Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Connections. National Vital Statistics System

08/01/2004

National Vital Statistics System
Name: National Vital Statistics System
 
Funder(s): National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Statistics, Centers for Disease Control of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 
General Description: Vital Statistics is a major collection of data at the federal, state, and sub-state levels of births and deaths from the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
 
Design (cross-sectional vs. longitudinal; periodicity; mode of administration): Data collection is continuous. Data are collected via birth, death, and fetal death records. All certificates are collected from the 50 states and the District of Columbia and reported to the Division of Vital Statistics. Monthly and annual reports of provisional data and annual and special subject reports based on final data are issued. All states have been included in the birth registration area since 1933.
 
Population: vAll certificates are collected from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories, and reported to the Division of Vital Statistics.
 
Sample Selection and Description: Not applicable. Data are collected from actual records.
 
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm
 
Age of Respondent: Records are collected for all persons who have had a child. Data for mothers age 15 to 19 years old are included in this report.
 
Age of Child: Births to 15-19-year-old females
 
Indicators: Births to unmarried teens

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