Stipulations for Use: Open Access
DESCRIPTION: The Natality public-use data file includes all births occurring within the United States. Births occurring to U.S. citizens outside the United States are not included.
Data are obtained from certificates filed for births occurring in each State. Data were obtained from a 50-percent sample of certificates during 1968-71. Starting in 1972 all records were included for States that participated in the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program (VSCP). The number of States participating in the VSCP increased from 6 in 1972 to 46 in 1984; beginning in 1985, all States and the District of Columbia participated.
DATA OBTAINED FROM: Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics
Vital Statistics Online
RELATED WEBSITES: National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control