This data collection describes every death or fetal death
registered per year in the United States from 1968-1991. Information
includes the month and day of death for deaths prior to 1989 and the
month of death for deaths in 1989 and after, the sex of the deceased,
the age of the deceased at the time of death, the deceased's place of
residence, place of death, and whether an autopsy was performed.
Causes of death are coded using the eighth and ninth revisions of THE
INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Mortality Detail Files, 1968-1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-08-10. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07632.v4
- RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
In preparing the data tape(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.
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