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                        LIVE BIRTHS, ABORTIONS, AND FETAL DEATHS, BY AGE OF FEMALE
                                                ARKANSAS 1997



                                                                                  BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED FEMALES
                                              SPONTANEOUS       FETAL DEATHS
                     LIVE         INDUCED      ABORTIONS     (>=20 WEEKS AND/OR                 PERCENT OF
AGE                 BIRTHS       ABORTIONS    (<20 WEEKS)        >=500 GRAMS)         NUMBER   LIVE BIRTHS

TOTAL               36,450         5,889           890               281              12,245       33.6

11                       0             1             0                 0                   0         - 
12                       5             9             0                 0                   5      100.0
13                      36            21             3                 1                  36      100.0
14                     144            53             8                 0                 137       95.1
15                     349            92            16                 3                 328       94.0
16                     745           182            25                11                 611       82.0
17                   1,338           208            38                14                 974       72.8
18                   1,904           369            64                14               1,273       66.9
19                   2,487           443            62                19               1,354       54.4

<15                    185            84            11                 1                 178       96.2

15-17                2,432           482            79                28               1,913       78.7

18-19                4,391           812           126                33               2,627       59.8

20-24               11,914         2,035           216                94               4,489       37.7

25-29                9,522         1,186           195                65               1,800       18.9

30-34                5,498           692           139                31                 824       15.0

35-39                2,099           398            85                24                 339       16.2

40+                    406           124            29                 4                  75       18.5

UNKNOWN                  3            76            10                 1                   0         - 





SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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