Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
This data collection includes information about the cause of all recorded deaths occurring in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam during 1996. 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. Mortality Detail data for 1996 also can be extracted from this file. The Mortality Detail records are contained in the first 159 positions of these Multiple Cause records. 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
These data are freely available.
This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death, 1996. ICPSR02702-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 2009-03-05. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02702.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02702.v2
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Universe: All recorded deaths occurring in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam during 1996.
Data Types: administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
The data year is no longer located in positions 1-2 of the record, as it had been in previous years. A four-digit data year is now located in positions 115-118.
The geographic codes reflect the results of the 1990 Census.
Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.
United States Standard Certificate of Death
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Created online analysis version with question text.
Original ICPSR Release: 1999-05-12
- 2009-03-05 New files were added. These files included one or more of the following: Stata setup, SAS transport (CPORT), SPSS system, Stata system, SAS supplemental syntax, and Stata supplemental syntax files, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file.
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