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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 1996

                                                                            NUMBER   PERCENT

                                TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        6,082     100.0


                                                     PERIOD OF GESTATION

                                <7 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          662      10.9
                                7-8 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,976      32.5
                                9-10 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,632      26.8
                                11-12 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          848      13.9
                                13-15 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          400       6.6
                                16-20 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          251       4.1
                                21+ WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           53       0.9
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          260       4.3


                                                      TYPE OF PROCEDURE

                                SUCTION CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . .        5,700      93.7
                                SHARP CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . . .           23       0.4
                                DILATION AND EVACUATION . . . . . . .          288       4.7
                                INTRA-UTERINE SALINE INSTILLATION . .            2       0.0
                                INTRA-UTERINE PROSTAGLANDIN . . . . .            2       0.0
                                HYSTEROTOMY . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTERECTOMY  . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           15       0.2
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           52       0.9


                                                     LOCATION OF FACILITY

                                ARKANSAS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5,336      87.7
                                OUT-OF-STATE  . . . . . . . . . . . .          746      12.3


                                                  PREVIOUS INDUCED ABORTIONS

                                0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        4,032      66.3
                                1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,401      23.0
                                2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          374       6.1
                                3 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          175       2.9
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          100       1.6



                                                   INDUCED ABORTION RATIOS
                                             BY SELECTED PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1996


                                                      AGE OF FEMALE            RATIO

                                        <15 YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           62.4
                                        15-19 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           19.5
                                        20-24 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           17.3
                                        25-29 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           13.2
                                        30-34 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           12.5
                                        35-39 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           20.2
                                        40+ YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           30.6


                                                      MARITAL STATUS

                                        MARRIED . . . . . . . . . . .            4.9
                                        UNMARRIED . . . . . . . . . .           38.3


                                                      RACE OF FEMALE

                                        WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . .           13.8
                                        BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . .           27.2
                                        OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . .           19.2


                                               NUMBER OF PREVIOUS LIVE BIRTHS

                                        0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           17.1
                                        1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           14.3
                                        2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           19.5
                                        3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           21.0
                                        4 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . .           14.3


                 NOTE:  RATIOS ARE CALCULATED FROM ABORTIONS AND LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS

                 SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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