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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE M44. INFANT MORTALITY BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
NEW JERSEY, 1999
CHARACTERISTICS TOTAL WHITE NON-HISPANIC BLACK NON-HISPANIC HISPANIC
NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE
AGE AT DEATH
Neonatal 562 4.9 205 3.3 188 10.1 91 4.3
Postneonatal 207 1.8 67 1.1 77 4.1 38 1.8
PLURALITY                
Singleton 569 5.2 184 3.1 221 12.3 118 5.8
Multiple 148 31.3 88 28.6 44 64.9 11 **
BIRTHWEIGHT (IN GRAMS)
<1,500 444 225.6 155 186.1 181 259.7 80 259.7
1,500-2,499 93 13.1 44 13.2 23 12.0 18 **
2,500+ 150 1.5 60 1.0 51 3.2 28 1.4
CLINICAL ESTIMATE OF GESTATION
<32 weeks 457 219.4 163 190.6 188 245.8 78 229.4
32-36 weeks 87 9.6 36 8.0 22 10.3 22 12.8
37-41 weeks 159 1.7 66 1.2 49 3.2 28 1.5
42+ weeks 4 ** 2 ** 1 ** 1 **
TRIMESTER PRENATAL CARE BEGAN
First 418 4.9 188 3.5 117 10.5 82 5.9
Second 99 6.6 25 5.1 50 11.8 20 4.3
Third 19 ** 4 ** 9 ** 3 **
No Care 58 50.8 1 ** 41 63.2 11 **
AGE OF MOTHER
Under 20 74 8.8 12 ** 42 13.5 18 **
20-24 136 7.4 25 3.9 70 14.0 36 6.1
25-29 183 6.4 67 4.4 63 14.1 29 5.2
30-34 201 5.7 104 4.4 61 16.5 27 6.5
35-39 91 4.8 54 4.2 18 ** 11 **
40-44 29 7.9 9 ** 9 ** 8 **
MARITAL STATUS
Married 374 4.7 220 4.0 65 10.4 52 5.1
Unmarried 336 10.5 51 6.3 199 16.1 77 7.2
MATERNAL SMOKING DURING PREGNANCY
Yes 129 11.3 43 5.8 65 25.6 17 **
No 571 5.9 218 4.1 195 12.4 112 5.7
Rates are computed per 1,000 characteristic-specific and race/ethnicity-specific live births.
** Number is too small to calculate a reliable rate.


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