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                  SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY RACE OF MOTHER
                                      ARKANSAS 2000 


                                           ---------------  Race of Mother  ---------------
                             Total              White              Black           Other
                           No.     Pct        No.     Pct       No.     Pct     No.     Pct
Total                   37,790   100.0     28,704   100.0     7,944   100.0   1,106   100.0

A.  Age of Mother

<15 YEARS                  131     0.3         50     0.2        79     1.0       2     0.2

15-17 YEARS              2,022     5.4      1,222     4.3       744     9.4      49     4.4

18-19 YEARS              4,377    11.6      3,014    10.5     1,238    15.6     116    10.5

20-24 YEARS             12,853    34.0      9,358    32.6     3,185    40.1     302    27.3

25-29 YEARS             10,034    26.6      8,107    28.2     1,600    20.1     319    28.8

30-34 YEARS              5,671    15.0      4,757    16.6       695     8.7     217    19.6

35-39 YEARS              2,213     5.9      1,818     6.3       308     3.9      86     7.8

40-59 YEARS                479     1.3        370     1.3        94     1.2      15     1.4

UNKNOWN                     10     0.0          8     0.0         1     0.0       0     0.0


B.  Education of Mother

0-8 Years                1,672     4.4      1,324     4.6       209     2.6     135    12.2

9-11 Years               6,925    18.3      4,726    16.5     1,972    24.8     220    19.9

12 Years                15,110    40.0     11,142    38.8     3,610    45.4     345    31.2

13-15 Years              7,643    20.2      5,879    20.5     1,579    19.9     184    16.6

16+ Years                6,283    16.6      5,531    19.3       538     6.8     212    19.2

Unknown                    157     0.4        102     0.4        36     0.5      10     0.9


C.  Marital Status

Married                 24,149    63.9     21,415    74.6     1,964    24.7     751    67.9

Unmarried               13,512    35.8      7,189    25.0     5,954    74.9     353    31.9

Unknown                    129     0.3        100     0.3        26     0.3       2     0.2


D.  Sex of Child

Male                    19,333    51.2     14,603    50.9     4,144    52.2     567    51.3

Female                  18,457    48.8     14,101    49.1     3,800    47.8     539    48.7


 
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