On January 1, 2010, Missouri implemented a web-based vital events registration system. As of 2010 fetal deaths were separated from the live birth statistical file. Prior to 2010, fetal deaths are included in the live birth file. Beginning with 2011 events, fetal deaths were recorded using the revised 2003 US Standard Report of Fetal Death, which incorporated several changes from the previous report. See the links below for details.
*Not all data items reported to DHSS may be released due to statutory requirements or privacy considerations.