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Birth Data

Pencil and NotepadHealth Statistics & Data Management (HSDM):
  • Receives access to birth data via the Bureau of Data and Systems Management in DHHS from the Division of Vital Records Administration under NH state law;
  • Analyzes information from reported birth records for NH DHHS programs and for external community customers;
  • Works collaboratively and in partnership with the NH Birth Conditions Program to provide surveillance data on birth conditions;
  • Distributes statistical reports to government agencies and other requesting public and private organizations; and
  • Prepares reports that contain tabulations of birth data.

The Data:

  • Is used to plan, administer and evaluate community and public health programs; and
  • Is typically considered complete and available for analysis approximately 12 months after the close of a calendar year.

The Division of Vital Records Administration in the Office of the Secretary of State collects:

  • NH Birth information from hospital and midwife reporters;
  • NH resident out-of-state births through an interstate exchange agreement; and
  • Birth certificate data information, which includes:
    • Newborn's sex, weight, period of gestation, date of birth and congenital anomalies;
    • Mother's and father's residence, age, race and ancestry; and
    • Many characteristics of the pregnancy and birth including maternal smoking and alcohol use, method of delivery, use of prenatal care and complications of the pregnancy.
 
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