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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE N27. LIVE-BIRTH ORDER BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1998
RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER AND LIVE-BIRTH ORDER TOTAL AGE GROUP
10-19 20-24 25-34 35-59
NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. %
WHITE NON-HISPANIC                    
First Child 25,057 39.4 1,765 86.6 3,756 58.6 15,998 39.8 3,538 23.5
Second Child 22,476 35.3 221 10.8 1,856 29.0 15,006 37.3 5,393 35.9
Third Child 9,966 15.7 23 1.1 523 8.2 5,876 14.6 3,543 23.6
Fourth Child 2,946 4.6 0 0.0 121 1.9 1,510 3.8 1,313 8.7
Fifth Child 804 1.3 0 0.0 19 0.3 442 1.1 343 2.3
Sixth Child and Over 621 1.0 0 0.0 4 0.1 279 0.7 338 2.2
Not Stated 1,792 2.8 28 1.4 129 2.0 1,074 2.7 556 3.7
Total 63,662 100.0 2,037 100.0 6,408 100.0 40,185 100.0 15,024 100.0
BLACK NON-HISPANIC                    
First Child 7,099 37.5 2,695 75.7 1,996 42.1 2,022 24.3 385 16.7
Second Child 5,647 29.8 688 19.3 1,573 33.2 2,726 32.8 660 28.6
Third Child 3,195 16.9 137 3.8 746 15.7 1,781 21.4 530 23.0
Fourth Child 1,447 7.6 23 0.6 281 5.9 844 10.1 299 13.0
Fifth Child 656 3.5 3 0.1 83 1.8 425 5.1 145 6.3
Sixth Child and Over 655 3.5 0 0.0 35 0.7 408 4.9 212 9.2
Not Stated 235 1.2 16 0.4 25 0.5 110 1.3 77 3.3
Total 18,934 100.0 3,562 100.0 4,739 100.0 8,316 100.0 2,308 100.0
HISPANIC                    
First Child 8,177 40.6 2,322 77.9 2,726 48.2 2,712 29.4 416 18.3
Second Child 6,682 33.2 540 18.1 1,966 34.7 3,410 37.0 766 33.7
Third Child 3,481 17.3 105 3.5 740 13.1 2,022 21.9 614 27.0
Fourth Child 1,123 5.6 10 0.3 166 2.9 704 7.6 243 10.7
Fifth Child 396 2.0 2 0.1 52 0.9 219 2.4 123 5.4
Sixth Child and Over 252 1.3 0 0.0 8 0.1 141 1.5 103 4.5
Not Stated 18 0.1 1 0.0 2 0.0 7 0.1 8 0.4
Total 20,129 100.0 2,980 100.0 5,660 100.0 9,215 100.0 2,273 100.0
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC                    
First Child 3,507 47.4 88 92.6 564 75.1 2,496 49.0 359 24.7
Second Child 2,745 37.1 6 6.3 156 20.8 1,922 37.8 661 45.5
Third Child 793 10.7 1 1.1 21 2.8 494 9.7 277 19.1
Fourth Child 194 2.6 0 0.0 3 0.4 90 1.8 100 6.9
Fifth Child 45 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.1 19 0.4 25 1.7
Sixth Child and Over 26 0.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 0.1 19 1.3
Not Stated 82 1.1 0 0.0 6 0.8 63 1.2 12 0.8
Total 7,392 100.0 95 100.0 751 100.0 5,091 100.0 1,453 100.0
TOTAL                    
First Child 44,324 38.9 6,979 79.1 9,171 50.9 23,424 36.1 4,747 21.5
Second Child 37,881 33.3 1,469 16.7 5,619 31.2 23,259 35.8 7,534 34.1
Third Child 17,602 15.5 266 3.0 2,055 11.4 10,283 15.8 4,996 22.6
Fourth Child 5,775 5.1 34 0.4 579 3.2 3,190 4.9 1,969 8.9
Fifth Child 1,923 1.7 5 0.1 155 0.9 1,117 1.7 646 2.9
Sixth Child and Over 1,577 1.4 0 0.0 47 0.3 852 1.3 678 3.1
Not Stated 4,768 4.2 68 0.8 381 2.1 2,802 4.3 1,504 6.8
Total 113,850 100.0 8,821 100.0 18,007 100.0 64,927 100.0 22,074 100.0
Total by race/ethnicity and total by age includes other race/ethnicity and race/ethnicity not stated and/or age not stated.
Live-Birth Order 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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