Fetal Death Rates

Fetal death rates, according to race, geographic division, and State: United States, average annual 198082, 198587, and 199092 [Data are based on the National Vital Statistics System]


                                         All races                    White(1)                  Black(1)
Geographic division and State     1980-82 1985-87 1990-92    1980-82 1985-87 1990-92    1980-82 1985-87 1990-92

 
Fetal deaths(2) per 1,000 live births plus fetal deaths
United States ..................    9.0     7.7     7.4        8.0     6.8     6.3       14.2    12.9    13.1
 Mountain ......................    8.0     6.9     6.1        7.8     6.7     6.0       14.6    11.5    10.5 
  Montana ......................    6.5     7.3     7.4        6.4     6.9     7.2          *       *       * 
  Idaho ........................    7.4     6.7     6.2        7.4     6.6     6.1          *       *       * 
  Wyoming ......................    8.3     6.9     7.2        8.4     6.8     7.3          *       *       * 
  Colorado .....................    9.8     8.3     6.8        9.5     8.1     6.6       16.8    11.9    10.9 
  New Mexico....................    7.7     4.9     4.1        7.4     4.9     4.2      *15.2    *7.2    *4.3 
  Arizona ......................    7.8     6.5     6.0        7.3     6.2     5.7       14.3    11.6    10.4 
  Utah .........................    7.1     6.7     5.7        7.0     6.6     5.7          *       *       * 
  Nevada .......................    8.0     7.2     7.0        7.6     6.8     6.4      *12.6   *11.1    12.4
 


Notes: (1)Fetal deaths and live births are tabulated by race of mother. (2) Deaths of fetuses of 20 weeks or more gestation. *Data for States with fewer than 5,000 live births for the 3-year period are considered unreliable. Data for States with fewer than 1,000 live births are considered highly unreliable and are not shown.

Source: Health United States, 1994 on Publications from the National Center for Health Statistics CD-ROM Table 27. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics: Data computed by the Division of Health and Utilization Analysis from data compiled by the Division of Vital Statistics.

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