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DESCRIPTION: This file contains all fetal deaths occurring in the United States and the District of Columbia. Beginning in 1994, fetal deaths for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam are included on the data file but are provided as separate data sets. Fetal deaths occurring to U.S. citizens outside the United States are not included. Data are obtained from fetal death reports registered for fetal deaths occurring in each State. Registration requirements vary. Most areas require reporting fetal deaths of gestations of 20 weeks or more; some require reporting of all periods of gestation (taken from NCHS site, see below).
ORIGINATING AGENCY / PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS: National Center for Health Statistics
RELATED WEB SITES:
Fetal Death Data Web Page at NCHS
DATA DISSEMINATED BY: National Center for Health Statistics