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Natality Detail File, 1997: [United States] (ICPSR 3389) RSS

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Summary:

This collection provides information on live births in the United States during calendar year 1997. The natality data in these files are a component of the vital statistics collection effort maintained by the federal government. Geographic variables describing residence for births include the state, county, city, county and city population, standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA), and metropolitan/nonmetropolitan county. Other variables specify the race and sex of the child, the age of the mother, place of delivery, person in attendance, and live-birth order. The natality tabulations in the documentation include live births by age of mother, live-birth order, and race of child, live births by marital status of mother, age of mother, and race of child, and live births by attendant and place of delivery.

Series: Natality Detail File Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  United States File - Download All Files (1,345.1 MB) large dataset
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DS2:  United States Territories File - Download All Files (42.2 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Natality Detail File, 1997: [United States]. ICPSR03389-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03389.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   birth rates, birth records, fertility, fertility rates, population growth, vital statistics

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1997

Date of Collection:  

  • 1998

Universe:   Live births in the United States during calendar year 1997.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.

Methodology

Sample:   One-hundred percent of birth certificates for calendar year 1997.

Data Source:

official certificates of live births, and state computer records

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB3389.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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