Vital Statistics Birth Data at the NBER

The National Vital Statistics System of the National Center for Health Statistics collects vital statistics data for the U.S. Government which can be used by researchers and policymakers to monitor and improve the Nation's health. NBER has a collection of vital statistics birth microdata available for download.

The Birth Data come in a number of different formats; however, in each case, the birth microdata file contains birth certificate data from a given calendar year. Linked Birth/Infant Death data were not collected 1992-1994. However, infant cause of death is included in the Multiple Cause-of-Death Data.

SEER provides helpful U.S. Population data for 1969 on.

Contact data@nber.org with questions, comments, or suggestions.

Last Update: March 14, 2014 Created by Jean Roth December 10, 2000

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