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NJ Health Statistics
1997

NATALITY
Table 29

TABLE N29. RESIDENT BIRTHS BY BIRTH WEIGHT OF CHILD, ONSET OF PRENATAL CARE, AND RACE OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1997

RACE AND ONSET OF PRENATAL CARE

TOTAL BIRTHS

WEIGHT AT BIRTH
UNDER 1,500 GRAMS 1,500-2,499 GRAMS 2,500 GRAMS & OVER NOT STATED
NUMBER PERCENT NUMBER PERCENT NUMBER PERCENT NUMBER PERCENT
WHITE
First Trimester 65,471 696 1.1 3,150 4.8 61,569 94.0 56 0.1
Second Trimester 8,736 74 0.8 438 5.0 8,218 94.1 6 0.1
Third Trimester 1,879 6 0.3 103 5.5 1,770 94.2 0 0.0
No Care 354 19 5.4 61 17.2 271 76.6 3 0.8
Not Stated 4,482 158 3.5 402 9.0 3,894 86.9 28 0.6
Total 80,922 953 1.2 4,154 5.1 75,722 93.6 93 0.1
BLACK
First Trimester 12,324 427 3.5 1,073 8.7 10,803 87.7 21 0.2
Second Trimester 4,739 122 2.6 468 9.9 4,141 87.4 8 0.2
Third Trimester 1,388 8 0.6 136 9.8 1,241 89.4 3 0.2
No Care 960 95 9.9 221 23.0 640 66.7 4 0.4
Not Stated 1,184 87 7.3 179 15.1 913 77.1 5 0.4
Total 20,595 739 3.6 2,077 10.1 17,738 86.1 41 0.2
OTHER
First Trimester 6,870 86 1.3 427 6.2 6,351 92.4 6 0.1
Second Trimester 1,384 13 0.9 102 7.4 1,267 91.5 2 0.1
Third Trimester 334 1 0.3 27 8.1 306 91.6 0 0.0
No Care 50 1 2.0 12 24.0 36 72.0 1 2.0
Not Stated 336 10 3.0 43 12.8 282 83.9 1 0.3
Total 8,974 111 1.2 611 6.8 8,242 91.8 10 0.1
NOT STATED
First Trimester 190 6 3.2 14 7.4 168 88.4 2 1.1
Second Trimester 33 2 6.1 1 3.0 30 90.9 0 0.0
Third Trimester 18 0 0.0 3 16.7 15 83.3 0 0.0
No Care 12 0 0.0 3 25.0 9 75.0 0 0.0
Not Stated 2,588 5 0.2 8 0.3 60 2.3 2,515 97.2
Total 2,841 13 0.5 29 1.0 282 9.9 2,517 88.6
TOTAL
First Trimester 84,855 1,215 1.4 4,664 5.5 78,891 93.0 85 0.1
Second Trimester 14,892 211 1.4 1,009 6.8 13,656 91.7 16 0.1
Third Trimester 3,619 15 0.4 269 7.4 3,332 92.1 3 0.1
No Care 1,376 115 8.4 297 21.6 956 69.5 8 0.6
Not Stated 8,590 260 3.0 632 7.4 5,149 59.9 2,549 29.7
Total 113,332 1,816 1.6 6,871 6.1 101,984 90.0 2,661 2.3


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