This report was prepared by
, Research Program Specialist, with the Center forHealth Statistics, Planning and Data Analysis Section. The principal author would like to extendhis appreciation to the following people for their assistance in the preparation of this report:
(Office of Health Information and Research) composed the formulas within thetechnical notes and coordinated the mass mailing of this report.
(Division of Communicable Disease Control) provided syphilis case incidencedata.
(Department of Finance) provided the 1990 census data and the 1997 race/ethnicpopulation estimates by county with age and sex detail, June 1999.
(Office of AIDS) provided AIDS case incidence data.
(Maternal and Child Health Branch) provided breastfeeding initiation data.
(Division of Communicable Disease Control) provided measles caseincidence data.
(Planning & Data Analysis Section) acquired source data for the tables related tomorbidity.
(Maternal and Child Health Branch) matched the birth and infant death recordsfrom the separate Birth and Death Statistical Master Files to create the Birth Cohort-PerinatalOutcome Files of linked births and deaths.
(Tuberculosis Control Program) provided tuberculosis case incidencedata.The 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 by
: The Base of Yosemite Falls