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                         SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY AGE OF MOTHER
                                             ARKANSAS 2000 


                          <15           15-17           18-19           20-24
                      No.    Pct      No.    Pct      No.    Pct       No.    Pct


P.  Live Birth Order by Race

White  
  Total                50  100.0    1,222  100.0    3,014  100.0     9,358  100.0

  FIRST                49   98.0    1,109   90.8    2,265   75.1     4,240   45.3

  SECOND                1    2.0      102    8.3      645   21.4     3,439   36.7

  THIRD                 0    0.0        9    0.7       90    3.0     1,277   13.6

  FOURTH                0    0.0        0    0.0       11    0.4       315    3.4

  FIFTH +               0    0.0        0    0.0        2    0.1        82    0.9

  UNKNOWN               0    0.0        2    0.2        1    0.0         5    0.1


Black  
  Total                79  100.0      744  100.0    1,238  100.0     3,185  100.0

  FIRST                77   97.5      617   82.9      774   62.5       989   31.1

  SECOND                2    2.5      110   14.8      335   27.1     1,082   34.0

  THIRD                 0    0.0       16    2.2      113    9.1       704   22.1

  FOURTH                0    0.0        1    0.1       11    0.9       282    8.9

  FIFTH +               0    0.0        0    0.0        3    0.2       126    4.0

  UNKNOWN               0    0.0        0    0.0        2    0.2         2    0.1


Other  
  Total                 2  100.0       49  100.0      116  100.0       302  100.0

  FIRST                 2  100.0       43   87.8       94   81.0       133   44.0

  SECOND                0    0.0        6   12.2       16   13.8       114   37.7

  THIRD                 0    0.0        0    0.0        5    4.3        32   10.6

  FOURTH                0    0.0        0    0.0        0    0.0        17    5.6

  FIFTH +               0    0.0        0    0.0        1    0.9         6    2.0


 
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