Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AJ-003-003-1-1-United States-NCHS-1988

Subject Area: Vital Statistics

Bibliographic Citation: Divorce detail files, 1968-1988.  [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: 3/9/2007

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data from 1970-1979 are available at: /cdelibrary/dali/c8/divorce/data_70-79. Data for 1980-1988 are available in:/cdelibrary/dali/c8/divorce. Data for 1968 & 1969 are from CDE library tapes (the data files are also available on the NCHS CD-ROM). Documentation files for 1969, 1979, and 1980-1988 are available in .pdf format at: /cdelibrary/dali/c8/divorce/documentation.

Access Status: Access limited to CDE affiliates

Abstract: The divorce data file is maintained by calendar year. The file includes : (1) records for all divorces received in machine-readable form and (2) sample records, or all divorces for those States with small numbers of events, received on microfilm (coded and keyed by NCHS personnel). The tape file includes data from selected States, and the Virgin Islands, which meet certain reporting criteria for inclusion in the Divorce Registration Area (DRA) . The criteria are explained in the Technical Appendix which is part of this documentation package. Each record contains a weight field (tape locations 40-41) which is designed to inflate tabular totals to the States' figures and to the DRA figures. Note, however, in NCHS publications, U.S. data and Possessions data are tabulated separately. Totals for the DRA do not include data for the Virgin Islands.

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