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              LIVE BIRTHS, FETAL, NEONATAL, PERINATAL, POSTNEONATAL AND INFANT DEATHS
                                BY SELECTED BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS                                                       
                                          ARKANSAS 2000                         
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                         Live        Fetal       Neonatal      Perinatal   Postneonatal     Infant                      
                        Births      Deaths        Deaths        Deaths        Deaths        Deaths                      
                           No.    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate                    
                                                                                                                        
Total                   37,790    268    7.0    183    4.8    451   11.9    132    3.5    315    8.3                    
                                                                                                                        
A.  Race of Mother                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                        
White                   28,704    177    6.1    107    3.7    284    9.8     93    3.2    200    7.0                    
                                                                                                                        
Black                    7,944     86   10.7     74    9.3    160   19.9     34    4.3    108   13.6                    
                                                                                                                        
Other                    1,106      2    1.8      1    0.9      3    2.7      4    3.6      5    4.5                    
                                                                                                                        
UNKNOWN                     36      3   76.9      1   27.8      4  102.6      1   27.8      2   55.6                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
B.  Age of Mother                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
<15 YEARS                  131      0    0.0      1    7.6      1    7.6      0    0.0      1    7.6                    
                                                                                                                        
15-17 YEARS              2,022      0    0.0     13    6.4     13    6.4      9    4.5     22   10.9                    
                                                                                                                        
18-19 YEARS              4,377      0    0.0     27    6.2     27    6.2     16    3.7     43    9.8                    
                                                                                                                        
20-24 YEARS             12,853      0    0.0     69    5.4     69    5.4     56    4.4    125    9.7                    
                                                                                                                        
25-29 YEARS             10,034      0    0.0     35    3.5     35    3.5     21    2.1     56    5.6                    
                                                                                                                        
30-34 YEARS              5,671      0    0.0     19    3.4     19    3.4     15    2.6     34    6.0                    
                                                                                                                        
35-39 YEARS              2,213      0    0.0     12    5.4     12    5.4     11    5.0     23   10.4                    
                                                                                                                        
40-59 YEARS                479      0    0.0      0    0.0      0    0.0      0    0.0      0    0.0                    
                                                                                                                        
UNKNOWN                     10    268  964.0      7     .     275  989.2      4     .      11     .                     
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
C.  Education of Mother                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                        
0-8 YEARS                1,672     12    7.1      9    5.4     21   12.5      5    3.0     14    8.4                    
                                                                                                                        
9-11 YEARS               6,925     54    7.7     40    5.8     94   13.5     37    5.3     77   11.1                    
                                                                                                                        
12 YEARS                15,110    105    6.9     64    4.2    169   11.1     52    3.4    116    7.7                    
                                                                                                                        
13-15 YEARS              7,643     48    6.2     46    6.0     94   12.2     20    2.6     66    8.6                    
                                                                                                                        
16+ YEARS                6,283     29    4.6     15    2.4     44    7.0     12    1.9     27    4.3                    
                                                                                                                        
UNKNOWN                    157     20  113.0      9   57.3     29  163.8      6   38.2     15   95.5                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
D.  Marital Status of Mother                                                                                            
                                                                                                                        
Married                 24,149    149    6.1     82    3.4    231    9.5     65    2.7    147    6.1                    
                                                                                                                        
Unmarried               13,512    117    8.6     92    6.8    209   15.3     61    4.5    153   11.3                    
                                                                                                                        
Unknown                    129      2   15.3      2   15.5      4   30.5      1    7.8      3   23.3                    

 
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