Health Statistics & Data Management (HSDM):
- Receives access to death data via the NH DHHS Bureau of Data & Systems Management from the NH Division of Vital Records Administration under NH state law;
- Analyzes information from the records of reported deaths for NH DHHS and external community customers;
- Prepares reports that contain tabulations of death data; and,
- Distributes statistical reports to government agencies and other requesting public and private organizations.
The NH Division of Vital Records Administration in the Office of the Secretary of State is responsible for collecting information on deaths of NH residents and deaths occurring in NH. Funeral home directors and the medical examiner report the information to the Division of Vital Records Administration. Information about NH resident out-of-state deaths is reported to NH through an interstate exchange agreement.
- Is used to plan, administer and evaluate community and public health programs;
- Consists of information from a Death Certificate including but not limited to:
- Sex and age, residence, occupation and education of the deceased;
- Location and date of death; and,
- Underlying cause of death as well as up to 14 contributing causes of death and
- Is complete and available for analysis approximately 24-48 months after the close of a calendar year.