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NJ Health Statistics
1997

NATALITY
Table 23

TABLE N23. COMPLICATIONS OF LABOR AND/OR DELIVERY REPORTED ON CERTIFICATES OF RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS,BY RACE OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1997

COMPLICATION

TOTAL

WHITE

BLACK

OTHER

NOT STATED
NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER
NONE 49,268 434.7 36,297 448.5 8,735 424.1 4,112 458.2 124
FEBRILE (>100F OR 38C) 2,151 19.0 1,497 18.5 418 20.3 229 25.5 7
MECONIUM, MODERATE/HEAVY 7,501 66.2 4,918 60.8 2,004 97.3 561 62.5 18
PREMATURE RUPTURE OF MEMBRANE (>12 HOURS) 2,236 19.7 1,555 19.2 497 24.1 182 20.3 2
ABRUPTIO PLACENTA 713 6.3 442 5.5 225 10.9 45 5.0 1
PLACENTA PREVIA 466 4.1 328 4.1 83 4.0 52 5.8 3
OTHER EXCESSIVE BLEEDING 2,489 22.0 1,683 20.8 575 27.9 218 24.3 13
SEIZURES DURING LABOR 35 0.3 19 0.2 13 0.6 3 0.3 0
PRECIPITOUS LABOR (<3 HOURS) 5,057 44.6 3,676 45.4 1,062 51.6 302 33.7 17
PROLONGED LABOR (>20 HOURS) 2,188 19.3 1,513 18.7 461 22.4 206 23.0 8
DYSFUNCTIONAL LABOR 1,416 12.5 1,079 13.3 239 11.6 96 10.7 2
BREECH/MALPRESENTATION 4,648 41.0 3,471 42.9 791 38.4 370 41.2 16
CEPHALOPELVIC DISPROPORTION 2,476 21.8 1,881 23.2 355 17.2 236 26.3 4
CORD PROLAPSE 249 2.2 175 2.2 52 2.5 22 2.5 0
ANAESTHETIC COMPLICATIONS 59 0.5 39 0.5 12 0.6 8 0.9 0
FETAL DISTRESS 6,084 53.7 4,048 50.0 1,491 72.4 533 59.4 12
OTHER 36,327 320.5 26,485 327.3 6,774 328.9 2,986 332.7 82
* Rates are computed per 1,000 live births in the specific racial category.


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