This report was prepared by
, Research Program Specialist, and
, Research Analyst, with the Center for Health Statistics, Planning andData Analysis Section. The principal authors would like to extend their appreciation tothe following people for their assistance in preparing 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 2000 andrace/ethnic population estimates by county with age and sex detail, December 1998 andthe 2000 census data.
(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