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                                   LIVE BIRTHS BY BIRTH WEIGHT AND COUNTY OF RESIDENCE
                                                      ARKANSAS 1996

                                                  <1500 GRAMS           1500-2499 GRAMS          >=2500 GRAMS

                              BIRTHS           TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT

         STATE TOTAL          36,356             597        1.6        2,481        6.8       33,243       91.4

         ARKANSAS                301               5        1.7           31       10.3          265       88.0
         ASHLEY                  355               9        2.5           21        5.9          325       91.5
         BAXTER                  365               0         -            17        4.7          348       95.3
         BENTON                1,953              23        1.2          108        5.5        1,820       93.2
         BOONE                   430               6        1.4           20        4.7          403       93.7
         BRADLEY                 140               4        2.9           13        9.3          123       87.9
         CALHOUN                  65               0         -             6        9.2           59       90.8
         CARROLL                 309               5        1.6           17        5.5          286       92.6
         CHICOT                  198               5        2.5           13        6.6          179       90.4
         CLARK                   289               4        1.4           22        7.6          263       91.0
         CLAY                    214               8        3.7            9        4.2          197       92.1
         CLEBURNE                210               1        0.5           14        6.7          194       92.4
         CLEVELAND               102               1        1.0           12       11.8           89       87.3
         COLUMBIA                333               7        2.1           32        9.6          294       88.3
         CONWAY                  261               4        1.5           17        6.5          240       92.0
         CRAIGHEAD             1,089              11        1.0           61        5.6        1,017       93.4
         CRAWFORD                681              10        1.5           30        4.4          641       94.1
         CRITTENDEN              837              21        2.5           82        9.8          734       87.7
         CROSS                   282               6        2.1           29       10.3          247       87.6
         DALLAS                  137               3        2.2           10        7.3          124       90.5
         DESHA                   255               4        1.6           26       10.2          225       88.2
         DREW                    246               4        1.6           16        6.5          226       91.9
         FAULKNER              1,040              15        1.4           43        4.1          982       94.4
         FRANKLIN                266               2        0.8           15        5.6          249       93.6
         FULTON                  118               1        0.8            6        5.1          111       94.1
         GARLAND                 982              23        2.3           84        8.6          873       88.9
         GRANT                   201               3        1.5           14        7.0          184       91.5
         GREENE                  465               4        0.9           27        5.8          432       92.9
         HEMPSTEAD               317              10        3.2           28        8.8          279       88.0
         HOT SPRING              406              14        3.4           22        5.4          370       91.1
         HOWARD                  205               1        0.5           17        8.3          187       91.2
         INDEPENDENCE            438               8        1.8           26        5.9          401       91.6
         IZARD                   129               0         -            10        7.8          119       92.2
         JACKSON                 258               1        0.4           24        9.3          233       90.3
         JEFFERSON             1,317              27        2.1          118        9.0        1,172       89.0
         JOHNSON                 263               0         -            13        4.9          250       95.1
         LAFAYETTE               118               3        2.5            6        5.1          109       92.4
         LAWRENCE                235               2        0.9           12        5.1          221       94.0
         LEE                     174               7        4.0           11        6.3          156       89.7
         LINCOLN                 139               4        2.9            6        4.3          129       92.8
         LITTLE RIVER            211               1        0.5           19        9.0          191       90.5
         LOGAN                   286               3        1.0           22        7.7          261       91.3
         LONOKE                  658               7        1.1           32        4.9          618       93.9
         MADISON                 164               1        0.6            8        4.9          154       93.9
         MARION                  148               4        2.7            9        6.1          135       91.2
         MILLER                  603               8        1.3           43        7.1          552       91.5
         MISSISSIPPI             940              14        1.5           83        8.8          840       89.4
         MONROE                  140               4        2.9           16       11.4          120       85.7
         MONTGOMERY               96               2        2.1            1        1.0           93       96.9
         NEVADA                  120               3        2.5           14       11.7          103       85.8
         NEWTON                   75               2        2.7            2        2.7           71       94.7
         OUACHITA                375              11        2.9           27        7.2          336       89.6
         PERRY                   119               2        1.7            6        5.0          111       93.3
         PHILLIPS                568               9        1.6           47        8.3          511       90.0
         PIKE                    157               2        1.3           14        8.9          141       89.8
         POINSETT                348               5        1.4           25        7.2          318       91.4
         POLK                    276               3        1.1           16        5.8          256       92.8
         POPE                    744               3        0.4           32        4.3          709       95.3
         PRAIRIE                 134               5        3.7           20       14.9          109       81.3
         PULASKI               5,667             124        2.2          417        7.4        5,121       90.4
         RANDOLPH                200               3        1.5            8        4.0          188       94.0
         ST FRANCIS              524              15        2.9           53       10.1          456       87.0
         SALINE                  940              11        1.2           51        5.4          877       93.3
         SCOTT                   153               2        1.3           11        7.2          140       91.5
         SEARCY                   99               5        5.1            7        7.1           87       87.9
         SEBASTIAN             1,645              20        1.2          106        6.4        1,519       92.3
         SEVIER                  216               1        0.5           13        6.0          201       93.1
         SHARP                   172               0         -            14        8.1          158       91.9
         STONE                   113               1        0.9            5        4.4          107       94.7
         UNION                   665              13        2.0           43        6.5          609       91.6
         VAN BUREN               176               1        0.6           15        8.5          160       90.9
         WASHINGTON            2,233              21        0.9          134        6.0        2,075       92.9
         WHITE                   849              18        2.1           53        6.2          776       91.4
         WOODRUFF                126               2        1.6           13       10.3          110       87.3
         YELL                    293               5        1.7           14        4.8          274       93.5



         NOTE:  TOTAL INCLUDES 35 UNKNOWN BIRTH WEIGHT
                PERCENT OF LIVE BIRTHS

         SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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