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Scientific Data Documentation
Detailed Mortality File, 1993


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	 1993 Mortality Detail Record

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 1-2         2    Last 2 Digits of Current Data Year
                 __________________________________

                    93        ... 1993



 3           1    Reporting Area
                 ______________

                    The following codes used with the State of Occurrence codes,
                    locations 21-22, identify separate reporting areas.

                    1         ... Bronx borough, Bronx county
                    2         ... Brooklyn borough, Kings county
                    3         ... Manhattan borough, New York county
                    4         ... Queens borough, Queens county
                    5         ... Staten Island borough, Richmond county
                    6         ... Chicago
                    0         ... All other areas



 4-9         6    Certificate Number
                 __________________

                    These positions are blank.




 10-11       2    Reserved Positions
                 __________________



 12-18       7    Sequence Number
                 _______________

                    These positions are blank.



 19          1    Record Type
                 ___________

                    1         ... RESIDENTS
                                  State and County of Occurrence and Residence are
                                  the same.
                    2         ... NONRESIDENTS
                                  State and/or County of Occurrence and Residence
                                  are different.


 20          1    Resident Status
                 _______________

                    1         ... RESIDENTS
                                  State and County of Occurrence and Residence are
                                  the same.
                    2         ... INTRASTATE NONRESIDENTS
                                  State of Occurrence and Residence are the same,
                                  but County is different.
                    3         ... INTERSTATE NONRESIDENTS
                                  State of Occurrence and Residence are different,
                                  but both are in the U.S.
                    4         ... FOREIGN RESIDENTS
                                  State of Occurrence is one of the 50 States or
                                  the District of Columbia, but Place of Residence 
                                  is outside of the U.S.

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________

 21-30      10    PLACE OF OCCURRENCE
                 ___________________

                    Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this 
                    document for a detailed list of areas and codes.


 21-22       2    State of Occurrence
                 ___________________

                    01        ... Alabama
                    02        ... Alaska
                    03        ... Arizona
                    04        ... Arkansas
                    05        ... California
                    06        ... Colorado
                    07        ... Connecticut
                    08        ... Delaware
                    09        ... District of Columbia
                    10        ... Florida
                    11        ... Georgia
                    12        ... Hawaii
                    13        ... Idaho
                    14        ... Illinois
                    15        ... Indiana
                    16        ... Iowa
                    17        ... Kansas
                    18        ... Kentucky
                    19        ... Louisiana
                    20        ... Maine
                    21        ... Maryland
                    22        ... Massachusetts
                    23        ... Michigan
                    24        ... Minnesota
                    25        ... Mississippi
                    26        ... Missouri
                    27        ... Montana
                    28        ... Nebraska
                    29        ... Nevada
                    30        ... New Hampshire
                    31        ... New Jersey
                    32        ... New Mexico
                    33        ... New York
                    34        ... North Carolina
                    35        ... North Dakota
                    36        ... Ohio
                    37        ... Oklahoma
                    38        ... Oregon
                    39        ... Pennsylvania
                    40        ... Rhode Island
                    41        ... South Carolina
                    42        ... South Dakota
                    43        ... Tennessee
                    44        ... Texas
                    45        ... Utah
                    46        ... Vermont
                    47        ... Virginia
                    48        ... Washington
                    49        ... West Virginia
                    50        ... Wisconsin
                    51        ... Wyoming

 23-25       3    County of Occurrence
                 ____________________

                    001-nnn   ... Counties and county equivalents (independent and
                                  coextensive cities) are numbered alphabetically
                                  within each State.  (Note:  To uniquely identify 
                                  a county, both the State and county codes must 
                                  be used.)
                    999       ... County of less than 100,000 population

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________

 26          1    Region
                 ______

 27-28       2    Division and State Subcode of Occurrence
                 ________________________________________

                    States are coded within Division.
                    26 is Region.  27 is Division.  28 is State subcode.

                    1         ... NORTHEAST
                                 _________
                      1       ...    New England
                                    ___________
                        1     ...       Maine
                        2     ...       New Hampshire
                        3     ...       Vermont
                        4     ...       Massachusetts
                        5     ...       Rhode Island
                        6     ...       Connecticut
                      2       ...    Middle Atlantic
                                    _______________
                        1     ...       New York
                        2     ...       New Jersey
                        3     ...       Pennsylvania
                    2         ... MIDWEST
                                 _______
                      3       ...    East North Central
                                    __________________
                        1     ...       Ohio
                        2     ...       Indiana
                        3     ...       Illinois
                        4     ...       Michigan
                        5     ...       Wisconsin
                      4       ...    West North Central
                                    __________________
                        1     ...       Minnesota
                        2     ...       Iowa
                        3     ...       Missouri
                        4     ...       North Dakota
                        5     ...       South Dakota
                        6     ...       Nebraska
                        7     ...       Kansas
                    3         ... SOUTH
                                 _____
                      5       ...    South Atlantic
                                    ______________
                        1     ...       Delaware
                        2     ...       Maryland
                        3     ...       District of Columbia
                        4     ...       Virginia
                        5     ...       West Virginia
                        6     ...       North Carolina
                        7     ...       South Carolina
                        8     ...       Georgia
                        9     ...       Florida
                      6       ...    East South Central
                                    __________________
                        1     ...       Kentucky
                        2     ...       Tennessee
                        3     ...       Alabama
                        4     ...       Mississippi
                      7       ...    West South Central
                                    __________________
                        1     ...       Arkansas
                        2     ...       Louisiana
                        3     ...       Oklahoma
                        4     ...       Texas
                    4         ... WEST
                                 ____
                      8       ...    Mountain
                                    ________
                        1     ...       Montana
                        2     ...       Idaho
                        3     ...       Wyoming
                        4     ...       Colorado
                        5     ...       New Mexico
                        6     ...       Arizona
                        7     ...       Utah
                        8     ...       Nevada
                      9       ...    Pacific
                                    _______
                        1     ...       Washington
                        2     ...       Oregon
                        3     ...       California
                        4     ...       Alaska
                        5     ...       Hawaii
 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 29-30       2    Expanded State of Occurrence Code
                 _________________________________

                    This item is designed to separately identify New York City 
                    records from other New York State records.

                    01        ... Alabama
                    02        ... Alaska
                    03        ... Arizona
                    04        ... Arkansas
                    05        ... California
                    06        ... Colorado
                    07        ... Connecticut
                    08        ... Delaware
                    09        ... District of Columbia
                    10        ... Florida
                    11        ... Georgia
                    12        ... Hawaii
                    13        ... Idaho
                    14        ... Illinois
                    15        ... Indiana
                    16        ... Iowa
                    17        ... Kansas
                    18        ... Kentucky
                    19        ... Louisiana
                    20        ... Maine
                    21        ... Maryland
                    22        ... Massachusetts
                    23        ... Michigan
                    24        ... Minnesota
                    25        ... Mississippi
                    26        ... Missouri
                    27        ... Montana
                    28        ... Nebraska
                    29        ... Nevada
                    30        ... New Hampshire
                    31        ... New Jersey
                    32        ... New Mexico
                    33        ... New York
                    34        ... New York City
                    35        ... North Carolina
                    36        ... North Dakota
                    37        ... Ohio
                    38        ... Oklahoma
                    39        ... Oregon
                    40        ... Pennsylvania
                    41        ... Rhode Island
                    42        ... South Carolina
                    43        ... South Dakota
                    44        ... Tennessee
                    45        ... Texas
                    46        ... Utah
                    47        ... Vermont
                    48        ... Virginia
                    49        ... Washington
                    50        ... West Virginia
                    51        ... Wisconsin
                    52        ... Wyoming

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________

 31-48      18    PLACE OF RESIDENCE
                 __________________

                    Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this 
                    document for a detailed list of areas and codes.


 31-32       2    State of Residence
                 __________________

                    01        ... Alabama
                    02        ... Alaska
                    03        ... Arizona
                    04        ... Arkansas
                    05        ... California
                    06        ... Colorado
                    07        ... Connecticut
                    08        ... Delaware
                    09        ... District of Columbia
                    10        ... Florida
                    11        ... Georgia
                    12        ... Hawaii
                    13        ... Idaho
                    14        ... Illinois
                    15        ... Indiana
                    16        ... Iowa
                    17        ... Kansas
                    18        ... Kentucky
                    19        ... Louisiana
                    20        ... Maine
                    21        ... Maryland
                    22        ... Massachusetts
                    23        ... Michigan
                    24        ... Minnesota
                    25        ... Mississippi
                    26        ... Missouri
                    27        ... Montana
                    28        ... Nebraska
                    29        ... Nevada
                    30        ... New Hampshire
                    31        ... New Jersey
                    32        ... New Mexico
                    33        ... New York
                    34        ... North Carolina
                    35        ... North Dakota
                    36        ... Ohio
                    37        ... Oklahoma
                    38        ... Oregon
                    39        ... Pennsylvania
                    40        ... Rhode Island
                    41        ... South Carolina
                    42        ... South Dakota
                    43        ... Tennessee
                    44        ... Texas
                    45        ... Utah
                    46        ... Vermont
                    47        ... Virginia
                    48        ... Washington
                    49        ... West Virginia
                    50        ... Wisconsin
                    51        ... Wyoming
                    52-57,59  ... Foreign residents
                    52        ...    Puerto Rico
                    53        ...    Virgin Islands
                    54        ...    Guam
                    55        ...    Canada
                    56        ...    Cuba
                    57        ...    Mexico
                    59        ...    Remainder of the world


 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 33-35       3    County of Residence
                 ___________________

                    001-nnn   ... Counties and county equivalents (independent and
                                  coextensive cities) are numbered alphabetically
                                  within each State.  (Note:  To uniquely identify 
                                  a county, both the State and county codes must 
                                  be used.)
                    ZZZ       ... Foreign residents
                    999       ... County of less than 100,000 population



 36-38       3    City of Residence
                 _________________

                    001-nnn   ... Cities are numbered alphabetically within each
                                  State and identify each city with a population 
                                  of 100,000 or more in 1980.  
                                  (Note:  To uniquely identify a city, both the
                                  State and city codes must be used.  State, county
                                  and city codes may also be used.)
                    999       ... Balance of county or city of less than 100,000
                                  population
                    ZZZ       ... Foreign residents



 39          1    Population Size of City of Residence
                 ____________________________________

                    0         ... Place of 1,000,000 or more
                    1         ... Place of   500,000 to 1,000,000
                    2         ... Place of   250,000 to   500,000
                    3         ... Place of   100,000 to   250,000
                    9         ... All other areas in the U.S.
                    Z         ... Foreign residents



 40          1    Metropolitan - Nonmetropolitan County of Residence
                 __________________________________________________

                    1         ... Metropolitan county
                    2         ... Nonmetropolitan county
                    Z         ... Foreign residents

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________

 41          1    Region
                 ______

 42-43       2    Division and State Subcode of Residence
                 _______________________________________

                    States are coded within Division.
                    41 is Region.  42 is Division.  43 is State subcode.

                    000       ... Foreign residents
                                 _________________

                    1         ... NORTHEAST
                                 _________
                      1       ...    New England
                                    ___________
                        1     ...       Maine
                        2     ...       New Hampshire
                        3     ...       Vermont
                        4     ...       Massachusetts
                        5     ...       Rhode Island
                        6     ...       Connecticut
                      2       ...    Middle Atlantic
                                    _______________
                        1     ...       New York
                        2     ...       New Jersey
                        3     ...       Pennsylvania
                    2         ... MIDWEST
                                 _______
                      3       ...    East North Central
                                    __________________
                        1     ...       Ohio
                        2     ...       Indiana
                        3     ...       Illinois
                        4     ...       Michigan
                        5     ...       Wisconsin
                      4       ...    West North Central
                                    __________________
                        1     ...       Minnesota
                        2     ...       Iowa
                        3     ...       Missouri
                        4     ...       North Dakota
                        5     ...       South Dakota
                        6     ...       Nebraska
                        7     ...       Kansas
                    3         ... SOUTH
                                 _____
                      5       ...    South Atlantic
                                    ______________
                        1     ...       Delaware
                        2     ...       Maryland
                        3     ...       District of Columbia
                        4     ...       Virginia
                        5     ...       West Virginia
                        6     ...       North Carolina
                        7     ...       South Carolina
                        8     ...       Georgia
                        9     ...       Florida
                      6       ...    East South Central
                                    __________________
                        1     ...       Kentucky
                        2     ...       Tennessee
                        3     ...       Alabama
                        4     ...       Mississippi
                      7       ...    West South Central
                                    __________________
                        1     ...       Arkansas
                        2     ...       Louisiana
                        3     ...       Oklahoma
                        4     ...       Texas
                    4         ... WEST
                                 ____
                      8       ...    Mountain
                                    ________
                        1     ...       Montana
                        2     ...       Idaho
                        3     ...       Wyoming
                        4     ...       Colorado
                        5     ...       New Mexico
                        6     ...       Arizona
                        7     ...       Utah
                        8     ...       Nevada
                      9       ...    Pacific
                                    _______
                        1     ...       Washington
                        2     ...       Oregon
                        3     ...       California
                        4     ...       Alaska
                        5     ...       Hawaii
 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 44-45       2    Expanded State of Residence Code
                 ________________________________

                    This item is designed to separately identify New York City 
                    records from other New York State records.

                    01        ... Alabama
                    02        ... Alaska
                    03        ... Arizona
                    04        ... Arkansas
                    05        ... California
                    06        ... Colorado
                    07        ... Connecticut
                    08        ... Delaware
                    09        ... District of Columbia
                    10        ... Florida
                    11        ... Georgia
                    12        ... Hawaii
                    13        ... Idaho
                    14        ... Illinois
                    15        ... Indiana
                    16        ... Iowa
                    17        ... Kansas
                    18        ... Kentucky
                    19        ... Louisiana
                    20        ... Maine
                    21        ... Maryland
                    22        ... Massachusetts
                    23        ... Michigan
                    24        ... Minnesota
                    25        ... Mississippi
                    26        ... Missouri
                    27        ... Montana
                    28        ... Nebraska
                    29        ... Nevada
                    30        ... New Hampshire
                    31        ... New Jersey
                    32        ... New Mexico
                    33        ... New York
                    34        ... New York City
                    35        ... North Carolina
                    36        ... North Dakota
                    37        ... Ohio
                    38        ... Oklahoma
                    39        ... Oregon
                    40        ... Pennsylvania
                    41        ... Rhode Island
                    42        ... South Carolina
                    43        ... South Dakota
                    44        ... Tennessee
                    45        ... Texas
                    46        ... Utah
                    47        ... Vermont
                    48        ... Virginia
                    49        ... Washington
                    50        ... West Virginia
                    51        ... Wisconsin
                    52        ... Wyoming
                    53        ... Puerto Rico
                    54        ... Virgin Islands
                    55        ... Guam
                    56        ... Canada
                    57        ... Cuba
                    58        ... Mexico
                    60        ... Remainder of the world

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 46-48       3    NCHS PSMA/MSA of Residence
                 __________________________

                    Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan 
                    Statistical Areas are those defined by the U.S. Office of 
                    Management and Budget (OMB) as of June 30, 1990.  For 
                    New England, the New England County Metropolitan Areas 
                    (NECMA) are used.

                    Further back in this document is a list of PMSA's, MSA's, 
                    NECMA's, and their component counties.

                    000       ... Nonmetropolitan counties
                    001-320   ... Code range
                    ZZZ       ... Foreign residents
                    999       ... Area of less than 100,000 population



 49          1    Population Size of County of Occurrence
                 _______________________________________

                    Based on the results of the 1980 Census

                    0         ... County of 1,000,000 or more
                    1         ... County of   500,000 to 1,000,000
                    2         ... County of   250,000 to   500,000
                    3         ... County of   100,000 to   250,000
                    9         ... County of less than 100,000



 50          1    Population Size of County of Residence
                 ______________________________________

                    Based on the results of the 1980 Census

                    0         ... County of 1,000,000 or more
                    1         ... County of   500,000 to 1,000,000
                    2         ... County of   250,000 to   500,000
                    3         ... County of   100,000 to   250,000
                    9         ... County of less than 100,000
                    Z         ... Foreign residents



 51          1    PMSA/MSA Population Size
                 ________________________

                    Based on 1990 Census county population counts

                    1         ... Area of 250,000 or more
                    2         ... Area of 100,000 to 250,000
                    9         ... Area of less than 100,000 or nonmetropolitan area
                    Z         ... Foreign residents

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 52-53       2    Education
                 _________

                    00        ... No formal education
                    01-08     ... Years of elementary school
                    09        ... 1 year of high school
                    10        ... 2 years of high school
                    11        ... 3 years of high school
                    12        ... 4 years of high school
                    13        ... 1 year of college
                    14        ... 2 years of college
                    15        ... 3 years of college
                    16        ... 4 years of college
                    17        ... 5 or more years of college
                    99        ... Not stated



 54          1    Education Recode
                 ________________

                    1         ... 0 - 8 years
                    2         ... 9 - 11 years
                    3         ... 12 years
                    4         ... 13 - 15 years
                    5         ... 16 years or more
                    6         ... Not stated



 55-56       2    Month of Death
                 ______________

                    01        ... January
                    02        ... February
                    03        ... March
                    04        ... April
                    05        ... May
                    06        ... June
                    07        ... July
                    08        ... August
                    09        ... September
                    10        ... October
                    11        ... November
                    12        ... December



 57-58       2    Reserved Positions
                 __________________


 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 59          1    Sex
                 ___

                    1         ... Male
                    2         ... Female



 60-63       4    RACE
                 ____

 60-61       2    Detail Race
                 ___________

                    Beginning with 1992 data, some areas started reporting additional
                    Asian or Pacific Islander codes for race.  Codes 18 - 68 replace 
                    old code 08 for these areas.  Codes 78 replaces old code 08 
                    for all other areas.

                    For consistency with Census races, code 09 (all other races)
                    has been imputed.

                    01        ... White
                    02        ... Black
                    03        ... American Indian (includes Aleuts and Eskimos)
                    04        ... Chinese
                    05        ... Japanese
                    06        ... Hawaiian (includes Part-Hawaiian)
                    07        ... Filipino
                    18        ... Asian Indian
                    28        ... Korean
                    38        ... Samoan
                    48        ... Vietnamese
                    58        ... Guamanian
                    68        ... Other Asian or Pacific Islander in areas reporting
                                  codes
                                  18-58
                    78        ... Combined other Asian or Pacific Islander, includes
                                  codes 18-68 for areas that do not report them 
                                  separately



 62          1    Race Recode 3
                 _____________

                    1         ... White
                    2         ... Races other than White or Black
                    3         ... Black



 63          1    Race Recode 2
                 _____________

                    1         ... White
                    2         ... All other races



 64-74      11    REPORTED AGE
                 ____________

 64-66       3    Detail Age
                 __________

                    Three positions are used to code detail age.  Location 64 identifies
                    age in years, months, days, etc.  Locations 65-66 are the number
                    of years, months, days, etc.

                    0   01-99    ... Years less than 100
                    1   00-99    ... Years 100 or more
                    2   01-11,99 ... Months
                    3   01-03,99 ... Weeks
                    4   01-27,99 ... Days
                    5   01-23,99 ... Hours
                    6   01-59,99 ... Minutes
                    9   99       ... Age not stated

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 67-68       2    Age Recode 52
                 _____________

                    01        ... Under 1 hour (includes not stated hours and minutes)
                    02        ... 1 - 23 hours
                    03        ... 1 day (includes not stated days)
                    04        ... 2 days
                    05        ... 3 days
                    06        ... 4 days
                    07        ... 5 days
                    08        ... 6 days
                    09        ... 7 - 13 days (includes not stated weeks)
                    10        ... 14 - 20 days
                    11        ... 21 - 27 days
                    12        ... 1 month (includes not stated months)
                    13        ... 2 months
                    14        ... 3 months
                    15        ... 4 months
                    16        ... 5 months
                    17        ... 6 months
                    18        ... 7 months
                    19        ... 8 months
                    20        ... 9 months
                    21        ... 10 months
                    22        ... 11 months
                    23        ... 1 year
                    24        ... 2 years
                    25        ... 3 years
                    26        ... 4 years
                    27        ... 5 - 9 years
                    28        ... 10 - 14 years
                    29        ... 15 - 19 years
                    30        ... 20 - 24 years
                    31        ... 25 - 29 years
                    32        ... 30 - 34 years
                    33        ... 35 - 39 years
                    34        ... 40 - 44 years
                    35        ... 45 - 49 years
                    36        ... 50 - 54 years
                    37        ... 55 - 59 years
                    38        ... 60 - 64 years
                    39        ... 65 - 69 years
                    40        ... 70 - 74 years
                    41        ... 75 - 79 years
                    42        ... 80 - 84 years
                    43        ... 85 - 89 years
                    44        ... 90 - 94 years
                    45        ... 95 - 99 years
                    46        ... 100 - 104 years
                    47        ... 105 - 109 years
                    48        ... 110 - 114 years
                    49        ... 115 - 119 years
                    50        ... 120 - 124 years
                    51        ... 125 years and over
                    52        ... Age not stated

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 69-70       2    Age Recode 27
                 _____________

                    01        ... Under 1 month (includes not stated weeks, days,
                                  hours, and minutes)
                    02        ... 1 month - 11 months (includes not stated months)
                    03        ... 1 year
                    04        ... 2 years
                    05        ... 3 years
                    06        ... 4 years
                    07        ... 5 - 9 years
                    08        ... 10 - 14 years
                    09        ... 15 - 19 years
                    10        ... 20 - 24 years
                    11        ... 25 - 29 years
                    12        ... 30 - 34 years
                    13        ... 35 - 39 years
                    14        ... 40 - 44 years
                    15        ... 45 - 49 years
                    16        ... 50 - 54 years
                    17        ... 55 - 59 years
                    18        ... 60 - 64 years
                    19        ... 65 - 69 years
                    20        ... 70 - 74 years
                    21        ... 75 - 79 years
                    22        ... 80 - 84 years
                    23        ... 85 - 89 years
                    24        ... 90 - 94 years
                    25        ... 95 - 99 years
                    26        ... 100 years and over
                    27        ... Age not stated



 71-72       2    Age Recode 12
                 _____________

                    01        ... Under 1 year (includes not stated infant ages)
                    02        ... 1 - 4 years
                    03        ... 5 - 14 years
                    04        ... 15 - 24 years
                    05        ... 25 - 34 years
                    06        ... 35 - 44 years
                    07        ... 45 - 54 years
                    08        ... 55 - 64 years
                    09        ... 65 - 74 years
                    10        ... 75 - 84 years
                    11        ... 85 years and over
                    12        ... Age not stated

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 73-74       2    Infant Age Recode 22
                 ____________________

                    Blank     ... Age 1 year and over or not stated
                    01        ... Under 1 hour (includes not stated hours and minutes)
                    02        ... 1 - 23 hours
                    03        ... 1 day (includes not stated days)
                    04        ... 2 days
                    05        ... 3 days
                    06        ... 4 days
                    07        ... 5 days
                    08        ... 6 days
                    09        ... 7 - 13 days (includes not stated weeks)
                    10        ... 14 - 20 days
                    11        ... 21 - 27 days
                    12        ... 1 month (includes not stated months)
                    13        ... 2 months
                    14        ... 3 months
                    15        ... 4 months
                    16        ... 5 months
                    17        ... 6 months
                    18        ... 7 months
                    19        ... 8 months
                    20        ... 9 months
                    21        ... 10 months
                    22        ... 11 months



 75          1    Place of death and Decedent's Status
                 ____________________________________

                    1         ... Hospital, Clinic or Medical Center
                                  - Inpatient
                    2         ... Hospital, Clinic or Medical Center
                                  - Outpatient or admitted to Emergency Room
                    3         ... Hospital, Clinic or Medical Center
                                  - Dead on Arrival
                    4         ... Hospital, Clinic or Medical Center
                                  - Patient status unknown
                    5         ... Nursing home
                    6         ... Residence
                    7         ... Other
                    9         ... Place of death unknown



 76          1    Reserved Position
                 _________________



 77          1    Marital Status
                 ______________

                    1         ... Never married, single
                    2         ... Married
                    3         ... Widowed
                    4         ... Divorced
                    8         ... Marital Status not on certificate
                    9         ... Marital Status not stated
 
 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 78-79       2    State of Birth
                 ______________

                    01        ... Alabama
                    02        ... Alaska
                    03        ... Arizona
                    04        ... Arkansas
                    05        ... California
                    06        ... Colorado
                    07        ... Connecticut
                    08        ... Delaware
                    09        ... District of Columbia
                    10        ... Florida
                    11        ... Georgia
                    12        ... Hawaii
                    13        ... Idaho
                    14        ... Illinois
                    15        ... Indiana
                    16        ... Iowa
                    17        ... Kansas
                    18        ... Kentucky
                    19        ... Louisiana
                    20        ... Maine
                    21        ... Maryland
                    22        ... Massachusetts
                    23        ... Michigan
                    24        ... Minnesota
                    25        ... Mississippi
                    26        ... Missouri
                    27        ... Montana
                    28        ... Nebraska
                    29        ... Nevada
                    30        ... New Hampshire
                    31        ... New Jersey
                    32        ... New Mexico
                    33        ... New York
                    34        ... North Carolina
                    35        ... North Dakota
                    36        ... Ohio
                    37        ... Oklahoma
                    38        ... Oregon
                    39        ... Pennsylvania
                    40        ... Rhode Island
                    41        ... South Carolina
                    42        ... South Dakota
                    43        ... Tennessee
                    44        ... Texas
                    45        ... Utah
                    46        ... Vermont
                    47        ... Virginia
                    48        ... Washington
                    49        ... West Virginia
                    50        ... Wisconsin
                    51        ... Wyoming
                    52        ... Puerto Rico
                    53        ... Virgin Islands
                    54        ... Guam
                    55        ... Canada
                    56        ... Cuba
                    57        ... Mexico
                    59        ... Remainder of the world
                    99        ... State of birth unknown


 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 80-81       2    Hispanic Origin
                 _______________

                    00        ... Non - Hispanic
                    01        ... Mexican
                    02        ... Puerto Rican
                    03        ... Cuban
                    04        ... Central or South American
                    05        ... Other or unknown Hispanic
                    99        ... Unknown



 82          1    Hispanic Origin/Race Recode
                 ___________________________

                    1         ... Mexican
                    2         ... Puerto Rican
                    3         ... Cuban
                    4         ... Central or South American
                    5         ... Other or unknown Hispanic
                    6         ... Non - Hispanic white
                    7         ... Non - Hispanic black
                    8         ... Non - Hispanic other races
                    9         ... Hispanic origin unknown



 83          1    Day of Week of Death
                 ____________________

                    1         ... Sunday
                    2         ... Monday
                    3         ... Tuesday
                    4         ... Wednesday
                    5         ... Thursday
                    6         ... Friday
                    7         ... Saturday
                    9         ... Unknown



 84          1    Autopsy Performed
                 _________________

                    1         ... Yes
                    2         ... No
                    8         ... Autopsy performed not on certificate
                    9         ... Autopsy performed not stated


 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 85-87       3    Kind of Business or Industry
                 ____________________________

                    This item is not reported by all states.  Refer to the Addendum
                    to Technical Appendix at the back of this publication for a list
                    of reporting states.

                    A new coding structure was instituted for the 1993 data year.

                    For a complete list of categories and codes refer to :
                    U.S.  Bureau of the Census:  Classified index of industries
                    and occupations.  1990 Census of Population and Housing.  First
                    Edition.  Washington.  U.S.  Government Printing Office, April 1992.

                    010-960   ... Code range (not inclusive)


                    In addition to the codes shown in the Census publication, the
                    following codes are also applicable:

                    961       ... Non - paid worker or non-worker
                    970       ... Retired; with no other industry reported


 88-90       3    Usual Occupation
                 ________________

                    This item is not reported by all states.  Refer to the Addendum
                    to Technical Appendix at the back of this publication for a list
                    of reporting states.

                    A new coding structure was instituted for the 1993 data year.
                    For a complete list of categories and codes refer to the 
                    Census Bureau publication mentioned above.

                    003-905   ... Code range (not inclusive)


                    In addition to the codes shown in the Census publication, the
                    following codes are also applicable:

                    913       ... Retired; with no other occupation reported
                    914       ... Homemaker
                    915       ... Student
                    916       ... Volunteer
                    917       ... None


 91-93       3    52 Cause Recode
                 _______________

                    A recode of the cause code into 52 groups designed for use in
                    producing tabulations.  Further back in this document is a complete 
                    list of recodes and categories.

                    010-560   ... Code range (not inclusive)


 94-118     25    Reserved Positions
                 __________________


 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



 119-132    14    FEDERAL INFORMATION PROCESSING STANDARDS (FIPS) GEOGRAPHIC CODES
                 ________________________________________________________________

                    Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this document
                    for a detailed list of areas and codes.  For an explanation of 
                    FIPS codes, reference should be made to various National Bureau 
                    of Standards (NBS) publications.


 119-120     2    State of Occurrence
                 ___________________

                    01        ... Alabama
                    02        ... Alaska
                    04        ... Arizona
                    05        ... Arkansas
                    06        ... California
                    08        ... Colorado
                    09        ... Connecticut
                    10        ... Delaware
                    11        ... District of Columbia
                    12        ... Florida
                    13        ... Georgia
                    15        ... Hawaii
                    16        ... Idaho
                    17        ... Illinois
                    18        ... Indiana
                    19        ... Iowa
                    20        ... Kansas
                    21        ... Kentucky
                    22        ... Louisiana
                    23        ... Maine
                    24        ... Maryland
                    25        ... Massachusetts
                    26        ... Michigan
                    27        ... Minnesota
                    28        ... Mississippi
                    29        ... Missouri
                    30        ... Montana
                    31        ... Nebraska
                    32        ... Nevada
                    33        ... New Hampshire
                    34        ... New Jersey
                    35        ... New Mexico
                    36        ... New York
                    37        ... North Carolina
                    38        ... North Dakota
                    39        ... Ohio
                    40        ... Oklahoma
                    41        ... Oregon
                    42        ... Pennsylvania
                    44        ... Rhode Island
                    45        ... South Carolina
                    46        ... South Dakota
                    47        ... Tennessee
                    48        ... Texas
                    49        ... Utah
                    50        ... Vermont
                    51        ... Virginia
                    53        ... Washington
                    54        ... West Virginia
                    55        ... Wisconsin
                    56        ... Wyoming


 121-123     3    County of Occurrence
                 ____________________

                    001-nnn   ... Code range
                    999       ... County of less than 100,000 population

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________
 

 124-125     2    State of Residence
                 __________________

                    00        ... Foreign residents
                    01        ... Alabama
                    02        ... Alaska
                    04        ... Arizona
                    05        ... Arkansas
                    06        ... California
                    08        ... Colorado
                    09        ... Connecticut
                    10        ... Delaware
                    11        ... District of Columbia
                    12        ... Florida
                    13        ... Georgia
                    15        ... Hawaii
                    16        ... Idaho
                    17        ... Illinois
                    18        ... Indiana
                    19        ... Iowa
                    20        ... Kansas
                    21        ... Kentucky
                    22        ... Louisiana
                    23        ... Maine
                    24        ... Maryland
                    25        ... Massachusetts
                    26        ... Michigan
                    27        ... Minnesota
                    28        ... Mississippi
                    29        ... Missouri
                    30        ... Montana
                    31        ... Nebraska
                    32        ... Nevada
                    33        ... New Hampshire
                    34        ... New Jersey
                    35        ... New Mexico
                    36        ... New York
                    37        ... North Carolina
                    38        ... North Dakota
                    39        ... Ohio
                    40        ... Oklahoma
                    41        ... Oregon
                    42        ... Pennsylvania
                    44        ... Rhode Island
                    45        ... South Carolina
                    46        ... South Dakota
                    47        ... Tennessee
                    48        ... Texas
                    49        ... Utah
                    50        ... Vermont
                    51        ... Virginia
                    53        ... Washington
                    54        ... West Virginia
                    55        ... Wisconsin
                    56        ... Wyoming


 126-128     3    County of Residence
                 ___________________

                    000       ... Foreign residents
                    001-nnn   ... Code range
                    999       ... County of less than 100,000 population

 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________

 129-132     4    PMSA/MSA of Residence
                 _____________________

                    Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan Statistical
                    Areas are those defined by the U.S.  Office of Management and
                    Budget (OMB) as of June 30, 1990.  For New England, the New England
                    County Metropolitan Areas (NECMA) are used.

                    Further back in this document is a list of PMSA's, MSA's, NECMA's,
                    and their component counties.

                    0000      ... Nonmetropolian counties or foreign residents
                    0040-9360 ... Code range
                    9999      ... SMSA of less than 100,000 population

 133         1    Reserved Position
                 _________________

 134-135     2    CMSA of Residence
                 _________________

                    Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Areas are groupings of
                    certain Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas and are defined 
                    by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as of 
                    June 30, 1990.

                    00        ... Not a CMSA
                    07        ... Boston - Lawrence-Salem, MA-NH
                    10        ... Buffalo - Niagara Falls, NY
                    14        ... Chicago - Gary-Lake County, IL-IN-WI
                    21        ... Cincinnati - Hamilton, OH-KY-IN
                    28        ... Cleveland - Akron-Lorain, OH
                    31        ... Dallas - Fort Worth, TX
                    34        ... Denver - Boulder, CO
                    35        ... Detroit - Ann Arbor, MI
                    41        ... Hartford - New Britain-Middletown, CT
                    42        ... Houston - Galveston-Brazoria, TX
                    49        ... Los Angeles -Anaheim-Riverside, CA
                    56        ... Miami - Fort Lauderdale, FL
                    63        ... Milwaukee - Racine, WI
                    70        ... New York -Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT
                    77        ... Philadelphia - Wilmington-Trenton, PA-NJ-DE-MD
                    78        ... Pittsburg - Beaver Valley, PA
                    79        ... Portland - Vancouver, OR-WA
                    80        ... Providence - Pawtucket-Fall River, RI-MA
                    84        ... San Francisco -Oakland-San Jose, CA
                    91        ... Seattle - Tacoma, WA

 136         1    Injury at Work
                 ______________

                    1         ... Yes
                    2         ... No
                    9         ... Unknown

 137         1    Race Imputation Flag
                 ____________________

                    Blank     ... Race is not imputed
                    1         ... Unknown race is imputed
                    2         ... All other races, formerly code 09, is imputed

 138         1    Age Substitution Flag
                 _____________________

                    If reported age is unknown but a valid age is calculated using
                    dates of birth and death, the calculated age is substituted for 
                    the unknown reported age.

                    1         ... Calculated age is substituted for reported age


 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________

 139-140     2    Reserved Positions
                 __________________

 141         1    Place of Accident for Causes E850-E869 and E880-E928
                 ____________________________________________________

                    Blank     ... Causes other than E850-E869 and E880-E928
                    0         ... Home
                    1         ... Farm
                    2         ... Mine and Quarry
                    3         ... Industrial Place and Premises
                    4         ... Place for Recreation and Sport
                    5         ... Street and Highway
                    6         ... Public Building
                    7         ... Resident Institution
                    8         ... Other Specified Places
                    9         ... Place of Accident not specified

 142-159    18    UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH
                 _________________________


 142-145     4    ICD Code (9th Revision)
                 _______________________

                    See the "International Classification of Diseases", 1975 Revision,
                    Volume 1.  For injuries and poisoning, the external cause is
                    coded (E800-E999) rather than the Nature of Injury (800-999).  
                    These positions do not include the letter E for the external 
                    cause of injury.

                    For those causes that do not have a 4th digit, location 145 is
                    blank.



 146-150     5    282 Cause Recode
                 ________________

                    A recode of the ICD cause code into 282 groups for NCHS publications.
                    Further back in this document is a complete list of recodes and
                    the causes included.

                    00300-35800 ... Code range (not inclusive)


 151-153     3    72 Cause Recode
                 _______________

                    A recode of the ICD cause code into 72 groups for NCHS publications.
                    Further back in this document is a complete list of recodes and
                    the causes included.

                    010-840   ... Code range (not inclusive)


 154-156     3    61 Infant Cause Recode
                 ______________________

                    A recode of the ICD cause code into 61 groups for NCHS publications.
                    Further back in this document is a complete list of recodes and
                    the causes included.

                    010-680   ... Code range (not inclusive)


 157-159     3    34 Cause Recode
                 _______________

                    A recode of the ICD cause code into 34 groups for NCHS publications.
                    Further back in this document is a complete list of recodes and
                    the causes included.

                    010-370   ... Code range (not inclusive)




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