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New Jersey Health Statistics 1996

NATALITY
1996

TABLE N22. MEDICAL RISK FACTORS OF THIS PREGNANCY
REPORTED ON CERTIFICATES OF RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1996
MEDICAL RISK TOTAL RACE OF MOTHER
WHITE BLACK OTHER NOT STATED
NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER
NONE 71,809 628.1 54,241 657.9 11,202 555.7 5,999 698.4 367
ANEMIA (Hct.<30/Hgb.<10) 1,908 16.7 963 11.7 834 41.4 104 12.1 7
CARDIAC DISEASE 1,139 10.0 947 11.5 157 7.8 29 3.4 6
ACUTE OR CHRONIC
LUNG DISEASE
1,774 15.5 1,177 14.3 486 24.1 99 11.5 12
DIABETES 3,912 34.2 2,713 32.9 668 33.1 509 59.3 22
GENITAL HERPES 782 6.8 605 7.3 157 7.8 16 1.9 4
OTHER SEXUALLY
TRANSMITTED DISEASES
2,389 20.9 1,125 13.6 1,137 56.4 107 12.5 20
HYDRAMNIOS/
OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS
1,346 11.8 850 10.3 390 19.3 97 11.3 9
HEMOGLOBINOPATHY 53 0.5 25 0.3 24 1.2 3 0.3 1
HYPERTENSION,
CHRONIC
860 7.5 506 6.1 295 14.6 59 6.9 0
HYPERTENSION,
PREGNANCY-ASSOCIATED
2,958 25.9 2,097 25.4 674 33.4 174 20.3 13
ECLAMPSIA 117 1.0 59 0.7 52 2.6 6 0.7 0
INCOMPETENT CERVIX 468 4.1 309 3.7 131 6.5 26 3.0 2
PREVIOUS INFANT
4000+ GRAMS
1,182 10.3 991 12.0 141 7.0 45 5.2 5
PREVIOUS PRETERM OR
SMALL-FOR-GESTATIONAL-
AGE INFANT
1,479 12.9 912 11.1 466 23.1 84 9.8 17
RENAL DISEASE 274 2.4 209 2.5 47 2.3 10 1.2 8
Rh SENSITIZATION 573 5.0 470 5.7 83 4.1 16 1.9 4
UTERINE BLEEDING 332 2.9 252 3.1 52 2.6 27 3.1 1
OTHER RISK FACTOR 22,822 199.6 16,074 195.0 5,084 252.2 1,530 178.1 134
* Rates are computed per 1,000 live births in the specific racial category.


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