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                  SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY RACE OF MOTHER
                                      ARKANSAS 2003 


                                           ---------------  Race of Mother  ---------------
                             Total              White              Black           Other
                           No.     Pct        No.     Pct       No.     Pct     No.     Pct
Total                   37,795   100.0     29,243   100.0     7,178   100.0   1,350   100.0

A.  Age of Mother

<15 YEARS                  108     0.3         51     0.2        55     0.8       2     0.1

15-17 YEARS              1,725     4.6      1,100     3.8       590     8.2      32     2.4

18-19 YEARS              3,852    10.2      2,779     9.5       970    13.5      99     7.3

20-24 YEARS             12,907    34.2      9,651    33.0     2,894    40.3     354    26.2

25-29 YEARS             10,181    26.9      8,147    27.9     1,579    22.0     451    33.4

30-34 YEARS              6,210    16.4      5,229    17.9       709     9.9     270    20.0

35-39 YEARS              2,292     6.1      1,879     6.4       297     4.1     115     8.5

40-59 YEARS                485     1.3        384     1.3        76     1.1      25     1.9

UNKNOWN                     35     0.1         23     0.1         8     0.1       2     0.1


B.  Education of Mother

0-8 Years                1,768     4.7      1,427     4.9       133     1.9     208    15.4

9-11 Years               6,504    17.2      4,638    15.9     1,638    22.8     222    16.4

12 Years                14,815    39.2     11,043    37.8     3,321    46.3     442    32.7

13-15 Years              7,475    19.8      5,830    19.9     1,452    20.2     190    14.1

16+ Years                6,991    18.5      6,132    21.0       597     8.3     262    19.4

Unknown                    242     0.6        173     0.6        37     0.5      26     1.9


C.  Marital Status

Married                 23,424    62.0     20,800    71.1     1,725    24.0     889    65.9

Unmarried               14,353    38.0      8,430    28.8     5,451    75.9     461    34.1

Unknown                     17     0.0         13     0.0         2     0.0       0     0.0


D.  Sex of Child

Male                    19,444    51.4     15,056    51.5     3,671    51.1     706    52.3

Female                  18,350    48.6     14,186    48.5     3,507    48.9     644    47.7

Unknown                      1     0.0          1     0.0         0     0.0       0     0.0


 
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