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Table 1. Birth Indicators by Mother's Race/Ethnicity or National Origin, New York City, 1997-98

Mother's Race/Ethnicity or National Origin Percent of Births
Average Annual Number of Births Late/No Prenatal Care Low Birth Weight
Full Term
Preterm
Mother's Race/Ethnicity        
White 29,896 6.3% 2.6% 7.6%
Black 32,388 12.3% 4.4% 12.5%
Puerto Rican 12,366 9.8% 4.0% 11.5%
Other Hispanic 26,327 11.1% 2.5% 8.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12,503 10.0% 3.4% 7.0%
Other 543 9.9% 5.2% 13.2%
Mother's National Origin        
United States 52,781 8.7% 3.7% 10.5%
Puerto Rico 3,057 10.1% 3.8% 11.6%
Dominican Republic 9,435 11.1% 2.4% 8.2%
Other Caribbean 9,654 11.1% 3.3% 11.4%
Mexico 5,287 13.3% 2.5% 7.4%
Other Central/South American 10,784 9.5% 3.2% 8.9%
Africa 3,215 15.8% 3.1% 8.7%
Asia 13,300 10.3% 3.1% 6.4%
Europe 5,312 10.1% 2.3% 7.0%
Other 1,199 14.0% 3.6% 14.6%
New York City Total 114,024 9.9% 3.3% 9.5%

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