Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AJ-002-001-1-1-United States-NCHS-1988

Subject Area: Vital Statistics

Bibliographic Citation: Atlas of United States mortality, 1988-1992.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Rockville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 6/17/1998

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: The data are stored in three different formats, ASCII, Lotus 123 and dBase. The Statistics and Tabulation program (SETS) allows users to view the data and create subset. 6/98 DOS SETS program version 1.22a does not work for GUEST. 8/98 Center for Disease Control informed us that the SETS version 1.22a does not work for NT workstations. Users can only use other statistical packages to access the raw ASCII data.

Access Status: Restricted to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 5/1/1998

Documentation: Machine-readable, one booklet (in CD-ROM case), and 1 volume printed document. (The printed-out is not complete)

Abstract: This Atlas of United States Mortality shows all leading causes of death by race and sex for small U.S. geographic areas referred to as Health Service Areas (HSA's). The 18 causes of death included in this atlas account for 83 percent of all deaths in the United States during 1988-92. In addition to maps with age-adjusted death rates for each HSA, the atlas includes maps that compare each HSA rate to the national rate, smoothed maps for each cause that show the broad geographic patterns at selected ages, and a chart with regional rates for each cause of death. The maps are in Adobe PDF format and requires Acrobat reader to display. The CD-ROM also contains a map boundaries file.

Media/File Reports:

7052 (CD-ROM)