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About Vital Statistics

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About Vital Statistics

Vital statistics refers to demographic data on births, deaths, fetal deaths, abortions, marriages, and divorces. At 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 Unit (VSU).

The Data Management team within CHS is responsible for developing, analyzing, and distributing public health data derived from records of vital events. The team also responds to statistical data requests and develops the Texas Vital Statistics Annual Report. To view vital statistics for Texas, click on the appropriate links in the navigation bar on the left hand side of this web page. The Data Request Procedures web page explains the process of requesting different types of vital statistics data.

The Vital Statistics Unit (VSU) is divided into two areas: Request Processing and Vital Registration. The Vital Statistics Unit web page has more information about VSU (such as how to order a birth or death certificate, etc.).

Last updated April 23, 2013