United States Census of Mortality: 1850, 1860, and 1870
- Fogel, Robert W. (University of Chicago. Center for Population Economics)
- Ferrie, Joseph (University of Chicago. Center for Population Economics)
- Costa, Dora (University of Chicago. Center for Population Economics)
- Karlan, Dean S. (University of Chicago. Center for Population Economics)
- Version 1 (Subtitle)
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health
- National Science Foundation
AbstractThis data collection is a portion of the historical data collected by the project, "Early Indicators of Later Work Levels, Disease, and Death," which is collecting military, medical, and socioeconomic data on a sample of white males mustered into the Union Army during the Civil War. During 1850, 1860, and 1870, mortality information was gathered at the county level as an addendum to the population census. These data examine the impact of environmental factors on life outcomes and look at the influence of infectious disease rates on economic and health patterns at late ages. Part 1, Disease Data, looks at cause of death from 66 disease classifications. Part 2, General Disease Data, also examines cause of death but through 18 broad disease categories. Variables included in both parts are state, county, year of death, and frequency of death by disease.
Table of Contents
- DS0: Study-Level Files
- DS1: Disease Data
- DS2: General Disease Data
Collection date: 1998
(1) These files represent a storage format sometimes referred to as a weighted analysis file. The data are organized with one record for each county/year/disease permutation (in the event that no one died in that county/year/disease, no record is created). For each such permutation, the frequency variable contains the number of individuals who died in the county/year of that disease. (2) Questions regarding the use of these data should be directed to Peter Viechnicki at the University of Chicago (email@example.com).
- 2526 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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- ID: 10.1017/S0022050700021203 (DOI)
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