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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE N49. BIRTH WEIGHT BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1998
RACE/ETHNICITY AND AGE OF MOTHER LOW BIRTH WEIGHT < 1,500 GRAMS 1,500-2,499 GRAMS 2,500-3,999 GRAMS 4,000+ GRAMS
NUMBER PERCENT
WHITE NON-HISPANIC            
10-14 0 0.0 0 0 14 0
15-19 143 7.1 26 117 1,692 185
15-17 39 6.6 12 27 498 51
18-19 104 7.3 14 90 1,194 134
20-24 368 5.7 69 299 5,323 714
25-29 934 5.8 196 738 13,142 2,085
30-34 1,474 6.1 228 1,246 19,155 3,366
35-39 888 7.0 142 746 9,916 1,820
40-44 214 9.4 34 180 1,753 300
45-59 20 17.1 3 17 90 7
Total 4,042 6.3 698 3,344 51,088 8,477
BLACK NON-HISPANIC            
10-14 12 12.5 2 10 83 1
15-19 443 12.8 104 339 2,901 118
15-17 190 14.3 40 150 1,105 34
18-19 253 11.9 64 189 1,796 84
20-24 590 12.4 142 448 3,894 255
25-29 616 13.4 164 452 3,684 305
30-34 573 15.5 155 418 2,857 272
35-39 324 17.0 89 235 1,429 156
40-44 62 16.4 16 46 277 35
45-59 3 15.0 1 2 13 4
Total 2,626 13.9 675 1,951 15,143 1,147
HISPANIC            
10-14 5 10.4 1 4 41 2
15-19 250 8.5 43 207 2,534 147
15-17 110 10.2 22 88 924 49
18-19 140 7.6 21 119 1,610 98
20-24 355 6.3 71 284 4,852 447
25-29 363 6.9 57 306 4,362 520
30-34 309 7.8 71 238 3,231 425
35-39 152 8.2 40 112 1,483 227
40-44 32 8.2 5 27 323 37
45-59 4 23.5 1 3 12 1
Total 1,471 7.3 290 1,181 16,838 1,806
TABLE N49. BIRTH WEIGHT BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1998 (CONTINUED)
RACE/ETHNICITY AND AGE OF MOTHER LOW BIRTH WEIGHT < 1,500 GRAMS 1,500-2,499 GRAMS 2,500-3,999 GRAMS 4,000+ GRAMS
NUMBER PERCENT
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC            
10-14 0 N/A 0 0 0 0
15-19 7 7.4 1 6 86 2
15-17 2 9.1 1 1 19 1
18-19 5 6.8 0 5 67 1
20-24 65 8.7 6 59 655 29
25-29 199 8.1 25 174 2,151 109
30-34 192 7.3 36 156 2,299 136
35-39 91 7.6 14 77 1,026 88
40-44 25 10.8 6 19 191 15
45-59 7 43.8 2 5 8 1
Total 586 7.9 90 496 6,418 380
TOTAL            
10-14 18 11.3 4 14 139 3
15-19 858 9.9 181 677 7,310 464
15-17 347 11.3 78 269 2,585 139
18-19 511 9.2 103 408 4,725 325
20-24 1,398 7.8 292 1,106 14,923 1,464
25-29 2,148 7.3 449 1,699 23,604 3,041
30-34 2,589 7.3 504 2,085 27,758 4,224
35-39 1,474 8.0 291 1,183 13,969 2,311
40-44 336 9.7 63 273 2,567 391
45-59 35 19.2 7 28 123 13
Total 8,862 7.8 1,795 7,067 90,403 11,912
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.


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