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Institutions - Education, Health Care 

Public Education
Number of school districts, 1997 311
Public school enrollments, k-12, 1998-9 421,933
Number of public school teachers, k-12, 1998-9 30,745
Expenditures per public school pupil, 1998-9 $4,679
Expenditures per public school pupil, 1980-81 $1,701
Public school graduates, 1998-99 26,866

Health Care
Number of Hospitals, 1999  83
Number of admissions  375,297
Average length of stay in hospital  5.9 days

Personnel, Full-time equivalents (includes doctors, dentists, nurses and other salaried personnel) in Arkansas hospitals 

43,979
Number of nursing homes, 1997  238
Number of physicians’ clinics, 1997 1,650
Number of physicians, 1998  5,306
County with most physicians, 1998 
Pulaski (2,204)
County with least physicians, 1998 
Calhoun and Cleveland
(1 each)
Percent of pop. without health coverage, 1999  14.7


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