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NJ Health Statistics
1997

NATALITY
Table 22

TABLE N22. MEDICAL RISK FACTORS OF THIS PREGNANCY REPORTED ON CERTIFICATES OF RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1997

MEDICAL RISK

TOTAL

RACE OF MOTHER

WHITE

BLACK

OTHER

NOT STATED
NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER
NONE 66,408 586.0 50,282 621.4 10,135 492.1 5,839 650.7 152
ANEMIA (Hct.<30/Hgb.<10) 1,731 15.3 940 11.6 690 33.5 95 10.6 6
CARDIAC DISEASE 1,935 17.1 1,592 19.7 261 12.7 80 8.9 2
ACUTE OR CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE 2,898 25.6 1,944 24.0 811 39.4 138 15.4 5
DIABETES 4,084 36.0 2,718 33.6 730 35.4 625 69.6 11
GENITAL HERPES 958 8.5 738 9.1 190 9.2 28 3.1 2
OTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES 2,986 26.3 1,287 15.9 1,567 76.1 124 13.8 8
HYDRAMNIOS/OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS 1,689 14.9 1,039 12.8 493 23.9 151 16.8 6
HEMOGLOBINOPATHY 338 3.0 179 2.2 145 7.0 14 1.6 0
HYPERTENSION, CHRONIC 921 8.1 544 6.7 319 15.5 57 6.4 1
HYPERTENSION, PREGNANCY-ASSOCIATED 3,125 27.6 2,226 27.5 714 34.7 181 20.2 4
ECLAMPSIA 95 0.8 52 0.6 39 1.9 4 0.4 0
INCOMPETENT CERVIX 563 5.0 347 4.3 193 9.4 21 2.3 2
PREVIOUS INFANT 4000+ GRAMS 1,184 10.4 991 12.2 148 7.2 43 4.8 2
PREVIOUS PRETERM OR SMALL-FOR-GESTATIONAL-AGE INFANT

1,607

14.2

975

12.0

534

25.9

90

10.0

8

RENAL DISEASE 671 5.9 518 6.4 116 5.6 35 3.9 2
Rh SENSITIZATION 534 4.7 416 5.1 104 5.0 14 1.6 0
UTERINE BLEEDING 406 3.6 298 3.7 80 3.9 25 2.8 3
OTHER RISK FACTOR 24,534 216.5 16,896 208.8 5,827 282.9 1,751 195.1 60
* Rates are computed per 1,000 live births in the specific racial category.


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