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Multiple Cause of Death, 1968-1973 (ICPSR 3905)

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Summary:

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 1968 through 1973. 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. The multiple cause of death fields were coded from the MANUAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES, INJURIES, AND CAUSE-OF-DEATH, EIGHTH REVISION (ICD-8), VOLUMES 1 AND 2.

Series: Multiple Cause of Death Series

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  • These data are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Because you are not logged in, we cannot verify that you will be able to download these data.

Dataset(s)

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  1968 Data - Download All Files (2,449.2 MB) large dataset
DS2:  1969 Data - Download All Files (2,433.1 MB) large dataset
DS3:  1970 Data - Download All Files (2,434.9 MB) large dataset
DS4:  1971 Data - Download All Files (2,442.4 MB) large dataset
DS5:  1972 Data - Download All Files (1,256.5 MB) large dataset
DS6:  1973 Data - Download All Files (2,498.3 MB) large dataset

Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death, 1968-1973. ICPSR03905-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-05-15. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03905.v2

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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:   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

Time Period:  

  • 1968--1973

Date of Collection:  

  • 1968--1973

Universe:   All recorded deaths occurring in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam during 1968-1973.

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.

Methodology

Data Source:

United States Standard Certificate of Death

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2007-05-15 Setup files have been created.
  • 2006-01-18 File CB3905.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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