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US Vital Statistics Volumes 1900-1968

These files cover the Births or Natality chapters of the published volumes of vital statistics from the US National Center for Health Statistics for the period 1931 through 1968. They have the same content as the files at

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/vsus.htm

but are compressed using software from CVisionTech called CVista. These files are about half the size of the originals, but preserve all the detail. Acrobat 5.0 or better is required to view them.

These files are quite large. Most single years are 10-20 megabytes with the multi-year book more than 40 megabytes. 1938 did not compress well and checks in at 147 megabytes. You can download it in sections here . A smaller PDF containing only the tables of contents is also available to help you avoid downloading large files that do not contain the tables you need.

An interactive index which allows the selection and download of individual tables is available here .

Vital Statistics Rates In the United States 1900-1940
1940-1960
Birth, Stillbirth, and Infant Mortality Statistics 1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
Vital Statistics of the United States 1937
1938 in one volume
or 1938 in sections
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968

Last Update: September 20, 2005 Created by Jean Roth April 4, 2005

 
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