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              LIVE BIRTHS, FETAL, NEONATAL, PERINATAL, POSTNEONATAL AND INFANT DEATHS
                                BY SELECTED BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS                                                       
                                          ARKANSAS 2003                         
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                         Live        Fetal       Neonatal      Perinatal   Postneonatal     Infant                      
                        Births      Deaths        Deaths        Deaths        Deaths        Deaths                      
                           No.    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate    No.   Rate                    
                                                                                                                        
Total                   37,482    249    6.6    202    5.4    451   12.0    124    3.3    326    8.7                    
                                                                                                                        
A.  Race of Mother                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                        
White                   28,986    158    5.4    132    4.6    290   10.0     92    3.2    224    7.7                    
                                                                                                                        
Black                    7,132     83   11.5     67    9.4    150   20.8     31    4.3     98   13.7                    
                                                                                                                        
Other                    1,340      7    5.2      3    2.2     10    7.4      1    0.7      4    3.0                    
                                                                                                                        
UNKNOWN                     24      1   40.0      0    0.0      1   40.0      0    0.0      0    0.0                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
B.  Age of Mother                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
<15 YEARS                  103      1    9.6      0    0.0      1    9.6      1    9.7      1    9.7                    
                                                                                                                        
15-17 YEARS              1,702      9    5.3     22   12.9     31   18.1      7    4.1     29   17.0                    
                                                                                                                        
18-19 YEARS              3,818     29    7.5     21    5.5     50   13.0     20    5.2     41   10.7                    
                                                                                                                        
20-24 YEARS             12,793     82    6.4     61    4.8    143   11.1     58    4.5    119    9.3                    
                                                                                                                        
25-29 YEARS             10,127     54    5.3     51    5.0    105   10.3     24    2.4     75    7.4                    
                                                                                                                        
30-34 YEARS              6,171     43    6.9     26    4.2     69   11.1      7    1.1     33    5.3                    
                                                                                                                        
35-39 YEARS              2,278     17    7.4     14    6.1     31   13.5      3    1.3     17    7.5                    
                                                                                                                        
40-59 YEARS                482     11   22.3      6   12.4     17   34.5      2    4.1      8   16.6                    
                                                                                                                        
UNKNOWN                      8      3     .       1     .       4     .       2     .       3     .                     
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
C.  Education of Mother                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                        
0-8 YEARS                1,754     13    7.4     14    8.0     27   15.3      5    2.9     19   10.8                    
                                                                                                                        
9-11 YEARS               6,395     36    5.6     39    6.1     75   11.7     34    5.3     73   11.4                    
                                                                                                                        
12 YEARS                14,680    115    7.8     75    5.1    190   12.8     51    3.5    126    8.6                    
                                                                                                                        
13-15 YEARS              7,440     47    6.3     42    5.6     89   11.9     23    3.1     65    8.7                    
                                                                                                                        
16+ YEARS                6,982     33    4.7     27    3.9     60    8.6      8    1.1     35    5.0                    
                                                                                                                        
UNKNOWN                    231      5   21.2      5   21.6     10   42.4      3   13.0      8   34.6                    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
D.  Marital Status of Mother                                                                                            
                                                                                                                        
Married                 23,347    111    4.7     97    4.2    208    8.9     54    2.3    151    6.5                    
                                                                                                                        
Unmarried               14,118    137    9.6    104    7.4    241   16.9     68    4.8    172   12.2                    
                                                                                                                        
Unknown                     16      1     .       0     .       1     .       0     .       0     .                     

 
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