Information on Obtaining Death Data for Research

August 25, 2022


The Office of Informatics now has information available on obtaining death data both nationally and from surrounding states. On this page you can find information on:


Nation death data:

  • National Death Index
  • Electronic Verification of Vital Events (NAPHSIS)
  • Social Security Administration Master Death File


State death data:

  • Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia, Florida
  • Links for counts, summary statistics, and tables
  • Links to request death data
  • Helpful information


This information was added to supplement information already available on how Wake Forest obtains and matches NC death data. Please contact with any questions.