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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE N48. OBSTETRIC PROCEDURES PERFORMED BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1998
RACE/ETHNICITY AND PROCEDURES TOTAL PERCENTAGES BY AGE GROUP
NO. % 10-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-59
WHITE NON-HISPANIC                
None 146 0.2 ** ** 0.2 0.2 0.3 **
Amniocentesis 7,410 11.6 1.6 1.4 3.0 6.6 33.3 42.5
Electronic Fetal Monitoring 60,050 94.3 96.4 95.7 94.9 94.3 93.2 91.1
Induction of Labor 12,234 19.2 18.1 18.9 19.5 19.1 19.4 19.2
Stimulation of Labor 20,944 32.9 38.3 37.5 34.9 32.4 29.3 26.4
Tocolysis 1,444 2.3 2.9 2.4 2.5 2.1 2.0 2.4
Ultrasound 38,525 60.5 54.9 58.5 59.6 60.3 63.1 65.7
Other Procedure 21,791 34.2 41.0 36.2 35.6 34.8 30.7 26.4
BLACK NON-HISPANIC                
None 148 0.8 ** 0.7 0.7 1.1 1.2 **
Amniocentesis 837 4.4 1.2 1.7 2.2 4.3 18.0 27.6
Electronic Fetal Monitoring 18,052 95.3 96.9 96.5 95.7 94.0 93.0 89.9
Induction of Labor 3,021 16.0 16.4 15.9 16.0 15.5 15.6 17.3
Stimulation of Labor 6,242 33.0 36.0 35.9 33.4 29.7 26.7 26.6
Tocolysis 625 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.2 3.7 **
Ultrasound 13,623 71.9 65.9 72.6 74.3 73.5 72.5 74.9
Other Procedure 4,117 21.7 29.3 21.8 19.4 19.8 18.6 14.1
HISPANIC                
None 56 0.3 ** 0.4 ** ** ** **
Amniocentesis 919 4.6 1.2 1.4 2.0 4.1 22.6 28.1
Electronic Fetal Monitoring 19,601 97.4 97.2 97.7 97.4 97.1 97.5 95.8
Induction of Labor 2,750 13.7 13.7 13.9 13.4 13.7 13.4 15.4
Stimulation of Labor 6,704 33.3 37.4 34.9 33.1 31.6 27.6 25.9
Tocolysis 442 2.2 2.3 2.2 1.9 2.2 2.8 **
Ultrasound 13,730 68.2 60.2 66.4 70.1 71.3 73.7 72.9
Other Procedure 5,845 29.0 37.4 30.6 27.4 26.5 22.5 22.0
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC                
None 9 0.1 ** ** ** ** ** **
Amniocentesis 750 10.1 ** ** 2.4 6.8 33.4 38.7
Electronic Fetal Monitoring 7,111 96.2 98.9 96.7 96.7 95.2 96.3 98.8
Induction of Labor 1,132 15.3 ** 15.0 16.4 15.7 13.4 14.5
Stimulation of Labor 2,792 37.8 43.2 40.6 40.2 37.6 33.2 27.4
Tocolysis 112 1.5 ** ** 1.3 1.6 1.9 **
Ultrasound 3,872 52.4 61.1 47.9 49.0 52.4 58.5 65.7
Other Procedure 3,279 44.4 34.7 49.7 47.8 44.2 38.0 30.6
TOTAL                
None 364 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4 **
Amniocentesis 9,987 8.8 1.3 1.5 2.6 5.9 29.4 36.8
Electronic Fetal Monitoring 105,870 93.0 96.7 95.4 94.0 91.9 90.4 87.5
Induction of Labor 19,312 17.0 15.8 16.1 17.2 17.3 17.2 17.3
Stimulation of Labor 37,052 32.5 36.9 36.0 34.2 31.5 28.1 25.0
Tocolysis 2,656 2.3 2.9 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.2
Ultrasound 70,460 61.9 61.1 63.6 61.9 60.6 62.6 64.3
Other Procedure 35,363 31.1 34.8 30.8 31.9 32.0 27.9 23.5
Total by race/ethnicity and total by age includes race/ethnicity not stated and/or age not stated.
Percentages are computed per 100 age/race/ethnicity-specific births.
** Number is too small to calculate a reliable rate.


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