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                        SELECTED MATERNAL AND INFANT EVENTS                                      
                                ARKANSAS 1965 -1995                                                      

                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                              1965           1970           1980           1990           1995      
BIRTH EVENTS                                                                                        
                             No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate  
                                                                                                    
Total Births              36,746  18.7   35,492  18.5   37,278  16.3   36,454  15.5   35,155  13.9  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                             No.   Pct      No.   Pct      No.   Pct      No.   Pct      No.   Pct  
Race of Mother                                                                                      
  White                   25,750  70.1   26,480  74.6   27,702  74.3   27,501  75.4   26,861  76.4  
  Black*                  10,996  29.9    8,926  25.1    9,215  24.7    8,505  23.3    7,671  21.8  
  Other                        .    .        86   0.2      361   1.0      443   1.2      605   1.7  
                                                                                                    
Age of Mother                                                                                       
  5-19                     8,568  23.3    8,404  23.7    7,877  21.1    7,001  19.2    6,711  19.1  
  35+                      3,356   9.1    2,064   5.8    1,314   3.5    1,897   5.2    2,351   6.7  
                                                                                                    
Unmarried Mother               .    .     4,522  12.7    7,636  20.5   10,733  29.4   11,403  32.4  
                                                                                                    
Birth Order 4+            11,114  30.2    6,848  19.3    3,848  10.3    3,599   9.9    2,995   8.5  
                                                                                                    
<12 Years Education            .    .         .    .    11,288  30.3    9,333  25.6    8,166  23.2  
                                                                                                    
Prenatal Care                                                                                       
  First Trimester              .    .         .    .    24,752  66.4   24,901  68.3   26,368  75.0  
  Third or None                .    .         .    .     2,229   6.0    2,439   6.7    2,161   6.1  
                                                                                                    
Low Birthweight                                                                                     
  Total                    3,154   8.6    2,826   8.0    2,834   7.6    3,001   8.2    2,876   8.2  
  White                    1,850   7.2    1,782   6.7    1,636   5.9    1,836   6.7    1,828   6.8  
  Black*                   1,304  11.9    1,036  11.6    1,170  12.7    1,123  13.2    1,004  13.1  
  Other                        .    .         8   9.3       28   7.8       41   9.3       43   7.1  
                                                                                                    
Out-of-Hospital Birth      3,592   9.8    1,150   3.2      334   0.9      283   0.8      340   1.0  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
DEATH EVENTS                                                                                        
                             No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate  
Fetal Deaths                                                                                        
  Arkansas                   654  17.5      519  14.4      412  10.9      272   7.4      259   7.3  
  United States                   13.4           12.7           11.5            7.5            7.0  
                                                                                                    
Neonatal Deaths                                                                                     
  Arkansas                   583  15.9      550  15.5      284   7.6      196   5.4      193   5.5  
  United States                   17.7           15.1            8.5            5.8            4.9  
                                                                                                    
Perinatal Deaths                                                                                    
  Arkansas                 1,237  33.1    1,069  29.7      696  18.5      468  12.7      452  12.8  
  United States                   33.8           29.3           17.7            9.1            7.6  
                                                                                                    
Postneonatal Deaths                                                                                 
  Arkansas                   362   9.9      215   6.1      188   5.0      143   3.9      124   3.5  
  United States                    7.0            4.9            4.1            3.4            2.7  
                                                                                                    
Infant Deaths                                                                                       
  Arkansas                   945  25.7      765  21.6      472  12.7      339   9.3      317   9.0  
  United States                   24.7           20.0           12.6            9.2            7.6  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
*Black data for 1965 include all nonwhite births                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
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