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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE N47. OBSTETRIC PROCEDURES PERFORMED
BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
        
NEW JERSEY, 1999
        
RACE/ETHNICITY AND PROCEDURES TOTAL PERCENTAGES BY AGE GROUP
NO. % 10-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40+
WHITE NON-HISPANIC
None 229 0.4 ** ** 0.3 0.3 0.4 1.2
Amniocentesis 6,701 10.7 1.1 1.4 2.6 5.9 30.2 37.6
Electronic Fetal Monitoring 58,697 94.1 95.5 95.4 94.5 93.7 93.6 92.9
Induction of Labor 12,219 19.6 18.1 18.5 20.6 19.4 19.4 20.1
Stimulation of Labor 20,258 32.5 36.7 35.2 34.8 32.5 28.7 27.0
Tocolysis 1,206 1.9 3.1 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.7 1.8
Ultrasound 58,190 93.3 94.4 93.1 93.7 93.3 92.9 91.2
Other Procedure 17,925 28.7 35.6 29.0 30.4 29.0 25.7 25.4
BLACK NON-HISPANIC
None 151 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.7 1.1 ** **
Amniocentesis 759 4.1 1.1 1.2 2.5 3.2 17.8 21.3
Electronic Fetal Monitoring 17,762 95.3 96.7 96.1 95.4 94.5 93.5 91.9
Induction of Labor 3,219 17.3 17.3 17.9 17.1 16.5 16.7 19.8
Stimulation of Labor 6,050 32.5 36.0 34.3 33.6 29.0 28.4 22.2
Tocolysis 543 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.2 3.0 2.3 **
Ultrasound 17,331 93.0 92.9 94.1 94.0 92.6 90.4 87.8
Other Procedure 3,662 19.7 27.0 19.8 17.2 17.9 18.2 13.0
HISPANIC
None 54 0.3 ** ** ** ** ** **
Amniocentesis 835 4.0 0.8 1.1 2.0 3.3 19.5 23.1
Electronic Fetal Monitoring 20,423 97.2 97.5 97.5 96.9 97.3 97.0 95.9
Induction of Labor 3,119 14.8 14.7 14.4 14.9 14.4 16.5 18.3
Stimulation of Labor 6,692 31.9 35.7 34.2 31.5 30.4 25.4 21.3
Tocolysis 374 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.8 1.7 **
Ultrasound 20,156 95.9 95.8 95.7 96.0 96.3 96.1 95.0
Other Procedure 5,410 25.8 31.4 26.5 25.5 23.2 22.0 20.8
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC
None 18 0.2 ** ** ** ** ** **
Amniocentesis 718 9.2 ** ** 2.6 4.8 31.8 39.2
Electronic Fetal Monitoring 7,530 96.4 98.0 96.6 97.0 96.5 95.2 95.4
Induction of Labor 1,292 16.5 ** 14.6 16.9 16.9 16.3 16.7
Stimulation of Labor 2,937 37.6 37.0 41.1 41.2 37.6 30.2 26.3
Tocolysis 113 1.4 ** ** 1.6 1.3 ** **
Ultrasound 7,382 94.5 93.0 94.8 95.3 94.2 93.5 95.4
Other Procedure 2,953 37.8 38.0 43.5 41.4 36.6 30.8 30.4
TOTAL
None 468 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 1.0
Amniocentesis 9,086 8.0 1.0 1.2 2.4 5.0 26.7 32.3
Electronic Fetal Monitoring 105,531 92.7 96.4 95.2 93.4 91.6 90.6 88.7
Induction of Labor 20,042 17.6 16.4 16.6 18.1 17.8 17.8 18.6
Stimulation of Labor 36,326 31.9 35.9 34.5 33.9 31.3 27.3 24.4
Tocolysis 2,266 2.0 2.6 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.9
Ultrasound 104,132 91.5 94.0 93.1 92.5 90.8 89.5 87.0
Other Procedure 30,238 26.6 30.7 26.0 27.7 26.9 23.9 22.3
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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