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Query Builder for New Jersey Birth Data: Count

Overview

Overview

The birth data in this NJSHAD query module come from the New Jersey Birth Certificate database. The database is maintained by the New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry. All data shown are for New Jersey residents regardless of where the birth occurred.

How to build your query

The most current data year and all births are pre-selected in the steps below. If you do not want to choose different years or filter your results by any maternal, infant, or health services utilization characteristics, skip to the last STEP bar and select how you would like to display the results (i.e., which rows and columns you want in your data table) then click SUBMIT at the bottom left of the query builder steps to get your query result.

If you want to only see data for certain years, maternal characteristics, infant characteristics, or health services utilization characteristics, follow the numbered steps below to narrow your query. When you are done filtering your query, open the last STEP bar to select which rows and columns you want in your data table. After that, click SUBMIT at the bottom left of the query builder steps to get your query result.
Step 1: Select year (2011)

Selecting years

Select a range of years. Use Ctrl to make multiple selections.
Select years.

Step 2: Select mother's age (Predefined age groups: All ages)

Choose a coding scheme to use for age groups. Default is pre-defined age groups, all ages.

Maternal age groups (Under 15, 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50+)

How to Specify Age Groups

Enter whole numbers from 0 to 99.

Use a hyphen to indicate a range of ages (e.g., "5-8" will include ages 5, 6, 7, and 8).

You may use greater than (>) or less than (<) symbols.

You may use a plus sign (+) to indicate all ages equal to or greater than (e.g.,"35+" yields all those aged 35 and over).

Enter "unknown" to include those with unreported age in total results.
Enter custom age group (Click HELP icon to the right for more information.)











Step 3: Select mother's race and/or ethnicity (Race/ethnicity combined: All races/ethnicities)

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Hispanic ethnicity are collected separately on birth certificates.

Therefore each birth record has both a race (White, Black, etc.) and an ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic) for the mother and data for race and ethnicity may be presented separately (Race or Hispanic origin) or combined (Race/Ethnicity).
Choose a coding scheme to use for race and ethnicity. Default is race/ethnicity combined, all races/ethnicities.

Mother's race/ethnicity
All races/ethnicities
White, non-Hispanic
Black, non-Hispanic
Hispanic (of any race)
Asian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic
Other Races, non-Hispanic

Mother's Race

Race groups include both Hispanics and non-Hispanics.
Mother's race
All races
White
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Asian or Pacific Islander
Other Races

Mother's Ethnicity

Ethnicity groups include persons of any race.
Mother's Hispanic origin
Both Hispanic and non-Hispanic
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic
Step 4: Select other maternal characteristics

Select other characteristics of the mother that you would like to include in your analysis. The default is all characteristics.

Nativity (birthplace)
U.S.
Puerto Rico
Remainder of World
Marital status
Both married and unmarried
Married
Not Married
Education

Parity

Parity is the number of previous live-born children a woman has delivered. Select 0 if looking for information about the first child born to a woman.
Parity (previous births)
None
One
Two
Three or More
Tobacco use during pregnancy
Yes
No
Alcohol use during pregnancy
Yes
No

Drug Use

Reporting of drug use during pregnancy was incomplete before 1996, therefore all maternal drug use data for 1990-1995 are shown as Unknown.
Drug use during pregnancy
Yes
No

Medicaid Status

Health insurance information was not collected with birth certificate data prior to 1997, therefore all Medicaid status data for 1990-1996 are shown as Unknown.
Medicaid status
Medicaid
Not Medicaid
Step 5: Select infant characteristics

Select the infant characteristics you would like to include in the analysis. The default is all characteristics.

Gender
Both male and female
Male
Female

Plurality

All data in NJSHAD are for individual infants, therefore a set of twins shows as two births not one set and so forth for triplets, quadruplets, and so on.

Plurality refers to the number of fetuses in the pregnancy not the number born, thus if there are fetal deaths during the pregnancy any surviving children are still considered multiples. Therefore, the number of quadruplets will not always be a multiple of four, the number of triplets a multiple of three, etc.
Plurality (single or multiple birth)

Birth Weight

Very Low Birth Weight: Live-born infants whose birth weight was less than 1500 grams (about 3.3 lbs.)

Low Birth Weight: Live-born infants whose birth weight was less than 2500 grams (about 5.5 lbs.)

Normal Birth Weight: Live-born infants whose birth weight was at least 2500 grams but less than 4,000 grams

High Birth Weight: Live-born infants whose birth weight was greater than 4,000 grams (about 8.8 lbs.)
Birthweight

Gestational Age

Gestational Age is the period of time a baby is carried in the uterus or the duration of the pregnancy, measured from the first day of the last menstrual period. Full-term gestation is between 37 and 42 weeks.
Gestational age

Size for Gestational Age

Small for gestational age (SGA) is a term used to describe a baby who is smaller than usual for the number of weeks of pregnancy. SGA babies usually have birthweights below the 10th percentile for babies of the same gestational age. This means that they weigh less than 90 percent of all other babies of the same gestational age.

Large for gestational age (LGA) is a term used to describe a baby who is larger than usual for the number of weeks of pregnancy. LGA babies usually have birthweights above the 90th percentile for babies of the same gestational age. This means that they weigh more than 90 percent of all other babies of the same gestational age.
Large or small for gestational age
Small
Appropriate
Large
Apgar score
All scores
Low (0 - 6)
Normal (7 - 10)
Step 6: Select health services utilization characteristics

Select the health services utilization characteristics you want to include in your analysis. The default is all characteristics.

Prenatal Care Recommendations

It is recommended that pregnant women begin prenatal care during their first three months (first trimester) of pregnancy.
Prenatal care onset

Number of Prenatal Care Visits

ACOG recommends the following prenatal care visit schedule:

1 visit per month (every 4 weeks) until week 28

2 visits per month (every 2 to 3 weeks) from weeks 28 to 36

1 visit per week from week 36 until birth

Certain medical conditions in pregnancy may necessitate more visits.
Number of prenatal care visits
Adequacy of prenatal care (Kotelchuck method)
All births regardless of prenatal care adequacy
Inadequate
Adequate
Method of delivery

Freestanding Birthing Centers

The last freestanding birthing center in New Jersey closed in 2002.
Place of birth
Type of birth attendant

Feeding at Discharge

Data on the type of feeding at the time of discharge was not collected prior to 1997, therefore all feeding at discharge data for 1990-1996 are shown as Unknown.
Feeding type at hospital discharge
Step 7: Select mother's geographic area of residence (County of Residence: All counties)

Selecting Geography

Select the geographic areas you want to include.
Select the geographic areas you would like to include in your analysis. The default is all New Jersey residents.

Mother's county of residence

Military Bases

Prior to 1999, all births to residents of military bases were assigned to neighboring municipalities.
Municipality of residence: Default is all 566 municipalities. (To choose certain municipalities, select county first. County name given for townships with duplicate names.)
Atlantic County
Bergen County
Burlington County
Camden County
Cape May County
Cumberland County
Essex County
Gloucester County
Hudson County
Hunterdon County
Mercer County
Middlesex County
Monmouth County
Morris County
Ocean County
Passaic County
Salem County
Somerset County
Sussex County
Union County
Warren County
Military
Other
Step 8: Select state in which birth occurred

Select state of occurrence. The default is all births regardless of place of occurrence.

New Jersey
Out of State
Step 9: Select how to display the results

Use the drop down list options below to specify how to display the numerical data values on the query results page. If both a Row Values Grouped By and a Column Values Grouped By are specified, then a two dimensional table will be presented in the query results. Regardless of what is selected, a standard data list table will be presented as well as meta data that describes the data sources, data issues, and any data notes. Select the Chart Graphic Type option below if you want a chart graphic to be shown.
Specify how to display the numerical data values.

Column Values Grouped By:
 
Row Values Grouped By:
Count data values
 

Chart Graphic Type:

Finish: Submit the defined query
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, Web: www.nj.gov/health/chs, e-mail: chs@doh.state.nj.us
The information provided above is from the New Jersey Department of Health's NJSHAD Web site (http://nj.gov/health/shad). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Wed, 22 October 2014 3:57:15 from New Jersey Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, State Health Assessment Data Web site: http://nj.gov/health/shad".

Content updated: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:00:46 EDT