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Topic: Perinatal mortality by race/ethnicity
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Perinatal mortality by race/ethnicity: New Jersey, 2004-2006 Average

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• During 2004-2006 (average), the perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths) in New Jersey was highest for black infants (12.0), followed by Hispanics (5.8), Asians (4.9) and whites (4.4). 
• 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

  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • 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 November 19, 2019, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.