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             LOW BIRTH WEIGHT (<2500 GRAMS/5.5 POUNDS) LIVE BIRTHS BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE AND RACE OF MOTHER
                                                     ARKANSAS 1996

                                            ALL RACES                WHITE                   BLACK

                                        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT

                STATE TOTAL             3,078        8.5        1,953        7.1        1,077       13.6

                ARKANSAS                   36       12.0           23       11.7           13       12.7
                ASHLEY                     30        8.5           13        5.4           17       15.2
                BAXTER                     17        4.7           17        4.7            0         - 
                BENTON                    131        6.7          123        6.7            2       33.3
                BOONE                      26        6.0           25        5.9            1         - 
                BRADLEY                    17       12.1            6        6.8           11       21.2
                CALHOUN                     6        9.2            3        7.3            3       12.5
                CARROLL                    22        7.1           22        7.4            0         - 
                CHICOT                     18        9.1            4        4.9           14       12.4
                CLARK                      26        9.0           10        5.2           16       17.6
                CLAY                       17        7.9           17        8.0            0         - 
                CLEBURNE                   15        7.1           14        6.8            0         - 
                CLEVELAND                  13       12.7            9       10.6            4       23.5
                COLUMBIA                   39       11.7           10        6.3           29       16.8
                CONWAY                     21        8.0           10        4.9           10       18.5
                CRAIGHEAD                  72        6.6           63        6.5            9        7.7
                CRAWFORD                   40        5.9           38        5.8            0         - 
                CRITTENDEN                103       12.3           24        7.8           79       15.0
                CROSS                      35       12.4           15        8.5           20       19.2
                DALLAS                     13        9.5            2        3.3           11       14.7
                DESHA                      30       11.8            9        7.8           21       15.1
                DREW                       20        8.1            9        5.1            9       13.4
                FAULKNER                   58        5.6           47        5.1           10        9.3
                FRANKLIN                   17        6.4           16        6.1            1         - 
                FULTON                      7        5.9            7        6.0            0         - 
                GARLAND                   107       10.9           93       10.8           13       12.0
                GRANT                      17        8.5           17        8.6            0         - 
                GREENE                     31        6.7           31        6.7            0         - 
                HEMPSTEAD                  38       12.0           19        9.4           19       16.8
                HOT SPRING                 36        8.9           20        5.9           16       24.6
                HOWARD                     18        8.8           11        7.2            7       14.0
                INDEPENDENCE               34        7.8           33        7.9            0         - 
                IZARD                      10        7.8           10        7.8            0         - 
                JACKSON                    25        9.7           16        8.0            9       17.0
                JEFFERSON                 145       11.0           30        6.2          114       13.9
                JOHNSON                    13        4.9           13        5.1            0         - 
                LAFAYETTE                   9        7.6            2        3.6            7       11.1
                LAWRENCE                   14        6.0           14        6.0            0         - 
                LEE                        18       10.3            5       10.0           12        9.8
                LINCOLN                    10        7.2            7        8.9            3        5.2
                LITTLE RIVER               20        9.5           13        8.8            6        9.8
                LOGAN                      25        8.7           25        8.9            0         - 
                LONOKE                     39        5.9           36        6.1            3        5.3
                MADISON                     9        5.5            9        5.7            0         - 
                MARION                     13        8.8           13        8.8            0         - 
                MILLER                     51        8.5           33        7.9           17        9.6
                MISSISSIPPI                97       10.3           46        9.1           49       11.6
                MONROE                     20       14.3            7       11.5           13       17.1
                MONTGOMERY                  3        3.1            3        3.2            0         - 
                NEVADA                     17       14.2           10       12.7            7       17.1
                NEWTON                      4        5.3            4        5.3            0         - 
                OUACHITA                   38       10.1            9        4.6           29       16.4
                PERRY                       8        6.7            8        6.8            0         - 
                PHILLIPS                   56        9.9            8        5.1           48       11.7
                PIKE                       16       10.2           13        9.1            3       33.3
                POINSETT                   30        8.6           24        7.8            6       15.4
                POLK                       19        6.9           19        7.0            0         - 
                POPE                       35        4.7           33        4.7            2        7.4
                PRAIRIE                    25       18.7           14       13.6           10       33.3
                PULASKI                   541        9.5          249        7.3          284       13.2
                RANDOLPH                   11        5.5           11        5.6            0         - 
                ST FRANCIS                 68       13.0           21        9.4           47       15.7
                SALINE                     62        6.6           59        6.5            3       13.0
                SCOTT                      13        8.5           13        8.6            0         - 
                SEARCY                     12       12.1           12       12.2            0         - 
                SEBASTIAN                 126        7.7          100        7.1           19       15.6
                SEVIER                     14        6.5           12        6.0            0         - 
                SHARP                      14        8.1           13        7.6            0         - 
                STONE                       6        5.3            6        5.4            0         - 
                UNION                      56        8.4           25        6.3           30       11.3
                VAN BUREN                  16        9.1           15        8.7            1         - 
                WASHINGTON                155        6.9          144        7.0            6       10.7
                WHITE                      71        8.4           67        8.3            4       12.5
                WOODRUFF                   15       11.9            6        8.0            9       17.6
                YELL                       19        6.5           16        6.1            1         - 



                NOTE:  TOTAL INCLUDES 48 OTHER/UNKNOWN RACE
                       PERCENT OF LIVE BIRTHS. PERCENTS FOR WHITE AND BLACK ARE RACE-SPECIFIC.

                SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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