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VSSBD (Vital Statistics Stillbirth Database)

Description

This is an administrative survey that collects demographic information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all stillbirths (fetal deaths) in Canada. Starting in 2012, stillbirths to mothers residing in Canada occurring in the United States are no longer collected.

The data are used to calculate basic indicators (such as counts and rates) on stillbirths of residents of Canada. Information from this database is also used in the calculation of statistics, such as the late fetal death rate and the perinatal death rate.