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    • An infant death is a death of a live-born infant within the first year of life.
    • A fetal death is what is commonly called a stillbirth.
    • There are more fetal deaths than infant deaths each year in NJ.
    • Only fetal deaths from the last half of pregnancy (20+ weeks gestation) are reported by NJDOH.
    • Induced terminations of pregnancy (abortions) are not included in the fetal death count.
    • While the infant mortality rate has been steadily declining, the fetal mortality rate has not and appears to have leveled off.
    • Go to Infant and Fetal Death Indicator Reports and Data Query
    • stands for NJ Behavioral Risk Factor Survey?
    • is a telephone survey of NJ adults (age 18 and older) that's been ongoing since 1991?
    • provides prevalence data on a variety of chronic diseases, like asthma, depression, and diabetes?
    • provides rates for risky behaviors, like smoking, not wearing a seatbelt, or not exercising?
    • is a source of screening data, like rates for mammograms and cholesterol tests?
    • is part of the national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)?
    • Go to NJBRFS Indicator Reports and Data Query

The New Jersey Department of Health's State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) System provides access to public health datasets, statistics, and information on the health status of New Jerseyans.
What is NJSHAD?

The New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) System provides access to public health datasets, statistics, and information on the health status of New Jerseyans in five ways:

  • Health Topic pages contain links to all related information in NJSHAD for more than 20 public health topic areas
  • Community Profiles for all 21 counties and 4 racial/ethnic groups for Healthy NJ objectives, leading causes of death, and more
  • Reports on over 200 public health status indicators containing graphs, data tables, and explanatory information
  • Dataset Queries that allow users to interactively create graphs, maps, and data tables from public health datasets
  • Other Data & Resources such as links to other data sources, partner organizations, and additional information about public health data

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