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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE N57. ABNORMAL CONDITIONS OF NEWBORN BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1998
RACE/ETHNICITY AND ABNORMAL CONDITIONS TOTAL PERCENTAGES BY AGE GROUP
NO. % 10-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-59
WHITE NON-HISPANIC                
None 44,959 70.6 72.9 73.3 71.4 70.7 68.9 64.6
Birth Injury 168 0.3 ** 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 **
Hyaline Membrane Disease/RDS 228 0.4 ** 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 **
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome 112 0.2 ** ** 0.2 0.2 0.2 **
Assisted Ventilation < 30 minutes 145 0.2 ** ** 0.2 0.2 0.2 **
Assisted Ventilation >= 30 minutes 434 0.7 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.6 1.0
Other Condition 800 1.3 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.0 **
BLACK NON-HISPANIC                
None 11,903 62.9 67.2 64.9 62.1 61.1 57.6 51.8
Birth Injury 29 0.2 ** ** ** ** ** **
Hyaline Membrane Disease/RDS 111 0.6 ** 0.7 0.6 0.7 ** **
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome 72 0.4 ** 0.4 0.4 ** ** **
Assisted Ventilation < 30 minutes 110 0.6 0.8 0.5 ** 0.7 ** **
Assisted Ventilation >= 30 minutes 194 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.0 0.9 ** **
Other Condition 460 2.4 1.7 2.7 2.8 2.2 3.0 **
HISPANIC                
None 14,096 70.0 69.3 71.2 70.6 69.0 68.6 69.2
Birth Injury 42 0.2 ** 0.4 ** ** ** **
Hyaline Membrane Disease/RDS 99 0.5 ** ** 0.4 0.5 ** **
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome 49 0.2 ** ** ** ** ** **
Assisted Ventilation < 30 minutes 49 0.2 ** ** ** ** ** **
Assisted Ventilation >= 30 minutes 160 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.9 1.4 **
Other Condition 291 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.6 1.3 **
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC                
None 4,581 62.0 61.1 61.0 61.2 62.5 63.6 60.1
Birth Injury 13 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Hyaline Membrane Disease/RDS 15 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome 10 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Assisted Ventilation < 30 minutes 15 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Assisted Ventilation >= 30 minutes 20 0.3 ** ** ** ** ** **
Other Condition 84 1.1 ** ** 1.0 1.2 ** **
TOTAL                
None 76,226 67.0 69.0 68.9 67.6 66.8 64.8 60.3
Birth Injury 254 0.2 ** 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 **
Hyaline Membrane Disease/RDS 460 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 **
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome 245 0.2 ** 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 **
Assisted Ventilation < 30 minutes 327 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 **
Assisted Ventilation >= 30 minutes 818 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.9
Other Condition 1,664 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.7 1.0
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.
There were 34,437 records (30.2%) with no information about abnormal conditions of the newborn.


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