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New Data From 1989 Revised Birth Certificate

A recent report presents information on selected new items from the revised "U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth." CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) now makes available data on medical and lifestyle risk factors of pregnancy and birth, obstetric procedures performed, method of delivery, abnormal conditions and congenital anomalies of the infant, Hispanic origin of parents, and expanded data on birth attendant and place of delivery. The medical and health data now available for mothers and infants greatly expand the scope of information available on pregnancy outcome.

Copies of the report, Advance Report of New Data from the 1989 Birth Certificate (1), can be ordered by contacting the Scientific and Technical Information Branch, Division of Data Services, NCHS, CDC, Room 1064, 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782; telephone (301) 436-8500.


  1. NCHS. Advance report of new data from the 1989 birth certificate. Hyattsville, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, 1992; DHHS publication no. (PHS)92-1120. (Vital and health statistics; vol 40, no. 12S).

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