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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE N54. BIRTH WEIGHT BY RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER AND ONSET OF PRENATAL CARE
NEW JERSEY, 1998
RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER AND TRIMESTER OF ONSET LOW BIRTH WEIGHT < 1,500 GRAMS 1,500-2,499 GRAMS 2,500-3,999 GRAMS 4,000+ GRAMS
NUMBER PERCENT
WHITE NON-HISPANIC            
First 3,118 5.9 498 2,620 42,587 7,287
Second 302 6.1 44 258 4,023 588
Third 41 4.0 0 41 873 123
No Care 44 23.8 18 26 130 9
Not Stated 537 11.9 138 399 3,475 470
Total 4,042 6.3 698 3,344 51,088 8,477
BLACK NON-HISPANIC            
First 1,396 12.3 370 1,026 9,153 767
Second 523 12.4 93 430 3,459 224
Third 128 10.0 15 113 1,073 76
No Care 254 34.7 82 172 461 17
Not Stated 325 23.3 115 210 997 63
Total 2,626 13.9 675 1,951 15,143 1,147
HISPANIC            
First 957 7.0 185 772 11,443 1,322
Second 287 6.5 38 249 3,788 350
Third 58 5.4 3 55 934 76
No Care 39 24.7 14 25 116 3
Not Stated 130 17.4 50 80 557 55
Total 1,471 7.3 290 1,181 16,838 1,806
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC            
First 466 7.9 70 396 5,109 310
Second 56 6.3 11 45 788 45
Third 18 8.0 1 17 198 9
No Care 3 17.6 2 1 14 0
Not Stated 43 11.6 6 37 309 16
Total 586 7.9 90 496 6,418 380
TOTAL            
First 6,018 7.1 1,141 4,877 68,881 9,753
Second 1,185 8.1 191 994 12,226 1,223
Third 249 6.8 19 230 3,129 290
No Care 350 31.4 122 228 734 30
Not Stated 1,060 10.9 322 738 5,433 616
Total 8,862 7.8 1,795 7,067 90,403 11,912
Total by race/ethnicity and percent low birth weight includes race/ethnicity not stated and/or birth weight not stated.


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