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                                 INDUCED ABORTIONS, PROCEDURE BY WEEKS OF GESTATION
                                               ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 1997


                                      TOTAL      <7    7-8     9-10   11-12    13-15   16-20    21+  UNKNOWN

        TOTAL                         5,889     496   1,709   1,521     724     405     249     11    774

        SUCTION CURETTAGE             4,833     492   1,699   1,506     693     257      46      0    140

        SHARP CURETTAGE                  30       3       7      11       3       3       3      0      0

        DILATION AND EVACUATION         379       0       3       4      28     141     198      4      1

        INTRA-UTERINE
        SALINE INSTILLATION               5       0       0       0       0       3       1      0      1

        INTRA-UTERINE
        PROSTAGLANDIN INSTILLATION        1       0       0       0       0       0       0      1      0

        HYSTEROTOMY                       0       0       0       0       0       0       0      0      0

        HYSTERECTOMY                      4       0       0       0       0       0       0      4      0

        OTHER                             6       1       0       0       0       1       1      2      1

        UNKNOWN                         631       0       0       0       0       0       0      0    631





                                     INDUCED ABORTIONS, AGE OF FEMALE BY RACE
                                              ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 1997


                            AGE             TOTAL    WHITE    BLACK    OTHER    UNKNOWN

                            TOTAL           5,889    3,341    1,759      112      677

                            <15                84       44       26        1       13

                            15-17             482      285      131        4       62

                            18-19             812      480      225       15       92

                            20-24           2,035    1,074      713       31      217

                            25-29           1,186      642      376       24      144

                            30-34             692      435      147       13       97

                            35-39             398      271       81        9       37

                            40+               124       80       27        5       12

                            UNKNOWN            76       30       33       10        3





                                   INDUCED ABORTIONS BY MARITAL STATUS OF FEMALE
                                              ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 1997


                                                             NUMBER    PERCENT
                                     MARRIED                    961       16.3

                                     UNMARRIED                4,217       71.6

                                     UNKNOWN                    711       12.1

                                     TOTAL                    5,889      100.0

                       NOTE:  THE ONLY DATA WE RECEIVE FROM TENNESSEE AND TEXAS IS STATE OF
                              RESIDENCE AND AGE.  THIS ACCOUNTS FOR THE SIGNIFICANT INCREASE
                              IN THE AMOUNT OF UNKNOWNS.

                       SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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