United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death, 1997. ICPSR03085-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-09-10. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03085.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03085.v2
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causes of death,
Virgin Islands of the United States
Date of Collection:
All recorded deaths occurring in the United States, Puerto
Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam during 1997.
administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
Effective with 1997 data, American Samoa records
are included in the Territories' Public-Use File (Part 2).
geographic codes were changed effective with the 1996 data to 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.
The codebook, frequencies,
record layout, appendices, and geographical code outlines are provided
as Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
United States Standard Certificate of Death
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.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Restrictions: In preparing the data files for this collection, the
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct
identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of
data subjects. As an additional precaution NCHS requires, under
Section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that
data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than
statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that
analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or
establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any
identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and
other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these