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Births, Infants, and Maternal Health

Mother and Infant
  • There are over 100,000 births to New Jersey residents each year.
  • New Jersey has a relatively low teen birth rate and infant mortality rate compared to the U.S. as a whole.
  • Reducing black infant mortality remains a challenge in New Jersey.

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Infant Death report link Low Birth Weight report link First Trimester Prenatal Care Onset report link Preterm Births report link Teen Births report link

Improving the well-being of mothers, infants, and children is an important public health goal for the United States. Their well-being determines the health of the next generation and can help predict future public health challenges for families, communities, and the health care system.1

1. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Overview. Healthy People 2020. 1/25/18.
Maternal and infant health are tracked at the national and state levels primarily through:

Birth and Fertility Rates

Maternal Characteristics

Health Services and Access

Pregnancy Characteristics

Labor and Delivery

Newborn Health and Characteristics

Infant and Fetal Death

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Content updated: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:01:10 EST