Vital Statistics Online Data Portal

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)

2017 (231 MB) ZIP

2016 (242 MB) ZIP

2015 (131 MB) ZIP

2014 (228 MB) ZIP

2013 (219 MB) ZIP

2012 (218 MB) ZIP

2011 (215 MB) ZIP

2010 (209 MB) ZIP

2009 (205 MB) ZIP

2008 (152 MB) ZIP

2007 (141 MB) ZIP

2006 (178 MB) ZIP

2005 (218 MB) ZIP

2004 (225 MB) ZIP

2003 (145 MB) ZIP

2002 (123 MB) ZIP

2001 (123 MB) ZIP

2000 (115 MB) ZIP

1999 (112 MB) ZIP

1998 (111 MB) ZIP

1997 (108 MB) ZIP

1996 (108 MB) ZIP

1995 (127 MB) ZIP

1994 (115 MB) ZIP

1993 (136 MB) ZIP

1992 (138 MB) ZIP

1991 (130 MB) ZIP

1990 (131 MB) ZIP

1989 (134 MB)

1988 (113 MB) ZIP

1987 (110 MB) ZIP

1986 (101 MB) ZIP

1985 (97.3 MB) ZIP

1984 (97.3 MB) ZIP

1983 (96.2 MB) ZIP

1982 (97.3 MB) ZIP

1981 (92.8 MB) ZIP

1980 (86.4 MB) ZIP

1979 (84.3 MB) ZIP

1978 (67.8 MB) ZIP

1977 (57.5 MB) ZIP

1976 (51.1 MB) ZIP

1975 (45.9 MB) ZIP

1974 (41.4 MB) ZIP

1973 (37.1 MB) ZIP

1972 (33.6 MB) ZIP

1971 (33.4 MB) ZIP

1970 (36.8 MB) ZIP

1969 (33.6 MB) ZIP

1968 (13.9 MB)

2017 (1.9 MB) ZIP

2016 (2.3 MB) ZIP

2015 (1.2 MB) ZIP

2014 (2.5 MB) ZIP

2013 (2.5 MB) ZIP

2012 (2.8 MB) ZIP

2011 (1.7 MB) ZIP

2010 (1.7 MB) ZIP

2009 (1.8 MB) ZIP

2008 (1.9 MB) ZIP

2007 (1.8 MB) ZIP

2006 (2.3 MB) ZIP

2005 (3.3 MB) ZIP

2004 (3.0 MB) ZIP

2003 (2.6 MB) ZIP

2002 (1.9 MB) ZIP

2001 (2.0 MB) ZIP

2000 (2.1 MB) ZIP

1999 (2.2 MB) ZIP

1998 (2.2 MB) ZIP

1997 (2.3 MB) ZIP

1996 (2.3 MB) ZIP

1995 (2.2 MB) ZIP

1994 (2.4 MB) ZIP

NOTE: Restricted use birth files for selected years in 1960s are available in the NCHS Research Data Center upon special request and approval. For details, see Vital Statistics Data Release Policy.

Period Linked Birth-Infant Death Data Files

User’s Guide (.pdf files) U.S. Data (.zip files)* U.S. Territories Data (.zip files)

2017 (227 MB) ZIP

2016 (233 MB) ZIP

2015 (122 MB) ZIP

2014 (121 MB) ZIP

2013 (183 MB) ZIP

2012 (182 MB) ZIP

2011 (182 MB) ZIP

2010 (129 MB) ZIP

2009 (131 MB) ZIP

2008 (150 MB) ZIP

2007 (150 MB) ZIP

2006 (152 MB) ZIP

2005 (184 MB) ZIP

2004 (192 MB) ZIP

2003 (172 MB) ZIP

2002 (103 MB) ZIP

2001 (103 MB) ZIP

2000 (104 MB) ZIP

1999 (101 MB) ZIP

1998 (101 MB) ZIP

1997 (102 MB) ZIP

1996 (99 MB) ZIP

1995 (102 MB) ZIP

2017 (1.6 MB) ZIP

2016 (1.8 MB) ZIP

2015 (1.2 MB) ZIP

2014 (1.1 MB) ZIP

2013 (1.8 MB) ZIP

2012 (2 MB) ZIP

2011 (2 MB) ZIP

2010 (1.4 MB) ZIP

2009 (1.5 MB) ZIP

2008 (1.8 MB) ZIP

2007 (1.8 MB) ZIP

2006 (1.8 MB) ZIP

2005 (2.3 MB) ZIP

2004 (2.5 MB) ZIP

2003 (2.2 MB) ZIP

2002 (1.4 MB) ZIP

2001 (1.4 MB) ZIP

2000 (1.5 MB) ZIP

1999 (1.5 MB) ZIP

1998 (1.6 MB) ZIP

1997 (1.7 MB) ZIP

1996 (1.6 MB) ZIP

1995 (1.7 MB) ZIP

Birth Cohort Linked Birth – Infant Death Data Files

User’s Guide (.pdf files) U.S. Data (.zip files)* U.S. Territories Data (.zip files)

2013 (225 MB) ZIP

2012 (179 MB) ZIP

2011 (178 MB) ZIP

2010 (133 MB) ZIP

2009 (135 MB) ZIP

2008 (151 MB) ZIP

2007 (151 MB) ZIP

2006 (150 MB) ZIP

2005 (150 MB) ZIP

2004 (188 MB) ZIP

2003 (177 MB) ZIP

2002 (105 MB) ZIP

2001 (105 MB) ZIP

2000 (106 MB) ZIP

1999 (104 MB) ZIP

1998 (103 MB) ZIP

1997 (104 MB) ZIP

1996 (102 MB) ZIP

1995 (88 MB) ZIP

1991 (113 MB) ZIP

1990 (114 MB) ZIP

1989 (110 MB) ZIP

1988 (56 MB) ZIP

1987 (54 MB) ZIP

1986 (53 MB) ZIP

1985 (53 MB) ZIP

1984 (48 MB) ZIP

1983 (48 MB) ZIP

 

Mortality Multiple Cause Files

U.S. Data (.zip files) U.S. Territories Data (.zip files)

2017 (108 MB) ZIP

2016 (107 MB) ZIP

2015 (87 MB) ZIP

2014 (83 MB) ZIP

2013 (82 MB) ZIP

2012 (91 MB) ZIP

2011 (95 MB) ZIP

2010 (88 MB) ZIP

2009 (86 MB) ZIP

2008 (89 MB) ZIP

2007 (88 MB) ZIP

2006 (87 MB) ZIP

2005 (83 MB) ZIP

2004 (88 MB) ZIP

2003 (88 MB) ZIP

2002 (89 MB) ZIP

2001 (83 MB) ZIP

2000 (82 MB) ZIP

1999 (88 MB) ZIP

1998 (82 MB) ZIP

1997 (88 MB) ZIP

1996 (83 MB) ZIP

1995 (84 MB) ZIP

1994 (83 MB) ZIP

1993 (82 MB) ZIP

1992 (80 MB) ZIP

1991 (86 MB) ZIP

1990 (85 MB) ZIP

1989 (86 MB) ZIP

1988 (77 MB) ZIP

1987 (78 MB) ZIP

1986 (77 MB) ZIP

1985 (76 MB) ZIP

1984 (69 MB) ZIP

1983 (65 MB) ZIP

1982 (51 MB) ZIP

1982 (Detailed Underlying Cause, 27 MB) ZIP

1981 (50 MB) ZIP

1981 (Detailed Underlying Cause, 25 MB) ZIP

1980 (59 MB) ZIP

1979 (59 MB) ZIP

1978 (43 MB) ZIP

1977 (44 MB) ZIP

1976 (44 MB) ZIP

1975 (46 MB) ZIP

1974 (45 MB) ZIP

1973 (45 MB) ZIP

1972 (23 MB) ZIP

1971 (41 MB) ZIP

1970 (41 MB) ZIP

1969 (39 MB) ZIP

1968 (38 MB) ZIP

2017 (1.4 MB) ZIP

2016 (1.3 MB) ZIP

2015 (1 MB) ZIP

2014 (1 MB) ZIP

2013 (1 MB) ZIP

2012 (1 MB) ZIP

2011 (1 MB) ZIP

2010 (1 MB) ZIP

2009 (1 MB) ZIP

2008 (1 MB) ZIP

2007 (1 MB) ZIP

2006 (1 MB) ZIP

2005 (1 MB) ZIP

2004 (1 MB) ZIP

2003 (1 MB) ZIP

2002 (1 MB) ZIP

2001 (1 MB) ZIP

2000 (1 MB) ZIP

1999 (1 MB) ZIP

1998 (1 MB) ZIP

1997 (1 MB) ZIP

1996 (1 MB) ZIP

1995 (1 MB) ZIP

1994 (1 MB) ZIP

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)

2017 (with cause of death) (2.9 MB) ZIP

2016 (with cause of death) (3.0 MB) ZIP

2015 (with cause of death) (3.0 MB) ZIP

2015 (2.6 MB) ZIP

2014 (with cause of death) (2.6 MB) ZIP

2014 (2.4 MB) ZIP

2013 (2.0 MB) ZIP

2012 (2.4 MB) ZIP

2011 (2.6 MB) ZIP

2010 (2.8 MB) ZIP

2009 (2.1 MB) ZIP

2008 (2.7 MB) ZIP

2007 (2.0 MB) ZIP

2006 (2.3 MB) ZIP

2005 (2.98 MB) ZIP

2004 (3.18 MB) ZIP

2003 (3.31 MB) ZIP

2002 (1.76 MB) ZIP

2001 (1.75 MB) ZIP

2000 (2.04 MB) ZIP

1999 (2.06 MB) ZIP

1998 (1.97 MB) ZIP

1997 (2.19 MB) ZIP

1996 (2.19 MB) ZIP

1995 (2.15 MB) ZIP

1994 (2.24 MB) ZIP

1993 (2.41 MB) ZIP

1992 (2.47 MB) ZIP

1991 (2.26 MB) ZIP

1990 (2.29 MB) ZIP

1989 (2.15 MB) ZIP

1988 (1.46 MB) ZIP

1987 (1.43 MB) ZIP

1986 (1.42 MB) ZIP

1985 (1.44 MB) ZIP

1984 (1.46 MB) ZIP

1983 (1.48 MB) ZIP

1982 (1.53 MB) ZIP

2017 (with cause of death) (23 KB) ZIP

2016 (with cause of death) (27 KB) ZIP

2015 (with cause of death) (22 KB) ZIP

2015 (20 KB) ZIP

2014 (with cause of death) (21 KB) ZIP

2014 (20 KB) ZIP

2013 (22 KB) ZIP

2012 (25 KB) ZIP

2011 (30 KB) ZIP

2010 (32 KB) ZIP

2009 (28 KB) ZIP

2008 (32 KB) ZIP

2007 (22 KB) ZIP

2006 (32 KB) ZIP

2005 (30 KB) ZIP

2004 (36.2 KB) ZIP

2003 (42.3 KB) ZIP

2002 (24.3 KB) ZIP

2001 (25.6 KB) ZIP

2000 (27.4 KB) ZIP

1999 (30.0 KB) ZIP

1998 (29.9 KB) ZIP

1997 (36.1 KB) ZIP

1996 (32.7 KB) ZIP

1995 (30.4 KB) ZIP

1994 (32.0 KB) ZIP

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

The 2014 public use fetal death data file has been updated to include cause of fetal death. No change has been made to other data items. A new 2014 Fetal Death Public Use Record Layout including the cause of fetal death items can now be found at the end of the User Guide.

 

* 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 WinZipexternal icon or WinRARexternal icon.

 

Please be advised that the births files are massive flatfiles that cannot be opened using, for example, a text editor or spreadsheet application.  Using some type of statistical software, such as SAS, SPSS, and STATA, is your best choice to open and run the files. Since the birth files are flatfiles, you will need input code files. See the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) websiteexternal icon for SAS/SPSS/STATA input code files for the birth files, which are available (free of charge).

 

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.

  • WONDER (Allows users to query CDC data sources, including NCHS birth and death data)
Page last reviewed: December 20, 2018