Supplier
CDC/NCHS
Years Available
1922 to present
Periodicity
Annual
Mode of Collection
Census: the dataset includes a nearly-complete census of fetal deaths of 20 or more weeks of gestation or 350 or more grams birthweight, with additional reporting of fetal deaths of earlier gestations by several States.
Description
Fetal death refers to the spontaneous intrauterine death of a fetus at any time during pregnancy. Fetal deaths later in pregnancy (at 20 or more weeks of gestation, for example) are also sometimes referred to as stillbirths. In the United States, state laws require the reporting of fetal deaths, and federal law mandates the national collection and publication of fetal death data. Most states report fetal deaths of 20 or more weeks of gestation or 350 or more grams birthweight.
Population Covered
The U.S. population.