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The Group A influenza pandemic that affected the entire world in 1918-1919, killed roughly 13,000 people in the state of North Carolina alone. This event exposed the deficiencies of North Carolina's public health system and motivated the creation of a more effective network of public health agencies by the mid-1920s under the direction of Dr. Watson Smith Rankin. This movement was supported by increased public funding and established support for a permanent public health system.
After the implementation of the revised birth certificate in North Carolina in 1988, new information was recorded about births. The quality of that information was found to be varied. Some aspects of the information were very accurate, others were less so.