Fetal Death Data
The Fetal Death Data is composed of information extracted from fetal death certificates. State laws require death certificates to be issued for spontaneous intrauterine death of a fetus at any time during pregnancy. Fetal death certificate data captures information on the mother and the fetus including information on maternal risk factors and congenital abnormalities of the fetus. The information is captured by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring as part of the National Vital Statistics System in collaboration with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Data Release Notes
General data release notes are available here.
Number of Fetal Deaths Per Year:
|2020 - 587*||2009 - 1098|
|2019 - 810||2008 - 1161|
|2018 - 835||2007 - 1009|
|2017 - 795||2006 - 1071|
|2016 - 862||2005 - 954|
|2015 - 812||2004 - 934|
|2014 - 816||2003 - 892|
|2013 - 892||2002 - 858|
|2012 - 701||2001 - 772|
|2011 - 1013||2000 - 848|
|2010 - 955|
* Number of fetal deaths listed above includes all fetal deaths occurring in the state. Due to delays in reporting, the most recent year of data is considered provisional until the following year.
Fetal Death Data Reports
If you have searched our website, and still can’t find what you are looking for, we are here to help. Please click on the button and fill out a request form.
Please give us as much notice as possible as some requests take longer than others. An HHDW team member will contact you via email or phone for a follow-up.
Record Level Data Request
If you are interested in obtaining de-identified record-level data for your own analyses, please click on the button to see the instructions.
Most record-level data requests can be processed within 2-4 weeks, but delays in the approval process can extend the timeline.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) website provides documentation, selected data and instructional materials
- CDC WONDER Fetal Deaths Information
- Hawai‘i State Department of Health Vital Statistics