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The Natality Program of the Division of Vital Statistics
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    May 8, 2006

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    The mission of the Natality Component of the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) is the production and dissemination of high quality national natality statistics, including the basic natality data, the linked birth/infant death data, fetal death data, and the matched multiple birth data set. bsc_natalitymissionstatement.pdf
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    1. Overview of Natality Component of the National Vital Statistics System -- 2. Budget, Organizational Structure, and Staff: Reproductive Statistics Branch; Data Acquisition and Evaluation Branch; Systems, Programming, and Statistical Resources Branch; Mortality Medical Coding Branch; Mortality Statistics Branch; Registration Methods Staff -- 3. Collection and Processing of Natality and Fetal Death Data -- 4. Unique Challenges in Creating National Natality Data Sets -- 5. Natality Program Products: Public Use Data Files; Courses; NCHS Statistical reports by natality team members, 2005-06 -- 6. Research -- 7. Bibliography of Publications, Presentations, Data Sets, and other Electronic Products by Natality Team Members and DVS Colleagues -- Appendix A. Standards and procedures for cause of infant death -- Appendix B. Description of the automated coding systems.
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