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Mortality Detail File: External Cause Extract, 1968-1978, 1979-1980 (ICPSR 8224) RSS

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Summary:

The Mortality Detail File: External Cause Extract is a special subset of data prepared from the MORTALITY DETAIL FILES, 1968-1991 (ICPSR 7632). Due to changes in Cause of Death definitions incorporated in the INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES, NINTH REVISION (ICD-9), the 1968-1978 data files differ slightly from the 1979-1980 data files. The 1968-1978 data reflect cause of death codes of the INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES ADAPTED FOR USE IN THE UNITED STATES, EIGHTH REVISION (ICDA-8). The period immediately following (1979-80) utilizes ICD-9 cause of death codes. In addition to the differences in the Cause of Death codes and recodes, the 1979-1980 data include three variables not available in the 1968-1978 datasets. These are: mortality by marital status, state or country of birth, and place of death and status of decedent when death occurred in a hospital or medical center. With these exceptions, the data are similar in structure and content to the 1968-1978 data and provide detailed personal and geographic information such as month and day of death, decedent's race and gender, age of deceased at time of death, place of decedent's residence (specific to the city level), place of death (specific to the county level), and whether an autopsy was performed. The 1979-1980 files also contain new variables pertinent to criminal justice research: handgun versus other gun accidents, handgun versus other firearm suicides, handgun versus other firearm homicides, and drug poison versus other poison homicides.

Series: Mortality Detail Files Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  1969 File - Download All Files (20.9 MB)
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DS2:  1970 File - Download All Files (21 MB)
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DS3:  1971 File - Download All Files (21.1 MB)
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DS4:  1972 File - Download All Files (14.8 MB)
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DS5:  1973 File - Download All Files (21.5 MB)
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DS6:  1974 File - Download All Files (20.7 MB)
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DS7:  1975 File - Download All Files (20.7 MB)
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DS8:  1976 File - Download All Files (20.3 MB)
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DS9:  1977 File - Download All Files (20.7 MB)
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DS10:  1978 File - Download All Files (20.8 MB)
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DS11:  1979 File - Download All Files (21.9 MB)
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DS12:  1968 File - Download All Files (20.5 MB)
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DS13:  1980 File - Download All Files (22 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. MORTALITY DETAIL FILE: EXTERNAL CAUSE EXTRACT, 1968-1978, 1979-1980. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1985. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08224.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   age, causes of death, death, death records, ethnicity, fatalities, gender, marital status, mortality rates, race

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Date of Collection:  

  • 1968--1980

Universe:   Every death or fetal death registered in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Data Types:   aggregate data, and clinical data

Data Collection Notes:

Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

Methodology

Sample:   All deaths that were classified as "externally" caused and are subsets of MORTALITY DETAIL FILES, 1968-1991 (ICPSR 7632). "External" causes of death are not medical diagnoses, but describe the circumstances under which an accident or act of violence occurred.

Data Source:

MORTALITY DETAIL FILES, 1968-1991 (ICSPR 7632)

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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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