Vital Statistics data is derived from the registration process and includes confidential and non-confidential identifiers, demographic information, and medical/health data from the certificate. The information on the certificates are provided by informants and clinicians; accuracy and completeness is dependent on the reporting parties. Vital Statistics data may not be accurate or complete due to a variety of circumstances, including amendments to the legal records that may have been filed after the production of the data files. Data files are not legal records and should not be used as substitutes for the legal records from which they were derived.
Vital Records Data Available from CDC WONDER
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER) is a web-based resource that provides state and county level vital statistic data for births, deaths, and infant mortality. CDC WONDER may serve as an alternative resource for data inquiries. The Vital Records Data Available from CDC WONDER chart (PDF) summarizes common data query capabilities from CDC WONDER.
Applications differ based on your affiliation with an entity and the use of the data. For more information regarding Data Applications and Data Dictionaires please go to the
Data Applications and Data Dictionaries webpage.