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Vital statistics : summary of a workshop

Author: Michael J Siri; Daniel L Cork; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on National Statistics.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vital statistics, the records of birth and death, are a critical national information resource for understanding public health. Over the past few decades, the specific program that gathers the data has evolved into a complex cooperative program between the federal and state governments for social measurement. The Vital Statistics Cooperative Program (VSCP) is currently maintained by the National Center for Health  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Statistics Congresses
Statistics, Vital Congresses
Census, 2010 Congresses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Siri; Daniel L Cork; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on National Statistics.
ISBN: 0309141648 9780309141642
OCLC Number: 458319546
Description: xiii, 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Uses of vital statistics data --
The federal-state cooperative relationship --
Methodological issues and the 2003 revision of standard instruments --
Options for a 21st century vital statistics program.
Responsibility: Michael J. Siri and Daniel L. Cork, rapporteurs ; Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies.

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Vital statistics, the records of birth and death, are a critical national information resource for understanding public health. Over the past few decades, the specific program that gathers the data has evolved into a complex cooperative program between the federal and state governments for social measurement. The Vital Statistics Cooperative Program (VSCP) is currently maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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