Natality Detail File, 1969: [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Natality Detail File Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
birth rates; birth records; fertility; fertility rates; population growth; vital statistics
  • Abstract

    This collection provides information on live births in the United States during calendar year 1969. The natality data in this file are a component of the vital statistics collection effort maintained by the federal government. Variables specify place of birth, race and sex of the child, weight at birth and birth order, number of other children born alive or dead, person in attendance, as well as mother's and father's age, race, and education.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1969
  • Collection date: 1970
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Live births in the United States during calendar year 1969. Smallest Geographic Unit: city
Fifty percent of birth certificates for calendar year 1969.
Collection Mode
  • record abstracts

2015-05-27 SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, a tab-delimited data file, and an R data file have been added to the collection. The codebook was updated.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3242 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03242.v1
  • Bailey, Martha J.. Reexamining the impact of family planning programs on US fertility: Evidence from the war on poverty and the early years of Title X. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.4, (2), 62-97.2012.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.4.2.62 (DOI)
  • Vere, James Patrick. Having it all no longer: Fertility, female labor supply, and the new life chocies of generation X. Demography.44, (4), 821-828.2007.
    • ID: 10.1353/dem.2007.0035 (DOI)
  • Rosenzweig, Mark R., Schultz, T. Paul. The stability of household production technology: A replication. Journal of Human Resources.23, (4), 535-549.1988.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15