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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE M47. FETAL MORTALITY BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1999
CHARACTERISTICS TOTAL WHITE NON-HISPANIC BLACK NON-HISPANIC HISPANIC
NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE
PLURALITY
Singleton 749 6.8 310 5.2 249 13.7 149 7.2
Multiple 97 20.1 55 17.6 26 36.9 12 **
BIRTHWEIGHT (IN GRAMS)
<1,500 466 191.5 175 173.6 180 205.2 89 224.2
1,500-2,499 86 12.0 39 11.5 24 12.4 20 16.3
2,500+ 124 1.2 59 1.0 31 1.9 29 1.5
CLINICAL ESTIMATE OF GESTATION
20-27 weeks 464 326.3 199 364.5 162 295.1 81 324.0
28-31 weeks 86 71.0 34 62.7 32 78.0 17 **
32-36 weeks 116 12.7 47 10.3 30 13.8 29 16.6
37-41 weeks 139 1.5 65 1.2 41 2.7 28 1.5
42+ weeks 2 ** 1 ** 1 ** 0 **
TRIMESTER PRENATAL CARE BEGAN
First 511 5.9 252 4.7 149 13.2 83 5.9
Second 84 5.6 16 ** 36 8.4 31 6.7
Third 24 6.2 9 ** 7 ** 7 **
No Care 53 44.4 9 ** 30 44.2 11 **
AGE OF MOTHER
Under 20 76 9.0 19 ** 35 11.1 20 6.6
20-24 127 6.8 33 5.2 57 11.3 34 5.8
25-29 205 7.1 96 6.2 58 12.8 41 7.4
30-34 223 6.3 114 4.8 67 17.8 31 7.4
35-39 152 8.0 77 6.0 43 22.3 20 9.9
40-44 30 8.1 14 ** 6 ** 8 **
MARITAL STATUS
Married 497 6.2 289 5.3 100 15.8 72 6.9
Unmarried 308 9.6 60 7.4 162 12.9 82 7.6
MATERNAL SMOKING DURING PREGNANCY
Yes 113 9.8 42 5.6 52 20.1 18 **
No 676 7.0 297 5.6 206 12.9 134 6.8
Rates are computed per 1,000 characteristic-specific and race/ethnicity-specific live births plus fetal deaths.
** Number is too small to calculate a reliable rate.


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