Vital Records

The Bureau of Vital Records from the Utah Department of Health provides a number of data sets to the Utah Population Database (UPDB). Many of these are updated annually.

Birth Certificates

Information from Utah birth certificates is available for two sets of data: 1915 to 1921 and 1930s to the present.

Birth Certificate Sample Formats
Birth Certificate - Available Fields

Fetal Death Certificates

A Fetal death record is a combination of selected information from a Birth and Death Certificate.

Death Certificates

Information from Utah death certificates is available from 1904 to 2017.

  • 1904 - 1956: Underlying, associated and contributing causes of death have been coded by UPDB staff to ICD Revision 10, using the 2000 Medical Data System and supplemented by hand coding. There may be multiple causes of death as recorded on the death certificate.
  • 1957 - 1995: The Utah Department of Health provided only the underlying cause of death. However, they began adding a secondary cause of death in 1980 for specific areas of interest, such as hypertension, diabetes, neoplasm, etc.
  • 1996 - 2017: The Utah Department of Health changed their coding system and now provides multiple (underlying, associated and contributing) causes of death.
  • International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes are alphanumeric designations given to every diagnosis and cause of death. This coding system has changed over time and the different versions are held in UPDB as follows:
1904-1956 ICD10
1957 ICD6
1958-1967 ICD7
1968-1978 ICD8
1979-1998 ICD9
1999-Present ICD10
  • Industry and occupation of the deceased are classified using 1980 and 1990 census codes.

Death Certificate Sample Formats
Death Certificate Available Fields

Marriage and Divorce Records

  • UPDB receives marriage and divorce information including marriage dates and divorce dates from 1978 to 2010.
  • The Utah Department of Health stopped collecting information statewide after 2010.

Contact Us

Utah Population Database Director
Karen Curtin, PhD, MStat
karen.curtin@hsc.utah.edu
801-585-5320

Utah Population Database Director, Research and Science
Diana Lane Reed, CCRP, Masters Certificate in Gerontology
diana.lane@hci.utah.edu
801-581-7596

Governance

HCI Senior Director of Population Sciences
Tracy Onega, PhD, MS

Faculty Advisory Committee Chair
Jen Doherty, PhD, MS

Faculty Advisory Committee Members
Diana Brixner, PhD
Steven Guthery, MD
William Lowrance, MD, MPH
Barry Nangle, PhD
Andrew Post, MD, PhD
Erin Rothwell, PhD
Katharine Ullman, PhD
Michael Varner, MD