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Scientific Data Documentation
   Detail Mortality, 1999

Data:
Compressed (zip) format:

MORT99
This compressed file contains 2 files in simple text fixed format:
MORT99 - United States data
MORT99PS - Guam, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands data

Documentation:

The Detail file's records encompass the first 159 characters of the Multiple Cause file's records.  Detail file users need to refer to the Multiple Cause file documentation item descriptions for tape positions 1-159.   Please note that for all files, the data year is no longer in positions 1-2.  A four-digit data year is now in positions 115-118.  Other items'text descriptions have been updated or modified.  Effective with 1999 data, cause of death information is classified according to the tenth revision of The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).  

This page last reviewed: Thursday, January 28, 2016
This information is provided as technical reference material. Please contact us at cwus@cdc.gov to request a simple text version of this document.
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