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June 20, 2001

Rates of Fetal Death by Maternal Race, Ethnicity, and Nativity: New Jersey, 1991-1998

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;285(23):2978-2979. doi:10.1001/jama.285.23.2978

To the Editor: In the United States, foreign-born groups usually display lower rates of morbidity and mortality relative to those born in the United States. However, the rate of fetal death (FD) by nativity has not been studied to my knowledge.1,2 New Jersey, which has a relatively large proportion of foreign-born residents, is also one of the few states that requires reporting of the mother's country of birth in all cases of FD. I examined FD rates by nativity and race/ethnicity, using statewide data from New Jersey.

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