NH Health Statistics and Data Management (HSDM) works collaboratively with the NH Birth Conditions Registry Program (NHBCP). Birth conditions data can be requested through NH HSDM.
The NH Birth Conditions Registry Program is the primary resource for information on congenital birth conditions in New Hampshire. It promotes use of this information for improved surveillance, research, health care service delivery, and prevention.
Data reported by the NH Birth Conditions Program is based on confirmed cases of a birth condition. An infant or fetus may have more than one condition and is counted as a separate "case" for each condition.
Data for birth conditions occurring cases meet the following criteria:
- Mother is a New Hampshire resident at time of pregnancy outcome;
- Data collected for live born, stillborn fetus, or pregnancy termination resulting in an autopsy;
- The infant or fetus had a structural birth defect that meets diagnostic criteria for 1 or more of the 46 conditions tracked by the NHBCP;
- Diagnosis was made before or at the time the infant reached two years of age.