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

Vital Records
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Births, deaths, marriages, and divorces are recorded by state government authorities as they occur.

The certificates they issue are the source of information about the conditions of each.

This data is compiled by states and reported to the NCHS which issues reports based on it.

See a more detailed discussion here.

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