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New Jersey Health Statistics 1998

TABLE N4. FERTILITY AND AGE-SPECIFIC BIRTH RATES
NEW JERSEY, 1970, 1980, 1990, AND 1998
YEAR GENERAL FERTILITY RATE TOTAL FERTILITY RATE AGE-SPECIFIC BIRTH RATES BY AGE OF MOTHER
10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49
1970 81.2 2,414.0 0.8 49.8 154.8 155.5 80.3 33.4 7.8 0.4
1980 57.4 1,609.5 1.0 35.2 87.0 108.8 66.3 20.0 3.4 0.2
1990 67.3 1,941.5 1.1 40.9 84.6 116.8 99.0 39.6 6.0 0.3
1998 63.9 1,993.3 0.6 34.4 78.0 115.3 110.0 49.9 9.9 0.6
 
FERTILITY AND AGE-SPECIFIC BIRTH RATES BY RACE/ETHNICITY
NEW JERSEY, 1998
MOTHER'S RACE/ETHNICITY GENERAL FERTILITY RATE TOTAL FERTILITY RATE AGE-SPECIFIC BIRTH RATES BY AGE OF MOTHER
10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49
WHITE NON-HISPANIC 55.6 1,714.6 ** 13.1 46.1 105.2 117.7 50.9 9.3 0.5
BLACK NON-HISPANIC 71.4 2,222.8 2.3 82.0 124.2 112.6 76.8 37.7 8.4 0.5
HISPANIC 79.7 2,417.8 1.3 75.7 144.8 128.5 83.0 39.7 10.0 **
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC 63.9 1,858.7 ** 6.2 52.4 135.3 114.0 52.1 10.8 **
** Number is too small to compute a reliable rate.
Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race.
General Fertility Rate = the number of resident live births per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years.
Total Fertility Rate = age-specific birth rates of women in five-year age groups multiplied by five and summed to form a total for all ages. This rate yields the number of children a cohort of 1,000 women would bear if they experienced the existing age-specific rates throughout their childbearing years.
Age-Specific Birth Rate = the number of resident live births to females in a specific age group per 1,000 females in the age group.


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