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Maryland - Allegany

Measurement Period: 2007-2013
HP2020 Baseline: 8.2 (8.19999980926514)
HP2020 Baseline Year: 2007
HP2020 Target: 7.8

County

9.1%

State

National

8.0%

HP 2020

7.8%
  • 6.6
  • 9.6
  • 12.1
Percent of live births that are low birth weight (LBW)

Numerator

Number of live births with birth weight of less than 2,500 grams (5 lbs, 8oz)

Population

Number of live births

2007-2013 - Dimensions

  • Aged 15-19 years (Of mother)

    10.5%
    8.0%
    12.9%
    1
    Comparison of 22 Counties
    10.5%
      Low: 6.7             High: 13.2
  • Aged 20-24 years (Of mother)

    8.4%
    7.1%
    9.8%
    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    8.4%
      Low: 5.7             High: 12.3
  • Aged 25-29 years (Of mother)

    8.9%
    7.4%
    10.3%
    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    8.9%
      Low: 5.7             High: 11.5
  • Aged 30-34 years (Of mother)

    8.9%
    7.1%
    10.8%
    1
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    8.9%
      Low: 4.6             High: 10.8
  • Aged 35 years and over (Of mother)

    10.8%
    8.0%
    13.7%
    1
    Comparison of 23 Counties
    10.8%
      Low: 7.6             High: 14.7
  • Aged 15-19 years; White (Of mother)

    10.6%
    8.1%
    13.1%
    1
    Comparison of 18 Counties
    10.6%
      Low: 5.8             High: 10.8
  • Aged 15-19 years; White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)

    10.7%
    8.1%
    13.2%
    1
    Comparison of 16 Counties
    10.7%
      Low: 5.6             High: 12.2
  • Aged 15-19 years; Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)

    10.5%
    8.0%
    13.0%
    1
    Comparison of 20 Counties
    10.5%
      Low: 7             High: 13.7
  • Aged 20-24 years; White (Of mother)

    8.3%
    6.9%
    9.7%
    0
    Comparison of 24 Counties
    8.3%
      Low: 4.7             High: 9
  • Aged 20-24 years; White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)

    8.2%
    6.8%
    9.6%
    0
    Comparison of 22 Counties
    8.2%
      Low: 5.3             High: 8.2
  • Aged 20-24 years; Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)

    8.3%
    6.9%
    9.6%
    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    8.3%
      Low: 5.8             High: 12.7
  • Aged 25-29 years; White (Of mother)

    8.7%
    7.2%
    10.2%
    0
    Comparison of 24 Counties
    8.7%
      Low: 4.9             High: 9.1
  • Aged 25-29 years; White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)

    8.7%
    7.3%
    10.2%
    0
    Comparison of 24 Counties
    8.7%
      Low: 5             High: 8.7
  • Aged 25-29 years; Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)

    9.0%
    7.5%
    10.4%
    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    9.0%
      Low: 6.1             High: 12
  • Aged 30-34 years; White (Of mother)

    9.1%
    7.2%
    11.1%
    1
    Comparison of 24 Counties
    9.1%
      Low: 4.8             High: 10
  • Aged 30-34 years; White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)

    9.2%
    7.3%
    11.2%
    1
    Comparison of 24 Counties
    9.2%
      Low: 4.6             High: 10.6
  • Aged 30-34 years; Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)

    9.1%
    7.2%
    11.0%
    1
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    9.1%
      Low: 4.4             High: 11.2
  • Aged 35 years and over; White (Of mother)

    11.2%
    8.2%
    14.2%
    1
    Comparison of 23 Counties
    11.2%
      Low: 6.9             High: 11.2
  • Aged 35 years and over; White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)

    11.2%
    8.2%
    14.2%
    1
    Comparison of 22 Counties
    11.2%
      Low: 6.9             High: 11.2
  • Aged 35 years and over; Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)

    10.8%
    7.9%
    13.6%
    1
    Comparison of 23 Counties
    10.8%
      Low: 7.4             High: 15.2
  • White (Of mother)

    9.1%
    8.3%
    9.9%
    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    9.1%
      Low: 5.2             High: 9.1
  • White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)

    9.1%
    8.3%
    9.9%
    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    9.1%
      Low: 5.2             High: 9.2
  • Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)

    9.1%
    8.3%
    9.9%
    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    9.1%
      Low: 6.6             High: 12.5
  • Total

    9.1%
    8.3%
    9.9%
    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    9.1%
      Low: 6.6             High: 12.1

Historical Data

  • Dimension20132011-20132009-20132007-201320122010-20122008-20122006-201220112009-20112007-20112005-201120102008-20102006-20102004-201020092003-200920082002-20082001-2007
    Total9.7%
    7.5% / 12.0%
    8.9%
    7.6% / 10.1%
    8.8%
    7.8% / 9.7%
    9.1%
    8.3% / 9.9%
    8.0%
    6.0% / 10.0%
    9.1%
    7.9% / 10.3%
    8.9%
    7.9% / 9.8%
    9.1%
    8.3% / 9.8%
    8.9%
    6.7% / 11.1%
    8.7%
    7.5% / 9.9%
    9.2%
    8.2% / 10.1%
    9.5%
    8.7% / 10.3%
    10.3%
    8.1% / 12.5%
    9.1%
    7.9% / 10.3%
    9.3%
    8.3% / 10.2%
    9.6%
    8.8% / 10.5%
    7.0%
    5.4% / 9.1%
    9.5%
    8.7% / 10.3%
    10.1%
    8.1% / 12.5%
    9.6%
    8.8% / 10.4%
    9.1%
    8.3% / 9.9%
    Aged 25-29 years (Of mother)10.8%
    6.4% / 15.1%
    8.4%
    6.2% / 10.6%
    9.1%
    7.3% / 10.9%
    8.9%
    7.4% / 10.3%
    DSU9.3%
    7.1% / 11.6%
    8.8%
    7.1% / 10.5%
    8.6%
    7.1% / 10.0%
    DSU9.6%
    7.3% / 11.9%
    9.1%
    7.3% / 10.8%
    9.1%
    7.6% / 10.6%
    13.1%
    8.7% / 17.6%
    9.7%
    7.5% / 12.0%
    9.1%
    7.4% / 10.9%
    9.3%
    7.7% / 10.8%
    DSU8.4%
    7.0% / 10.0%
    9.1%
    5.9% / 13.7%
    DSUDSU
    Aged 25-29 years; Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)10.9%
    6.5% / 15.4%
    8.5%
    6.3% / 10.8%
    9.2%
    7.4% / 11.0%
    9.0%
    7.5% / 10.4%
    DSU9.4%
    7.1% / 11.7%
    8.9%
    7.2% / 10.6%
    8.7%
    7.2% / 10.1%
    DSU9.7%
    7.3% / 12.0%
    9.2%
    7.4% / 10.9%
    9.2%
    7.6% / 10.7%
    13.1%
    8.7% / 17.6%
    9.8%
    7.5% / 12.1%
    9.2%
    7.4% / 11.0%
    9.4%
    7.8% / 10.9%
    DSU8.5%
    7.1% / 10.1%
    9.3%
    6.1% / 13.9%
    DSUDSU
    White (Of mother)9.9%
    7.6% / 12.2%
    8.8%
    7.5% / 10.0%
    8.8%
    7.8% / 9.7%
    9.1%
    8.3% / 9.9%
    7.6%
    5.6% / 9.6%
    9.1%
    7.8% / 10.4%
    8.9%
    7.9% / 9.8%
    9.0%
    8.2% / 9.9%
    8.9%
    6.7% / 11.1%
    8.8%
    7.6% / 10.1%
    9.2%
    8.3% / 10.2%
    9.6%
    8.7% / 10.4%
    10.7%
    8.4% / 13.0%
    9.3%
    8.0% / 10.5%
    9.3%
    8.4% / 10.3%
    9.7%
    8.9% / 10.5%
    6.9%
    5.3% / 9.0%
    9.4%
    8.6% / 10.3%
    10.2%
    8.2% / 12.6%
    DSUDSU
    White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)10.0%
    7.6% / 12.3%
    8.9%
    7.6% / 10.1%
    8.8%
    7.9% / 9.8%
    9.1%
    8.3% / 9.9%
    7.7%
    5.6% / 9.7%
    9.2%
    7.9% / 10.5%
    8.8%
    7.9% / 9.8%
    9.0%
    8.2% / 9.8%
    9.0%
    6.8% / 11.3%
    8.9%
    7.6% / 10.1%
    9.2%
    8.3% / 10.2%
    9.5%
    8.7% / 10.4%
    10.8%
    8.5% / 13.1%
    9.2%
    7.9% / 10.4%
    9.3%
    8.3% / 10.3%
    9.7%
    8.9% / 10.5%
    6.9%
    5.2% / 9.0%
    9.4%
    8.6% / 10.3%
    9.9%
    7.9% / 12.3%
    DSUDSU
    Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)9.9%
    7.6% / 12.1%
    9.0%
    7.7% / 10.2%
    8.8%
    7.9% / 9.8%
    9.1%
    8.3% / 9.9%
    8.1%
    6.0% / 10.1%
    9.2%
    7.9% / 10.4%
    8.8%
    7.9% / 9.8%
    9.0%
    8.2% / 9.8%
    9.0%
    6.8% / 11.2%
    8.7%
    7.5% / 9.9%
    9.2%
    8.2% / 10.1%
    9.4%
    8.6% / 10.2%
    10.4%
    8.2% / 12.6%
    9.0%
    7.8% / 10.2%
    9.2%
    8.3% / 10.1%
    9.6%
    8.8% / 10.4%
    6.9%
    5.2% / 8.9%
    9.4%
    8.6% / 10.3%
    9.8%
    7.9% / 12.2%
    DSUDSU
    Aged 15-19 years (Of mother)DSU9.3%
    5.4% / 13.2%
    8.5%
    5.8% / 11.2%
    10.5%
    8.0% / 12.9%
    DSU9.1%
    5.5% / 12.7%
    10.7%
    7.7% / 13.6%
    11.4%
    8.9% / 13.8%
    DSU8.4%
    5.2% / 11.6%
    10.9%
    8.1% / 13.7%
    12.0%
    9.5% / 14.5%
    DSU10.6%
    7.0% / 14.3%
    11.6%
    8.7% / 14.4%
    12.3%
    9.8% / 14.8%
    DSU13.2%
    10.8% / 16.0%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 20-24 years (Of mother)DSU5.9%
    4.0% / 7.7%
    7.5%
    5.9% / 9.0%
    8.4%
    7.1% / 9.8%
    DSU7.2%
    5.2% / 9.2%
    8.2%
    6.7% / 9.8%
    8.5%
    7.2% / 9.9%
    DSU8.4%
    6.3% / 10.4%
    9.3%
    7.6% / 11.0%
    9.5%
    8.1% / 10.9%
    10.6%
    6.7% / 14.6%
    9.9%
    7.7% / 12.0%
    9.7%
    8.0% / 11.4%
    9.8%
    8.4% / 11.3%
    8.5%
    5.7% / 12.6%
    9.6%
    8.3% / 11.2%
    10.6%
    7.4% / 15.0%
    DSUDSU
    Aged 30-34 years (Of mother)DSU11.3%
    8.2% / 14.5%
    9.6%
    7.3% / 11.9%
    8.9%
    7.1% / 10.8%
    DSU10.0%
    7.0% / 13.1%
    8.7%
    6.5% / 10.9%
    8.4%
    6.5% / 10.2%
    DSU8.9%
    5.9% / 11.8%
    8.2%
    6.0% / 10.4%
    8.2%
    6.3% / 10.0%
    DSU7.0%
    4.4% / 9.6%
    7.2%
    5.2% / 9.3%
    7.4%
    5.7% / 9.2%
    DSU7.3%
    5.7% / 9.1%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 35 years and over (Of mother)DSU14.6%
    9.6% / 19.6%
    11.1%
    7.7% / 14.5%
    10.8%
    8.0% / 13.7%
    DSU12.9%
    8.2% / 17.6%
    9.5%
    6.3% / 12.7%
    10.5%
    7.7% / 13.3%
    DSUDSU8.6%
    5.6% / 11.7%
    9.5%
    6.9% / 12.2%
    DSUDSU9.2%
    6.1% / 12.3%
    10.7%
    7.9% / 13.5%
    DSU11.2%
    8.6% / 14.4%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 15-19 years; Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)DSU9.3%
    5.4% / 13.2%
    8.5%
    5.8% / 11.2%
    10.5%
    8.0% / 13.0%
    DSU9.1%
    5.5% / 12.8%
    10.7%
    7.8% / 13.7%
    11.3%
    8.8% / 13.8%
    DSU8.4%
    5.2% / 11.6%
    11.0%
    8.1% / 13.8%
    11.9%
    9.4% / 14.4%
    DSU10.7%
    7.0% / 14.4%
    11.4%
    8.6% / 14.3%
    12.2%
    9.7% / 14.7%
    DSU13.1%
    10.8% / 15.9%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 20-24 years; White (Of mother)DSU5.8%
    3.9% / 7.7%
    7.3%
    5.8% / 8.9%
    8.3%
    6.9% / 9.7%
    DSU7.3%
    5.2% / 9.3%
    8.0%
    6.4% / 9.6%
    8.5%
    7.1% / 9.9%
    DSU8.3%
    6.2% / 10.3%
    9.2%
    7.5% / 10.9%
    9.6%
    8.1% / 11.0%
    11.3%
    7.1% / 15.5%
    9.7%
    7.5% / 11.8%
    9.7%
    8.0% / 11.4%
    9.9%
    8.4% / 11.4%
    DSU9.5%
    8.1% / 11.0%
    10.3%
    7.0% / 14.8%
    DSUDSU
    Aged 20-24 years; White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)DSU5.8%
    4.0% / 7.7%
    7.3%
    5.8% / 8.9%
    8.2%
    6.8% / 9.6%
    DSU7.3%
    5.3% / 9.4%
    7.8%
    6.2% / 9.4%
    8.4%
    7.0% / 9.8%
    DSU8.2%
    6.1% / 10.3%
    9.1%
    7.4% / 10.8%
    9.5%
    8.0% / 11.0%
    11.5%
    7.2% / 15.7%
    9.3%
    7.2% / 11.5%
    9.5%
    7.8% / 11.2%
    9.8%
    8.3% / 11.3%
    DSU9.4%
    8.0% / 10.9%
    9.6%
    6.5% / 14.0%
    DSUDSU
    Aged 20-24 years; Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)DSU5.9%
    4.1% / 7.8%
    7.4%
    5.8% / 8.9%
    8.3%
    6.9% / 9.6%
    DSU7.3%
    5.3% / 9.3%
    8.0%
    6.4% / 9.6%
    8.4%
    7.0% / 9.8%
    DSU8.2%
    6.2% / 10.3%
    9.1%
    7.4% / 10.7%
    9.4%
    7.9% / 10.8%
    10.8%
    6.8% / 14.8%
    9.5%
    7.4% / 11.6%
    9.5%
    7.8% / 11.1%
    9.7%
    8.2% / 11.1%
    7.8%
    5.1% / 11.8%
    9.5%
    8.1% / 11.0%
    9.9%
    6.8% / 14.3%
    DSUDSU
    Aged 25-29 years; White (Of mother)DSU8.0%
    5.8% / 10.3%
    9.0%
    7.2% / 10.7%
    8.7%
    7.2% / 10.2%
    DSU9.2%
    6.9% / 11.4%
    8.7%
    7.0% / 10.5%
    8.5%
    7.0% / 9.9%
    DSU9.5%
    7.1% / 11.9%
    8.9%
    7.1% / 10.7%
    9.0%
    7.5% / 10.5%
    13.4%
    8.8% / 18.0%
    9.9%
    7.6% / 12.3%
    9.1%
    7.3% / 10.9%
    9.3%
    7.7% / 10.8%
    DSU8.3%
    6.9% / 9.9%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 25-29 years; White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)DSU8.1%
    5.9% / 10.4%
    9.0%
    7.2% / 10.8%
    8.7%
    7.3% / 10.2%
    DSU9.2%
    6.9% / 11.5%
    8.8%
    7.1% / 10.6%
    8.6%
    7.1% / 10.0%
    DSU9.6%
    7.2% / 11.9%
    8.9%
    7.1% / 10.7%
    9.1%
    7.5% / 10.6%
    13.4%
    8.8% / 18.0%
    10.0%
    7.6% / 12.3%
    9.2%
    7.4% / 11.0%
    9.3%
    7.8% / 10.9%
    DSU8.4%
    7.0% / 10.0%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 30-34 years; White (Of mother)DSU11.4%
    8.2% / 14.7%
    9.7%
    7.4% / 12.1%
    9.1%
    7.2% / 11.1%
    DSU9.9%
    6.8% / 13.1%
    8.8%
    6.5% / 11.1%
    8.4%
    6.5% / 10.3%
    DSU9.2%
    6.1% / 12.3%
    8.6%
    6.3% / 10.8%
    8.4%
    6.5% / 10.3%
    DSU7.3%
    4.6% / 10.0%
    7.3%
    5.2% / 9.4%
    7.6%
    5.8% / 9.4%
    DSU7.4%
    5.9% / 9.4%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 30-34 years; White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)DSU11.6%
    8.3% / 14.9%
    9.8%
    7.4% / 12.2%
    9.2%
    7.3% / 11.2%
    DSU10.0%
    6.9% / 13.1%
    8.8%
    6.5% / 11.1%
    8.4%
    6.5% / 10.3%
    DSU9.3%
    6.2% / 12.4%
    8.7%
    6.4% / 11.0%
    8.5%
    6.5% / 10.4%
    DSU7.3%
    4.6% / 10.0%
    7.4%
    5.3% / 9.5%
    7.6%
    5.8% / 9.4%
    DSU7.5%
    5.9% / 9.4%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 30-34 years; Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)DSU11.5%
    8.3% / 14.7%
    9.7%
    7.4% / 12.0%
    9.1%
    7.2% / 11.0%
    DSU10.1%
    7.0% / 13.2%
    8.8%
    6.5% / 11.0%
    8.4%
    6.6% / 10.3%
    DSU8.9%
    5.9% / 11.9%
    8.3%
    6.1% / 10.5%
    8.3%
    6.4% / 10.1%
    DSU7.0%
    4.4% / 9.6%
    7.3%
    5.2% / 9.3%
    7.5%
    5.7% / 9.2%
    DSU7.3%
    5.8% / 9.2%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 35 years and over; White (Of mother)DSU15.3%
    10.0% / 20.6%
    11.6%
    8.0% / 15.2%
    11.2%
    8.2% / 14.2%
    DSU13.2%
    8.3% / 18.1%
    9.7%
    6.4% / 13.1%
    10.8%
    7.9% / 13.6%
    DSUDSU9.0%
    5.8% / 12.2%
    9.9%
    7.1% / 12.7%
    DSUDSU9.5%
    6.3% / 12.7%
    10.9%
    8.0% / 13.8%
    DSU11.2%
    8.6% / 14.4%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 35 years and over; White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)DSU15.5%
    10.1% / 20.9%
    11.8%
    8.1% / 15.5%
    11.2%
    8.2% / 14.2%
    DSU13.4%
    8.4% / 18.4%
    9.6%
    6.2% / 13.0%
    10.5%
    7.6% / 13.4%
    DSUDSU8.9%
    5.7% / 12.0%
    9.7%
    6.9% / 12.4%
    DSUDSU9.1%
    5.9% / 12.2%
    10.6%
    7.8% / 13.5%
    DSU10.9%
    8.3% / 14.1%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 35 years and over; Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)DSU14.8%
    9.8% / 19.9%
    11.3%
    7.8% / 14.8%
    10.8%
    7.9% / 13.6%
    DSU13.1%
    8.3% / 17.9%
    9.4%
    6.1% / 12.6%
    10.3%
    7.5% / 13.0%
    DSUDSU8.4%
    5.4% / 11.5%
    9.3%
    6.6% / 11.9%
    DSUDSU8.8%
    5.7% / 11.8%
    10.5%
    7.7% / 13.3%
    DSU10.9%
    8.4% / 14.1%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 15-19 years; White (Of mother)DSUDSU8.7%
    5.9% / 11.4%
    10.6%
    8.1% / 13.1%
    DSU9.4%
    5.7% / 13.1%
    11.2%
    8.1% / 14.2%
    11.6%
    9.0% / 14.2%
    DSU8.7%
    5.4% / 12.1%
    11.2%
    8.2% / 14.1%
    12.1%
    9.5% / 14.6%
    DSU11.2%
    7.3% / 15.0%
    11.7%
    8.8% / 14.7%
    12.2%
    9.7% / 14.8%
    DSU13.4%
    10.9% / 16.3%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged 15-19 years; White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)DSUDSU8.7%
    5.9% / 11.5%
    10.7%
    8.1% / 13.2%
    DSU9.4%
    5.7% / 13.2%
    11.2%
    8.1% / 14.3%
    11.7%
    9.1% / 14.2%
    DSU8.8%
    5.4% / 12.2%
    11.2%
    8.3% / 14.2%
    12.1%
    9.6% / 14.7%
    DSU11.2%
    7.4% / 15.1%
    11.8%
    8.8% / 14.8%
    12.3%
    9.7% / 14.9%
    DSU13.4%
    11.0% / 16.3%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged <18 years (Of mother)DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU12.8%
    8.1% / 17.4%
    DSUDSUDSU15.5%
    10.5% / 20.4%
    DSUDSU14.6%
    8.9% / 20.2%
    14.8%
    10.0% / 19.6%
    DSU15.1%
    11.0% / 20.4%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged <18 years; White (Of mother)DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU12.8%
    8.0% / 17.6%
    DSUDSUDSU15.2%
    10.2% / 20.1%
    DSUDSU14.7%
    8.9% / 20.5%
    14.5%
    9.6% / 19.4%
    DSU15.0%
    10.8% / 20.4%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged <18 years; White, non-Hispanic (Of mother)DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU13.0%
    8.2% / 17.9%
    DSUDSUDSU15.4%
    10.3% / 20.4%
    DSUDSU15.0%
    9.1% / 20.9%
    14.7%
    9.8% / 19.7%
    DSU15.1%
    10.9% / 20.6%
    DSUDSUDSU
    Aged <18 years; Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU12.5%
    7.8% / 17.2%
    DSUDSUDSU15.3%
    10.3% / 20.2%
    DSUDSU14.3%
    8.6% / 19.9%
    14.6%
    9.7% / 19.4%
    DSU14.9%
    10.8% / 20.2%
    DSUDSUDSU
  • DSU - Data statistically unreliable.

Data Source(s)

  • National Vital Statistics System-Natality (NVSS-N)

    Description Vital statistics natality data are a fundamental source of demographic, geographic, and medical and health information on all births occurring in the United States. This is one of the few sources of comparable health-related data for small geographic areas over an extended period of time. The data are used to present the characteristics of babies and their mothers, track trends such as birth rates for teenagers, and compare natality trends with those in other countries.

    MethodologyThe National Vital Statistics System Natality component (NVSS-N) obtains information on deaths from the registration offices of each of the 50 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands. By law, registration of deaths is the responsibility of the professional attendant at birth, generally a physician or midwife. The birth certificate must be filed with the local registrar in the district in which the birth occurred, within a time period prescribed by law (generally 1 to 10 days). State birth certificates are modeled on a U.S. Standard Certificate that is revised periodically. States provide the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) with birth records in electronic format.


 
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