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Publications, Code Books and Informational Documents

Florida Dept. of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics

Florida Vital Statistics Code Books and Other Informational Items 

The Vital Statistics Code books and training materials are designed to assist in the analysis of vital statistics data.  They include information about the fields collected, their definitions and valid codes. With the implementation of new certificates of birth (2004), death (2005) and fetal death (2006) the code manuals reflect appropriate values for current as well as previous versions of the certificates. 

*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF).  The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.

Vital Statistics Data Use Agreement (581K doc)


Birth Codebook, V-03-20 (2.6MB pdf)

Birth data training (350K pdf)


Death Codebook, V-03-20 (1.8MB pdf)

Death data training (262K pdf)

Fetal Death

Fetal Death Codebook, V-03-20 (2MB pdf)

Fetal death data training (306K pdf)

Marriage and Dissolutions of Marriage

2006 to present, V-03-20 (2MB pdf)

Prior to 2006, Marriage (51K pdf) and Appendices (192 K pdf)

Prior to 2006, Dissolutions of Marriage (40K pdf) and Appendices (192K pdf)