Figure 1- 1 Flow of vital records and statistics in the United States

Figure 1- 1 Flow of vital records and statistics in the United States

SOURCES: Adapted from Hetzel (1997: 62; reproduction of 1950 original) and National Center for Health Statistics (Appendix B, this volume: note 1). Fetal deaths are not explicitly indicated in this simplified diagram; Records of Fetal Death (bearing much of the same demographic information on characteristics of the mother as the Certificate of Live Birth) are completed and filed separately.



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