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NJ Health Statistics
1997

NATALITY
Table 24

TABLE N24. OBSTETRIC PROCEDURES PERFORMED REPORTED ON CERTIFICATES OF RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHSBY RACE OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1997

PROCEDURE

TOTAL

WHITE

BLACK

OTHER

NOT STATED
NUMBER PERCENT NUMBER PERCENT NUMBER PERCENT NUMBER PERCENT NUMBER
NONE 507 0.4 239 0.3 226 1.1 39 0.4 3
AMNIOCENTESIS 10,472 9.2 8,788 10.9 930 4.5 739 8.2 15
ELECTRONIC FETAL MONITORING 104,481 92.2 76,109 94.1 19,543 94.9 8,581 95.6 248
INDUCTION OF LABOR 17,917 15.8 13,630 16.8 3,044 14.8 1,205 13.4 38
STIMULATION OF LABOR 35,801 31.6 25,843 31.9 6,691 32.5 3,188 35.5 79
TOCOLYSIS 2,855 2.5 1,827 2.3 838 4.1 187 2.1 3
ULTRASOUND 65,887 58.1 46,967 58.0 13,948 67.7 4,791 53.4 181
OTHER 37,612 33.2 28,713 35.5 5,115 24.8 3,718 41.4 66
NOTE: The percent is the number of procedures performed per 100 women who gave birth in the racial group.


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