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