Center for Health Statistics
The Bureau of Health Informatics operates the State Center for Health Statistics in coordination with the Office of the State Registrar and Vital Records. Health status data is collected on Louisiana's vital event certificates of Live Birth, Spontaneous Fetal Death (stillbirth), Induced Termination of Pregnancy (induced abortion), Death, Marriage, and Divorce.
BHI uses Vital Records data to provide accurate, comprehensive information vital to informed decision making on matters concerning individual and community health. Through the analysis and publication of vital records data, BHI is able to describe trends and current status in infant and maternal health and in the causes of death most prevalent in race, gender, and age groups. BHI supports health research projects in conjunction with educational, private, public, and community-based agencies. This basic surveillance of vital events is essential in identifying individual and community health concerns and in targeting and evaluating health education and service efforts.
Available Data Downloads
To request custom data on Louisiana vital records data, please complete the Health Data Request Form.