The Organization of the #CivilRegistration System of the United States Anders S. Lunde Former Associate Director for International Statistics National Center for Health Statistics FOREWORD The national registration system of the United States is of relatively recent origin. It had a modest beginning in 1900 when the death registration system was started with 10 States and the District of Columbia. The birth registration system began in 191 5. As the States were qualified, they were added to the registration areas. In 1933, all the States were included in the birth and death registration areas. This historical development should be of interest to the developing countries concerned with gradually increasing the population coverage of their civil registration system. As in a number of other countries with a federal political system, civil registration is the responsibility of the individual States. The absence of a central authority for civil registration gives rise to problems of maintaining uniformity of national vital statistics. The coordination of the civil registration and vital statistics systems in the United States is achieved by the National Center for Health Statistics working through an association of State registration executives. The establishment and use of a coordinating mechanism such as this is one approach to this very difficult problem. INTRODUCTION: HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT The vital registration and statistics system of the United States is a federated system, as opposed to a centralized system, and is composed of many subnational and independent systems; 50 State systems, including one contributing city system, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S: Virgin Islands, and Guam. It has had a long and irregular period of development and began, not as a rudimentary national system, but as a local system responding to local needs even before it developed the State functions. #CDC #CivilRights #CivilianGovernmentEmployees #Registration

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