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             LOW BIRTH WEIGHT (<2500 GRAMS/5.5 POUNDS) LIVE BIRTHS BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE AND RACE OF MOTHER
                                                     ARKANSAS 1997

                                            ALL RACES                WHITE                   BLACK

                                        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT

                STATE TOTAL             3,033        8.3        1,984        7.1          989       12.7

                ARKANSAS                   28       11.1           12        7.5           16       18.0
                ASHLEY                     26        7.9           13        6.1           12       10.3
                BAXTER                     22        7.1           22        7.2            0         - 
                BENTON                    140        6.8          134        6.9            1         - 
                BOONE                      34        7.3           34        7.3            0         - 
                BRADLEY                     6        4.1            1         -             5        9.4
                CALHOUN                     6        9.7            2        4.7            4       21.1
                CARROLL                    20        6.4           18        5.9            1         - 
                CHICOT                     30       13.9           11       13.8           19       14.1
                CLARK                      21        7.6           12        5.8            9       13.2
                CLAY                       15        7.8           15        7.8            0         - 
                CLEBURNE                   10        4.3           10        4.3            0         - 
                CLEVELAND                   7        7.4            7        9.0            0         - 
                COLUMBIA                   34       10.1           16        8.7           18       12.2
                CONWAY                     22        8.2           18        8.2            4        8.7
                CRAIGHEAD                  83        7.4           66        6.7           17       14.3
                CRAWFORD                   38        5.0           36        5.2            0         - 
                CRITTENDEN                109       12.5           26        8.0           82       15.0
                CROSS                      20        7.3           10        5.6           10       10.6
                DALLAS                     16       13.0            5        7.8           11       18.6
                DESHA                      21        8.4            7        6.3           13        9.4
                DREW                       20        7.2           11        6.2            9        9.2
                FAULKNER                   67        6.2           51        5.3           14       14.0
                FRANKLIN                   15        6.8           15        6.9            0         - 
                FULTON                     13       10.2           13       10.4            0         - 
                GARLAND                   109       10.7           88       10.1           20       16.9
                GRANT                      15        8.2           15        8.3            0         - 
                GREENE                     34        7.3           34        7.4            0         - 
                HEMPSTEAD                  26        7.5           13        5.7           13       11.1
                HOT SPRING                 21        5.7           14        4.5            7       12.7
                HOWARD                     15        7.1            9        5.6            6       11.5
                INDEPENDENCE               30        7.2           30        7.5            0         - 
                IZARD                      12        8.5           12        8.8            0         - 
                JACKSON                    21        9.7           11        6.7            9       17.3
                JEFFERSON                 164       12.6           46       10.1          116       14.0
                JOHNSON                    30        9.5           28        9.1            1         - 
                LAFAYETTE                  10        7.8            6        8.5            4        6.9
                LAWRENCE                   12        5.9           12        5.9            0         - 
                LEE                        13        8.4            1         -            12       12.0
                LINCOLN                    13        7.8            6        6.1            7       10.4
                LITTLE RIVER               12        6.5            7        5.3            5        9.3
                LOGAN                      20        7.0           20        7.1            0         - 
                LONOKE                     51        7.7           41        6.9            6       11.8
                MADISON                     7        3.9            7        4.0            0         - 
                MARION                      7        5.6            6        4.9            0         - 
                MILLER                     47        7.9           28        7.0           18        9.6
                MISSISSIPPI                95       10.2           45        8.6           50       12.4
                MONROE                     10        6.4            5        6.3            5        6.6
                MONTGOMERY                  3        2.8            3        2.9            0         - 
                NEVADA                     15       11.6            8        9.4            7       16.3
                NEWTON                      9        9.3            9        9.5            0         - 
                OUACHITA                   42       11.6           20       10.4           22       13.0
                PERRY                       5        4.5            5        4.5            0         - 
                PHILLIPS                   53       10.3            5        3.7           47       12.4
                PIKE                       12        7.9           11        7.9            1         - 
                POINSETT                   35       10.2           28        9.3            7       17.5
                POLK                       24        7.8           24        7.9            0         - 
                POPE                       42        5.5           40        5.5            2       11.1
                PRAIRIE                    10        8.8            5        5.6            5       20.0
                PULASKI                   536        9.8          253        8.0          272       12.5
                RANDOLPH                   12        5.2           12        5.2            0         - 
                ST FRANCIS                 45        8.7           13        6.4           32       10.3
                SALINE                     74        7.5           71        7.4            3       14.3
                SCOTT                      13       10.4           13       10.5            0         - 
                SEARCY                      8       10.3            8       10.4            0         - 
                SEBASTIAN                 134        7.6          115        7.6           10        8.8
                SEVIER                     28       11.3           28       11.9            0         - 
                SHARP                      18       11.1           18       11.2            0         - 
                STONE                       8        7.4            8        7.5            0         - 
                UNION                      54        8.9           22        6.2           32       12.6
                VAN BUREN                  13        8.5           12        8.1            0         - 
                WASHINGTON                156        6.6          133        6.1           11       20.0
                WHITE                      57        6.9           51        6.4            5       14.3
                WOODRUFF                   14       11.0            5        6.3            9       19.6
                YELL                       16        6.1           15        6.5            0         - 



                NOTE:  PERCENT OF LIVE BIRTHS. PERCENTS FOR WHITE AND BLACK ARE RACE-SPECIFIC.

                SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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