By Leroy Jones, Jr. on May 4, 2010 11:30 PM
Vital Statistics Definition: Statistics relating to births (natality), deaths (mortality), marriages, health, and disease (morbidity). Vital statistics for the United States are published by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Vital statistics can be obtained from Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state health departments, county health departments and other agencies.
An individual patient's vital statistics in a health care setting may also refer simply to blood pressure, temperature, height and weight, etc.