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                  SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY RACE OF MOTHER
                                      ARKANSAS 1995 


                                           ---------------  Race of Mother  ---------------
                             Total              White              Black           Other
                           No.     Pct        No.     Pct       No.     Pct     No.     Pct
Total                   35,154   100.0     26,860   100.0     7,671   100.0     605   100.0

A.  Age of Mother

<15 Years                  191     0.5         69     0.3       119     1.6       3     0.5

15-17 Years              2,638     7.5      1,558     5.8     1,048    13.7      32     5.3

18-19 Years              4,073    11.6      2,759    10.3     1,264    16.5      50     8.3

20-24 Years             11,659    33.2      8,756    32.6     2,698    35.2     200    33.1

25-29 Years              8,752    24.9      7,249    27.0     1,335    17.4     162    26.8

30-34 Years              5,489    15.6      4,569    17.0       810    10.6     107    17.7

35-39 Years              2,025     5.8      1,638     6.1       345     4.5      41     6.8

40+ Years                  326     0.9        262     1.0        52     0.7      10     1.7

Unknown                      1     0.0          0     0.0         0     0.0       0     0.0


B.  Education of Mother

0-8 Years                1,411     4.0      1,063     4.0       296     3.9      52     8.6

9-11 Years               6,755    19.2      4,658    17.3     1,976    25.8     120    19.8

12 Years                14,236    40.5     10,775    40.1     3,242    42.3     213    35.2

13-15 Years              7,247    20.6      5,560    20.7     1,570    20.5     115    19.0

16+ Years                5,233    14.9      4,680    17.4       453     5.9      99    16.4

Unknown                    272     0.8        124     0.5       134     1.7       6     1.0


C.  Marital Status

Married                 23,729    67.5     21,179    78.8     2,104    27.4     435    71.9

Unmarried               11,403    32.4      5,669    21.1     5,561    72.5     170    28.1

Unknown                     22     0.1         12     0.0         6     0.1       0     0.0


D.  Sex of Child

Male                    17,847    50.8     13,690    51.0     3,835    50.0     311    51.4

Female                  17,307    49.2     13,170    49.0     3,836    50.0     294    48.6


 
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