Births, Infants, and Maternal Health
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.
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.
Birth and Fertility Rates
Health Services and Access
- Insurance Status (on birth record)
- Insurance Status (self-reported)
- Prenatal Care
- Hepatitis B Vaccination
- Gestational Diabetes
- Tobacco Use During Pregnancy
- Alcohol Use During Pregnancy
- Drug Use During Pregnancy
- Gestational Age
Labor and Delivery
- Midwife-Attended Births
- Method of Delivery
Newborn Health and Characteristics
- Sex Ratio
- Birth Weight
- Birth Defects
- Safe Sleep
Infant and Fetal Death
New Jersey Department of Health and NJ Maternal and Child Health Consortia
- Family Health Services
- Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey
- Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
- Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative