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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 1997

                                                                            NUMBER   PERCENT

                                TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5,889     100.0


                                                     PERIOD OF GESTATION

                                <7 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          496       8.4
                                7-8 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,709      29.0
                                9-10 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,521      25.8
                                11-12 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          724      12.3
                                13-15 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          405       6.9
                                16-20 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          249       4.2
                                21+ WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           11       0.2
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          774      13.1


                                                      TYPE OF PROCEDURE

                                SUCTION CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . .        4,833      82.1
                                SHARP CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . . .           30       0.5
                                DILATION AND EVACUATION . . . . . . .          379       6.4
                                INTRA-UTERINE SALINE INSTILLATION . .            5       0.1
                                INTRA-UTERINE PROSTAGLANDIN . . . . .            1       0.0
                                HYSTEROTOMY . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                HYSTERECTOMY  . . . . . . . . . . . .            4       0.1
                                OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            6       0.1
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          631      10.7


                                                     LOCATION OF FACILITY

                                ARKANSAS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5,180      88.0
                                OUT-OF-STATE  . . . . . . . . . . . .          709      12.0


                                                  PREVIOUS INDUCED ABORTIONS

                                0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        3,455      58.7
                                1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,229      20.9
                                2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          390       6.6
                                3 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          783      13.3
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           32       0.5



                                                   INDUCED ABORTION RATIOS
                                             BY SELECTED PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1997


                                                      AGE OF FEMALE            RATIO

                                        <15 YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           50.0
                                        15-19 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           18.9
                                        20-24 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           17.3
                                        25-29 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           12.7
                                        30-34 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           12.7
                                        35-39 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           19.5
                                        40+ YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           33.0


                                                      MARITAL STATUS

                                        MARRIED . . . . . . . . . . .            4.5
                                        UNMARRIED . . . . . . . . . .           38.7


                                                      RACE OF FEMALE

                                        WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . .           13.2
                                        BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . .           28.0
                                        OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . .           20.0


                                               NUMBER OF PREVIOUS LIVE BIRTHS

                                        0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           16.3
                                        1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           14.5
                                        2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           18.5
                                        3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           18.1
                                        4 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . .           17.2


                 NOTE:  RATIOS ARE CALCULATED FROM ABORTIONS AND LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ARKANSAS

                 SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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