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                                       VITAL STATISTICS STATE SUMMARY:  ARKANSAS 1997                                   
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
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DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE OCCURRENCES ................................................ 27,824
DEATHS TO ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN OTHER STATES ..........................................................  1,786
DEATHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS ........................................................... 27,173
DEATHS TO NON-RESIDENTS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS ...................................................................  1,135
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                  DEATHS, BY RACE AND SEX                                               
                                                                                                                        
                           --------- WHITE --------           -------- BLACK -------           ------- OTHER -------    
TOTAL     RATE              TOTAL    MALE    FEMALE           TOTAL    MALE   FEMALE           TOTAL   MALE   FEMALE    
                                                                                                                        
27,824    11.0             23,674   11,924   11,750           4,036   2,062    1,974            107      63      44     
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                               DEATHS, BY AGE AND RACE                                                  
                                                                                                                        
                 TOTAL       <1   1-4   5-14   15-24   25-34   35-44   45-54   55-64   65-74   75-84    85+             
                                                                                                                        
ALL RACES       27,824      316    76    115    419     536     1E3    1,703   2,981   5,550   8,050   7,073            
WHITE           23,674      201    55     82    299     381     752    1,305   2,506   4,796   7,110   6,185            
BLACK            4,036      112    21     31    113     144     236      388     455     732     927     874            
      -            107        3     0      2      7      11      11        9      20      21      10      13            
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                  DEATHS, OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS BY PLACE OF DEATH                                       
                                                                                                                        
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TOTAL                              HOSPITAL            HOME           RESIDENCE          OTHER                          
                                                                                                                        
27,173                              15,102            4,822             6,335             914                           
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                INFANT MORTALITY, BY RACE                                               
                                                                                                                        
                                                TOTAL   RATE             WHITE   RATE               BLACK    RATE       
                                                                                                                        
        TOTAL                                    316     8.7              201     7.2                112     14.3       
        NEONATAL (<28 DAYS)                      189     5.2              112     4.0                 75      9.6       
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                                     M A R R I A G E S  A N D  D I V O R C E S                                          
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                                    MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                               NUMBER      RATE2                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                     MARRIAGES                 39,736      15.8                                         
                                     DIVORCES/ANNULMENTS       16,164       6.4                                         
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH                                                    
 
 
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