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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE N49. BIRTH WEIGHT BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER      
NEW JERSEY, 1999
      
RACE/ETHNICITY AND AGE OF MOTHER LOW BIRTH WEIGHT < 1,500 GRAMS 1,500-2,499 GRAMS 2,500-3,999 GRAMS 4,000+ GRAMS
NUMBER PERCENT
WHITE NON-HISPANIC
10-14 1 6.3 1 0 14 1
15-19 154 7.8 22 132 1,655 171
15-17 44 8.6 8 36 428 42
18-19 110 7.5 14 96 1,227 129
20-24 390 6.1 67 323 5,270 705
25-29 919 6.0 180 739 12,452 1,884
30-34 1,506 6.4 312 1,194 18,628 3,259
35-39 951 7.4 201 750 10,054 1,799
40-44 227 9.5 38 189 1,863 295
45+ 31 21.1 12 19 103 11
Total 4,179 6.7 833 3,346 50,047 8,125
BLACK NON-HISPANIC 
10-14 12 13.0 2 10 78 2
15-19 407 13.5 84 323 2,495 118
15-17 158 14.2 40 118 916 40
18-19 249 13.0 44 205 1,579 78
20-24 630 12.6 155 475 4,073 274
25-29 625 14.0 175 450 3,549 298
30-34 556 15.0 178 378 2,822 312
35-39 294 15.6 72 222 1,417 169
40-44 71 16.9 25 46 322 26
45+ 19 39.6 6 13 29 0
Total 2,615 14.0 697 1,918 14,789 1,199
HISPANIC
10-14 10 16.9 3 7 47 2
15-19 252 8.5 44 208 2,580 135
15-17 109 10.2 19 90 911 47
18-19 143 7.5 25 118 1,669 88
20-24 369 6.3 70 299 5,044 442
25-29 362 6.5 81 281 4,672 497
30-34 310 7.5 63 247 3,395 426
35-39 165 8.3 33 132 1,622 213
40-44 43 10.2 14 29 332 44
45+ 5 23.8 0 5 15 1
Total 1,517 7.2 308 1,209 17,708 1,760
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC
10-14 0 N/A 0 0 0 0
15-19 11 11.0 1 10 87 2
15-17 1 5.6 0 1 17 0
18-19 10 12.2 1 9 70 2
20-24 72 9.1 7 65 693 24
25-29 202 7.7 25 177 2,302 125
30-34 189 6.9 28 161 2,409 157
35-39 111 8.6 21 90 1,095 85
40-44 26 11.2 3 23 194 12
45+ 2 25.0 0 2 6 0
Total 613 7.9 85 528 6,786 405
TOTAL
10-14 23 13.8 6 17 139 5
15-19 842 10.2 157 685 6,920 432
15-17 317 11.5 69 248 2,302 130
18-19 525 9.6 88 437 4,618 302
20-24 1,482 8.0 303 1,179 15,262 1,459
25-29 2,144 7.4 473 1,671 23,261 2,822
30-34 2,591 7.3 596 1,995 27,496 4,177
35-39 1,545 8.2 334 1,211 14,333 2,287
40-44 371 10.1 81 290 2,743 382
45+ 59 24.8 18 41 153 12
Total 9,059 8.0 1,968 7,091 90,322 11,577
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.      


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