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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE M44. INFANT MORTALITY BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1998
CHARACTERISTICS TOTAL WHITE NON-HISPANIC BLACK NON-HISPANIC HISPANIC
NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE
AGE AT DEATH                
Neonatal 513 4.5 188 3.0 166 8.8 84 4.2
Postneonatal 214 1.9 76 1.2 74 3.9 37 1.8
PLURALITY                
Singleton 563 5.2 203 3.4 200 11.0 104 5.3
Multiple 131 28.4 61 20.1 40 60.8 17 **
BIRTHWEIGHT (IN GRAMS)                
<1,500 424 236.2 144 206.3 151 223.7 79 272.4
1,500-2,499 87 12.3 42 12.6 31 15.9 7 **
2,500+ 168 1.6 70 1.2 54 3.3 33 1.8
CLINICAL ESTIMATE OF GESTATION                
<32 weeks 425 213.2 143 193.0 151 198.7 81 230.1
32-36 weeks 69 7.9 29 6.5 29 13.7 9 **
37-41 weeks 171 1.8 74 1.3 51 3.3 31 1.7
42+ weeks 1 ** 0 ** 1 ** 0 **
TRIMESTER PRENATAL CARE BEGAN                
First 409 4.8 173 3.3 117 10.3 75 5.5
Second 97 6.6 21 4.3 44 10.5 20 4.5
Third 16 ** 3 ** 9 ** 3 **
No Care 52 46.6 9 ** 35 47.8 6 **
AGE OF MOTHER                
Under 20 92 10.4 12 ** 47 13.2 28 9.4
20-24 129 7.2 29 4.5 56 11.8 35 6.2
25-29 186 6.3 83 5.1 64 13.9 24 4.6
30-34 169 4.7 78 3.2 48 12.9 19 **
35-39 94 5.1 49 3.9 20 10.5 14 **
40-44 24 6.9 13 ** 5 ** 1 **
MARITAL STATUS                
Married 356 4.5 209 3.8 54 8.9 41 4.1
Unmarried 334 10.5 54 6.6 184 14.3 80 7.9
MATERNAL SMOKING DURING PREGNANCY                
Yes 135 10.8 55 6.9 61 21.1 16 **
No 527 5.5 190 3.6 168 10.7 104 5.6
Rates are computed per 1,000 characteristic-specific and race/ethnicity-specific live births.
** Number is too small to calculate a reliable rate.


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