Data Files and Resources

  • The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released public-use mortality data files since 2018 that include the full detail aggregated from death certificates.
  • NCHS has released the restricted-use mortality data files dating back to 2003. Using these files, researchers will be able to make choices about how they code and calculate maternal deaths.



Webinar: Final 2018 Mortality Data Release with a Special Highlight on Maternal Mortality

In this webinar, Dr. Amy Branum discusses the 2018 final mortality data release, maternal mortality data, and new accompanying reports. Detailed information is provided on reporting of maternal mortality statistics, how reporting has changed as states have added a pregnancy checkbox on their death certificates, changing in coding procedures, and the release of the first official national Maternal Mortality Rate since 2007.

Presentation Slides [PDF – 2 MB]