The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics.

The State Center provides:

  • A source of information to monitor the health conditions of North Carolinians
  • Analyses of important health issues, such as birth defects and infant mortality statistics
  • A central collection site for information about cancer, birth defects, births, deaths, marriages and divorces
  • Accurate and timely information for use in setting health policy, planning prevention programs, directing resources and evaluating the effect of health programs and services
  • A safe and secure environment for its confidential records