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State Findings: New Jersey, 2021, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
High enrollment in early childhood education
High percentage of fourth grade reading proficiency
Low percentage of women in poverty
Low percentage of early and adequate prenatal care
High percentage of housing with lead risk
High prevalence of asthma among children
Children in poverty decreased 26% from 16.7% to 12.3% of children ages 0-17 between 2013 and 2019
Infant child care cost increased 18% from 10.7% to 12.6% of married-couple's median income between 2017 and 2018
Low-risk cesarean delivery decreased 16% from 31.6% to 26.7% of singleton, term, vertex, first births between 2014 and 2019
Drug deaths increased 72% from 16.0 to 27.5 deaths per 100,000 women ages 20-44 between 2014-2016 and 2017-2019
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