Vital Statistics: Marriage Detail [United States], 1979 (ICPSR 8113)
Published: Feb 16, 1992
This file contains demographic data for marriages occurring in the United States during the 1979 calendar year. The data were taken from marriage certificates registered with the vital statistics offices of 42 states and the District of Columbia. The certificates for each state were chosen at one of five sampling rates (5 percent, 10 percent, 20 percent, 50 percent, or 100 percent), depending on the total number of marriages performed 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 includes age, race, previous marital status, number of this marriage, education, and natality of both the bride and groom. Information about the marriage ceremony itself includes date, day of the week, and type of ceremony.
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 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.
The certificates for each state were chosen at one of five sampling rates (5 percent, 10 percent, 20 percent, 50 percent, or 100 percent), depending on the total number of marriages performed in the state during 1979.
Marriage certificates for marriages occurring in 1979 from the vital statistics offices in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
marriage certificates registered with the vital statistics offices of 42 states and the District of Columbia
administrative records data
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Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.
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