Mortality Detail File, 1992 (ICPSR 6798)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
This data collection describes every death or fetal death registered in the United States for 1992. Information includes the month of death, day of the week of death, the sex and race of the deceased, the age of the deceased at the time of death, the deceased's place of residence, place of death, and whether an autopsy was performed. Causes of death are coded using THE MANUAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES, INJURIES, AND CAUSE-OF-DEATH, NINTH REVISION (ICD-9), VOLUMES 1 AND 2.
Series: Mortality Detail Files Series
These data are freely available.
This study 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. Mortality Detail File, 1992. ICPSR06798-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06798.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06798.v1
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:
Universe: All deaths occurring in the United States in 1992.
Data Types: administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.
death certificates filed in vital statistics offices of each state and the District of Columbia
Restrictions: In preparing the data file(s) for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of xdata 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 restrictions.
Original ICPSR Release: 1997-02-24
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