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                        SELECTED MATERNAL AND INFANT EVENTS                                                 
                                ARKANSAS 1990, 1991-1995                                                            

                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                           1990           1991           1992           1993           1994           1995     
BIRTH EVENTS                                                                                                   
                          No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate 
                                                                                                               
Total Births           36,452  15.5   35,483  15.0   34,819  14.7   34,332  14.4   34,735  14.5   35,154  14.6 
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                          No.   Pct      No.   Pct      No.   Pct      No.   Pct      No.   Pct      No.   Pct 
Race of Mother                                                                                                 
  White                27,501  75.4   26,789  75.5   26,282  75.5   25,995  75.7   26,347  75.9   26,860  76.4 
  Black                 8,503  23.3    8,301  23.4    8,153  23.4    7,865  22.9    7,847  22.6    7,671  21.8 
  Other                   443   1.2      391   1.1      378   1.1      458   1.3      540   1.6      605   1.7 
                                                                                                               
Age of Mother                                                                                                  
  15-19                 7,001  19.2    6,876  19.4    6,551  18.8    6,495  18.9    6,798  19.6    6,711  19.1 
  35+                   1,897   5.2    1,937   5.5    1,967   5.6    2,098   6.1    2,115   6.1    2,351   6.7 
                                                                                                               
Unmarried Mother       10,731  29.4   10,618  29.9   10,788  31.0   10,902  31.8   11,236  32.3   11,403  32.4 
                                                                                                               
Birth Order 4+          3,599   9.9    3,523   9.9    3,295   9.5    3,170   9.2    3,011   8.7    2,995   8.5 
                                                                                                               
<12 Years Education     9,333  25.6    9,127  25.7    8,670  24.9    8,171  23.8    8,123  23.4    8,166  23.2 
                                                                                                               
Prenatal Care                                                                                                  
  First Trimester      24,901  68.3   24,258  68.4   24,387  70.0   24,718  72.0   25,380  73.1   26,368  75.0 
  Third or None         2,439   6.7    2,327   6.6    2,148   6.2    1,869   5.4    2,038   5.9    2,161   6.1 
                                                                                                               
Low Birth Weight                                                                                               
  Total                 3,001   8.2    2,908   8.2    2,849   8.2    2,821   8.2    2,843   8.2    2,876   8.2 
  White                 1,836   6.7    1,737   6.5    1,727   6.6    1,802   6.9    1,807   6.9    1,828   6.8 
  Black                 1,123  13.2    1,144  13.8    1,100  13.5      982  12.5    1,002  12.8    1,004  13.1 
  Other                    41   9.3       27   6.9       21   5.6       37   8.1       34   6.3       43   7.1 
                                                                                                               
Out of Hospital Birth     282   0.8      262   0.7      277   0.8      283   0.8      293   0.8      340   1.0 
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
DEATH EVENTS                                                                                                   
                          No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate 
Fetal Deaths                                                                                                   
  Arkansas                272   7.4      272   7.6      293   8.3      278   8.0      250   7.1      259   7.3 
  United States                 7.5            7.3            7.4            7.1             .              .  
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
Neonatal Deaths                                                                                                
  Arkansas                196   5.4      178   5.0      208   6.0      202   5.9      174   5.0      193   5.5 
  United States                 5.8            5.5            5.4            5.3            5.1            4.8 
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
Perinatal Deaths                                                                                               
  Arkansas                468  12.7      450  12.6      501  14.3      480  13.9      424  12.1      452  12.8 
  United States                13.3           12.9           12.8           12.4             .              .  
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
Postneonatal Deaths                                                                                            
  Arkansas                143   3.9      188   5.3      154   4.4      141   4.1      151   4.3      124   3.5 
  United States                 3.4            3.4            3.1            3.1            2.9            2.7 
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
Infant Deaths                                                                                                  
  Arkansas                339   9.3      366  10.3      362  10.4      343  10.0      325   9.4      317   9.0 
  United States                 9.2            8.9            8.5            8.4            8.0            7.5 

 
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