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Natality Detail File, 2003 [United States] (ICPSR 4706) RSS

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Summary:

This collection provides information on live births in the United States during calendar year 2003. The natality data in these files are a component of the vital statistics collection effort maintained by the federal government. Birth data is limited to births occurring in the United States to United States residents and nonresidents. Births occurring to United States citizens outside of the United States are not included in this data collection. Part 1 contains data on births occurring within the United States, while Part 2 contains data on births occurring in the United States territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Geographic variables include the state and county in which the birth occurred, as well as the population size of the county. Other variables describe the place of delivery, who was in attendance, and medical and health data such as the method of delivery, the number of the prenatal visits, tobacco and alcohol use during pregnancy, pregnancy history, medical risk factors, and infant health characteristics. Birth and fertility rates and other statistics related to this study can be found in the National Vital Statistics Report in the codebook documentation. Demographic variables include the child's sex, birth weight, and month and year of birth, the parent's age, race, and ethnicity, as well as the mother's marital status, education level, place of residence, and place of birth.

Series: Natality Detail File Series

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DS1:  United States File - Download All Files (3,260.5 MB) large dataset
DS2:  United States Territories File - Download All Files (54.7 MB)

Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATALITY DETAIL FILE, 2003 [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR04706-v1. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-06-18. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04706.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   alcohol consumption, birth, birth rates, birth records, fertility, fertility rates, live births, population growth, pregnancy, prenatal care, tobacco use, vital statistics

Geographic Coverage:   Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (state), North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands of the United States, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Time Period:  

  • 2003

Date of Collection:  

  • 2004

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Live births in the United States during calendar year 2003.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The full product suite was not released for this study due to the large size of system and transport files. (2) To protect respondent confidentiality, codes in variables UMAGERPT, FAGERPT, UFAGECOMB, MRACE1E through MRACE8E, and FRACE1E through FRACE8E were blanked. (3) According to documentation from the principal investigator, United States residents who gave birth in Guam were considered residents of Guam and were assigned a code 1 in the RESTATUS variable. (4) The CASEID variable was created for use with online analysis. (5) Variables XOSTATE, RCNTY_POP, RCITY_POP, MSA_POP, and SEX were converted from character to numeric. (6) More information on natality studies may be found via the National Center for Health Statistics Web Site.

Methodology

Sample:   One-hundred percent of birth certificates in calendar year 2003.

Data Source:

official certificates of live births, and state computer records

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