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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE N29. LIVE BIRTHS BY MARITAL STATUS OF MOTHER       
NEW JERSEY, 1979-1999       
YEAR TOTAL BIRTHS MARRIED NOT MARRIED NOT STATED
NUMBER PERCENT NUMBER PERCENT NUMBER PERCENT
1979 95,672 76,226 79.7 19,411 20.3 35 0.0
1980 96,438 76,033 78.8 20,371 21.1 34 0.0
1981 96,205 75,872 78.9 20,297 21.1 36 0.0
1982 98,225 76,847 78.2 21,354 21.7 24 0.0
1983 98,746 77,060 78.0 21,663 21.9 23 0.0
1984 100,950 78,445 77.7 22,437 22.2 68 0.1
1985 105,295 82,035 77.9 22,178 21.1 1,082 1.0
1986 108,554 84,801 78.1 23,605 21.7 148 0.1
1987 113,271 87,613 77.3 25,387 22.4 271 0.2
1988 117,684 89,029 75.7 27,528 23.4 1,127 1.0
1989 121,629 92,133 75.7 28,917 23.8 579 0.5
1990 122,979 92,807 75.5 29,967 24.4 205 0.2
1991 121,415 89,394 73.6 31,927 26.3 94 0.1
1992 120,446 88,435 73.4 31,924 26.5 87 0.1
1993 117,841 85,763 72.8 31,996 27.2 82 0.1
1994 117,684 84,724 72.0 32,653 27.7 307 0.3
1995 114,905 83,540 72.7 31,248 27.2 117 0.1
1996 114,335 80,502 70.4 31,273 27.4 2,560 2.2
1997 113,332 79,422 70.1 31,345 27.7 2,565 2.3
1998 113,850 79,332 69.7 31,887 28.0 2,631 2.3
1999 113,810 79,101 69.5 31,898 28.0 2,811 2.5
Marital status was determined by response to the following items on the birth certificate:       
For years 1979-1988 - Item #18 - Is mother married?       
For years after 1988 - Item #22 - Mother married? (At birth, conception, or any time between)       


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