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NJ Health Statistics
1997

NATALITY
Table 33

TABLE N33. ABNORMAL CONDITIONS OF NEWBORN REPORTED ON CERTIFICATES OF RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS, BY RACE OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1997

ABNORMAL CONDITION

TOTAL WHITE BLACK OTHER NOT STATED
NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER RATE* NUMBER
NONE 77,245 681.6 58,054 717.4 13,144 638.2 5,850 651.9 197
ANEMIA (Hct<39/Hgb<13) 78 0.7 52 0.6 23 1.1 2 0.2 1
BIRTH INJURY 237 2.1 181 2.2 39 1.9 17 1.9 0
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME 27 0.2 15 0.2 8 0.4 4 0.4 0
HYALINE MEMBRANE DISEASE/RDS 525 4.6 311 3.8 166 8.1 46 5.1 2
MECONIUM ASPIRATION SYNDROME 243 2.1 143 1.8 81 3.9 19 2.1 0
ASSISTED VENTILATION <30 MIN. 414 3.7 233 2.9 136 6.6 42 4.7 3
ASSISTED VENTILATION >=30 MIN. 878 7.7 564 7.0 257 12.5 55 6.1 2
SEIZURES 97 0.9 46 0.6 48 2.3 3 0.3 0
OTHER 1,971 17.4 1,175 14.5 676 32.8 114 12.7 6
* Rates are computed per 1,000 live births in the specific racial category.


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