| ||During 2003-2005 (average), the perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths) in the United States was highest for black infants (12.1), followed by Native Americans (6.5), whites (5.7) and Asians (5.0). |
| ||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.
National Center for Health Statistics, fetal mortality data and period linked birth/infant death data.
Retrieved May 23, 2013, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.