National Vital Statistics System

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Revised Intercensal Population Estimates Released

To permit the calculation of race-specific vital rates for 2000 and beyond and for revised vital rates for 1991-1999 (using intercensal population estimates), the National Center for Health Statistics, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the Census Bureau, is releasing bridged-race estimates of the U.S. resident population. NCHS has also released U.S. Intercensal Population Estimates by Specified Hispanic Origin Groups for the time period July 1, 1991 – July 1, 1999 for calculating vital rates.

2003 Revisions of the U.S. Vital Certificates

2003 Revisions of the U.S. Standard Certificates of Live Birth and Death and the Fetal Death Report

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