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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE N26. FIRST BIRTH RATE BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1998
AGE OF MOTHER TOTAL WHITE NON-HISPANIC BLACK NON-HISPANIC HISPANIC ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC
NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE
10-14 152 0.6 12 ** 93 2.2 45 1.2 0 **
15-19 6,827 27.1 1,753 11.3 2,602 61.6 2,277 58.8 88 5.7
15-17 2,716 17.8 555 5.9 1,143 45.9 953 41.7 21 2.1
18-19 4,111 41.6 1,198 20.0 1,459 84.0 1,324 83.5 67 12.1
20-24 9,171 39.7 3,756 27.0 1,996 52.3 2,726 69.8 564 39.4
25-29 12,684 49.9 8,125 52.8 1,229 30.0 1,697 41.6 1,508 83.0
30-34 10,740 33.2 7,873 38.6 793 16.4 1,015 21.2 988 42.8
35-39 3,928 10.6 2,921 11.8 329 6.5 342 7.3 298 12.9
40-44 776 2.2 583 2.4 54 1.2 70 1.8 58 2.7
45-49 40 0.1 31 0.1 2 ** 4 ** 3 **
50-59 3 ** 3 ** 0 ** 0 ** 0 **
NOT STATED 3 N/A 0 N/A 1 N/A 1 N/A 0 N/A
TOTAL 44,324 167.5 25,057 158.7 7,099 238.6 8,177 268.0 3,507 195.0
** Number is too small to calculate a reliable rate.
The Total column includes other non-Hispanic races and race not stated.
Rates are computed per 1,000 age-, race-, ethnicity-specific female population.
First Birth is determined from the sum of number of live births now living + number of live births now dead on the birth certificate. If either of these is not stated, the sum is considered not stated.


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