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Natality Detail File, 1973: [United States]

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
  • Natality Detail File Series
Publication Date
2002-03-07
Language
English
Free Keywords
birth rates; birth records; fertility; fertility rates; population growth; vital statistics
Description
  • Abstract

    This collection provides information on live births in the United States during calendar year 1973. The natality data in this file are a component of the vital statistics collection effort maintained by the federal government. Geographic variables of residence for births include the state, county, city, county and city population, standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA), and metropolitan/nonmetropolitan county. Other variables specify the race and sex of the child, the age of the mother, place of delivery, person in attendance, and live-birth order. The natality tabulations in the documentation include live births by age of mother, live-birth order, and race of child, live births by marital status of mother, age of mother, and race of child, and live births by attendant and place of delivery.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1973
  • Collection date: 1974
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Live births in the United States during calendar year 1973.
Sampling
Fifty percent of birth certificates for calendar year 1973 for most states. Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont submitted one-hundred percent of birth certificates for calendar year 1973.
Collection Mode
  • (1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS. (3) The codebook is provided by the principal investigator as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Availability
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This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3246 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • 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)

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 (2002): Natality Detail File, 1973: [United States]. Version 1. Natality Detail File Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03246.v1