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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE N45. LIVE BIRTHS BY AGE, RACE/ETHNICITY, AND DRUG USE OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1998
RACE/ETHNICITY AND DRUG USE OF MOTHER TOTAL AGE GROUP
10-14 15-19 20-24 25-34 35-44 45-59
NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. %
WHITE NON-HISPANIC                            
Yes 692 1.1 1 7.1 115 5.7 182 2.8 309 0.8 85 0.6 0 0.0
No 60,751 95.4 11 78.6 1,868 92.3 6,050 94.4 38,520 95.9 14,196 95.2 104 88.9
Not Stated 2,219 3.5 2 14.3 40 2.0 176 2.7 1,356 3.4 626 4.2 13 11.1
Total 63,662 100.0 14 100.0 2,023 100.0 6,408 100.0 40,185 100.0 14,907 100.0 117 100.0
BLACK NON-HISPANIC                            
Yes 1,302 6.9 1 1.0 142 4.1 239 5.0 704 8.5 215 9.4 1 5.0
No 17,275 91.2 93 96.9 3,274 94.5 4,441 93.7 7,454 89.6 1,996 87.2 14 70.0
Not Stated 357 1.9 2 2.1 50 1.4 59 1.2 158 1.9 77 3.4 5 25.0
Total 18,934 100.0 96 100.0 3,466 100.0 4,739 100.0 8,316 100.0 2,288 100.0 20 100.0
HISPANIC                            
Yes 343 1.7 1 2.1 92 3.1 97 1.7 128 1.4 25 1.1 0 0.0
No 19,682 97.8 47 97.9 2,829 96.5 5,539 97.9 9,034 98.0 2,217 98.3 15 88.2
Not Stated 104 0.5 0 0.0 11 0.4 24 0.4 53 0.6 14 0.6 2 11.8
Total 20,129 100.0 48 100.0 2,932 100.0 5,660 100.0 9,215 100.0 2,256 100.0 17 100.0
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC                            
Yes 12 0.2 0 N/A 2 2.1 3 0.4 6 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0
No 7,272 98.4 0 N/A 92 96.8 740 98.5 5,000 98.2 1,423 99.0 16 100.0
Not Stated 108 1.5 0 N/A 1 1.1 8 1.1 85 1.7 13 0.9 0 0.0
Total 7,392 100.0 0 N/A 95 100.0 751 100.0 5,091 100.0 1,437 100.0 16 100.0
OTHER NON-HISPANIC                            
Yes 17 2.2 0 0.0 2 2.2 2 1.2 11 2.7 2 2.0 0 N/A
No 737 96.3 1 100.0 90 96.8 164 98.2 390 96.1 92 93.9 0 N/A
Not Stated 11 1.4 0 0.0 1 1.1 1 0.6 5 1.2 4 4.1 0 N/A
Total 765 100.0 1 100.0 93 100.0 167 100.0 406 100.0 98 100.0 0 N/A
TOTAL                            
Yes 2,379 2.1 3 1.9 355 4.1 526 2.9 1,182 1.8 329 1.5 1 0.5
No 106,033 93.1 153 95.6 8,179 94.4 16,995 94.4 60,556 93.2 19,994 91.3 149 81.9
Not Stated 5,438 4.8 4 2.5 127 1.5 486 2.7 3,206 4.9 1,569 7.2 32 17.6
Total 113,850 100.0 160 100.0 8,661 100.0 18,007 100.0 64,944 100.0 21,892 100.0 182 100.0
Total by race/ethnicity and total by age includes race/ethnicity not stated and/or age not stated.
Use of drugs by the mother is self-reported and under-reporting is possible.


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