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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE N45. LIVE BIRTHS BY AGE, RACE/ETHNICITY, AND DRUG USE OF MOTHER              
NEW JERSEY, 1999
              
RACE/ETHNICITY AND DRUG USE OF MOTHER TOTAL AGE GROUP
10-14 15-19 20-24 25-34 35-44 45+
NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. % NO. %
WHITE NON-HISPANIC
Yes 592 0.9 1 6.3 93 4.7 154 2.4 258 0.7 78 0.5 8 5.4
No 59,438 95.3 14 87.5 1,829 92.4 6,017 94.5 36,936 95.5 14,513 95.5 128 87.1
Not Stated 2,365 3.8 1 6.3 58 2.9 199 3.1 1,482 3.8 607 4.0 11 7.5
Total 62,395 100.0 16 100.0 1,980 100.0 6,370 100.0 38,676 100.0 15,198 100.0 147 100.0
BLACK NON-HISPANIC
Yes 1,148 6.2 2 2.2 124 4.1 209 4.2 585 7.2 210 9.1 18 37.5
No 17,165 92.1 89 96.7 2,868 94.8 4,716 94.6 7,437 91.0 2,027 88.0 27 56.3
Not Stated 321 1.7 1 1.1 32 1.1 62 1.2 152 1.9 67 2.9 3 6.3
Total 18,634 100.0 92 100.0 3,024 100.0 4,987 100.0 8,174 100.0 2,304 100.0 48 100.0
HISPANIC
Yes 292 1.4 1 1.7 65 2.2 82 1.4 121 1.3 22 0.9 1 4.8
No 20,584 98.0 58 98.3 2,888 97.3 5,749 98.1 9,483 98.0 2,384 98.5 20 95.2
Not Stated 133 0.6 0 0.0 15 0.5 31 0.5 72 0.7 15 0.6 0 0.0
Total 21,009 100.0 59 100.0 2,968 100.0 5,862 100.0 9,676 100.0 2,421 100.0 21 100.0
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC
Yes 8 0.1 0 N/A 3 3.0 2 0.3 3 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0
No 7,703 98.7 0 N/A 97 97.0 780 98.7 5,319 98.7 1,499 98.4 8 100.0
Not Stated 97 1.2 0 N/A 0 0.0 8 1.0 65 1.2 24 1.6 0 0.0
Total 7,808 100.0 0 N/A 100 100.0 790 100.0 5,387 100.0 1,523 100.0 8 100.0
OTHER NON-HISPANIC
Yes 17 2.2 0 N/A 2 2.6 3 2.0 6 1.5 6 4.5 0 N/A
No 740 96.9 0 N/A 73 94.8 148 98.0 395 97.8 124 93.9 0 N/A
Not Stated 7 0.9 0 N/A 2 2.6 0 0.0 3 0.7 2 1.5 0 N/A
Total 764 100.0 0 N/A 77 100.0 151 100.0 404 100.0 132 100.0 0 N/A
TOTAL
Yes 2,075 1.8 4 2.4 288 3.5 451 2.4 983 1.5 322 1.4 27 11.3
No 106,012 93.1 161 96.4 7,802 94.9 17,470 94.7 59,763 93.1 20,627 91.5 185 77.7
Not Stated 5,723 5.0 2 1.2 135 1.6 530 2.9 3,415 5.3 1,601 7.1 26 10.9
Total 113,810 100.0 167 100.0 8,225 100.0 18,451 100.0 64,161 100.0 22,550 100.0 238 100.0
Total by race/ethnicity and total by age includes race/ethnicity not stated and/or age not stated.              
Use of drugs by the mother is self-reported and under-reporting is possible.              


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