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                        SELECTED MATERNAL AND INFANT EVENTS                                                 
                                ARKANSAS 1999 - 2003                                                                

                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                              1999           2000           2001           2002           2003                 
BIRTH EVENTS                                                                                                   
                             No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate             
                                                                                                               
Total Births              36,672  13.8   37,791  14.1   36,982  13.7   37,456  13.8   37,795  13.9             
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                             No.  Pct       No.  Pct       No.  Pct       No.  Pct       No.  Pct              
Race of Mother                                                                                                 
  White                   28,107  76.6   28,704  76.0   28,400  76.8   28,692  76.6   29,243  77.4             
  Black                    7,658  20.9    7,945  21.0    7,414  20.0    7,406  19.8    7,178  19.0             
  Other                      823   2.2    1,106   2.9    1,148   3.1    1,345   3.6    1,350   3.6             
                                                                                                               
Age of Mother                                                                                                  
  15-19                    6,418  17.5    6,399  16.9    5,943  16.1    5,678  15.2    5,577  14.8             
  35+                      2,726   7.4    2,691   7.1    2,675   7.2    2,751   7.3    2,777   7.3             
                                                                                                               
Unmarried Mother          12,905  35.2   13,514  35.8   13,375  36.2   13,921  37.2   14,353  38.0             
                                                                                                               
Birth Order 4+             3,497   9.5    3,750   9.9    3,681  10.0    3,865  10.3    3,907  10.3             
                                                                                                               
<12 Years Education        8,226  22.4    8,594  22.7    8,131  22.0    8,311  22.2    8,272  21.9             
                                                                                                               
Prenatal Care                                                                                                  
  First Trimester         28,314  77.2   29,421  77.9   28,962  78.3   29,372  78.4   30,290  80.1             
  Third or None            1,717   4.7    1,833   4.9    1,683   4.6    1,825   4.9    1,619   4.3             
                                                                                                               
Low Birthweight                                                                                                
  Total                    3,151   8.6    3,236   8.6    3,249   8.8    3,207   8.6    3,360   8.9             
  White                    2,076   7.4    2,052   7.1    2,119   7.5    2,109   7.4    2,221   7.6             
  Black                      989  12.9    1,095  13.8    1,039  14.0    1,008  13.6    1,050  14.6             
  Other                       77   9.4       87   7.9       91   7.9       89   6.6       85   6.3             
                                                                                                               
Out of Hospital Birth        375   1.0      394   1.0      388   1.0      376   1.0      326   0.9             
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
DEATH EVENTS                                                                                                   
                             No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate      No.  Rate             
Fetal Deaths                                                                                                   
  Arkansas                   254   6.9      270   7.1      291   7.8      264   7.0      249   6.5             
  United States                    6.7            6.6            6.5            6.4            6.2             
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
Neonatal Deaths                                                                                                
  Arkansas                   187   5.1      183   4.8      171   4.6      192   5.1      202   5.3             
  United States                    4.7            4.6            4.5            4.7            4.6             
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
Perinatal Deaths                                                                                               
  Arkansas                   441  11.9      453  11.9      462  12.4      456  12.1      451  11.9             
  United States                    7.1            7.0            6.9            6.9            6.7             
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
Postneonatal Deaths                                                                                            
  Arkansas                   125   3.4      132   3.5      136   3.7      120   3.2      124   3.3             
  United States                    2.3            2.3            2.3            2.3            2.2             
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
Infant Deaths                                                                                                  
  Arkansas                   312   8.5      315   8.3      307   8.3      312   8.3      326   8.6             
  United States                    7.1            6.9            6.8            7.0            6.9             
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
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