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Multiple Cause of Death, 1985 (ICPSR 9812) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection presents information about the causes of deaths occurring in the United States during 1985. Information is provided concerning original and underlying causes of death, nature of injury, type of illness, place of death, and whether there were multiple conditions that caused the death. In addition, data are provided on date of death, and on sex, race, age, marital status, and origin or descent of the deceased. Also included is information on residence of the deceased (state, county, city, region, and whether the county was a metropolitan or a nonmetropolitan area). Data on whether an autopsy was performed and the site of accidents are also provided.

Series: Multiple Cause of Death Series

Access Notes

  • 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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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death, 1985 . ICPSR09812-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-16. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09812.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

Time Period:  

  • 1985

Date of Collection:  

  • 1985

Universe:   All deaths occurring in the United States during 1985.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

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

Methodology

Data Source:

death certificates

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.

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Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2008-10-16 New files were added. These files included one or more of the following: Stata setup, SPSS 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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