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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 1997                                   
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
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                                                 L I V E   B I R T H S                                                  
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LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ..........................................  36,450
LIVE BIRTHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES ....................................................   2,510
LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS .....................................................  35,331
LIVE BIRTHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS .............................................................   1,391
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                   LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER AND SEX OF CHILD                                      
                                                                                                                        
                           --------- WHITE --------           -------- BLACK -------           ------- OTHER -------    
TOTAL     RATE              TOTAL    MALE    FEMALE           TOTAL    MALE   FEMALE           TOTAL   MALE   FEMALE    
                                                                                                                        
36,450    14.4             27,814   14,427   13,387           7,811   3,993    3,818            797     412     385     
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                         LIVE BIRTHS, BY AGE AND RACE OF MOTHER                                         
                                                                                                                        
                    TOTAL      <15      15-17      18-19       20-24      25-29      30-34      35-39      40+          
                                                                                                                        
ALL RACES          36,450      185      2,432       4,391     11,914      9,522      5,498      2,099      406          
WHITE              27,814       59      1,455       3,033      8,852      7,834      4,570      1,699      311          
BLACK               7,811      125        939       1,297      2,838      1,442        757        332       80          
OTHER                 797        1         37          57        219        235        164         68       15          
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                   LOW BIRTH WEIGHT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER                                      
                                                                                                                        
TOTAL      PERCENT                   WHITE      PERCENT          BLACK      PERCENT          OTHER    PERCENT           
                                                                                                                        
3,033        8.3                     1,984        7.1              989        12.7             60       7.5             
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                      LIVE BIRTHS, BY LOCALE OF DELIVERY AND ATTENDANT                                  
                                                                                                                        
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TOTAL                    TOTAL     PHYSICIAN   CN MIDWIFE   OTHER           TOTAL    PHYSICIAN    LAY MIDWIFE   OTHER   
                                                                                                                        
35,331                  34,986       34,549        381        55             345         21           184         140   
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                  LIVE BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED MOTHERS, BY RACE AND AGE                                     
                                                                                                                        
                  TOTAL  PERCENT     <15     15-17     18-19     20-24     25-29     30-34     35-39     40+            
                                                                                                                        
ALL RACES        12,245    33.6      178     1,913     2,627     4,489     1,800      824       339      75             
WHITE             6,273    22.6       53       981     1,400     2,233       955      450       169      32             
BLACK             5,725    73.3      124       906     1,199     2,171       792      342       154      37             
OTHER               237    29.7        1        25        25        83        51       30        16       6             
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
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       I N D U C E D  A B O R T I O N S,  F E T A L  D E A T H S,  A N D  S P O N T A N E O U S  A B O R T I O N S      
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                           INDUCED ABORTIONS, FETAL DEATHS, AND SPONTANEOUS ABORTIONS, BY RACE                          
                                                                                                                        
                                                         TOTAL      WHITE      BLACK      OTHER     UNKNOWN             
                                                                                                                        
INDUCED ABORTIONS                                        5,889      3,341      1,759         **          **             
FETAL DEATHS (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR >=500 GRAMS)               281        181         97          3           0             
SPONTANEOUS ABORTIONS (<20 WEEKS)                          890        661        206         11          12             
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH  
 
 
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