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Perinatal mortality: United States, 2002-2006

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• In the United States in 2006, the rate of perinatal mortality was 6.4 per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths. 
• Between 2002 and 2006, the perinatal mortality rate declined nearly 6% in the United States . 
• Perinatal mortality is defined using the Perinatal Mortality I definition, which includes fetal deaths at 28 weeks gestation or more and infant deaths less than one week of age. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Perinatal deaths: Reduce to no more than 5.9 per 1,000 live birth and fetal deaths.

Footnotes

  • Perinatal deaths include fetal deaths at 28 weeks gestation or more and infant deaths less than one week of age.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, fetal mortality data and period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved February 09, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.