Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of fetal deaths >20 weeks of gestation in the United States (less California), 1996-2002 (n = 156,510).

N

%


Male sex

83,456

53.32

Maternal Age

< 18 years

10,013

6.40

18-25 years

58,658

37.48

26-34 years

62,123

39.69

≥ 35 years

25,716

16.43

Maternal Education

Less than high school graduate

30,823

19.69

High school graduate

50,812

32.47

Some college

26,806

17.13

College graduate

24,374

15.57

Unknown/not reported

23,695

15.14

Maternal Race/Ethnicity

Non-hispanic white

76,316

48.76

Non-hispanic black

42,782

27.33

Hispanic

20,529

13.12

Other

16,883

10.79


Bruckner et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:273   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-273

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