This data collection includes information about the cause
of all recorded deaths occurring in the United States, American Samoa,
Guam, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands during
2004. Data are provided concerning underlying causes of death,
multiple conditions that caused the death, place of death, 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. Along with to the combined Territory Public-Use file, a
subset based on state of occurrence has been created for American
Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The multiple cause of death fields were coded from the MANUAL OF THE
INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES AND RELATED
HEALTH PROBLEMS, TENTH REVISION (ICD-10).