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  1. In 2020, 1 in 11 babies (9.3% of live births) was born preterm in New Jersey.
  2. In 2020, 1 in 13 babies (7.7% of live births) was low birthweight in New Jersey.
  3. In New Jersey in 2019, 420 infants died before reaching their first birthday, an infant mortality rate of 4.2 per 1,000 live births.
  4. In New Jersey in 2020, 72.5% of infants were born to women receiving adequate/adequate plus prenatal care.
  5. In New Jersey in 2020, 33.2% of live births were cesarean deliveries.
  6. In 2020, about 1 in 10 women of childbearing age (9.6%) was uninsured in New Jersey.

In an average week in New Jersey:

 
babies are born
 
babies are born preterm
 
babies born low birthweight
 
women received adequate prenatal care

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Data Topics

Use this page to browse the multiple different data sets and indicators that PeriStats offers on maternal and infant health subjects. The data search tool on this page will guide you through the data we continually update.

Preterm Birth

Preterm birth is defined as a live birth before 37 completed weeks gestation. Some other classifications of preterm births include late preterm (34-36 weeks), moderately preterm (32-36 weeks) and very preterm (<32 weeks). These classifications are useful because they often correspond to clinical characteristics - increasing morbidities or illnesses with decreasing gestational age. Babies born too soon are often born too small. While the causes of preterm birth and low birthweight may be different in some cases, there is significant overlap within these populations of infants.

Last updated: January 2022

Reports

State summary reports consist of several different reports that the Perinatal Data Center has created in order to use data to tell a story about maternal and child health in your state. While some individual datapoints will overlap, each report has a different focus. These reports may be useful to use for local policy changes or programs.

2021 MARCH OF DIMES REPORT CARD
2021 March of Dimes Report Card
Last updated: November 2021 View
PREMATURITY PROFILE
Prematurity Profile
Last updated: January 2022 View
BIRTH DEFECTS PROFILE
Birth Defects Profile
Last updated: January 2022 View
NOWHERE TO GO: MATERNITY CARE DESERT REPORT
Maternity Care Desert Report
Last updated: September 2020 View
HEALTHY MOMS. STRONG BABIES.
Healthy Moms. Strong Babies.
Last updated: January 2019 View