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Reported Pregnancies 2002
The data presented are for all North Carolina pregnancies. Total pregnancies represent the sum of all induced abortions, live births, and fetal deaths 20 or more weeks of gestation reported in the state. Not included are spontaneous fetal deaths (still births) occurring prior to 20 weeks gestation, which are not reportable to the state. Special emphasis is placed on abortions, given that they are not reported in other SCHS publications.
Pregnancy, Fertility, Abortion, and Fetal Death Rates
Reported Induced Abortions
A note about county-level fetal death rates: Single year fetal death rates are not routinely created due to problems with rates based on small numbers. Therefore, only county numbers are presented in this report. If you are interested in fetal death rates by county, please refer to the 5 year fetal death rates reported in NC Vital Statistics, Volume 1
A note about the population: The 2002 rates will not be strictly comparable to previously published rates from 1991 to 2000. The 2002 population estimates, based on the 2000 census enumeration, showed an increase over previous projections. Therefore, the 2002 rates will tend to be somewhat lower due to this increase in the denominator, especially for the minority rates.
Reports from Previous Years
Page last updated March 09, 2012