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Multiple Cause of Death Public Use Files, 2003 (ICPSR 20540) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection includes information about the cause of all recorded deaths occurring in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas during 2003. 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. Along with the combined Territory Public-Use file for each year, a subset based on state of occurrence has been created for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Marianas. The multiple cause of death fields were coded from the MANUAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES AND RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS, TENTH REVISION (ICD-10).

Series: Multiple Cause of Death Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  United States, 2003 - Download All Files (6,490.8 MB) large dataset
DS2:  Combined Territories, 2003 - Download All Files (204.8 MB) large dataset
DS5:  Northern Marianas, 2003 - Download All Files (134.7 MB)
DS6:  Puerto Rico, 2003 - Download All Files (200.8 MB) large dataset

Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH PUBLIC USE FILES, 2003. ICPSR20540-v1. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-12-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20540.v1

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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, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands of the United States, Global

Time Period:  

  • 2003

Date of Collection:  

  • 2003

Universe:   All recorded deaths occurring in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas during 2003.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Effective with 1999 data, cause of death information is classified according to the MANUAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES AND RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS, TENTH REVISION (ICD-10), VOLUMES 1 and 2.

Methodology

Data Source:

United States Standard Certificate of Death

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Version History:

  • 2007-12-06 The setup files have been updated.

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