This report was prepared by
, Research Program Specialist, with theCenter for Health Statistics, Planning and Data Analysis Section. The principal authorwould like to extend her appreciation to the following people for their assistance in thepreparation of this report:
(Office of Health Information and Research) composed the formulaswithin the technical notes and coordinated the mass mailing of this report.
(Maternal and Child Health Branch) provided breastfeeding initiationdata.
(Division of Communicable Disease Control) provided syphilis andchlamydia case incidence data.
(Department of Finance) provided the 1990 census data and the 1998 and1999 race/ethnic population estimates by county with age and sex detail, October andMay 2000.
(Office of AIDS) provided AIDS case incidence data.
(Division of Communicable Disease Control) provided hepatitis C caseincidence data.
(Division of Communicable Disease Control) provided measles caseincidence data.
(Office of Health Information and Research) matched the birth and infantdeath records from the separate Birth and Death Statistical Master Files to create theBirth Cohort-Perinatal Outcome Files of linked births and deaths.
(Tuberculosis Control Program) provided tuberculosis caseincidence data.The Staff of the Office of Vital Records collected, coded, and edited birth and deathcertificates, which form the basis of the Birth and Death Statistical Master Files.Cover Photography by