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Multiple Cause of Death, 1959-1967 (ICPSR 20680) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection presents information about the causes of deaths occurring in the United States during 1959 to 1967. Data are provided concerning underlying causes of death, place of death, whether there were multiple conditions that caused the death, and what those conditions were. In addition, data are provided on date of death, and on sex, race, age, marital status, and origin or descent of the deceased. Also included is information on residence of the deceased (state, county, city, region, and whether the county was a metropolitan or nonmetropolitan area). The 1967 data file does not match the PDF documentation. This file was created by comparing means and frequencies to 1967 VSUS tables and/or the 1966 file.

Series: Multiple Cause of Death Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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    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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DS1:  Multiple Cause of Death, 1959 - Download All Files (1,211.7 MB) large dataset
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DS2:  Multiple Cause of Death, 1960 - Download All Files (1,257 MB) large dataset
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DS3:  Multiple Cause of Death, 1961 - Download All Files (1,249 MB) large dataset
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DS4:  Multiple Cause of Death, 1962 - Download All Files (1,311.3 MB) large dataset
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DS5:  Multiple Cause of Death, 1963 - Download All Files (377.2 MB) large dataset
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DS6:  Multiple Cause of Death, 1964 - Download All Files (1,329.9 MB) large dataset
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DS7:  Multiple Cause of Death, 1965 - Download All Files (1,324.2 MB) large dataset
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DS8:  Multiple Cause of Death, 1966 - Download All Files (1,353.4 MB) large dataset
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Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death, 1959-1967. ICPSR20680-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-03-24. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20680.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   age, causes of death, death, death records, ethnicity, fatalities, gender, marital status, mortality rates, race

Smallest Geographic Unit:   county

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1959--1967

Date of Collection:  

  • 1959--1967

Universe:   All deaths occurring in the United States in 1959-1967.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

Per agreement with the National Center for health Statistics (NCHS), ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

Methodology

Data Source:

death certificates

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.

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