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Public Health Data Inventory

Birth Records

Background

Database of birth records in Nebraska.

Type of Data

The data are population-based for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

All Nebraska birth certificate information is collected at the hospital and entered directly into our the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services' Vital Records electronic registration system. Home births are entered by Health Statistics staff. Out-of-state resident births are received electronically through the State and Territorial Exchange of Vital Events (STEVE) or via paper and entered into the system. Birth records have been registered since 1904. Birth certificates have been filed since 1912. 

Related Links and Reports

Nebraska Vital Statistics Page

Birth Certificates Page

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Office of Vital Records
Gold’s Building, 1033 O Street, Suite 130
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-2873