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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE N54. BIRTH WEIGHT BY RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER
AND ONSET OF PRENATAL CARE
      
NEW JERSEY, 1999      
RACE/ETHNICITY OF MOTHER AND TRIMESTER OF ONSET LOW BIRTH WEIGHT < 1,500 GRAMS 1,500-2,499 GRAMS 2,500-3,999 GRAMS 4,000+ GRAMS
NUMBER PERCENT
WHITE NON-HISPANIC
First 3,275 6.1 621 2,654 42,982 7,083
Second 312 6.4 52 260 3,960 605
Third 84 7.9 13 71 865 114
No Care 39 21.0 8 31 130 14
Not Stated 469 16.2 139 330 2,110 309
Total 4,179 6.7 833 3,346 50,047 8,125
BLACK NON-HISPANIC
First 1,355 12.2 361 994 8,962 780
Second 567 13.3 101 466 3,425 254
Third 136 10.9 14 122 1,035 78
No Care 235 36.2 102 133 395 16
Not Stated 322 23.5 119 203 972 71
Total 2,615 14.0 697 1,918 14,789 1,199
HISPANIC
First 956 6.8 185 771 11,749 1,249
Second 311 6.7 51 260 3,944 359
Third 63 5.1 6 57 1,091 75
No Care 55 23.8 21 34 162 11
Not Stated 132 13.7 45 87 762 66
Total 1,517 7.2 308 1,209 17,708 1,760
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER NON-HISPANIC
First 466 7.5 60 406 5,411 315
Second 65 7.2 7 58 783 57
Third 20 8.3 1 19 210 12
No Care 5 17.2 1 4 23 1
Not Stated 57 13.0 16 41 359 20
Total 613 7.9 85 528 6,786 405
TOTAL
First 6,122 7.2 1,248 4,874 69,751 9,487
Second 1,279 8.6 217 1,062 12,308 1,292
Third 312 8.1 37 275 3,258 283
No Care 352 30.8 139 213 736 42
Not Stated 994 11.7 327 667 4,269 473
Total 9,059 8.0 1,968 7,091 90,322 11,577
Total by race/ethnicity and percent low birth weight includes race/ethnicity not stated and/or birth weight not stated.      


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