About Vital Statistics
The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) collects vital statistics information from certificates of live birth, death, marriage, divorce, and reports of fetal death and induced terminations of pregnancy that are recorded in Tennessee by the Office of Vital Records and Statistics.
The following pages present important information about the health of Tennessee residents, obtained from vital records. These topics include birth and fertility rates, pregnancy outcomes such as low birthweight or preterm birth and pregnancy termination, leading causes of death, mortality rates, and marriage and divorce statistics. The provided reports break down the statistics for these health outcomes by demographic characteristics, such as Health region or county of residence, race and ethnicity, age, and sex.
All reports are prepared according to TDH guidance for the release of aggregate data to the public (updated July 2020). Values may be masked or perturbed to reduce the risk of inadvertent disclosure and to protect data confidentiality.
Information not contained in these reports may be requested by submitting an application to the Department of Health using the "Data Request" link.
Tennessee Health Regions
Vital statistics are reported based on the State, Health Region, or County of residence for Tennessee residents. Health Regions are defined according to the geographic areas of the Regional Health Departments and local, Metropolitan Health Departments. The Department of Health shares contact information for local and regional health agencies: https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/localdepartments.html
For vital statistics users' reference, counties are grouped into Health Regions as follows:
|Metropolitan Health Departments||East||Mid-Cumberland||Northeast|
Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger,
Scott, Sevier, Union
Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson
|South Central||Southeast||Upper Cumberland||West|
Maury, Moore, Perry,
Meigs, Polk, Rhea,
|Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress,
|Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer,
Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, McNairy, Obion,