Oregon published its first Vital Statistics Annual Report in 1905. For over 100 years, the report was produced in hard-copy format. In 2009, the Center for Health Statistics (CHS) ceased production of paper copies of the report, instead offering it in downloadable form from our website. This year, CHS begins transitioning our annual report into a more modern and interactive format.
The Annual Report had evolved into several pages of narrative and dozens upon dozens of static data tables. This new format will rely less on narrative descriptions of the data, and focus instead on presenting the data through interactive data visualizations. This will allow the reader to examine the data in new ways, focus on topics of interest, and allows easier comparisons to earlier data than was possible with static reports.
We hope you enjoy the new report format. If you have any feedback on the new report, please let us know at