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NJ Health Statistics
1997

NATALITY
Table 28

TABLE N28. RESIDENT BIRTHS BY BIRTH WEIGHT AND ONSET OF PRENATAL CARE
NEW JERSEY, 1997

ONSET OFPRENATAL CARE

TOTAL BIRTHS

WEIGHT AT BIRTH

UNDER 2,500 GRAMS

2,500 GRAMS AND OVER

NOT STATED

PERCENT LOW BIRTH WEIGHT*
FIRST TRIMESTER 84,855 5,879 78,891 85 6.9
SECOND TRIMESTER 14,892 1,220 13,656 16 8.2
THIRD TRIMESTER 3,619 284 3,332 3 7.8
NO CARE 1,376 412 956 8 29.9
NOT STATED 8,590 892 5,149 2,549 10.4
TOTAL 113,332 8,687 101,984 2,661 7.7
* Percent of live births weighing less than 2,500 grams (5 lbs. 8 oz.)


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