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Author Siri, Michael J., author

Title Vital statistics : summary of a workshop / 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
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiii, 128 pages)) : illustrations (some color), forms
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
Summary 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). The U.S. vital statistics system relies on the original information reported by myriad individuals, channeled through varying state and local information systems, and coordinated and processed by a federal statistical agency that has experienced relatively flat funding for many years. The challenges facing the vital statistics system and the continuing importance of the resulting data make it an important topic for examination. A workshop, held by the National Academies and summarized in this volume, considered the importance of adequate vital statistics. In particular, the workshop assessed both current and emerging uses of the data, considered the methodological and organizational features of compiling vital data, and identified possible visions for the vital statistics program
Notes Title from PDF title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Version viewed March 25, 2015
Subject National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)
Demographic surveys -- United States -- Evaluation.
Public welfare -- United States -- Statistical methods.
Data Collection -- standards.
Vital Statistics.
Quality Improvement.
United States -- Statistics -- Evaluation.
United States -- Statistics, Vital.
United States -- Census, 2010 -- Evaluation.
United States.
Genre/Form Congress.
Vital statistics.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Vital statistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Cork, Daniel L., author
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on National Statistics, issuing body
Workshop on Vital Data for National Needs (2008 : Washington, D.C.)
ISBN 0309141656 (electronic bk)
9780309141659 (electronic bk)