Vital Statistics: Divorce Detail [United States], 1986 (ICPSR 3176)

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This file contains demographic data for divorces occurring in the United States during the 1986 calendar year. The data were taken from divorce certificates registered with the vital statistics offices of 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The certificates for each state were chosen at one of five sampling rates (5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 percent), depending on the total number of divorces occurring in the state during the year. Each record includes a weight factor based on the sampling fraction of the reporting state. The demographic data collected include age, race, education, and natality of divorcing parties, and the number of this divorce. Information about the divorce itself includes month, day, and week of the divorce.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Statistics: Divorce Detail [United States], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-01-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03176.v2

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In preparing the data file 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 restrictions.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1986
1986

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Five sampling rates (5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 percent) were used, depending on the total number of divorces performed in the state during the year.

All divorces in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands in 1986.

marriage and divorce certificates

administrative records data

2001-08-06

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Statistics: Divorce Detail [United States], 1986. ICPSR03176-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-01-23. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03176.v2

2009-01-23 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

2001-08-06 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:

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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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