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Allocation of Data by Residence or Occurrence

For public health planning and policy determination, the most useful population to study is usually the resident population of an area.

In the case of vital events, the existence of resident certificate exchange agreements among the registration areas in the country permits analysis of resident birth and death statistics regardless of where the event occurred. More info

In the query system, the data presented represent births and deaths to New Jersey residents, regardless of where they occurred. Births and deaths that occurred in New Jersey to out-of-state residents are not included.

The documents below were developed by members of the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) Statistical Measures Committee. All credit for content goes to them.