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  • No. 19 June 2012 Revisions to the North Carolina Birth Certificate and Their Impact on Tracking Maternal and Infant Health Data by Kathleen A. Jones-Vessey Approximately every 10 to 15 years, standards for collecting statistical information on U.S. birth certificates are revised. (ncdcr.gov)
  • These revised standards specify the data fields collected on birth certificates and information that should be reported to the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program (VSCP). (ncdcr.gov)
  • These standards serve as a model to ensure that birth data are collected and reported in a uniform and comparable manner across the United States. (ncdcr.gov)
  • VRAS was designed to improve the timeliness of birth registration and Vital Statistics data dissemination as well as to implement the 2003 U.S. certificate standards. (ncdcr.gov)
  • Many of the data fields captured on the 2003 revised birth certificate are modified or new. (ncdcr.gov)
  • The purpose of this report is to describe the new or modified information collected on the 2003 revised version of the birth certificate and highlight any significant differences with the data fields captured on the previous version of the birth certificate. (ncdcr.gov)