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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE N58. CONGENITAL ANOMALIES BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER        
NEW JERSEY, 1999
        
NEWBORNS WITH NO CONGENITAL ANOMALIES BY RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER TOTAL PERCENTAGES BY AGE GROUP
NO. % 10-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40+
White Non-Hispanic 59,542 95.4 96.4 96.2 95.8 95.1 95.2 94.7
Black Non-Hispanic 17,944 96.3 97.1 96.6 96.4 95.6 96.0 94.7
Hispanic 20,630 98.2 98.4 98.4 98.0 98.3 97.9 96.8
Asian/Pacific Islander Non-Hispanic 7,606 97.4 98.0 97.3 97.5 97.7 97.0 96.3
                 
                 
CONGENITAL ANOMALIES (ALL RACES/ETHNICITIES) TOTAL RATES BY AGE GROUP
NO. RATE 10-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40+
None 106,865 939.0 970.8 959.1 945.9 929.0 921.2 903.5
Central Nervous System Anomaly 81 0.7 ** 1.1 0.7 0.6 ** **
Heart Malformation 107 0.9 ** ** 1.0 1.0 ** **
Other Circulatory/Respiratory Anomaly 122 1.1 ** 1.1 0.8 1.3 ** **
Gastrointestinal Anomaly 69 0.6 ** ** ** ** ** **
Urogenital Anomaly 262 2.3 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.7 **
Cleft Lip/Palate 90 0.8 ** ** 0.8 0.8 ** **
Polydactyly/Syndactyly/Adactyly 122 1.1 ** 2.0 0.9 0.7 ** **
Club Foot 61 0.5 ** ** ** ** ** **
Other Musculoskeletal/Integumental Anomaly 141 1.2 ** 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.1 **
Down's Syndrome 34 0.3 ** ** ** ** ** **
Other Chromosomal Anomaly 43 0.4 ** ** ** ** ** **
Other Anomaly 662 5.8 6.4 5.8 5.9 5.4 5.9 6.9
                 
                 
CONGENITAL ANOMALIES BY RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER WHITE NON-HISPANIC BLACK NON-HISPANIC HISPANIC ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC
NO. RATE NO. RATE NO. RATE NO. RATE
None 59,542 954.3 17,944 963.0 20,630 982.0 7,606 974.1
Central Nervous System Anomaly 34 0.5 20 1.1 17 ** 9 **
Heart Malformation 61 1.0 16 ** 17 ** 9 **
Other Circulatory/Respiratory Anomaly 81 1.3 18 ** 9 ** 13 **
Gastrointestinal Anomaly 34 0.5 11 ** 21 1.0 3 **
Urogenital Anomaly 148 2.4 49 2.6 39 1.9 21 2.7
Cleft Lip/Palate 53 0.8 11 ** 18 ** 8 **
Polydactyly/Syndactyly/Adactyly 41 0.7 54 2.9 22 1.0 4 **
Club Foot 36 0.6 11 ** 8 ** 6 **
Other Musculoskeletal/Integumental Anomaly 66 1.1 26 1.4 33 1.6 11 **
Down's Syndrome 22 0.4 2 ** 7 ** 3 **
Other Chromosomal Anomaly 26 0.4 8 ** 4 ** 4 **
Other Anomaly 351 5.6 142 7.6 108 5.1 47 6.0
"All Races/Ethnicities" and total by age includes race/ethnicity not stated and/or age not stated.        
Percentages are computed per 100 age/race/ethnicity-specific births.        
Rates are computed per 1,000 age/race/ethnicity-specific births        
** Number is too small to calculate a reliable rate.        
Note: This table only captures congenital anomalies reported on the birth certificate. Some birth defects are not yet detectable until after the infant is released from the hospital.        


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