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Study Report

Study Number: AJ-001-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1966

Subject Area: Vital Statistics

Bibliographic Citation: National mortality followback survey, 1966-1968.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8370

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This survey was designed primarily to obtain information on the smoking habits of decedents by examining death certificates and questionnaires mailed to death record informants. Smoking variables in this data collection include number of cigarettes smoked when the decedent smoked most, number smoked the year before death, number smoked three years before death, and cigar and pipe smoking occurrence three years before death. Demographic variables include marital status, family type, number of children, living arrangements, size of family, birth and death of the decedent, family income and family debt, and cause of death.

SOURCE: questionnaires to death record informants, and death certificates

UNIVERSE: All decedents 35 to 84 years of age whose death was reported in the Current Mortality Survey (CMS) during the three year survey were included in the universe of decedents from which the sample was drawn.

SAMPLE: This survey used a stratified sample of death certificates designed to produce an overall sample of 1/26th of the deaths reported in the Current Mortality Survey (CMS) during the three-year period.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data, and event/transaction data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1966-1968

SUBJECT TERMS: deaths. disease and pathology. health. medical care and histories. mortality. United States.

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