National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS) (ICPSR 134)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census; National Institute on Aging; National Cancer Institute; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Center for Health Statistics


The National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS) consists of a database developed for the purpose of studying the effects of demographic and socio-economic characteristics on differentials in United States mortality rates. The NLMS database is based on a random sample of the non-institutionalized population of the United States. It consists of United States Census Bureau data from Current Population Surveys, annual Social and Economic Supplements and the 1980 Census combined with death certificate information to identify mortality status and cause of death.

Access Notes

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging

Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation