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Data & Statistics
Vital Statistics

De-identified Line List Data Sets

Limited use birth and death data sets from 1996 – 2010 that contain individual characteristics of births and deaths without identifiers are now available.   Please consult the file formats below to determine what variables are included (while the basic information collected by the Health Department has remained constant, specific variables have been added or deleted over time).

File formats:

Limited Use Birth File Format (2008-2010) (PDF)
Limited Use Death File Format (2003-2010) (PDF)

After consulting the appropriate file format above, e-mail the Data Use Office at VSdata@health.nyc.gov to obtain the data set you want.  List the type(s) (birth or death) and year(s) (1999-2010) you are interested in and the detailed, proper public health purpose of use.  File formats for years not listed above may also be available by contacting the Data Use Office.

If approved, you will be asked to sign a data user agreement.  Data sets are usually provided within 2-3 weeks after an agreement is signed and reviewed. 
 
More information (PDF).