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Vital Statistics: Birth, Death, and Marriage


This page provides links to sources of data, datasets, and statistics devoted to vital statistics and made available through U.S. Government agencies, nonprofit entities, and international organizations. Links to other datasets and statistics can be found through the navigation tabs.


  • National Vital Statistics Reports: National Vital Statistics Reports are regular issues from the National Vital Statistics System that cover provisional birth, death, marriage, and divorce statistics. Four to six special reports are issued per year. Special reports cover final data on births for the previous year, and special topic analyses are issued from time to time. 


  • National Vital Statistics System: The NVSS contains vital statistics from the official records of live births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, divorces, and annulment recorded by states and independent registration areas.


  • Texas Vital Statistics DataAt the Department of State Health Services, vital statistics functions are distributed within two organizational units: the Center for Health Statistics (CHS) and the Vital Statistics Section (VSS). The Vital Events Data Management team within CHS is responsible for developing, analyzing, and distributing public health data derived from records of vital events.