Health Indicator Report of Maternal Race/Ethnicity
Many birth outcomes vary considerably by maternal race/ethnicity and are addressed in their respective indicator profiles.
NotesData for White, Black, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, Other Single Race, and Two or More Races do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race.
Data SourceBirth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
DefinitionMaternal race/ethnicity is the combination of mother's race and ethnicity recorded on a Certificate of Live Birth.
NumeratorNumber of maternal race/ethnicity-specific live births
DenominatorTotal number of live births
How Are We Doing?Prior to 2010, the New York City Department of Health did not provide the New Jersey Department of Health with race and ethnicity data for the more than 3,000 births of New Jersey residents that occur in that city each year. With this change, the overall proportion of records with missing race and ethnicity declined from 3-4% in 2009 to virtually 0% in 2010. The additional information also created an artificial increase in the proportion of births to mothers of each racial/ethnic group.
Page Content Updated On 11/03/2017, Published on 11/03/2017