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United States NVSS Fetal Death Data 2010

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General Info
Geography 
American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2010 - 12/2010
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

In the United States, state laws require the reporting of fetal deaths, and federal law mandates national collection and publication of fetal death data. Fetal death data sets from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) are published annually. Information is abstracted from the Report of Fetal Death Forms received by the National Center for Health Statistics. The majority of fetal death tables published include only those fetal deaths with stated or presumed gestation of 20 weeks or more.

Citation
Suggested citation 
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. United States NVSS Fetal Death Data 2010. Atlanta, United States: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).