Vital statistics are considered to be the foundation of public health. Oklahoma began collecting information related to births and deaths in 1917. These records are used by multiple organizations for a variety of purposes including the Social Security Administration for legal and administrative records, state agencies to plan and evaluate programs, as well as by researchers to look at health outcomes and population growth. In Oklahoma these data are evaluated to address health issues such as: improving birth outcomes, causes of death (leading, infant deaths, stillbirth, childhood deaths), and identify areas of high risk for teenage pregnancies.
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