212643 Vital Statistics and National Survey of Growth Part 2

Sunday, November 8, 2009: 8:45 AM

Ari Minino, MPH , Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD
This presentation will highlight the mortality data available from the National Center for Health Statistics and will describe how the data are collected and made available to researchers for their use. Examples will be provided of how the mortality data are of critical value in developing public policy and tracking effectiveness of interventions ot meet policy needs.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the data collection methods for obtaining mortality data Identify an example of how data results can be used by researchers and policy-makers

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I produce data products derived from mortality data and teach a course that covers basic conepts in coding and classification of the cause of death. I am also involved in international collaborative efforts seeking to increase the worldwide use of automated systems for processing mortality data.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.