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INFANT AND FETAL DEATH 101
- 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
DID YOU KNOW THAT NJBRFS...
- 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. If you're new to NJSHAD, start here: