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Vital Statistics Data Available Online

This page is a portal to the online data dissemination activities of the Division of Vital Statistics, including both interactive online data access tools and downloadable public use data files.

 

Downloadable Data Files

Public use Birth, Period Linked Birth - Infant Death, Birth Cohort Linked Birth - Infant Death, Mortality Multiple Cause, and Fetal Death data files are available for independent research and analyses.

 

Birth Data Files

User's Guide (.pdf files)

U.S. Data (.zip files)*

U.S. Territories Data (.zip files)

 

Period Linked Birth-Infant Death Data Files

User's Guide (.pdf files)

U.S. Data (.zip files)*

U.S. Territories Data (.zip files)

 

Birth Cohort Linked Birth - Infant Death Data Files

User's Guide (.pdf files)

U.S. Data (.zip files)*

U.S. Territories Data (.zip files)

 

Mortality Multiple Cause Files

U.S. Data (.zip files)*

U.S. Territories Data (.zip files)

User's Guide

NOTE: A corrected 2009 U.S. file was posted on April 5, 2012. This replaces the file posted in December 2011. The correction changed the 130 cause recode value from '062' to '056' for 17 records.

 

Fetal Death Data Files

User's Guide (.pdf files)

U.S. Data (.zip files)*

U.S. Territories Data (.zip files)

Notice of Error in the 2003 and 2004 Fetal Death Data Files and Reports [PDF - 131 KB]

 

* Between 2002 and 2003 the uncompressed file size increased greatly.  This increase is a result of the phased implementation of the newly revised U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth and a consequent need for a much longer record length.  If you have difficulty unzipping these files, you may need to use different compression software such as the newest versions of WinZip or WinRAR.

 

Data Access Tools

A collection of vital statistics products including tables, data files, and reports that allow users to access and examine vital statistics and population data interactively.

  • VitalStats (Allows users to access and examine data interactively)
  • WONDER (Allows users to query CDC data sources, including NCHS birth and death data)

 

 

 
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