Skip Navigation LinksSkip Navigation Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Safer Healthier People
Blue White
Blue White
bottom curve
CDC Home Search Health Topics A-Z spacer spacer
Blue curve MMWR spacer

Notice to Readers Evaluation of Standard Certificates and Reports

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be evaluating the U.S. Standard Certificates and Reports of Live Birth, Death, Fetal Death, Marriage, Divorce, and Induced Termination of Pregnancy.

The standard certificates and reports are developed by federal and state vital statistics officials in a joint effort and serve as models for the states in developing the forms they use to report these events. In addition to serving a variety of legal uses, the state forms are the sources of local, state, and national vital-statistics data critical for program planning and evaluation in both the public and private sectors.

NCHS evaluates the U.S. standard forms periodically to ensure that the information they include meets current needs. Questionnaires soliciting suggestions for items to be retained, deleted, added, or modified in the standard forms will be mailed by NCHS in the final quarter of 1984 to those persons and organizations that have expressed a desire to comment. To receive a questionnaire, write to the following address, indicating which certificates or reports are of interest: George A. Gay, Chief, Registration Methods Branch/DVS, National Center for Health Statistics, 3700 East-West Highway, Room 1-44K, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782.

Disclaimer   All MMWR HTML documents published before January 1993 are electronic conversions from ASCII text into HTML. This conversion may have resulted in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users should not rely on this HTML document, but are referred to the original MMWR paper copy for the official text, figures, and tables. An original paper copy of this issue can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, DC 20402-9371; telephone: (202) 512-1800. Contact GPO for current prices.

**Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to

Page converted: 08/05/98


Safer, Healthier People

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd, MailStop E-90, Atlanta, GA 30333, U.S.A


Department of Health
and Human Services

This page last reviewed 5/2/01