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National Mortality Followback Survey, 1966-1968

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, and event/transaction data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Mortality Followback Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
causes of death; death records; demographic characteristics; disease; health; medical care; medical history; mortality rates; population trends; smoking; vital statistics
  • Abstract

    This survey was designed primarily to obtain information on the smoking habits of decedents by examining death certificates and questionnaires mailed to death record informants. Smoking variables in this data collection include number of cigarettes smoked when the decedent smoked most, number smoked the year before death, number smoked three years before death, and cigar and pipe smoking occurrence three years before death. Demographic variables include marital status, family type, number of children, living arrangements, size of family, birth and death of the decedent, family income and family debt, and cause of death.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966 / 1968
    Time period: 1966--1968
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All decedents 35 to 84 years of age whose death was reported in the Current Mortality Survey (CMS) during the three year survey were included in the universe of decedents from which the sample was drawn.
This survey used a stratified sample of death certificates designed to produce an overall sample of 1/26th of the deaths reported in the Current Mortality Survey (CMS) during the three-year period.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8370 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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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 (1986): National Mortality Followback Survey, 1966-1968. Version 1. National Mortality Followback Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.