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Vital Statistics

Summary of Vital Statistics

The Summary of Vital Statistics is published every year.  In 2013, it comprises 4 separate documents and 2 appendices:

2013 Summary of Vital Statistics Reports and Updated EpiQuery Modules:

The Executive Summary (PDF) presents 10 years of vital data trends in New York City, capturing important changes in population characteristics, causes of death, pregnancy outcomes, and infant mortality.

The 2013 reports and modules contain new and revised figures and tables, as well as new 2013 vital data summarizing 10 year changes in rates by important demographic characteristics.

2013 Summary Reports EpiQuery Vital Statistics Query
Infant Mortality Report (PDF) Infant Mortality Module
Mortality Report (PDF) Mortality Module
Pregnancy Outcomes (PDF) Birth Module

Appendix A (PDF) contains updates of tabular data presented in prior years

Appendix B (PDF) contains updated technical notes and copies of 2013 certificates from which data was collected.


Summaries of Vital Statistics back to 1961.  For easy access, select "Summary of Vital Statistics" in the Series Title search box.

Other Resources

Madsen A, Thihalolipavan S, Maduro G, Zimmerman R, Koppaka R, Li W, Foster V, Begier E. An Intervention to Improve Cause-Of Death Reporting in New York City hospitals, 2009-2010. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012;9E157.

Johns LE, Madsen AM, Maduro G, Zimmerman R, Konty K, Begier E. A Case Study of the Impact of Inaccurate Cause-of-Death Reporting on Health Disparity Tracking: New York City Premature Cardiovascular Mortality. Am J Public Health. 2012, Sept 20.

France AM, Bornschlegel K, Lazaroff J, Kennedy J, Balter S.  Estimating the Prevalence of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection-New York City, 2008.  J Urban Health. 2012;89(2):373-83.

Jordan HT, Brackbill RM, Cone JE, Debchoudhury I, Farfel MR, Greene CM, Hadler JL, Kennedy J, Li J, Liff J, Stayner L, Stellman SD.  Mortality among Survivors of the Sept 11, 2001, World Trade Center Disaster: Results from the World Trade Center Health Registry Cohort. Lancet. 2011;378(9794):879-87.

Kerker BD, Bainbridge J, Kennedy J, Bennani Y, Agerton T, Marder D, Forgione L, Faciano A, Thorpe LE.  A Population-based Assessment of the Health of Homeless Families in New York City, 2001-2003. Am J Public Health. 2011;101(3):546-53.

Pfeiffer MR, Hanna DB, Begier EM, Sepkowitz KA, Zimmerman R, Sackoff JE.  Excess Mortality among Injection Drug Users with AIDS, New York City (1999-2004).  Subst Use Misuse. 2011;46(2-3):245-53.

Thihalolipavan S, Madsen A, Smiddy M, Li W, Begier E, Zimmerman R.  Etiology of Nonspecific Cause of Death Coding in New York City Motor Vehicle Crash-related Fatalities. Traffic Inj Prev. 2011;12(1):18-23.

Trasande L, Andrews HF, Goranson C, Li W, Barrow EC, Vanderbeek SB, McCrary B, Allen SB, Gallagher KD, Rundle A, Quinn J, Brenner B.  Early Experiences and Predictors of Recruitment Success for the National Children's Study.  Pediatrics. 2011;127(2):261-8.

Yunzal-Butler C, Sackoff J, Li W. Medication Abortions among New York City Residents, 2001-2008.  Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2011;43(4):218-23. Pediatrics. 2011;127(2):261-8.

Agarwal R, Norton JM, Konty K, Zimmerman R, Glover M, Lekiachvili A, McGruder H, Malarcher A, Casper M, Mensah GA, Thorpe L.  Overreporting of Deaths from Coronary Heart Disease in New York City Hospitals, 2003.  Prev Chronic Dis. 2010;7(3):A47.