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Linked Birth/Infant Death Data, 1985 Birth Cohort: [United States] (ICPSR 3266)

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Summary:

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 1985 (residents and nonresidents). This file is referred to as the "numerator" file. The second file consists of live births in the United States in 1985 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.

Series: Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Numerator File: Linked Birth and Death Records, 1985 - Download All Files (30.8 MB)
Data:
DS2:  Denominator File: Live Births, 1985 - Download All Files (350 MB) large dataset
Data:

Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. LINKED BIRTH/INFANT DEATH DATA, 1985 BIRTH COHORT: [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR version. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03266.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   birth, birth rates, birth records, infant mortality, live births, medical records, parents, pregnancy, prenatal care, reproductive history, vital statistics

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1985

Date of Collection:  

  • 1985

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 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.

Methodology

Data Source:

birth and death certificates

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB3266.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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