TABLE 1

Reporting Requirements for Fetal Death According to State or Reporting Area, 2005

CriteriaState/Reporting Area
Gestational age criteria only
    All periodsArkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, New York,a Rhode Island, Virginia, Virgin Islands
    ≥16 wkPennsylvania
    ≥20 wkAlabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland,b Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Vermont,c Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming
    ≥5 moPuerto Rico
Both gestational age and birth weight criteria
    ≥20 wk or ≥350 gArizona, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Guam
    ≥20 wk or ≥400 gMichigan
    ≥20 wk or ≥500 gDistrict of Columbia
Birth weight criteria only
    ≥350 gDelaware,d Kansas, Montanad
    ≥500 gNew Mexico, South Dakota, Tennesseee
  • a Includes New York city, which has separate reporting.

  • b If gestational age is unknown, weight of ≥500 g.

  • c If gestational age is unknown, weight of ≥400 g, ≥15 oz.

  • d If weight is unknown, ≥20 weeks' completed gestation.

  • e If weight is unknown, ≥22 completed weeks' gestation.

  • Data source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports.