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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE N46. MEDICAL RISK FACTORS BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER        
NEW JERSEY, 1999        
RACE/ETHNICITY AND MEDICAL RISK FACTORS TOTAL PERCENTAGES BY AGE GROUP
NO. % 10-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40+
WHITE NON-HISPANIC
None 39,477 63.3 62.6 64.7 65.9 64.1 60.3 52.4
Anemia (Hct.<30/Hgb.<10) 595 1.0 2.4 1.3 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.9
Cardiac Disease 1,481 2.4 ** 1.4 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.9
Acute or Chronic Lung Disease 1,553 2.5 4.4 3.8 2.5 2.2 2.1 2.7
Diabetes 2,121 3.4 1.6 2.0 2.9 3.4 4.3 6.1
Genital Herpes 709 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.3
Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases 779 1.2 4.5 2.7 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.0
Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios 831 1.3 2.0 1.6 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.5
Hemoglobinopathy 95 0.2 ** ** 0.2 0.2 0.2 **
Hypertension, Chronic 396 0.6 ** 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.9 1.9
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Associated 1,786 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.3 2.4 2.8 4.7
Eclampsia 14 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Incompetent Cervix 280 0.4 ** 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.8
Previous Infant 4000+ Grams 749 1.2 ** 0.5 0.9 1.2 1.9 2.2
Previous Preterm or Small-for-Gestational-Age Infant 705 1.1 ** 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.3 1.5
Renal Disease 530 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.7 **
Rh Sensitization 202 0.3 ** 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 **
Uterine Bleeding 433 0.7 1.2 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 1.1
Other Risk Factor 12,909 20.7 21.3 20.4 18.7 19.9 22.9 29.0
BLACK NON-HISPANIC
None 9,070 48.7 48.7 49.5 49.5 50.6 44.1 35.4
Anemia (Hct.<30/Hgb.<10) 736 3.9 5.2 5.0 3.9 2.5 2.6 **
Cardiac Disease 264 1.4 0.7 1.2 1.3 1.5 2.7 **
Acute or Chronic Lung Disease 900 4.8 5.7 5.6 4.5 3.9 4.1 4.7
Diabetes 743 4.0 1.1 2.4 4.4 5.3 7.4 12.6
Genital Herpes 237 1.3 0.9 1.4 1.6 1.2 1.1 **
Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1,438 7.7 13.7 9.9 6.3 4.2 3.1 4.7
Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios 469 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.5 2.1 1.9 **
Hemoglobinopathy 214 1.1 0.9 1.2 0.9 1.3 1.5 **
Hypertension, Chronic 288 1.5 0.5 0.4 1.7 2.0 3.6 7.9
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Associated 700 3.8 4.4 3.5 3.3 3.7 4.2 5.1
Eclampsia 7 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Incompetent Cervix 188 1.0 ** 0.6 1.5 1.2 1.6 **
Previous Infant 4000+ Grams 103 0.6 ** 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.2 **
Previous Preterm or Small-for-Gestational-Age Infant 494 2.7 1.2 2.4 3.1 2.9 4.0 **
Renal Disease 192 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.1 0.8 ** **
Rh Sensitization 60 0.3 ** ** ** ** ** **
Uterine Bleeding 164 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.9 ** **
Other Risk Factor 5,772 31.0 29.9 30.1 29.8 31.0 35.1 42.2
HISPANIC
None 13,128 62.5 63.1 64.1 64.4 61.0 57.5 50.2
Anemia (Hct.<30/Hgb.<10) 494 2.4 3.9 3.0 2.0 1.5 1.2 **
Cardiac Disease 172 0.8 ** 0.6 0.8 1.1 1.3 **
Acute or Chronic Lung Disease 763 3.6 4.7 3.8 3.6 3.2 2.5 **
Diabetes 792 3.8 ** 1.8 3.8 5.9 9.0 7.9
Genital Herpes 115 0.5 ** 0.7 0.5 0.5 ** **
Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases 587 2.8 5.2 3.7 1.9 1.8 1.3 **
Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios 417 2.0 2.3 2.0 2.0 1.7 1.8 **
Hemoglobinopathy 53 0.3 ** ** ** ** ** **
Hypertension, Chronic 98 0.5 ** ** 0.4 0.7 1.0 **
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Associated 507 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.9 **
Eclampsia 11 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Incompetent Cervix 78 0.4 ** ** 0.4 0.6 ** **
Previous Infant 4000+ Grams 147 0.7 ** 0.5 0.9 1.0 1.0 **
Previous Preterm or Small-for-Gestational-Age Infant 294 1.4 ** 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.5 **
Renal Disease 158 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.8 ** **
Rh Sensitization 101 0.5 ** 0.6 0.6 ** ** **
Uterine Bleeding 122 0.6 ** 0.5 0.7 0.7 ** **
Other Risk Factor 4,957 23.6 22.9 22.7 22.1 24.3 27.6 35.3
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC
None 5,443 69.7 69.0 77.1 72.4 70.0 62.3 53.3
Anemia (Hct.<30/Hgb.<10) 63 0.8 ** ** ** ** ** **
Cardiac Disease 66 0.8 ** ** 0.8 ** ** **
Acute or Chronic Lung Disease 101 1.3 ** ** 1.7 1.2 ** **
Diabetes 581 7.4 ** 3.5 6.2 8.0 10.6 13.3
Genital Herpes 28 0.4 ** ** ** ** ** **
Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases 50 0.6 ** ** 0.8 ** ** **
Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios 96 1.2 ** ** 1.4 1.1 ** **
Hemoglobinopathy 10 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Hypertension, Chronic 40 0.5 ** ** ** ** ** **
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Associated 146 1.9 ** ** 1.7 1.4 2.5 **
Eclampsia 2 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Incompetent Cervix 18 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Previous Infant 4000+ Grams 16 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Previous Preterm or Small-for-Gestational-Age Infant 59 0.8 ** ** ** 0.9 ** **
Renal Disease 20 0.3 ** ** ** ** ** **
Rh Sensitization 4 ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Uterine Bleeding 45 0.6 ** ** ** 0.7 ** **
Other Risk Factor 1,383 17.7 ** 13.7 16.1 17.1 22.8 29.2
TOTAL
None 67,796 59.6 57.4 60.1 62.3 60.8 56.2 47.4
Anemia (Hct.<30/Hgb.<10) 1,909 1.7 3.9 2.8 1.6 1.0 1.0 1.1
Cardiac Disease 1,998 1.8 0.7 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.3
Acute or Chronic Lung Disease 3,354 2.9 4.9 4.1 2.9 2.3 2.2 2.7
Diabetes 4,294 3.8 1.0 2.1 3.6 4.2 5.5 7.3
Genital Herpes 1,101 1.0 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.0
Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2,893 2.5 8.2 4.8 2.0 1.3 1.1 1.5
Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios 1,841 1.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.3 1.2 1.7
Hemoglobinopathy 378 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 **
Hypertension, Chronic 834 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.7 1.1 2.6
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Associated 3,182 2.8 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.8 4.4
Eclampsia 34 0.0 ** ** ** ** ** **
Incompetent Cervix 573 0.5 ** 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.8
Previous Infant 4000+ Grams 1,022 0.9 ** 0.5 0.7 1.0 1.6 1.7
Previous Preterm or Small-for-Gestational-Age Infant 1,586 1.4 0.9 1.6 1.5 1.2 1.5 1.8
Renal Disease 909 0.8 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.6
Rh Sensitization 372 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 **
Uterine Bleeding 772 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8
Other Risk Factor 25,323 22.3 25.1 23.2 20.5 20.8 23.8 30.0
Total by race/ethnicity and total by age includes race/ethnicity not stated and/or age not stated.        
Percentages are computed per 100 age/race/ethnicity-specific births.        
** Number is too small to calculate a reliable rate.        


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