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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: December 19, 2011


The Delaware Division of Public Health's Health Statistics Center announces the availability of the 2009 Delaware Vital Statistics Annual Report. The online report includes vital statistics data compiled from birth, death, fetal death, marriage and divorce certificates.

In 2009, there were 11,989 births in Delaware, of which 10,982 were to Delaware residents and 1,007 were to non-residents. Additionally, 387 births to Delaware residents occurred out of state, for a total of 11,369 Delaware resident births, 647 fewer than in 2008.

Other highlights include:

The complete report, including a summary document that contains descriptive information for each section, is available at

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.