National Vital Statistics System
Published Date:March 2014
Source:NCHS fact sheet
Corporate Authors:National Center For Health Statistics (U.S.)
Description:About NCHS -- National Vital Statistics System -- Examples of NVSS data -- Challenges and future opportunities.
The National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) provides the Nation’s official vital statistics data based on the collection and registration of birth and death events at the state and local level. NVSS provides the most complete and continuous data available to public health officials at the national, state and local levels, and in the private sector.
Vital statistics are a critical component of our national health information system, allowing us to monitor progress toward achieving important health goals.
Examples of NVSS data:
• Teen births and birth rates
• Prenatal care and birthweight
• Risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes
• Infant mortality rates
• Life expectancy
• Leading causes of death
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