Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
This data collection presents information about the causes of all deaths occurring in the United States during 1989. Data are provided concerning underlying causes of death, multiple conditions that caused the death, place of death and residence of the deceased (e.g., region, division, state, county), whether an autopsy was performed, and the month and day of the week of the death. In addition, data are supplied on the sex, race, age, marital status, education, usual occupation, and origin or descent of the deceased. The multiple cause of death fields were coded from the MANUAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES, INJURIES, AND CAUSE-OF-DEATH, NINTH REVISION (ICD-9), VOLUMES 1 AND 2.
Series: Multiple Cause of Death Series
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death, 1989. ICPSR06257-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-16. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06257.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06257.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. A new policy on the release of vital statistics unit record data files has been implemented for the 1989 vital event files to prevent the inadvertent disclosure of the identities of individuals and institutions. As a result, this file does not contain the actual day of death or date of birth of the decedent. The geographic detail is also restricted.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Created online analysis version with question text.
Original ICPSR Release: 1994-05-20
- 2008-10-16 New files were added. These files included one or more of the following: Stata setup, SPSS setup, SAS setup, SAS transport (CPORT), SPSS system, SAS supplemental syntax, and Stata supplemental syntax files, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file.
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