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Scientific Data Documentation
Detailed Mortality File, 1995

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MORT95
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MORT95 - United States data
MORT95PRVIG - Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Guam data

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                            DOCUMENTATION OF THE
                           MORTALITY TAPE FILE FOR
                                 1995 DATA


                              SPECIAL NOTICE

               THE GEOGRAPHIC CODES WERE CHANGED EFFECTIVE
               WITH 1994 DATA TO REFLECT THE RESULTS OF THE
                               1990 CENSUS

               DEATHS FOR PUERTO RICO, VIRGIN ISLANDS,
               AND GUAM ARE INCLUDED IN A SEPARATE
               DATA SET IN THE PUBLIC-USE FILE




                                 1995
                       Mortality Detail Record



 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________



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

                   95        ... 1995



 3           1    Reserved Position
                 _________________



 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.



 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________


 20          1    Resident Status
                 _______________

                   United States Occurrence

                   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.


                   Puerto Rico Occurrence

                   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.
                   4         ... FOREIGN RESIDENTS
                                 Occurred in Puerto Rico to a resident of any other				
                                 place.

                   Virgin Islands Occurrence

                   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.
                   4         ... FOREIGN RESIDENTS
                                 Occurred in Virgin Islands to a resident of any
                                 other place.


                   Guam Occurrence

                   1         ... RESIDENTS
                                 Occurred in Guam to a resident of Guam or to a 
                                 resident of the U.S.
                   4         ... FOREIGN RESIDENTS
                                 Occurred in Guam to a resident of any place other
                                 than Guam or 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.  Some Geographic
                   Codes have changed to reflect the results of the 1990 Census.


 21-22       2    State of Occurrence
                 ___________________

                   United States

                   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

 
 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________

 21-22       2    State of Occurrence - Con.
                 ___________________________

                   Puerto Rico

                   52        ... Puerto Rico


                   Virgin Islands

                   53        ... Virgin Islands


                   Guam

                   54        ... Guam

 23-25       3    County of Occurrence
                 ____________________

                   001-nnn   ... Counties and county equivalents (independent and
                                 coextensive cities) are numbered alphabetically
                                 within each State and identify each county with a 
                                 population of 100,000 or more in 1990.  (Note: To 
                                 uniquely identify a county, both the State and 
                                 county codes must be used.)  A complete list of
                                 counties is shown in the Geographic Code Outline 
				 further back in this document.
                   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.

                     000     ... Not applicable:  Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, 
                                 or Guam occurrence.
                   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.

                   United States

                   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
                   Puerto Rico

                   53        ... Puerto Rico


                   Virgin Islands

                   54        ... Virgin Islands


                   Guam

                   55        ... Guam



 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
                 __________________

                   United States 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
                   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
 ________  _____  _____________________
 
 31-32       2    State of Residence - Con.
                 __________________________

                   Puerto Rico Occurrence

                   52        ... Puerto Rico
                   01-51,53-
                   57,59     ... Foreign residents:  Refer to U.S. for specific 
                                 code structure.


                   Virgin Islands Occurrence

                   53        ... Virgin Islands
                   01-52,54-
                   57,59     ... Foreign residents:  Refer to U.S. for specific 
                                 code structure.


                   Guam Occurrence

                   54        ... Guam
                   01-51     ... U.S. Resident. Also considered a resident of Guam.
                   52,53,57,
                   59        ... Foreign residents:  Refer to U.S. for specific 
                                 code structure.

 33-35       3    County of Residence
                 ___________________

                   001-nnn   ... Counties and county equivalents (independent and
                                 coextensive cities) are numbered alphabetically
                                 within each State and identify each county with a 
                                 population of 100,000 or more in 1990.  (Note: To 
                                 uniquely identify a county, both the State and 
                                 county codes must be used.)  A complete list of  
                                 counties is shown in the Geographic Code Outline				
                                 further back in this document.
                   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 1990.  (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
                 ____________________________________

                   Based on the results of the 1990 Census.

                   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
                 __________________________________________________

                   NOTE:  Guam and the Virgin Islands do not have any metropolitan			
                          areas.

                   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.  
                   APPLICABLE TO U.S.  ONLY.

                   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.

                   United States 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        ... 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
 ________  _____  _____________________

 44-45       2    Expanded State of Residence Code - Con.
                 ________________________________________

                   Puerto Rico Occurrence

                   53        ... Puerto Rico
                   01-52,54-
                   58,60     ... Foreign residents:  Refer to U.S. for specific 
                                 code structure.


                   Virgin Islands Occurrence

                   54        ... Virgin Islands
                   01-53,55-
                   58,60     ... Foreign residents:  Refer to U.S.  for specific
                                 code structure.


                   Guam Occurrence

                   55        ... Guam
                   01-52     ... U.S.  Resident.  Also considered a resident of Guam.
                   53,54,58,
                   60        ... Foreign residents:  Refer to U.S.  for specific
                                 code structure.

 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 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
                   001-311   ... Code range
                   999       ... Area of less than 100,000 population
                   ZZZ       ... Foreign residents

 49          1    Population Size of County of Occurrence
                 _______________________________________

                   Based on the results of the 1990 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 1990 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



 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________

 51          1    PMSA/MSA Population Size
                 ________________________

                   Based on the results of the 1990 Census.

                   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

 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
                 __________________



 59          1    Sex
                 ___

                   1         ... Male
                   2         ... Female




 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________


 60-63       4    RACE
                  ____

 60-61       2    Detail Race
                 ___________

                   United States Occurrence

                   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


                   Puerto Rico Occurrence

                   00        ... Other races
                   01        ... White
                   02        ... Black


                   Virgin Islands Occurrence

                   01        ... White
                   02        ... Black
                   03        ... American Indian (includes Aleuts and Eskimos)
                   04        ... Chinese
                   05        ... Japanese
                   06        ... Hawaiian (includes Part-Hawaiian)
                   07        ... Filipino
                   08        ... Other Asian or Pacific Islander


                   Guam Occurrence

                   01        ... White
                   02        ... Black
                   03        ... American Indian (includes Aleuts and Eskimos)
                   04        ... Chinese
                   05        ... Japanese
                   06        ... Hawaiian (includes Part-Hawaiian)
                   07        ... Filipino
                   08        ... Other Asian or Pacific Islander
                   10        ... Guamanian



 62          1    Race Recode 3
                 _____________

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



 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________


 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
                 _______________

                   Not all areas report Hispanic Origin.  See Technical Appendix.

                   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
                 ___________________________

                   Not all areas report Hispanic Origin.  See Technical Appendix.

                   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    Reserved Position
                 _________________




 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)

 94-96       3    Reserved Positions
                 __________________

 97-101      5    Place (city) of Residence (FIPS)
                 ________________________________

                   A complete list of cities is shown in the Geographic code 
                   outline further back in this document.  Effective with the 
                   1994 data year, the FIPS place code has been added to the   
                   Mortality record each city of 100,000 population or more in 1990.

                   00000     ... Foreign residents
                   00001-
                   nnnnn     ... Code range
                   99999     ... Balance of county; or city of less than 100,000
                                 population

 102-118    17    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 
                   to various National Institute of Standards and Technology
                   (NIST) publications.  Some geographic codes have been
                   changed to reflect the results of the 1990 Census.


 119-120     2    State of Occurrence (FIPS)
                 __________________________

                   United States

                   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



 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________

 119-120     2    State of Occurrence (FIPS) - Con.
                 __________________________________

                   Puerto Rico

                   72        ... Puerto Rico


                   Virgin Islands

                   78        ... Virgin Islands


                   Guam

                   66        ... Guam


 121-123     3    County of Occurrence (FIPS)
                 ___________________________

                   Counties and county equivalents (independent and coextensive 
		   cities) are numbered alphabetically within each State and 
                   identify each county with a population of 100,000 or more in 
                   1990.  (Note:  To uniquely identify a county, both the state
                   and county codes must be used.) A complete list of counties
                   is shown in the Geographic Code Outline further back in 
                   this document.

                   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 (FIPS)
                 _________________________

                   U.S.  Occurrence

                   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



 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
 ________  _____  _____________________


 124-125     2    State of Residence (FIPS) - Con.
                 _________________________________

                   Puerto Rico Occurrence

                   72        ... Puerto Rico
                   00-56,66,
                   78        ... Foreign residents:  Refer to U.S. for specific 
                                 code structure.


                   Virgin Islands Occurrence

                   78        ... Virgin Islands
                   00-56,66,
                   72        ... Foreign residents:  Refer to U.S. for specific 
                                 code structure.


                   Guam Occurrence

                   66        ... Guam
                   01-56     ... U.S. Resident.  Also considered a resident of Guam.
                   00,72,78  ... Foreign residents:  Refer to U.S. for specific code
                                 structure.


 126-128     3    County of Residence (FIPS)
                 __________________________

                   Counties and county equivalents (independent and coextensive 
                   cities) are numbered alphabetically within each State and 
                   identify each county with a population of 100,000 or more in 
                   1990. (Note:  To uniquely identify a county, both the state and 
                   county codes must be used.)  A complete list of counties is shown 
                   in the Geographic Code Outline further back in this document.

                   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 (FIPS)
                 ____________________________

                 Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan Statistical
                 Areas are those defined by the U.S.  Office of Management and Budget
                 (OMB) as of 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      ... Area of less than 100,000 population

 133         1    Reserved Position
                 _________________

 134-135     2    CMSA of Residence (FIPS)
                 ________________________

                   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 1990.

                   All Areas

                   00        ... Not a CMSA


                   United States Occurrence

                   07        ... Boston - Worcester-Lawrence, MA-NH-ME-CT, CMSA
                   14        ... Chicago - Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI, CMSA
                   21        ... Cincinnati - Hamilton, OH-KY-IN, CMSA
                   28        ... Cleveland - Akron, OH, CMSA
                   31        ... Dallas - Fort Worth, TX.  CMSA
                   34        ... Denver - Boulder-Greeley, CO, CMSA
                   35        ... Detroit - Ann Arbor-Flint, MI, CMSA
                   42        ... Houston - Galveston-Brazoria, TX, CMSA
                   49        ... Los Angeles -Riverside- Orange County, CA, CMSA
                   56        ... Miami - Fort Lauderdale, FL, CMSA
                   63        ... Milwaukee - Racine, WI, CMSA
                   70        ... New York -Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-
                                 NJ-CT-PA, CMSA
                   77        ... Philadelphia - Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-
                                 DE-MD, CMSA
                   79        ... Portland - Salem, OR-WA, CMSA
                   82        ... Sacremento - Yolo, CA, CMSA
                   84        ... San Francisco -Oakland-San Jose, CA, CMSA
                   91        ... Seattle - Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, CMSA
                   97        ... Washington - Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV, CMSA


                   Puerto Rico Occurrence

                   97        ... San Juan -Caguas-Arecibo, PR, CMSA

 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



 Tape      Field
 Location  Size   Item and Code Outline
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 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

 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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