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Changes to 2000-2014 Fetal Death Data


March 2019

Interjurisdictional exchange of vital records is required for births and deaths, but it is voluntary for fetal deaths. In the early 2000s, New Jersey stopped receiving fetal death records for New Jersey residents who experienced a fetal death out of state. With the publication of fetal death data on CDC WONDER in 2018, an accurate count of resident fetal deaths was available for the first time in nearly 15 years and our data files were updated accordingly.

The change in counts and rates in some years was substantial.

Below is a comparison of counts and rates before and after the data files were updated.

Year

Original Count

Original Rate

Updated Count

Updated Rate

2005

693

6.1

703

6.2

2006

766

6.6

783

6.8

2007

798

6.8

809

6.9

2008

715

6.3

743

6.6

2009

691

6.3

772

7.0

2010

657

6.1

721

6.7

2011

655

6.2

675

6.4

2012

639

6.1

693

6.6

2013

623

6.0

694

6.7

2014

617

6.0

696

6.7


The information provided above is from the Department of Health's NJSHAD web site (https://nj.gov/health/shad). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 26 October 2020 12:25:44 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: https://nj.gov/health/shad ".

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