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Linked Birth/Infant Death Data, 1983 Birth Cohort: [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
  • Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
birth; birth rates; birth records; infant mortality; live births; medical records; parents; pregnancy; prenatal care; reproductive history; vital statistics
  • Abstract

    This data collection consists of two data files, which can be used to determine infant mortality rates. The first file provides linked records of live births and deaths of children born in the United States in 1983 (residents and nonresidents). This file is referred to as the "numerator" file. The second file consists of live births in the United States in 1983 and is referred to as the "denominator" file. Variables include year of birth, state and county of birth, characteristics of the infant (age, sex, race, birth weight, gestation), characteristics of the mother (origin, race, age, education, marital status, state of birth), characteristics of the father (origin, race, age, education), pregnancy items (prenatal care, live births), and medical data.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Numerator File: Linked Birth and Death Records, 1983
    • DS2: Denominator File: Live Births, 1983
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1983
  • Collection date: 1983
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS. The codebook is provided by ICPSR 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.

2006-01-18 File CB3264.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3264 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03264.v1
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    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.87.12.2026 (DOI)
  • Read, Jennifer S., Troendle, James F., Klebanoff, Mark A.. Infectious disease mortality among infants in the United States, 1983 through 1987. American Journal of Public Health.87, (2), 192-198.1997.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.87.2.192 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.86.6.820 (DOI)
  • Dobrin, Adam, Wiersma, Brian, Loftin, Colin, McDowall, David. Statistical Handbook on Violence in America. Phoenix: Oryx Press. 1996.

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): Linked Birth/Infant Death Data, 1983 Birth Cohort: [United States]. Archival Version. Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.