Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Series RSS

Investigator(s): National Center for Health Statistics

These data are provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics to be used in determining infant mortality rates. Each data collection consists of two types of files. The first file type provides linked records of live births and deaths of children born in the United States (to residents and nonresidents). This file is called the Numerator File. The second file type consists of live births in the United States and is referred to as the Denominator File. Beginning in 1989, a number of items were added to the U.S. Standard Certificate of Birth. These changes and/or additions led to the redesign of the linked file record layout for this series and to other changes in the linked file. In addition, variables from the Numerator File were added to the Denominator File to facilitate processing, and from 1989 on this file is called the Denominator-Plus File. A third file type was added in 1989 called the Unlinked File, which consists of infant death records that could not be linked to their corresponding birth records. In 1995, data for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam were included, and there was a change in format of the linked files, which were released in two different formats, period data and birth cohort data.

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2007
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics . America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2007. Washington, DC: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
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2007
National Center for Health Statistics . Health, United States, 2007. With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans. Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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2004
Frisbie, W. Parker,  Song, Seung-Eun,  Powers, Daniel A.,  Street, Julie A. The Increasing Racial Disparity in Infant Mortality: Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Other Causes. Demography. 41, (4), 773-800.
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2001
Echevarria, Samuel,  Frisbie, William Parker . Race/ethnic-specific variation in adequacy of prenatal care utilization. Social Forces. 80, (2), 633-654.
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2000
Forbes, Douglas,  Frisbie, W. Parker,  Hummer, Robert A.,  Pullum, Starling G.,  Echevarria, Samuel . A Comparison of Hispanic and Anglo Compromised Birth Outcomes and Cause-Specific Infant Mortality in the United States, 1989-1991. Social Science Quarterly. 81, (1), 439-458.
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2000
Kramer, Michael S.,  Demissie, Kitaw,  Yang, Hong,  Platt, Robert W.,  Sauve, Reg,  Liston, Robert . The Contribution of Mild and Moderate Preterm Birth to Infant Mortality. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association. 284, (7), 843-849.
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1999
Hummer, Robert A.,  Biegler, Monique,  De Turk, Peter B.,  Forbes, Douglas,  Frisbie, W. Parker,  Hong, Ying,  Pullum, Starling G. Race/Ethnicity, Nativity, and Infant Mortality in the United States. Social Forces. 77, (3), 1083-1118.
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1998
Din-Dzietham, Rebecca,  Hertz-Picciotto, Irva . Infant mortality differences between Whites and African Americans: The effect of maternal education. American Journal of Public Health. 88, (4), 651-656.
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1998
Frisbie, W. Parker,  Forbes, Douglas,  Hummer, Robert A. Hispanic Pregnancy Outcomes: Additional Evidence. Social Science Quarterly. 79, (1), 149-169.
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1997
Holman, Robert C.,  Stoll, Barbara J.,  Clarke, Matthew J.,  Glass, Roger I. The epidemiology of necrotizing enterocolitis infant mortality in the United States. American Journal of Public Health. 87, (12), 2026-2031.
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