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PREFACE                                                                  
                                                                                                              
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Statistics report presents selected data on vital                         
events and population characteristics for mothers, children, and youth in Arkansas for                        
the year 2003.  These data are presented for the use of health planners in Statewide                          
Services, Public Health Regions, Shared Services, local public health units, hospitals,                       
and other public health professions, and for individuals desiring general information                         
about maternal and child health in Arkansas.                                                                  
                                                                                                              
Address comments and questions to:                                                                            
                                                                                                              
Priya N. Kakkar, MA, MHSA,                                                                                    
Health Program Analyst                                                                                        
Arkansas Department of Health                                                                                 
Center For Health Statistics                                                                                  
4815 W. Markham, Slot H-19                                                                                    
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867                                                                                    
                                                                                                              
Phone: (501) 661-2036                                                                                         
Fax: (501) 661-2544                                                                                           
priya.kakkar@arkansas.gov                                                                                     
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
This publication, along with others published by the Center for Health Statistics, is                         
available on the Internet at: http://www.healthyarkansas.com/data/data.html                                   
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
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