Vital Statistics Rapid Release
The Vital Statistics Rapid Release program provides access to the timeliest vital statistics for public health surveillance, through releases of: 1) Quarterly Provisional Estimates, 2) Vital Statistics Rapid Release Reports, 3) focused surveillance activities, and 4) state and national provisional control counts of births, deaths and infant deaths based on a current flow of vital statistics data from state vital records offices. Using the provisional data, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) produces much more timely estimates of important health indicators for public health practitioners, researchers, and health policy-makers than would be possible using final annual data.
Provisional estimates of death rates for 2017 through the first quarter of 2019. Estimates are presented for each of the 15 leading causes of death plus estimates for deaths attributed to drug overdose, falls (for persons aged 65 and over), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease, homicide, and firearms-related deaths.
Provisional estimates of selected reproductive indicators from birth data for 2017 through the second quarter of 2019. Estimates are presented for: general fertility rates, age-specific birth rates, total and low risk cesarean delivery rates, preterm birth rates and other gestational age categories.
Provisional estimates of infant mortality (deaths of infants under 1 year per 1,000 live births), neonatal mortality (deaths of infants aged 0-27 days per 1,000 live births), postneonatal mortality (deaths of infants aged 28 days through 11 months per 1,000 live births), and death rates for the five leading causes of infant death for 2016 through the fourth quarter of 2018.
Vital Statistics Rapid Release Reports are based on the current flow of vital statistics data from state vital records offices and include annual reports of provisional birth data and topical analyses on vital statistics surveillance issues. These online-only reports provide additional methodological information or in-depth analyses on a specific topic or data set to help readers understand and interpret provisional mortality and natality data.
Dynamic visualizations of the current flow of drug overdose data collected and analyzed by CDC. This web-based application allows people to create customized, visual interpretations of provisional drug overdose death data, by jurisdiction and time period.
FluView includes enhanced web-based interactive applications that can provide dynamic visuals of the influenza data collected and analyzed by CDC. These FluView Interactive applications allow people to create customized, visual interpretations of influenza data, as well as make comparisons across flu seasons, regions, age groups and a variety of other demographics.
Monthly and 12 month-ending provisional counts of births, deaths and infant deaths are provided for the U.S., while monthly provisional counts of births and deaths are also provided by state of residence (50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico). Provisional counts of births, deaths, and infant deaths are based on data received and processed by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) as of a specified date and may be updated during the course of a data year.