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Natality Local Area Summary Data, 1980: [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Natality Detail File Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
birth; birth rates; birth records; fertility; fertility rates; live births; population growth; pregnancy; prenatal care; vital statistics
  • Abstract

    This collection contains information on live births in the United States during calendar year 1980. 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, population, division and state subcode, Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA), and metropolitan-nonmetropolitan county. Other variables include the race and sex of the child, the age of the mother, mother's education, place of delivery, person in attendance, and live birth order. The summary variables in the file include total number of births occurring in the country, the ratio of births to married women, the ratio of births to unmarried women, number of live births by birth weight, total number of births to United States residents, births by attendant, and place of delivery.
  • 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Summary Record 1 Records
    • DS2: Summary Record 2 Records
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980
  • Collection date: 1982
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All live births in the United States during calendar year 1980.
Collection Mode
  • The alphanumeric variables comprise demographic information while the numeric variables contain aggregated numbers of births with the same demographic characteristics further classified by additional characteristics.

2008-10-06 A dataset for Summary Record 1 records and a dataset for Summary Record 2 records have been extracted from the original EBCDIC file and replace ICPSR's original distributions of the collection.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9409 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09409.v1
  • Kane, Thomas J., Staiger, Douglas. Teen Motherhood and Abortion Access. Quarterly Journal of Economics.111, (2), 467-506.1996.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (1991): Natality Local Area Summary Data, 1980: [United States]. Archival Version. Natality Detail File Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.