MICH-1.2 Reduce the rate of fetal and infant deaths during perinatal period (28 weeks of gestation to 7 days after birth)

National Data Source
Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
National Vital Statistics System-Fetal Death (NVSS-FD)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
per 1,000 live births plus fetal deaths 
Baseline (Year)
6.6 (2005)
Target
5.9
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of fetal and infant deaths during the perinatal period (28 weeks of gestation to 7 days after birth)
Denominator
Number of live births plus fetal deaths of at least 28 weeks of gestation
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

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 race and ethnicity because these variables are more accurately collected on the birth certificate than the death certificate.