Natality Detail File, 1994: [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • 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
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 1994. The natality data in this file are a component of the vital statistics collection effort implemented by the federal government. Geographic variables of residence for births include the state, county, city, population, division and state subcode, Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA), and metropolitan/nonmetropolitan county. Other variables include the race and sex of the child, age and education 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


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: United States File
    • DS2: United States Territories File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1994
  • Collection date: 1994
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Live births in the United States during calendar year 1994.
One hundred percent of birth certificates for calendar year 1994.
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 files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS. (3) The codebook is provided by the data producer 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.

2008-04-02 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.2006-01-18 File CB3386.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3386 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15