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Location: New Jersey
Topic: Preconception counseling by race/ethnicity
Format: PRAMS Graph
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Preconception counseling by race/ethnicity: New Jersey, 2011

Note: Vertical lines in graph represent 95% confidence intervals.
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• In New Jersey in 2011, 19.0% of Hispanic mothers had preconception counseling before pregnancy, compared to 19.2% of white mothers, 24.3% of black mothers, and 16.0% of mothers of other races/ethnicities. 


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Other include races/ethnicities other than Hispanic, white or black.
  • Preconception counseling: mother reported a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker talked with her before her most recent pregnancy about healthy lifestyle behaviors and prevention strategies, including taking vitamins with folic acid and controlling medical conditions like diabetes.
  • Due to methodological changes, data are only available beginning in 2009.
  • For more information about the availability of PRAMS data by state and year, refer to the Calculations page.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
  • Retrieved July 06, 2020, from