The Center for Health Statistics has significant delays for custom data files and research requests. Standard data files are currently available to order with a valid DSA.
If you have questions, you can email CHS.DataRequests@doh.wa.gov. Normal turnaround times are delayed.
The Department collects high-quality information on all births, deaths, abortions, marriages, divorces, health factors, and hospitalizations that occur in Washington State.
We publish these data in tables to help data users understand trends, identify high risk populations and geographical areas, set prevention priorities, and plan health promotion strategies.
Specific data files are also available for purchase.
For COVID-19 related death data see the DOH COVID-19 dashboard.
Required Data Sharing Agreement
Starting January 1, 2021, there is a new vital records law requiring a data sharing agreement (DSA) with the department. A DSA is required for CHARS, birth, fetal death, infant death, death, marriage, and divorce data. Sample Data Sharing Agreement
- BRFSS data does not require a DSA. Order BRFSS here
- Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates can be ordered here
View types of fees and fee amounts: Vital Records and Hospital Patient Discharge Data Fee Schedule (PDF)
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Our office has these topics: CHARS Data Users, Vital Statistics Data, and BRFSS Data Users.
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