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Synthetic Estimation in Followback Surveys at The National Center for Health Statistics

  • Joe Fred GonzalezJr.
  • Paul J. Placek
  • Chester Scott
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 108)

Abstract

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through its vital registration system collects and publishes data on vital events (births and deaths) for the United States (NCHS 1989). NCHS produces national, State, county, and smaller area vital statistics for sociodemographic and health characteristics which are available from birth and death certificates. The Division of Vital Statistics of NCHS produces annual summary tables for the United States showing trends in period and cohort fertility measures and characteristics of live births. Also, NCHS produces detailed tabulations by place of residence and occurrence for each State, county, and city with a population of 10,000 or more; by race and place of delivery and place of residence for population-size groups in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties within each State by race, attendant and place of delivery, and birth weight. These statistics are based on a complete count of vital records.

Keywords

Mean Square Error Fetal Death Birth Certificate Relative Root Mean Square Error Vital Event 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joe Fred GonzalezJr.
    • 1
  • Paul J. Placek
    • 1
  • Chester Scott
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center for Health StatisticsUSA

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