, Research Program Specialist, and
, Research Analyst,with the Center for Health Statistics, Planning and Data Analysis Section, prepared thisreport. The principal authors would like to extend their appreciation to the following peoplefor their contribution to the publication and website production.
(Office of Health Information and Research) assisted withthe processing and distribution of the publication.
(Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Branch) provided breastfeedinginitiation data collected by Newborn Screening Program, Genetic Disease Branch.
(Division of Communicable Disease Control) provided syphilis andchlamydia case incidence data.
(Department of Finance) provided the 2002 race/ethnic population estimates bycounty with age and sex detail, May 2004.
(Office of Health Information and Research) matched the birth and infantdeath records from the separate Birth and Death Statistical Master Files to create the BirthCohort-Perinatal Outcome Files of linked births and deaths.
(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.
(Tuberculosis Control Program) provided tuberculosis caseincidence data.
(Office of Health Information and Research) prepared the Web page anddata links for the Internet version of the report and county summary tables.Staff of the Office of Vital Records collected, coded, and edited birth and death certificates,which form the basis of the Birth and Death Statistical Master Files.Cover Photography: California Poppies, Napa by