MICH-1.2 Reduce the rate of fetal and infant deaths during perinatal period (28 weeks of gestation to less than 7 days after birth)
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of fetal and infant deaths during the perinatal period (28 weeks of gestation to 7 days after birth)
Number of live births plus fetal deaths of at least 28 weeks of gestation
To create linked data files, death certificates are linked with corresponding birth certificates for infants who die in the U.S. before their first birthday. The linked file is used for calculating infant mortality rates by mother's race and ethnicity because these variables are more accurately collected on the birth certificate than the death certificate.
Additional resources about the objective
- MacDorman MF, Kirmeyer S. Fetal and perinatal mortality, United States, 2005. National vital statistics reports; vol 57 no 8. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2009.
- Mathews TJ, MacDorman MF. Infant mortality statistics from the 2006 period linked birth/infant death data set. National vital statistics report; vol 58 no 17. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS; 2010.