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Scientific Data Documentation
Multiple Cause Mortality 2004

Multiple Causes of Mortality, 2004

Documentation of the Mortality Tape File for 2004 Data


These are multiple cause-of-death public-use data files for the year 2004. The data are released for each data year. Each file contains a data record for all deaths processed by National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Each data record contains underlying cause, multiple cause, and demographic data for a death. The first file contains the data for the entire country excluding the territories and the second file contains data for all the territories.

Source for this dataset and documentation is

Systems Programming and Statistical Resources Branch
Division of Vital Statistics,
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Coordinating Center for Health Information Services (CoCHIS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS)

Telephone contact: 301-458-4777

The CC36 datasets were created on the mainframe on February 2, 2006 and the documentation is current as of February 6, 2008.

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