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Linked Birth/Infant Death Data, 1983 Birth Cohort: [United States] (ICPSR 3264)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
This data collection consists of two data files, which can be used to determine infant mortality rates. The first file provides linked records of live births and deaths of children born in the United States in 1983 (residents and nonresidents). This file is referred to as the "numerator" file. The second file consists of live births in the United States in 1983 and is referred to as the "denominator" file. Variables include year of birth, state and county of birth, characteristics of the infant (age, sex, race, birth weight, gestation), characteristics of the mother (origin, race, age, education, marital status, state of birth), characteristics of the father (origin, race, age, education), pregnancy items (prenatal care, live births), and medical data.
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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. LINKED BIRTH/INFANT DEATH DATA, 1983 BIRTH COHORT: [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR version. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03264.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03264.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Data Types: administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS. The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.
birth and death certificates
Original ICPSR Release: 2002-02-15
- 2006-01-18 File CB3264.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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