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                                   LIVE BIRTHS BY BIRTH WEIGHT AND COUNTY OF RESIDENCE
                                                      ARKANSAS 1997

                                                  <1500 GRAMS           1500-2499 GRAMS          >=2500 GRAMS

                              BIRTHS           TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT        TOTAL    PERCENT

         STATE TOTAL          36,450             536        1.5        2,497        6.9       33,377       91.6

         ARKANSAS                252              10        4.0           18        7.1          224       88.9
         ASHLEY                  331               3        0.9           23        6.9          305       92.1
         BAXTER                  309               3        1.0           19        6.1          287       92.9
         BENTON                2,074              19        0.9          121        5.8        1,933       93.2
         BOONE                   468               6        1.3           28        6.0          434       92.7
         BRADLEY                 145               0         -             6        4.1          139       95.9
         CALHOUN                  62               2        3.2            4        6.5           56       90.3
         CARROLL                 313               4        1.3           16        5.1          291       93.0
         CHICOT                  216               8        3.7           22       10.2          186       86.1
         CLARK                   277               2        0.7           19        6.9          255       92.1
         CLAY                    193               7        3.6            8        4.1          178       92.2
         CLEBURNE                232               0         -            10        4.3          222       95.7
         CLEVELAND                95               0         -             7        7.4           88       92.6
         COLUMBIA                335               4        1.2           30        9.0          301       89.9
         CONWAY                  267               4        1.5           18        6.7          244       91.4
         CRAIGHEAD             1,117              12        1.1           71        6.4        1,034       92.6
         CRAWFORD                758              10        1.3           28        3.7          720       95.0
         CRITTENDEN              874              20        2.3           89       10.2          764       87.4
         CROSS                   275               2        0.7           18        6.5          254       92.4
         DALLAS                  123               3        2.4           13       10.6          107       87.0
         DESHA                   250               3        1.2           18        7.2          229       91.6
         DREW                    277               4        1.4           16        5.8          256       92.4
         FAULKNER              1,073              10        0.9           57        5.3        1,006       93.8
         FRANKLIN                221               3        1.4           12        5.4          206       93.2
         FULTON                  128               0         -            13       10.2          115       89.8
         GARLAND               1,014              15        1.5           94        9.3          905       89.3
         GRANT                   182               6        3.3            9        4.9          167       91.8
         GREENE                  464               4        0.9           30        6.5          429       92.5
         HEMPSTEAD               347               3        0.9           23        6.6          321       92.5
         HOT SPRING              369               4        1.1           17        4.6          348       94.3
         HOWARD                  212               0         -            15        7.1          197       92.9
         INDEPENDENCE            416               3        0.7           27        6.5          386       92.8
         IZARD                   141               1        0.7           11        7.8          129       91.5
         JACKSON                 217               5        2.3           16        7.4          196       90.3
         JEFFERSON             1,298              23        1.8          141       10.9        1,131       87.1
         JOHNSON                 317               6        1.9           24        7.6          287       90.5
         LAFAYETTE               129               4        3.1            6        4.7          119       92.2
         LAWRENCE                205               3        1.5            9        4.4          193       94.1
         LEE                     155               5        3.2            8        5.2          142       91.6
         LINCOLN                 167               1        0.6           12        7.2          154       92.2
         LITTLE RIVER            186               1        0.5           11        5.9          174       93.5
         LOGAN                   287               3        1.0           17        5.9          266       92.7
         LONOKE                  661              10        1.5           41        6.2          608       92.0
         MADISON                 179               0         -             7        3.9          172       96.1
         MARION                  125               0         -             7        5.6          118       94.4
         MILLER                  592               6        1.0           41        6.9          544       91.9
         MISSISSIPPI             933              16        1.7           79        8.5          836       89.6
         MONROE                  156               1        0.6            9        5.8          146       93.6
         MONTGOMERY              109               0         -             3        2.8          105       96.3
         NEVADA                  129               5        3.9           10        7.8          114       88.4
         NEWTON                   97               3        3.1            6        6.2           88       90.7
         OUACHITA                363               9        2.5           33        9.1          320       88.2
         PERRY                   111               2        1.8            3        2.7          106       95.5
         PHILLIPS                515               9        1.7           44        8.5          462       89.7
         PIKE                    151               1        0.7           11        7.3          139       92.1
         POINSETT                343               5        1.5           30        8.7          308       89.8
         POLK                    309               0         -            24        7.8          284       91.9
         POPE                    757               8        1.1           34        4.5          715       94.5
         PRAIRIE                 114               1        0.9            9        7.9          104       91.2
         PULASKI               5,473             117        2.1          419        7.7        4,925       90.0
         RANDOLPH                231               3        1.3            9        3.9          219       94.8
         ST FRANCIS              518               9        1.7           36        6.9          473       91.3
         SALINE                  983              11        1.1           63        6.4          907       92.3
         SCOTT                   125               4        3.2            9        7.2          112       89.6
         SEARCY                   78               1        1.3            7        9.0           70       89.7
         SEBASTIAN             1,770              26        1.5          108        6.1        1,636       92.4
         SEVIER                  248               7        2.8           21        8.5          220       88.7
         SHARP                   162               3        1.9           15        9.3          144       88.9
         STONE                   108               0         -             8        7.4          100       92.6
         UNION                   610              10        1.6           44        7.2          555       91.0
         VAN BUREN               153               4        2.6            9        5.9          140       91.5
         WASHINGTON            2,353              32        1.4          124        5.3        2,194       93.2
         WHITE                   832               5        0.6           52        6.3          775       93.1
         WOODRUFF                127               1        0.8           13       10.2          113       89.0
         YELL                    264               1        0.4           15        5.7          247       93.6



         NOTE:  PERCENT OF LIVE BIRTHS

         SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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