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Linked Birth/Infant Death Data, 1987 Birth Cohort: [United States] (ICPSR 6167)
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 1987 (residents and nonresidents). This file is referred to as the "numerator" file. The second file consists of live births in the United States in 1987 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, 1987 BIRTH COHORT: [UNITED STATES] [Computer files]. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06167.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06167.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 file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS. In 1988, the NHDS was redesigned to provide geographic sampling comparability with other surveys conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), to update the sample of hospitals selected into the survey, and to maximize the use of data collected through automated systems. Changes in the survey may affect trend data. That is, some of the differences between NHDS statistics based on the 1965-1987 sample and statistics based on the sample drawn for the new design may be due to sampling error rather than changes in hospital utilization.
birth and death certificates
Original ICPSR Release: 1994-03-10
- 2006-01-18 File CB6167.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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