National Vital Statistics System
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Birth data track important demographic and health trends, such as pregnancy risk factors, teen pregnancy, and preterm birth
Data from death certificates are the most comprehensive source of information on mortality, including cause of death
Linked birth/infant death data are used to explore relationships between infant death and risk factors present during pregnancy and at birth
Life expectancy data provide a snapshot of population health and mortality in the United States
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Find the latest resources to help monitor and report Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) deaths. Please visit our COVID-19 Death Data and Reporting Guidance page to stay up to date on the latest information.
Find our latest provisional (preliminary) estimates on births and deaths, including deaths from drug overdoses and flu.
Explore our projects and initiatives to improve data timeliness and quality
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