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National Health Interview Surveys, 1986-1994: Multiple Cause of Death, Dates of Death, 1986-1995 (ICPSR 2183)

Version Date: Jan 18, 2006 View help for published

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

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02183.v1

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This data collection supplies date and cause of death data for sample persons included in the National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS) for the years 1986 through 1994. Beginning with survey year 1986, linkage information was collected on NHIS respondents aged 18 and older to allow for matching with other data systems such as the National Death Index (NDI). The Multiple Cause of Death (MCD) data files contain information on those persons with scores high enough to be considered deceased or scores high enough that they may be included in an analysis as deceased. The Ineligible Cases data files contain person IDs of those NHIS participants under the age of 18 as well as those with insufficient information to permit linkage with the NDI. These cases should be excluded from the NHIS survey data files prior to analysis. Linkage of the NHIS respondents with the NDI provides a longitudinal component to the NHIS that allows for the ascertainment of vital status. The addition of vital status permits the use of NHIS data to estimate survival, mortality, and life expectancy while using the richness of the NHIS questionnaires, both core and supplements, as covariates. These data files must be used in conjunction with the basic NHIS data files (1986 [ICPSR 8976], 1987 [ICPSR 9195], 1988 [ICPSR 9412], 1989 [ICPSR 9583], 1990 [ICPSR 9839], 1991 [ICPSR 6049], 1992 [ICPSR 6343], 1993 [ICPSR 6534], 1994 [ICPSR 6724]). Variables included in the MCD files cover year of interview, quarter, household number, person number, month and year of death, vital status, and causes of death. The Ineligible Cases files contain a person ID that matches columns 3-16 on the NHIS public use data files.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Surveys, 1986-1994: Multiple Cause of Death, Dates of Death, 1986-1995. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02183.v1

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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.

1986 -- 1995
1986 -- 1995

(1) Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS. (2) The linkage used with these files employs a different methodology than previous linkages and replaces all previous NHIS-NDI linked files (ICPSR 6475-6479). (3) The documentation is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Respondents 18 years of age or older who participated in the National Health Interview Surveys for any year from 1986 through 1994 and for whom there is an apparent match on the National Death Index for any year from 1986 through 1995.

National Death Index (NDI)

administrative records data

1997-11-04

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:
  • U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEYS, 1986-1994: MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH, DATES OF DEATH, 1986-1995. ICPSR02183-v1. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02183.v1

2006-01-18 File CB2183.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).