How Well Do Birth Records Serve Maternal and Child Health Programs? Birth Registration System Evaluation, New York City, 2008–2011

National birth registration guidelines were revised in 2003 to improve data quality; however, few studies have evaluated the impact on local jurisdictions and their data users. In New York City (NYC), approximately 125,000 births are registered annually with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and data are used routinely by the department’s… (More)