Vital Statistics of the United States: Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data brings together a comprehensive collection of birth, mortality, health, and marriage and divorce data into a single volume. It provides a wealth of information compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics and other government agencies.Vital Statistics contains over 225 tables and is divided into four parts: Births, Mortality, Health, and Marriage and Divorce.Charts and graphs, available at applicable points in each chapter, illustrate some of the most vital trends in the data.In addition, updated definitions reflect the latest federal parameters for information about births, mortality, health, and marriages.
New COVID-19 data is woven into each section where appropriate. Some of the new tables include data on pregnant women with COVID-19, historical daily case trends, and demographic characteristics of people receiving the vaccine.
Shana Hertz Hattis has worked as an editor for nearly a decade. Her work has spanned the fields of hospitality, health, labor, and business as well as popular culture. She has also served as editor of Crime in the United States.