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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE N41. SELECTED BIRTH OUTCOMES AND CHARACTERISTICS BY BIRTHPLACE
AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
            
NEW JERSEY, 1999
            
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER AND CHARACTERISTICS TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
WHITE NON-HISPANIC BLACK NON-HISPANIC HISPANIC ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC OTHER NON-HISPANIC
NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. %
U.S.-BORN
Low birth weight
(< 2,500 g)
6,532 8.5 3,651 6.7 2,194 14.7 588 9.0 36 8.9 31 10.3
Preterm
(< 37 wks gestation)
8,230 10.7 4,902 9.0 2,471 16.6 739 11.3 46 11.4 40 13.3
Teen birth
(< 20 years)
6,347 8.2 1,826 3.3 2,935 19.7 1,475 22.5 25 6.2 54 18.0
Education < 12 years 7,968 10.3 2,573 4.7 3,417 22.9 1,886 28.7 16 4.0 54 18.0
Education >= 16 years 26,141 33.9 23,519 43.1 1,566 10.5 735 11.2 244 60.2 48 16.0
Unmarried 22,403 29.1 7,388 13.5 10,976 73.6 3,720 56.7 74 18.3 155 51.7
Live birth order >= 4 6,655 8.6 3,811 7.0 2,207 14.8 550 8.4 19 4.7 39 13.0
First trimester prenatal care 61,214 79.5 47,164 86.4 8,729 58.6 4,644 70.8 319 78.8 198 66.0
No prenatal care 831 1.1 147 0.3 580 3.9 83 1.3 3 0.7 4 1.3
Total 77,013 100.0 54,606 100.0 14,906 100.0 6,561 100.0 405 100.0 300 100.0
FOREIGN-BORN
Low birth weight
(< 2,500 g)
2,222 7.0 320 5.5 368 10.6 922 6.4 568 7.8 32 7.0
Preterm
(< 37 wks gestation)
2,830 9.0 435 7.5 416 12.0 1,313 9.1 603 8.3 43 9.4
Teen birth
(< 20 years)
1,932 6.1 126 2.2 160 4.6 1,545 10.7 75 1.0 20 4.4
Education < 12 years 6,940 22.0 597 10.3 408 11.7 5,455 37.9 393 5.4 71 15.5
Education >= 16 years 8,841 28.0 2,201 38.1 906 26.0 1,453 10.1 4,123 56.4 123 26.9
Unmarried 9,197 29.2 511 8.9 1,306 37.5 6,976 48.5 325 4.4 67 14.6
Live birth order >= 4 2,424 7.7 405 7.0 407 11.7 1,319 9.2 231 3.2 44 9.6
First trimester prenatal care 22,174 70.3 4,489 77.8 2,217 63.7 9,290 64.6 5,804 79.4 285 62.2
No prenatal care 271 0.9 31 0.5 55 1.6 146 1.0 26 0.4 10 2.2
Total 31,540 100.0 5,772 100.0 3,481 100.0 14,390 100.0 7,307 100.0 458 100.0
Total by race/ethnicity includes other race/ethnicity and race/ethnicity not stated.             


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