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Multiple Cause of Death, 1993 (ICPSR 6799)

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This data collection presents information about the causes of all deaths occurring in the United States during 1993. 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. Mortality Detail data for 1993 also can be extracted from this file. The Mortality Detail record is in the first 159 positions of the Multiple Cause record. 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

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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Study Description


United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death, 1993. ICPSR06799-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-11-13.

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Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1993

Date of Collection:  

  • 1993

Universe:   All deaths occurring in the United States in 1993.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

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


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.

Restrictions: In preparing the data file(s) for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution NCHS requires, under Section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.


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Version History:

  • 2008-11-13 New files were addded. These files included one or more the following: Stata setup, SPSS setup, SAS setup, SAS transport (CPORT), SPSS system, Stata system, SAS supplemental syntax, and Stata supplemental syntax files, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file.

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