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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE N27. LIVE-BIRTH ORDER BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
 
         NEW JERSEY, 1999          
RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER AND LIVE-BIRTH ORDER  TOTAL AGE GROUP
10-19 20-24 25-34 35+
NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. %
WHITE NON-HISPANIC 
First Child 26,418 42.3 1,737 87.0 3,784 59.4 16,881 43.6 4,010 26.1
Second Child 22,017 35.3 234 11.7 1,892 29.7 14,224 36.8 5,666 36.9
Third Child 9,689 15.5 19 1.0 563 8.8 5,443 14.1 3,664 23.9
Fourth Child 2,762 4.4 4 0.2 105 1.6 1,439 3.7 1,214 7.9
Fifth Child and Over 1,457 2.3 1 0.1 23 0.4 666 1.7 766 5.0
Not Stated 52 0.1 1 0.1 3 0.0 23 0.1 25 0.2
Total 62,395 100.0 1,996 100.0 6,370 100.0 38,676 100.0 15,345 100.0
BLACK NON-HISPANIC 
First Child 7,042 37.8 2,373 76.2 2,089 41.9 2,102 25.7 473 20.1
Second Child 5,696 30.6 619 19.9 1,724 34.6 2,654 32.5 699 29.7
Third Child 3,240 17.4 106 3.4 795 15.9 1,803 22.1 536 22.8
Fourth Child 1,402 7.5 12 0.4 267 5.4 822 10.1 301 12.8
Fifth Child and Over 1,227 6.6 4 0.1 105 2.1 780 9.5 338 14.4
Not Stated 27 0.1 2 0.1 7 0.1 13 0.2 5 0.2
Total 18,634 100.0 3,116 100.0 4,987 100.0 8,174 100.0 2,352 100.0
HISPANIC 
First Child 8,414 40.0 2,378 78.6 2,822 48.1 2,786 28.8 427 17.5
Second Child 7,092 33.8 546 18.0 2,023 34.5 3,656 37.8 867 35.5
Third Child 3,626 17.3 95 3.1 752 12.8 2,118 21.9 661 27.1
Fourth Child 1,246 5.9 8 0.3 215 3.7 760 7.9 262 10.7
Fifth Child and Over 624 3.0 0 0.0 49 0.8 351 3.6 224 9.2
Not Stated 7 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 5 0.1 1 0.0
Total 21,009 100.0 3,027 100.0 5,862 100.0 9,676 100.0 2,442 100.0
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC 
First Child 3,773 48.3 94 94.0 599 75.8 2,673 49.6 407 26.6
Second Child 2,932 37.6 6 6.0 172 21.8 2,075 38.5 679 44.4
Third Child 849 10.9 0 0.0 15 1.9 514 9.5 320 20.9
Fourth Child 178 2.3 0 0.0 3 0.4 91 1.7 84 5.5
Fifth Child and Over 73 0.9 0 0.0 1 0.1 33 0.6 39 2.5
Not Stated 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 2 0.1
Total 7,808 100.0 100 100.0 790 100.0 5,387 100.0 1,531 100.0
TOTAL 
First Child 46,150 40.6 6,687 79.7 9,412 51.0 24,662 38.4 5,377 23.6
Second Child 38,124 33.5 1,423 17.0 5,882 31.9 22,847 35.6 7,971 35.0
Third Child 17,586 15.5 224 2.7 2,145 11.6 9,982 15.6 5,235 23.0
Fourth Child 5,662 5.0 24 0.3 595 3.2 3,153 4.9 1,889 8.3
Fifth Child and Over 3,448 3.0 5 0.1 182 1.0 1,862 2.9 1,398 6.1
Not Stated 2,840 2.5 29 0.3 235 1.3 1,655 2.6 918 4.0
Total 113,810 100.0 8,392 100.0 18,451 100.0 64,161 100.0 22,788 100.0
Total by race/ethnicity and total by age includes other race/ethnicity and race/ethnicity not stated and/or age not stated.          
Live-Birth Order is determined from the sum of number of live births now living + number of live births now dead on the birth certificate. If either of these is not stated, the sum is considered not stated.          


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