18.4
                   1971    35,828     18.3
                   1972    35,715     17.9
                   1973    33,476     16.5
                   1974    34,476     16.7
                   1975    34,279     16.3
                   1976    34,162     16.0
                   1977    36,029     16.6
                   1978    34,793     15.7
                   1979    36,300     16.1

                   1980    37,278     16.3
                   1981    35,851     15.6
                   1982    35,295     15.3
                   1983    34,904     15.1
                   1984    34,789     15.0
                   1985    35,296     15.2
                   1986    34,445     14.8
                   1987    34,598     14.8
                   1988    35,032     15.0
                   1989    35,893     15.3

                   1990    36,440     15.5
                   1991    35,456     15.0
                   1992    34,803     14.7
                   1993    34,332     14.4
                   1994    34,744     14.5
                   1995    35,154     14.6
                   1996    36,356     15.1



RATE PER 1,000 POPULATION
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