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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 1988 (residents and nonresidents). This file is referred to as the "numerator" file. The second file consists of live births in the United States in 1988 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, 1988 BIRTH COHORT: [UNITED STATES]. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06519.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06519.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: birth, birth rates, birth records, causes of death, death records, infant mortality, live births, medical records, parents, pregnancy, prenatal care, reproductive history, vital statistics
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.
birth and death certificates
Original ICPSR Release: 1995-08-16
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