, Research Program Specialist with the Center for Health Statistics,Planning and Data Analysis Section, prepared this report. The author would like to extendhis appreciation to the following people for their contribution to the publication and websiteproduction.
of the Department of Finance provided the 2005 race/ethnic populationestimates by county with age and sex detail.
Carina Saraiva, MPH
of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health/Office of FamilyPlanning Branch computed the breastfeeding initiation data using data collected by theNewborn Screening Program, Genetic Disease Branch.
of the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Branch provided chlamydiaand gonorrhea case incidence data.
of the Tuberculosis Control Branch provided tuberculosis case incidencedata.
of the Office of AIDS provided AIDS case incidence data.
of the Office of Health Information and Research matched the birth andinfant death records from the Birth and Death Statistical Master Files to create the BirthCohort-Perinatal Outcome Files of linked births and deaths.
of the Office of Health Information and Research prepared the Web page anddata links for the Internet version of the report and county summary tables.
of the Office of Health Information and Research conducted peer review of the statistical tables and thematic maps.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
Flower Mound Observatory (Sun Set Magic).