Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
This data collection presents information about the causes of all recorded deaths occurring in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa during 1979. 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 death. In addition, data are supplied on the sex, race, age, marital status, education, usual occupation, and origin or descent of the deceased. The multiple cause of death fields were coded from the MANUAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES, INJURIES, AND CAUSE-OF-DEATH, NINTH REVISION (ICD-9), VOLUMES 1 AND 2.
Series: Multiple Cause of Death Series
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This dataset 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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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death, 1979. ICPSR03895-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-05-29. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03895.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03895.v2
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands of the United States, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Date of Collection:
Universe: All recorded deaths occurring in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam during 1979.
Data Types: administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS. (2) The codebooks, frequencies, record layouts, appendices, and geographical code outlines are provided by the data producer as Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
United States Standard Certificate of Death
Original ICPSR Release: 2004-01-30
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