For Immediate Release
October 1, 2009

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

2008 Annual Vital Statistics Summary Released

The 2008 Annual Summary of Vital Statistics has been released by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). 

The report serves as a baseline document used to assess the health of Kansans.  It is used by the department’s program managers, policy makers, local health department professionals, epidemiologists, academic researchers, the public, and by federal, state, and local governments.

Tables and charts contained in this report provide information on live births, deaths, stillbirths, marriages, marriage dissolutions (divorce and annulment), and abortions recorded annually.

The report highlights a number of items of interest for 2008:

The 2008 Annual Summary of Vital Statistics is the first one to be issued in an all-electronic format.  Rising costs and a limited budget resulted in the change.  The report can be accessed as a PDF file and printed by readers for their use.  The report can be found at

Concurrent with the report’s release, the online query tool – Kansas Information for Communities (KIC) – has also been updated.  KIC can be accessed at

Persons inquiring about additional data needs can call (785) 296-8627.