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Linked Birth/Infant Death Period Data, 1995: [United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Series
Publication Date
1998-04-02
Language
English
Free Keywords
birth; birth rates; birth records; causes of death; death records; infant mortality; live births; medical records; parents; pregnancy; prenatal care; reproductive history; vital statistics
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection consists of six data files, which can be used to determine infant mortality rates in the United States in 1995. For the first time, data for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam were included. Another change in 1995 is a change in format of the linked files. They are now released in two different formats, period data and birth cohort data. This collection represents the period data. Parts 1 and 2 are the Denominator files for the United States and for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam, respectively. These files consist of all births in 1995. Variables in these files include year of birth, state and county of birth, characteristics of the infant (age, sex, race, birth weight, gestation), characteristics of the mother (Hispanic origin, race, age, education, marital status, state of birth), characteristics of the father (Hispanic origin, race, age, education), pregnancy items (prenatal care, live births), and medical data. A new variable in the Denominator files for 1995 is clinical estimate of gestation. Parts 3 and 4 are the Numerator files. They provide records of all infant deaths that occurred in 1995 linked to their corresponding birth certificates, whether the birth occurred in 1995 or 1994. Variables in these files include age at death, underlying cause of death, autopsy, place of accident, infant death identification number, exact age at death, day of birth and death, and month of birth and death. New variables in the linked Numerator files for 1995 include a weight and a clinical estimate of gestation. Parts 5 and 6 are the "unlinked" files. They consist of infant death records that could not be linked to their corresponding birth records.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Denominator File for the United States: Births
    • DS2: Denominator File for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam: Births
    • DS3: Numerator File for the United States: Linked Births and Deaths
    • DS4: Numerator File for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam: Linked Births and Deaths
    • DS5: Unlinked File for the United States
    • DS6: Unlinked File for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1995
  • Collection date: 1995
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
  • Guam
  • United States
  • Virgin Islands of the United States
Collection Mode
  • Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.

Note
2006-01-18 File CB2285.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2285 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Frisbie, W. Parker, Song, Seung-Eun, Powers, Daniel A., Street, Julie A.. The Increasing Racial Disparity in Infant Mortality: Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Other Causes. Demography.41, (4), 773-800.2004.
    • ID: 10.1353/dem.2004.0030 (DOI)
  • Kramer, Michael S., Demissie, Kitaw, Yang, Hong, Platt, Robert W., Sauve, Reg, Liston, Robert. The Contribution of Mild and Moderate Preterm Birth to Infant Mortality. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.284, (7), 843-849.2000.
    • ID: 10.1001/jama.284.7.843 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (1998): Linked Birth/Infant Death Period Data, 1995: [United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam]. Version 1. Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02285.v1