Fetal Death Data File

[See also: Perinatal Mortality Data File]

Topic/focus: Vital Events
Year(s): 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005; 2003 - 2005 (available online)
Source: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Study and sample characteristics: Raw data
Universe: All registered fetal deaths occurring within the United States
Variables: 178
Access: Site Registration required for online data
Cost: Free
Key web links: CDC: Vital Stats
Primary Institutional Contact: EDRC Coordinator (tchelius@mcw.edu)

Summary: The Fetal Death Data File contains data on all registered fetal deaths occurring within the United States. 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. Includes data on fetal death occurrence and residence; demographics of mother and father; prenatal care, pregnancy history, and health behaviors of mother; and infant sex, race, plurality, weight, and gestation.