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Mortality Detail File: External Cause Extract, 1968-1978, 1979-1980

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data, and clinical data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Mortality Detail Files Series
Publication Date
1984-07-12
Language
English
Free Keywords
age; causes of death; death; death records; ethnicity; fatalities; gender; marital status; mortality rates; race
Description
  • Abstract

    The Mortality Detail File: External Cause Extract is a special subset of data prepared from the MORTALITY DETAIL FILES, 1968-1991 (ICPSR 7632). Due to changes in Cause of Death definitions incorporated in the INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES, NINTH REVISION (ICD-9), the 1968-1978 data files differ slightly from the 1979-1980 data files. The 1968-1978 data reflect cause of death codes of the INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES ADAPTED FOR USE IN THE UNITED STATES, EIGHTH REVISION (ICDA-8). The period immediately following (1979-80) utilizes ICD-9 cause of death codes. In addition to the differences in the Cause of Death codes and recodes, the 1979-1980 data include three variables not available in the 1968-1978 datasets. These are: mortality by marital status, state or country of birth, and place of death and status of decedent when death occurred in a hospital or medical center. With these exceptions, the data are similar in structure and content to the 1968-1978 data and provide detailed personal and geographic information such as month and day of death, decedent's race and gender, age of deceased at time of death, place of decedent's residence (specific to the city level), place of death (specific to the county level), and whether an autopsy was performed. The 1979-1980 files also contain new variables pertinent to criminal justice research: handgun versus other gun accidents, handgun versus other firearm suicides, handgun versus other firearm homicides, and drug poison versus other poison homicides.
  • 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: Performed consistency checks.; Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1969 File
    • DS2: 1970 File
    • DS3: 1971 File
    • DS4: 1972 File
    • DS5: 1973 File
    • DS6: 1974 File
    • DS7: 1975 File
    • DS8: 1976 File
    • DS9: 1977 File
    • DS10: 1978 File
    • DS11: 1979 File
    • DS12: 1968 File
    • DS13: 1980 File
Temporal Coverage
  • 1968 / 1980
    Collection date: 1968--1980
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Every death or fetal death registered in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Sampling
All deaths that were classified as "externally" caused and are subsets of MORTALITY DETAIL FILES, 1968-1991 (ICPSR 7632). "External" causes of death are not medical diagnoses, but describe the circumstances under which an accident or act of violence occurred.
Collection Mode
  • Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Delivery
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 (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8224 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08224.v1
Publications
  • Stevenson, Betsey, Wolfers, Justin. Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: Divorce Laws and Family Distress. National Bureau of Economic Research, . 2003.
    • ID: http://www.nber.org/papers/w10175.pdf (URL)
  • Stack, Steven. New Micro-level Data on the Impact of Divorce on Suicide, 1959-1980: A Test of Two Theories. Journal of Marriage and Family.52, (1), 119-127.1990.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352844 (URL)
  • Manton, Kenneth G.. Cause specific mortality patterns among the oldest old: Multiple cause of death trends 1968 to 1980. Journal of Gerontology.41, (2), 282-289.1986.
  • (author unknown). International Classification of Diseases, Adapted for Use in the United States, 8th Revision. 1693, Washington, DC: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1967.
  • (author unknown). Vital Statistics of the United States [various years]. Washington, DC: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. .

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 (1984): Mortality Detail File: External Cause Extract, 1968-1978, 1979-1980. Archival Version. Mortality Detail Files Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08224