Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-058-017-1-1-United States-NCHS-1981

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Multiple cause of death, 1981.  [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: 3/27/2007

Number of Files Received: 4

Comments: Data file is in ASCII format (zipped). Data files can be accessed on Linux at: /cdelibrary/dali/c8/mcd6881

Access Status: Access limited to CDE affiliates

Documentation: Documentation files are in .pdf format. One hardcopy of the codebook is available for circulation (CDE acquistion number 1696.00).

Abstract: This data collection includes information about the cause of all recorded deaths occurring in the United States in 1981. Data are provided concerning underlying causes of death, multiple conditions that caused the death, place of death, residence of the deceased (e.g., region, division, state, county), whether an autopsy was performed, and the month and day of the week of the death. In addition, data are supplied on the sex, race, age, marital status, education, usual occupation, and origin or descent of the deceased. Causes of death were coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision. Place of death is classified by state and county. In residence classification, all deaths are allocated to the usual place of residence as reported on the death certificate and are classified by state, county and city. NOTE!!! MULTIPLE CAUSE DATA FOR 1981 WERE CODED ON A 50 PERCENT BASIS FOR DEATHS OCCURRING IN SELECTED STATES. THIS FILE CANNOT BE USED TO TABULATE UNDERLYING CAUSE-OF-DEATH DATA THAT WILL COMPARE TO NCHS PUBLISHED DATA. SEE THE DOCUMENTATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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