Natality Detail File, 2010 [United States] (ICPSR 36500)

Published: Dec 14, 2016 View help for published

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control. National Center for Health Statistics.

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36500.v1

Version V1

This collection provides information on live births in the United States during calendar year 2010. 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.

Dataset 1 contains data on births occurring within the United States, while dataset 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. Variables describe the place of delivery, who was in attendance, and medical and health data such as the method of delivery, prenatal care, tobacco 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 an Appendix to the User Guide under Detailed Technical Notes.

Demographic variables include the child's sex and month and year of birth and the parents' ages, races, ethnicities, education levels, as well as the mother's marital status and residency status.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control. National Center for Health Statistics. Natality Detail File, 2010 [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-12-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36500.v1

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The territories file, which includes data on births occurring in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, includes limited geographic detail. Information identifying individual territories and counties with populations of 100,000 or more by place of occurrence and residence are available in this file.

Beginning with the 2005 data year, the micro-data natality file no longer includes geographic detail (e.g., release policy is available through the National Center for Health Statistics Web site. state or county of birth). Information on the NCHS data Tabulations of birth data by state and for counties with populations of 100,000 or more may be made using VitalStats. Procedures for requesting micro-data files with geographic detail are provided in the NCHS data release policy.

Beginning with the 2007 data year, data items exclusive to the 1989 revision of the U.S. Certificate of Live Birth(i.e., maternal anemia, ultrasound, alcohol use) are no longer available in public files.

This data file includes data based on both the 1989 Revision of the United States Standard Certificate of Live Birth (unrevised) and the 2003 revision of the United States Standard Certificate of Live Birth (revised). However, in general only data comparable between 1989 and 2003 revisions and data exclusive to the 2003 revision are included.

For additional information on the Natality Detail File Series, please visit the National Center for Health Statistics Web site.

The report presents detailed data on numbers and characteristics of births in 2010, birth and fertility rates, maternal demographic and health characteristics, place and attendant at birth, and infant health characteristics within the United States.

One-hundred percent of birth certificates in calendar year 2010.

Cross-sectional, Longitudinal: Trend / Repeated Cross-section

Live births in the United States and its territories during the calendar year 2010.

individual

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics receives these data as electronic files, prepared from individual records processed by each registration area, through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.

Official certificates of live births of all births registered in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and New York City.

administrative records data

2016-12-14

2016-12-14

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. Centers for Disease Control. National Center for Health Statistics. Natality Detail File, 2010 [United States]. ICPSR36500-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-12-14. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36500.v1

2016-12-14 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.

The data are not weighted and no weight variables are present in the collection.

Notes

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

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