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New Jersey Health Statistics 1996

NATALITY
1996

TABLE N28. RESIDENT BIRTHS BY BIRTH WEIGHT AND ONSET OF PRENATAL CARE
NEW JERSEY, 1996
ONSET OF
PRENATAL CARE
TOTAL
BIRTHS
WEIGHT AT BIRTH

UNDER
2,500 GRAMS

2,500 GRAMS
AND OVER

NOT
STATED

PERCENT
LOW BIRTH
WEIGHT*
FIRST TRIMESTER 85,718 5,695 79,871 152 6.6
SECOND TRIMESTER 14,645 1,190 13,434 21 8.1
THIRD TRIMESTER 3,374 255 3,111 8 7.6
NO CARE 1,451 480 968 3 33.1
NOT STATED 9,147 936 5,665 2,546 10.2
TOTAL 114,335 8,556 103,049 2,730 7.5
* Percent of live births weighing less than 2,500 grams (5 lbs. 8 oz.)


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