Multiple Cause of Death Public Use Files, 2003 (ICPSR 20540)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
This data collection includes information about the cause of all recorded deaths occurring in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas during 2003. Data are provided concerning underlying causes of death, multiple conditions that caused the death, place of death, residence of the deceased (e.g., region, division, state, county), whether an autopsy was performed, and the month and day of the week of the death. In addition, data are supplied on the sex, race, age, marital status, education, usual occupation, and origin or descent of the deceased. Along with the combined Territory Public-Use file for each year, a subset based on state of occurrence has been created for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Marianas. The multiple cause of death fields were coded from the MANUAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES AND RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS, TENTH REVISION (ICD-10).
Series: Multiple Cause of Death Series
These data are freely available.
This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).
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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH PUBLIC USE FILES, 2003. ICPSR20540-v1. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-12-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20540.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20540.v1
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Date of Collection:
Universe: All recorded deaths occurring in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas during 2003.
Data Types: administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) Effective with 1999 data, cause of death information is classified according to the MANUAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES AND RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS, TENTH REVISION (ICD-10), VOLUMES 1 and 2.
United States Standard Certificate of Death
Original ICPSR Release: 2007-09-08
- 2007-12-06 The setup files have been updated.
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