For this assignment, prepare a 3 page report documenting the exploration of vital statistics at the state and national levels. Your report should address the following:
Explore the vital statistics published by your state’s Health Department. Select a vital statistic to study. Choose either birth or death rates within your home state. Next select the most current data on your vital statistics topic for the last 2 years reported. Compare and contrast them and document the trend being reported. Use http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/index.htm to find the corresponding data at the national level for the last 2 years reported. Compare the data reported for those 2 years and document the trend being reported. In your report, explain how the state data trends compare to the national data trends. Include the specific web links where data was found. Be sure your report is free of spelling and grammatical errors.