National Vital Statistics System

Mortality Statistics

The National Vital Statistics System analyzes ~2.8 million records each year to produce timely and accurate information on death and its causes in the United States.

The National Vital Statistics System analyzes ~2.8 million records each year to produce timely and accurate information on death and its causes in the United States.

National-level mortality data help track the characteristics of those who have died, monitor and make decisions about public health challenges, determine life expectancy, and compare death trends with other countries. Learn more

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Visual abstract of Data Brief 355 showing mortality decreased in 2018

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Page last reviewed: June 3, 2021