The National Vital Statistics System forms the cornerstone for all US population studies.
The National Vital Statistics System is the oldest and most successful example of inter-governmental data sharing in Public Health and the shared relationships, standards, and procedures form the mechanism by which NCHS collects and disseminates the Nation’s official vital statistics. These data are provided through contracts between NCHS and vital registration systems operated in the various jurisdictions legally responsible for the registration of vital events–births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and fetal deaths
The system is constantly being improved so as to improve data quality and relevance. The 2003 U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth was implented January 1, 2004. Today our Division of Vital Statistics released Expanded Health Data from the New Birth Certificate, 2004.
This report presents 2004 data for the seven-state reporting area on the following maternal, labor and delivery, and newborn items: Risk factors in this pregnancy, Obstetric procedures, Characteristics of labor and delivery, Method of delivery, Abnormal conditions of the newborn, and Congenital anomalies of the newborn
There are some interesting findings on maternal and fetal health, the use of fertility treatments, and methods of delivery. Check it out.
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