Vital Statistics Program

 
About vital statistics
We derive vital statistics for Colorado from the official records of vital events (live births, deaths, fetal deaths, induced terminations of pregnancy/abortions, marriages and divorces). These records are collected through the Office of the State Registrar of Vital Records. Colorado’s vital statistics include data for all vital events that occur in Colorado, as well as those occurring in other states among Colorado residents.  
 
Vital statistics are used to:
  • Assess Colorado’s health status. 
  • Track events of public health importance.
  • Define public health priorities.
  • Evaluate programs.
  • Facilitate public health research.

These data are also shared with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where data from around the country are combined to support similar activities at the national level.

The goals of the Vital Statistics Program are to:
  • Analyze and disseminate timely, complete and high quality vital statistics data.
  • Transform data into products and information that drive evidence-based decisions.
  • Help translate data into meaningful information and action.
  • Assist with disease, injury, and violence prevention.
  • Support maternal and child health activities.
  • Inform policy and health promotion efforts.
  • Improve the health and lives of all Coloradans.
Data 
Following are key data resources, including state and county birth and death summary tables, topical HealthWatch publications, CDPHE’s web-based, user-queryable data system CoHID (Colorado Health Information Dataset), and ad-hoc tables based on commonly-requested data. You can also find these resources, and many others, at Colorado Health and Environmental Data portal.
 

State and county birth and death summary tables. To view county summary data, click on a county. Then click on "2017 Colorado County Report" in the panel that appears.  You can view the Colorado statewide report here.

 

HealthWatch publications.
 
CoHID (Colorado Health Information Dataset) (Here you will find a robust web-based, user-queryable system for creating customized tables based on birth, death, population and other public health data.)
 
Suicide statistics (Colorado Violent Death Reporting System web page). 
 

Drug overdose death statistics

Life expectancy estimates
 
Other vital statistics tables
 
National Vital Statistics System

You can access vital statistics products for the United States by visiting the National Vital Statistics System, CDC/National Center for Health Statistics.
 

Contact 
For inquiries about vital statistics or for data requests contact cdphe.healthstatistics@state.co.us