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National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

State and Local Governments
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Many state public health departments maintain statistical offices that compile statistical data for their state.

More information about state related health statistics can be found here.

For a list of state agency sites see here.

Main Features
While each state’s public health statistics are organized differently, key elements of state health data include the following.

Vital Statistics Registration
States record vital health events—such as births, death, marriages and divorces. A detailed discussion of vital statistics is included elsewhere in this course.

State health department websites frequently contain special reports of these vital events focusing on providing detailed information for the state and its counties.
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