fetal mortality rate


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fetal mortality rate

 The ratio of fetal deaths to the sum of the births–the live births + the fetal deaths in that year; in the US, the FMR dropped from
19.2 /1,000 births–1950 to 9.2/1,000 births–1980

fetal mortality rate

The number of fetal deaths per 1000 live births, usually per year.
See also: rate
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Infant and late fetal mortality rates declined markedly in Chile during the study period of 1950-1996, as illustrated in Figure 2.
The fetal mortality rate in multiple pregnancy was studied in different gestational age groups in Table3.
While fetal mortality occurs as a result of unperforated appendicitis in 3%-5% of cases, a perforated appendix is associated with the much higher fetal mortality rate of 20%-30%.