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Evaluation of Regionalized Networks of High-Risk Pregnancy Care, 1970-1979 (ICPSR 8469) RSS

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Summary:

Data provided in this collection were gathered to evaluate the effectiveness of a five-year program demonstrating regionalization of perinatal health care for mothers and infants. There are three distinct types of data in the collection. The first consists of records of live births in eight program regions and eight comparison regions. Included in these records are data on the size and type of institution of birth, birthweight, number of previous births and pregnancies, gestational age, and method of delivery. Also provided are demographic data such as age, race, educational level, and marital status of the mother. The unit of analysis is the live birth. The second type of data in the collection consists of matched birth and death data for infants, using the same geographical coverage as the live birth data. Each record contains the data provided in the live birth data, plus information such as the place of death, age at death, and cause of death. The unit of analysis is infant deaths for which birth data are available. The third type of data are derived from a survey of infant health at one year of age. Included in this are data on employment, education, and previous pregnancies of the mother, plus information on pre- and post-natal hospitalization, medical care, and infant health. Additional data are provided for a test, administered to each infant, of adaptive, gross and fine motor, and receptive language development.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Live Birth Data: California, 1978 - Download All Files (25,355 KB)
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DS2:  Live Birth Data: California, 1979 - Download All Files (26,052 KB)
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DS3:  Live Birth Data: Arizona, 1970 - Download All Files (15,628 KB)
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DS4:  Live Birth Data: Arizona, 1971 - Download All Files (15,736 KB)
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DS5:  Live Birth Data: Arizona, 1974 - Download All Files (15,923 KB)
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DS6:  Live Birth Data: Arizona, 1975 - Download All Files (15,870 KB)
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DS7:  Live Birth Data: Arizona, 1978 - Download All Files (16,215 KB)
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DS8:  Live Birth Data: Arizona, 1979 - Download All Files (16,648 KB)
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DS9:  Live Birth Data: Oklahoma, 1970 - Download All Files (16,388 KB)
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DS10:  Live Birth Data: Oklahoma, 1971 - Download All Files (16,499 KB)
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DS11:  Live Birth Data: Oklahoma, 1974 - Download All Files (16,129 KB)
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DS12:  Live Birth Data: Oklahoma, 1975 - Download All Files (16,171 KB)
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DS13:  Live Birth Data: Oklahoma, 1978 - Download All Files (16,565 KB)
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DS14:  Live Birth Data: Oklahoma, 1979 - Download All Files (17,026 KB)
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DS15:  Live Birth Data: Ohio, 1970 - Download All Files (12,826 KB)
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DS16:  Live Birth Data: Ohio, 1971 - Download All Files (12,706 KB)
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DS17:  Live Birth Data: Ohio, 1974 - Download All Files (13,510 KB)
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DS18:  Live Birth Data: Ohio, 1975 - Download All Files (13,515 KB)
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DS19:  Live Birth Data: Ohio, 1978 - Download All Files (13,474 KB)
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DS20:  Live Birth Data: Ohio, 1979 - Download All Files (13,558 KB)
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DS21:  Live Birth Data: New York City, 1970 - Download All Files (16,450 KB)
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DS22:  Live Birth Data: New York City, 1971 - Download All Files (15,753 KB)
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DS23:  Live Birth Data: New York City, 1974 - Download All Files (14,783 KB)
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DS24:  Live Birth Data: New York City, 1975 - Download All Files (14,715 KB)
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DS25:  Live Birth Data: New York City, 1978 - Download All Files (14,501 KB)
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DS26:  Live Birth Data: New York City, 1979 - Download All Files (14,412 KB)
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DS27:  Live Birth Data: Texas, 1970 - Download All Files (20,960 KB)
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DS28:  Live Birth Data: Texas, 1971 - Download All Files (20,681 KB)
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DS29:  Live Birth Data: Texas, 1974 - Download All Files (19,561 KB)
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DS30:  Live Birth Data: Texas, 1975 - Download All Files (19,758 KB)
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DS31:  Live Birth Data: Texas, 1978 - Download All Files (20,742 KB)
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DS32:  Live Birth Data: Texas, 1979 - Download All Files (21,724 KB)
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DS33:  Live Birth Data: San Diego, 1971 - Download All Files (13,679 KB)
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DS34:  Live Birth Data: San Diego, 1974 - Download All Files (13,736 KB)
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DS35:  Live Birth Data: San Diego, 1975 - Download All Files (13,807 KB)
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DS36:  Live Birth Data: Los Angeles, 1970 - Download All Files (23,208 KB)
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DS37:  Live Birth Data: Los Angeles, 1971 - Download All Files (21,761 KB)
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DS38:  Live Birth Data: Los Angeles, 1974 - Download All Files (21,023 KB)
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DS39:  Live Birth Data: Los Angeles, 1975 - Download All Files (21,246 KB)
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DS40:  Matched Birth-Death Data: New York City, 1970 - Download All Files (11,062 KB)
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DS41:  Matched Birth-Death Data: New York City, 1971 - Download All Files (11,006 KB)
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DS42:  Matched Birth-Death Data: New York City, 1974 - Download All Files (10,974 KB)
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DS43:  Matched Birth-Death Data: New York City, 1975 - Download All Files (10,977 KB)
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DS44:  Matched Birth-Death Data: New York City, 1978 - Download All Files (10,954 KB)
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DS45:  Matched Birth-Death Data: New York City, 1979 - Download All Files (10,942 KB)
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DS46:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Texas, 1970 - Download All Files (11,155 KB)
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DS47:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Texas, 1971 - Download All Files (11,112 KB)
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DS48:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Texas, 1974 - Download All Files (11,070 KB)
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DS49:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Texas, 1975 - Download All Files (11,072 KB)
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DS50:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Texas, 1978 - Download All Files (11,059 KB)
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DS51:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Texas, 1979 - Download All Files (11,061 KB)
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DS52:  Matched Birth-Death Data: San Diego, 1970 - Download All Files (10,950 KB)
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DS53:  Matched Birth-Death Data: San Diego, 1971 - Download All Files (10,935 KB)
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DS54:  Matched Birth-Death Data: San Diego, 1974 - Download All Files (10,926 KB)
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DS55:  Matched Birth-Death Data: San Diego, 1975 - Download All Files (10,929 KB)
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DS56:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Los Angeles, 1970 - Download All Files (11,180 KB)
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DS57:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Los Angeles, 1971 - Download All Files (11,093 KB)
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DS58:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Los Angeles, 1974 - Download All Files (11,073 KB)
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DS59:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Los Angeles, 1975 - Download All Files (11,076 KB)
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DS60:  Matched Birth-Death Data: California, 1978 - Download All Files (11,127 KB)
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DS61:  Matched Birth-Death Data: California, 1979A - Download All Files (11,250 KB)
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DS62:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Arizona, 1970 - Download All Files (10,986 KB)
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DS63:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Arizona, 1971 - Download All Files (10,985 KB)
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DS64:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Arizona, 1974 - Download All Files (10,962 KB)
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DS65:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Arizona, 1975 - Download All Files (10,972 KB)
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DS66:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Arizona, 1978 - Download All Files (10,959 KB)
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DS67:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Oklahoma, 1975 - Download All Files (10,985 KB)
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DS68:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Oklahoma, 1978 - Download All Files (10,969 KB)
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DS69:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Oklahoma, 1979 - Download All Files (10,963 KB)
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DS70:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Ohio, 1970 - Download All Files (10,942 KB)
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DS71:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Ohio, 1971 - Download All Files (10,935 KB)
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DS72:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Ohio, 1974 - Download All Files (10,935 KB)
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DS73:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Ohio, 1975 - Download All Files (10,936 KB)
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DS74:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Ohio, 1978 - Download All Files (10,928 KB)
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DS75:  Matched Birth-Death Data: Ohio, 1979 - Download All Files (10,923 KB)
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DS76:  Matched Birth-Death Data: California, 1979B - Download All Files (11,124 KB)
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DS77:  One-Year Infant Health Survey Data - Download All Files (20,303 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

Shapiro, Sam, Marie C. McCormick, and Barbara H. Starfield. Evaluation of Regionalized Networks of High-Risk Pregnancy Care, 1970-1979. ICPSR08469-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08469.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (4023)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   birth, children, demographic characteristics, health, health facilities, live births, marital status, medical care, medical history, mortality rates, vital statistics

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1970--1979

Date of Collection:  

  • 1975--1980

Universe:   For Live Birth and Matched Birth-Death data, the universe consists of all live births and matching infant deaths in eight demonstration areas and corresponding comparison areas. For the One-Year Infant Health Survey the universe consists of all infants born in designated six-month periods to residents of demonstration areas. Demonstration areas are: New York City (Upper West Side of Manhattan), Dallas County (Texas), Southeast Los Angeles (California), Central Los Angeles, Coastal Los Angeles, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Ohio.

Data Types:   clinical data, event/transaction data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Because Live Birth and Matched Birth-Death data are derived from data tapes provided by health departments, there are some differences in the availability or format of data from different geographical areas. Such differences have been eliminated to the extent feasible by the principal investigators, and are noted in the codebook. These data are released in the same form as provided by the principal investigators. However, some variables have been recoded, at the principal investigators' request, in order to maintain standards of confidentiality. Affected variables include month of birth, place of delivery, city of birth, city of residence, census tract of residence, place of death (city), residence at death (city and census tract), and month and day of death. Variables recoded for the Infant Health Survey include interviewer information, hospital admission dates and names, dates of accidents, illnesses, and most recent doctor visit, and length of residence. Data users who wish to obtain tabulations that include these variables may do so by special arrangement with ICPSR.

Methodology

Sample:   For Live Birth and Matched Birth-Death data, complete health department records were used for the designated time periods within each geographical area. The One-Year Infant Health Survey utilized stratified random samples based on birth weight: nearly 100 percent of infant weighing less than or equal to 2,500 grams, and 3 percent of normal birth weight groups.

Data Source:

data tapes provided by state and local health departments, and personal interviews

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 78 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 78 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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