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                                       INDUCED ABORTIONS BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS RESIDENTS 1995

                                                                            NUMBER   PERCENT

                                TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5,886     100.0


                                                     PERIOD OF GESTATION

                                <7 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          581       9.9
                                7-8 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        2,132      36.2
                                9-10 WEEKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,553      26.4
                                11-12 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          718      12.2
                                13-15 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          393       6.7
                                16-20 WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .          294       5.0
                                21+ WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           22       0.4
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          193       3.3


                                                      TYPE OF PROCEDURE

                                SUCTION CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . .        5,511      93.6
                                SHARP CURETTAGE . . . . . . . . . . .          338       5.7
                                DILATION AND EVACUATION . . . . . . .           19       0.3
                                INTRA-UTERINE SALINE INSTILLATION . .            1       0.0
                                INTRA-UTERINE PROSTAGLANDIN . . . . .            9       0.2
                                HYSTEROTOMY . . . . . . . . . . . . .            1       0.0
                                HYSTERECTOMY  . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0
                                OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            7       0.1
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            0       0.0


                                                     LOCATION OF FACILITY

                                ARKANSAS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5,261      89.4
                                OUT-OF-STATE  . . . . . . . . . . . .          625      10.6


                                                  PREVIOUS INDUCED ABORTIONS

                                0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        3,911      66.4
                                1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,428      24.3
                                2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          337       5.7
                                3 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          179       3.0
                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           31       0.5



                                                   INDUCED ABORTION RATIOS
                                             BY SELECTED PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS
                                                  ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1995


                                                      AGE OF FEMALE            RATIO

                                        <15 YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           43.1
                                        15-19 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           21.1
                                        20-24 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           18.0
                                        25-29 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           12.7
                                        30-34 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           13.8
                                        35-39 YEARS . . . . . . . . .           20.2
                                        40+ YEARS . . . . . . . . . .           34.1


                                                      MARITAL STATUS

                                        MARRIED . . . . . . . . . . .            5.1
                                        UNMARRIED . . . . . . . . . .           41.5


                                                      RACE OF FEMALE

                                        WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . .           14.1
                                        BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . .           27.5
                                        OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . .           31.9


                                               NUMBER OF PREVIOUS LIVE BIRTHS

                                        0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           17.4
                                        1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           15.2
                                        2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           19.5
                                        3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           18.4
                                        4 OR MORE . . . . . . . . . .           16.3


                 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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