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Scientific Data Documentation
Multiple Cause of Death, 1979-1991
Data Set Names (DSN):
	CC36.MCMORT79
	CC36.MCMORT80
	CC36.MCMORT81
	CC36.MCMORT82
	CC36.MCMORT83
	CC36.MCMORT84
	CC36.MCMORT85
	CC36.MCMORT86
	CC36.MCMORT87
	CC36.MCMORT88
	CC36.MCMORT89
	CC36.MCMORT90
	CC36.MCMORT91

Contents:

Abstract
Background
Record Layouts
Cause of Death Recodes
Methods
References
Notes

ABSTRACT

General Information
 Data on causes of death are released by NCHS in a variety of ways including
 published reports, special tabulations to answer data requests, and
 public-use data tapes. Since the inception of the multiple cause-of-death
 program in 1968, a public-use tape file has been released for each data
 year.  Each file contains a data record for all deaths processed by NCHS.
 Each data record contains underlying cause, multiple cause, and demographic
 data for a death.

 With the exception of calendar years 1972, 1981 and 1982, all deaths
 occurring annually in the United States are processed.  In 1972, underlying
 and multiple cause data were coded and processed for only 50 percent of the
 deaths occurring in each State.  In 1981 and 1982, multiple cause data were
 coded on a 50 percent sample basis for deaths occurring in 19 registration
 areas.  The registration areas are the 50 States, New York City and the
 District of Columbia.  The 50 percent sample States are identified in the
 documentation of the 1981 and 1982  files.  For the remaining 33 registration
 areas, multiple cause data were processed on a 100 percent basis.  In 1981
 and 1982, underlying cause, demographic, and geographic data were processed
 for every death occurring in every state; however the multiple cause-of-death
 public-use tape contains only those records where the multiple cause field is
 also coded. A public-use tape containing underlying cause, demographic, and
 geographic data for every death in the United States is available but
 contains no multiple cause data.

 This document is intended to provide guidance to the consumer in accessing
 and utilizing the multiple cause-of-death public-use tape file for 1985.  It
 provides the technical data processing information necessary to access the
 tapes and the classification structure and coding rules applied to create
 each variable on the file such that the user can readily assess relevance at
 varying levels of detail to his/her own particular research. Additionally, it
 conveys the characteristics of the multiple cause files sufficient to guide
 the user in analyzing and interpreting multiple cause data.  The user is
 alerted to certain pitfalls of interpretation; and the appropriateness of
 each type of multiple cause data to given applications is discussed.  Control
 totals are also provided for comparison with user generated counts for 1985
 data.

Summary
 In using the NCHS multiple cause data tapes, the user is urged to review the
 information in this document and its references.  The instructional material
 does change from year to year and revision to revision.  The user is
 cautioned that coding of specific ICD-9 categories should be checked in the
 appropriate instruction manual.  What may appear on the surface to be the
 correct code by ICD-9 may in fact not be correct as given in the instruction
 manuals.

 If on the surface it is not obvious whether entity axis or record axis data
 should be employed in a given application, detailed examination of Part 2f of
 the Vital Statistics Instruction Manual Series and its attachments will
 probably provide the necessary information to make a decision.  It allows the
 user to determine the extent of the trade-offs between the two sets of data
 in terms of specific categories and the assumptions of axis translation.  In
 certain situations, a combination of entity and record axis data may be the
 more appropriate alternative.

 Several basic tabulations of data from selected variables contained on this
 tape have been produced and are included with this document as an aid to the
 user in determining if his own tabulations are correct.  For verification of
 multiple cause-of-death data at the ``each cause'' level of detail,  Table 1
 provides counts of the number of deaths on which a given ICD-9 category is
 mentioned as the underlying cause-of-death, a record axis multiple cause-of-
 death, and an entity axis multiple cause-of-death, respectively. The counts
 for the record axis multiple cause-of-death field are divided into two
 distinct subtotals:  (1)``total  mention'' and (2)``secondary''.  Secondary
 is defined as any code which is present in the record axis field but is not
 the underlying cause-of-death.  Tables 2-9 provide additional control totals
 for the three cause-of-death fields by age, race, and sex, Tables 10-12
 ignore cause-of-death and provide control totals based on age, race, sex,
 State of residence, State of occurrence, and month.  Tables 1-11 are based on
 resident deaths in the United States (excludes deaths to non-residents).
 Table 12 is based upon deaths occurring in the United States (includes deaths
 to foreign residents).

File Specification
 Each record on the annual tape file contains two multiple cause-of-death
 fields which have been coded using ICD-9.  In addition, underlying cause,
 demographic, and geographic detail data accompany the multiple cause-of-death
 data.  The tape file contains the complete level of detail coded by NCHS
 except where precluded by confidentiality restrictions or lack of data
 reliability.

 1. The data year was processed using the PL/1 language on an IBM 3O83/E.

 2. The last block for the data year may be a short block.

 3. The data are recorded in IBM/EBCDIC 8-bit code for each character.

 4. Codes may be numeric, alphabetic, or blank (Hex 40).

 5. A code ``Z'' is the EBCDIC code for the letter ``Z''.

 6. A code " "  is the EBCDIC code  for  an ampersand (a punched card code 12)

BACKGROUND

 Data on causes of death are released by NCHS in a variety of ways including
 published reports, special tabulations to answer data requests, and public-
 use data tapes.  Since the inception of the multiple cause-of-death program
 in 1968, a public-use tape file has been released for each data year.  Each
 file contains a data record for all deaths Processed by NCHS.  Each data
 record contains underlying cause, multiple cause, and demographic data for a
 death.

 With the exception of calendar years 1972, 1981 and 1982, all deaths
 occurring annually in the United States are processed.  In 1972, underlying
 and multiple cause data were coded and Processed for only 50 percent of the
 deaths occurring in each State.  In 1981 and 1982, multiple cause data were
 coded on a 50 percent sample basis for deaths occurring in 19 registration
 areas.  The registration areas are the 50 States, New York City and the
 District of Columbia.  The 50 percent sample States are identified in the
 documentation of the 1981 and 1982 files.  For the remaining 33 registration
 areas, multiple cause data were processed on a 100 percent basis.  In 1981
 and 1982, underlying cause, demographic, and geographic data were processed
 for every death occurring in every state; however the multiple cause-of-death
 public-use tape contains only those records where the multiple cause field is
 also coded.  A public-use tape containing underlying cause, demographic, and
 geographic data for every death in the United States is available but
 contains no multiple cause data.

RECORD LAYOUTS

Record Layout 1979-1986
Record Layout 1987
Record Layout 1988
Record Layout 1989-1991

RECORD LAYOUT 1979-1986


 1-2      Current Data Year     
          79-86   ...  1979-1986
 
 3        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      Certificate Number
           These positions are blank.

 10-11    Shipment Number
          01-nn  ... Shipments from each reporting  area are numbered
                     consecutively

 12-18    Sequence Number
           These positions are blank.

 19       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       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
                   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.

 21-30    Place of Occurance
          Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this document for
          a detailed list of the areas and codes.

 21-22    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    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.)

 26       Region
           1 ... Northeast
           2 ... Midwest
           3 ... South
           4 ... West

 27-28    Division and State Subcode of Occurrence
          States are coded within Division.

          Col. 26  is  Region.
          Col. 27  is  Division.
          Col 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

 29-30    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
 
 31-48    Place of Residence

 31-32    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
 
33-35    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

 36-38    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

 ZZZ       Foreign residents

 39       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
          4        ...    Place of 50,000 to 100,000
          5        ...    Place of 25,000 to 50,000
          6        ...    Place of 10,000 to 25,000
          9        ...    All other areas in the U.S.
          Z        ...    Foreign residents

 40       Metropolitan - Nonmetropolitan County of Residency
          1        ...    Metropolitan county
          2        ...    Nonmetropolitan county
          Z        ...    Foreign residents
 
 41       Region
          1 ... Northeast
          2 ... Midwest
          3 ... South
          4 ... West

 42-43    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

 44-45    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
 
 46-48    NCHS Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA)
          Standard  Metropolitan Statistical Areas are those
          established  by  the  U.S Office of Management and Budget
          (OMB) using final  1980  Census  population counts.   For
          New England, the New England  County Metropolitan Areas
          (NECMA) are used.

          Further back  in this document is a list of SMSA's and
          their component counties.

           000     ... Nonmetropolitan counties
           001-305 ... The 305 SMSA's established for 1980
           ZZZ     ... Foreign residents

 49-54    Reserved Positions

 55-58    Date of Death
          Note:  Year of  death  is given in tape locations 1-2.
 
 55-56    Month
         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   Day
 	 01-31 ... As applicable to month of death
         99    ... Not stated day of death
 
 59       Sex
          1    ... Male
          2    ... Female
 
 60-63    Race
 
 60-61    Detail Race
          00       ... Other Asian or Pacific Islander
          01       ... White
          02       ... Black
          03       ... American Indian  (includes Aleuts and
                       Eskimos)
          04       ... Chinese
          05       ... Japanese
          06       ... Hawaiian ( includes Part-Hawaiian)
          07       ... All other races
          08       ... Filipino
 
 62       Race Recode 3
          1    ... White
          2    ... Races other than White or Black
          3    ... Black

 63       Race Recode 2
          1     ... White
          2    ... All other races
 
 64-74    Age

 64-66    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

 67-68    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     ...  1 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

 69-70    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    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

 73-74    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       Hospital and 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          ... Hospital, Clinic or Medical Center
                         Patient status not on certificate
          6          ... Other Institutions providing
                         patient care
          7          ... All other reported entries
          8          ... Dead on Arrival
                         Hospital, Clinic or Medical Center name
                         not stated
          9          ... Hospital and  patient  status  not
                         stated

 76       Reserved Position

 77       Marital Status
           1          ... Never married, single
           2          ... Married
           3          ... Widowed
           4          ... Divorced
           8          ... Marital Status not on certificate
           9          ... Marital Status not stated

 78-79    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

 80-81    Origin or Descent (Effective beginning 1984)
          00   ... Non - Spanish
          01   ... Mexican
          02   ... Puerto Rican
          03   ... Cuban
          04   ... Central or South American
          05   ... Other or Unknown Spanish
          06   ... American
          07   ... American Indian
          08   ... British, Scottish, Welsh, Scotch-Irish
          09   ... Irish
          10   ... German
          11   ... French
          12   ... Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
          13   ... Polish
          14   ... Italian
          15   ... Other North, Central, and South American
          16   ... Other Western European
          17   ... Other Northern European
          18   ... Other Eastern European
          19   ... Other Southern European (excluding Spain)
          20   ... Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander
          21   ... South Central Asian
          22   ... Other Asian
          23   ... North African
          24   ... Other African
          88   ... Not reported
          99   ... Not classifiable

 82-83    Reserved Positions

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

 85-87    Kind of Business or Industry - New on 1985 tape
          For a complete list of categories and codes  refer to :
          U.S.  Bureau of the Census:  Classified index of industries
          and occupations, 1980 Census of Population.  First Edition.
          Washington. U.S. Government Printing Office. Oct.  1980.

          010-990 ...Code range (not inclusive)


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

         942  ... Armed forces
         951  ... Retired; with no other industry reported
         961  ... Non - paid worker or non-worker

 88-90   Usual Occupation - New on 1985 tape
         For a complete list of categories and codes  refer to the
         Census Bureau publication mentioned above.

         003-999 ... Code range (not inclusive)


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

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

 91-93    52 Cause Recode - New on 1985 tape
          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)

 94-95    Business or Industry Recode 51 - New on 1985 tape
          A  recode of the business or industry code into 51 groups
          for use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-51     ... Code range (not inclusive)

 96-97    Business or Industry Recode 15 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode  of the business or industry code into 15 groups
          for  use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-15     ... Code range

 98-99    Usual Occupation Recode 59 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode of the  usual  occupation  code  into  59 groups
          for use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-59     ... Code range (not inclusive)

 100-101  Usual Occupation Recode 9 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode of the usual occupation code into 9 groups for
          use in producing tabulations. Further back in this document
          is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-09     ... Code range

 102-118  Reserved Positions

 119-132  Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)

 119-120  State of Occurrence - Effective Beginning 1982
          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  County of Occurrence - Effective Beginning 1982
          001-nnn ... Code range

 124-125  State of Residence - Effective Beginning 1982
          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 ... Indiana
          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  County of Residence - Effective Beginning 1982
          000       ... Foreign residents
          001-nnn   ... Code range

 129-132  SMSA of Residence - Effective Beginning 1980
          0000       ...  Nonmetropolitan counties or foreign
                          residents
          040-9340   ... Code range

 133-140  Reserved Positions

 141      Place of Accident for Causes E850-E929
          Blank ... Causes other than E850-E929
          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  Underlying Cause of Death

 142-145  ICD Code  (9th Revision)
          See the "International Classification of Diseases", 1975 Revision, 
          Volume l.  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  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  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  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  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)

 160-440  Multiple Conditions

 160-161  Number of Entity-Axis Conditions
          00-20  ... Code range

 162-301  ENTITY - AXIS CONDITIONS
          Space has been provided for maximum of 20 conditions. Each condition
          takes 7 positions in the record. Records that do not have 20 conditions
          are blank in the unused area.

          Position 1:  Part/line number on certificate

          1       ... Part I, line 1 (a)
          2       ... Part I, line 2 (b)
          3       ... Part I, line 3 (c)
          4       ... Part I, line 4 (d)
          5       ... Part I, line 5 (e)
          6       ... Part II

          Position   2:    Sequence   of  condition   within
                           part/line

          1-7     ... Code range

          Position 3 - 6:  Condition code


          Position 7:  Nature of Injury Flag

          1        ...   Indicates  that  the  code  in
                         Positions 3-6 is a Nature of Injury
                         code

           0        ...   All other codes

 162-168  1st Condition
 169-175  2nd Condition
 176-182  3rd Condition
 183-189  4th Condition
 190-196  5th Condition
 197-203  6th Condition
 204-210  7th Condition
 211-217  8th Condition
 218-224  9th Condition
 225-231  10th Condition
 232-238  11th Condition
 239-245  12th Condition
 246-252  13th Condition
 253-259  14th Condition
 260-266  15th Condition
 267-273  16th Condition
 274-280  17th Condition
 281-287  18th Condition
 288-294  19th Condition
 295-301  20th Condition

 338-339  Number of Record-Axis Conditions
          00-20     ... Code range

 340      Reserved Position

 341-440  Record - Axis Conditions
          Space has been provided for maximum of 20 conditions. Each condition
          takes 5 positions in the record. Records that do not have 20 conditions
          are blank in the unused area.

          Positions 1 - 4:  Condition Code


          Position 5:  Nature of Injury Flag

          1  ...  Indicates that the code in positions 1-4 is a
                  Nature of Injury code.
          0  ...  All other codes

RECORD LAYOUT 1987


 1-2      Current Data Year
             87   ... 1987

 3        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      Certificate Number
          These positions are blank.

 10-11    Shipment Number
          01-nn  ... Shipments from each reporting  area are numbered
                     consecutively

 12-18    Sequence Number
          These positions are blank.

 19       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       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
                   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.

 21-30    Place of Occurance
          Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this document for
          a detailed list of areas and codes.

 21-22    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    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.)

 26       Region
          1 ... Northeast
          2 ... Midwest
          3 ... South
          4 ... West

 27-28    Division and State Subcode of Occurrence
          States are coded within Division.

          Col. 26  is  Region.
          Col. 27  is  Division.
          Col. 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

 29-30    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

 31-48    Place of Residence
          Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this document for
          a detailed list of areas and codes.

 31-32    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

 33-35    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

 36-38    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
           ZZZ       Foreign residents

 39       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       Metropolitan - Nonmetropolitan County of Residency
          1        ...    Metropolitan county
          2        ...    Nonmetropolitan county
          Z        ...    Foreign residents

 41       Region
          1 ... Northeast
          2 ... Midwest
          3 ... South
          4 ... West

 42-43    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

 44-45    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

 46-48    NCHS Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA)
          Standard  Metropolitan Statistical Areas are those
          established  by  the  U.S Office of Management and Budget
          (OMB) using final  1980  Census  population counts.   For
          New England, the New England  County Metropolitan Areas
          (NECMA) are used.

          Further back  in this document is a list of SMSA's and
          their component counties.

          000     ... Nonmetropolitan counties
          001-305 ... The 305 SMSA's established for 1980
          ZZZ     ... Foreign residents

 49-54    Reserved Positions

 55-58    Date of Death
          Note:  Year of  death  is given in tape locations 1-2.

 55-56    Month
          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    Day
          01-31 ... As applicable to month of death
          99    ... Not stated day of death

 59       Sex
          1    ... Male
          2    ... Female

 60-63    Race

 60-61    Detail Race
          00       ... Other Asian or Pacific Islander
          01       ... White
          02       ... Black
          03       ... American Indian  (includes Aleuts and
                       Eskimos)
          04       ... Chinese
          05       ... Japanese
          06       ... Hawaiian ( includes Part-Hawaiian)
          07       ... All other races
          08       ... Filipino

 62       Race Recode 3
          1    ... White
          2    ... Races other than White or Black
          3    ... Black

 63       Race Recode 2
          1    ... White
          2    ... All other races

 64-74    Age

 64-66    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

 67-68    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     ...  1 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

 69-70    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    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

 73-74    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       Hospital and 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          ... Hospital, Clinic or Medical Center
                        Patient status not on certificate
         6          ... Other Institutions providing
                        patient care
         7         ...  All other reported entries
         8         ...  Dead on Arrival
                        Hospital, Clinic or Medical Center name
                        not stated
         9         ...  Hospital and  patient  status  not
                        stated

 76       Reserved Position

 77       Marital Status
          1          ... Never married, single
          2          ... Married
          3          ... Widowed
          4          ... Divorced
          8          ... Marital Status not on certificate
          9          ... Marital Status not stated

 78-79    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

 80-81    Origin or Descent (Effective beginning 1984)
 00   ... Non - Spanish
 01   ... Mexican
 02   ... Puerto Rican
 03   ... Cuban
 04   ... Central or South American
 05   ... Other or Unknown Spanish
 06   ... American
 07   ... American Indian
 08   ... British, Scottish, Welsh, Scotch-Irish
 09   ... Irish
 10   ... German
 11   ... French
 12   ... Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
 13   ... Polish
 14   ... Italian
 15   ... Other North, Central, and South American
 16   ... Other Western European
 17   ... Other Northern European
 18   ... Other Eastern European
 19   ... Other Southern European (excluding Spain)
 20   ... Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander
 21   ... South Central Asian
 22   ... Other Asian
 23   ... North African
 24   ... Other African
 88   ... Not reported
 99   ... Not classifiable

 82-83    Reserved Positions

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

 85-87    Kind of Business or Industry - New on 1985 tape
          For a complete list of categories and codes  refer to :
          U.S.  Bureau of the Census:  Classified index of industries
          and occupations, 1980 Census of Population.  First Edition.
          Washington. U.S. Government Printing Office. Oct.  1980.

          010-990 ...Code range (not inclusive)


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

          942  ... Armed forces
          951  ... Retired; with no other industry reported
          961  ... Non - paid worker or non-worker

 88-90    Usual Occupation - New on 1985 tape
          For a complete list of categories and codes  refer to the
          Census Bureau publication mentioned above.

          003-999 ... Code range (not inclusive)


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

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

 91-93    52 Cause Recode - New on 1985 tape
          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)

 94-95    Business or Industry Recode 51 - New on 1985 tape
          A  recode of the business or industry code into 51 groups
          for use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-51     ... Code range (not inclusive)

 96-97    Business or Industry Recode 15 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode  of the business or industry code into 15 groups
          for  use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-15     ... Code range

 98-99    Usual Occupation Recode 59 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode of the  usual  occupation  code  into  59 groups
          for use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-59     ... Code range (not inclusive)

 100-101  Usual Occupation Recode 9 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode of the usual occupation code into 9 groups for
          use in producing tabulations. Further back in this document
          is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-09     ... Code range

 102-118  Reserved Positions

 119-132  Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
          Refer to the Geographic Code Outline furtherback in this document
          for a detailed list of areas and codes.  For an explaination of FIPS
          codes, reference should be made to various National Bureau of Standards
          (NBS) publications.

 119-120  State of Occurrence - Effective Beginning 1982
 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  County of Occurrence - Effective Beginning 1982
          001-nnn ... Code range

 124-125  State of Residence - Effective Beginning 1982
 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 ... Indiana
 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  County of Residence - Effective Beginning 1982
          000       ... Foreign residents
          001-nnn   ... Code range

 129-132  SMSA of Residence - Effective Beginning 1980
          0000       ... Nonmetropolitan counties or foreign
                         residents
          040-9340   ... Code range

 133-140  Reserved Positions

 141      Place of Accident for Causes E850-E929
          Blank ... Causes other than E850-E929
          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  Underlying Cause of Death

 142-145  ICD Code  (9th Revision)
          See the "International Classification of Diseases", 1975 Revision, 
          Volume l. 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  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  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  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  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)

 160-440  Multiple Conditions

 160-161  Number of Entity-Axis Conditions
          00-20  ... Code range

 162-301  ENTITY - AXIS CONDITIONS
          Space has been provided for maximum of 20 conditions. Each condition
          takes 7 positions in the record. Records that do not have 20 conditions
          are blank in the unused area.

          Position 1:  Part/line number on certificate

          1       ... Part I, line 1 (a)
          2       ... Part I, line 2 (b)
          3       ... Part I, line 3 (c)
          4       ... Part I, line 4 (d)
          5       ... Part I, line 5 (e)
          6       ... Part II

          Position   2:    Sequence   of  condition   within
                           part/line

          1-7     ... Code range

          Position 3 - 6:  Condition code

          Position 7:  Nature of Injury Flag

          1        ...   Indicates  that  the  code  in
                         Positions 3-6 is a Nature of Injury
                         code

          0        ...   All other codes

 162-168  1st Condition
 169-175  2nd Condition
 176-182  3rd Condition
 183-189  4th Condition
 190-196  5th Condition
 197-203  6th Condition
 204-210  7th Condition
 211-217  8th Condition
 218-224  9th Condition
 225-231  10th Condition
 232-238  11th Condition
 239-245  12th Condition
 246-252  13th Condition
 253-259  14th Condition
 260-266  15th Condition
 267-273  16th Condition
 274-280  17th Condition
 281-287  18th Condition
 288-294  19th Condition
 295-301  20th Condition

 302-337  Reserved Positions

 338-339  Number of Record-Axis Conditions
          00-20     ... Code range

 340      Reserved Position

 341-440  Record - Axis Conditions
          Space has been provided for maximum of 20 conditions. Each condition
          takes 5 positions in the record. Records that do not have 20 conditions
          are blank in the unused area.

          Positions 1 - 4:  Condition Code

          Position 5:  Nature of Injury Flag

          1  ...  Indicates that the code in positions 1-4 is a
                  Nature of Injury code.
          0  ...  All other codes

 341-345  5   1st Condition
 346-350  5   2nd Condition
 351-355  5   3rd Condition
 356-360  5   4th Condition
 361-365  5   5th Condition
 366-370  5   6th Condition
 371-375  5   7th Condition
 376-380  5   8th Condition
 381-385  5   9th Condition
 386-390  5   10th Condition
 391-395  5   11th Condition
 396-400  5   12th Condition
 401-405  5   13th Condition
 406-410  5   14th Condition
 411-415  5   15th Condition
 416-420  5   16th Condition
 421-425  5   17th Condition
 426-430  5   18th Condition
 431-435  5   19th Condition
 436-440  5   20th Condition

RECORD LAYOUT 1988


 1-2      Current Data Year
          88   ...  1988

 3        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      Certificate Number
          These positions are blank.

 10-11    Shipment Number
          01-nn  ... Shipments from each reporting  area are numbered
                     consecutively

 12-18    Sequence Number
          These positions are blank.

 19       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.

 9   ... UNKOWN
         See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia

 20       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
          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.

 9   .... UNKNOWN
          See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia

 21-30    Place of Occurance
          Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this document for
          a detailed list of areas and codes.

 21-22    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    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       Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 26       Region
          1 ... Northeast
          2 ... Midwest
          3 ... South
          4 ... West

 27-28    Division and State Subcode of Occurrence
          States are coded within Division.

          Col. 26  is  Region.
          Col. 27  is  Division.
          Col. 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

 29-30    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

 31-48    Place of Residence
          Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this document for
          a detailed list of areas and codes.

 31-32    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

 33-35    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       Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 36-38    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
          ZZZ       Foreign residents

 39       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. or unknown (See statement
                          concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).
          Z        ...    Foreign residents

 40       Metropolitan - Nonmetropolitan County of Residency
          1        ...    Metropolitan county
          2        ...    Nonmetropolitan county
          Z        ...    Foreign residents
          9        ...    Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 41      Region
         1 ... Northeast
         2 ... Midwest
         3 ... South
         4 ... West

 42-43   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

 44-45    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

 46-48    NCHS Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA)
          Standard  Metropolitan Statistical Areas are those
          established  by  the  U.S Office of Management and Budget
          (OMB) using final  1980  Census  population counts.   For
          New England, the New England  County Metropolitan Areas
          (NECMA) are used.

          Further back  in this document is a list of SMSA's and
          their component counties.

          000     ... Nonmetropolitan counties
          001-305 ... The 305 SMSA's established for 1980
          ZZZ     ... Foreign residents
          999     ... Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 49-54    Reserved Positions

 55-58    Date of Death
          Note:  Year of  death  is given in tape locations 1-2.

 55-56    Month
          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    Day
          01-31 ... As applicable to month of death
          99    ... Not stated day of death

 59       Sex
          1    ... Male
          2    ... Female

 60-63    Race

 60-61    Detail Race
 00       ... Other Asian or Pacific Islander
 01       ... White
 02       ... Black
 03       ... American Indian  (includes Aleuts and
              Eskimos)
 04       ... Chinese
 05       ... Japanese
 06       ... Hawaiian ( includes Part-Hawaiian)
 07       ... All other races
 08       ... Filipino

 62       Race Recode 3
          1    ... White
          2    ... Races other than White or Black
          3    ... Black

 63       Race Recode 2
          1    ... White
          2    ... All other races

 64-74    Age

 64-66    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

 67-68    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     ...  1 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

 69-70    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    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

 73-74    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       Hospital and 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          ... Hospital, Clinic or Medical Center
                Patient status not on certificate
 6          ... Other Institutions providing
                patient care
 7          ...  All other reported entries
 8          ...  Dead on Arrival
                 Hospital, Clinic or Medical Center name
                 not stated
 9          ...  Hospital and  patient  status  not
                 stated

 76       Reserved Position

 77       Marital Status
 1          ... Never married, single
 2          ... Married
 3          ... Widowed
 4          ... Divorced
 8          ... Marital Status not on certificate
 9          ... Marital Status not stated

 78-79    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

 80-81    Origin or Descent (Effective beginning 1984)
 00   ... Non - Spanish
 01   ... Mexican
 02   ... Puerto Rican
 03   ... Cuban
 04   ... Central or South American
 05   ... Other or Unknown Spanish
 06   ... American
 07   ... American Indian
 08   ... British, Scottish, Welsh, Scotch-Irish
 09   ... Irish
 10   ... German
 11   ... French
 12   ... Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
 13   ... Polish
 14   ... Italian
 15   ... Other North, Central, and South American
 16   ... Other Western European
 17   ... Other Northern European
 18   ... Other Eastern European
 19   ... Other Southern European (excluding Spain)
 20   ... Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander
 21   ... South Central Asian
 22   ... Other Asian
 23   ... North African
 24   ... Other African
 88   ... Not reported
 99   ... Not classifiable

 82-83    Reserved Positions

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

 85-87    Kind of Business or Industry - New on 1985 tape
          For a complete list of categories and codes  refer to :
          U.S.  Bureau of the Census:  Classified index of industries
          and occupations, 1980 Census of Population.  First Edition.
          Washington. U.S. Government Printing Office. Oct.  1980.

          010-990 ...Code range (not inclusive)


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

          942  ... Armed forces
          951  ... Retired; with no other industry reported
          961  ... Non - paid worker or non-worker

 88-90    Usual Occupation - New on 1985 tape
 
          For a complete list of categories and codes  refer to the
          Census Bureau publication mentioned above.

          003-999 ... Code range (not inclusive)


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

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

 91-93    52 Cause Recode - New on 1985 tape
          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)

 94-95    Business or Industry Recode 51 - New on 1985 tape
          A  recode of the business or industry code into 51 groups
          for use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-51     ... Code range (not inclusive)

 96-97    Business or Industry Recode 15 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode  of the business or industry code into 15 groups
          for  use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-15     ... Code range
 98-99    Usual Occupation Recode 59 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode of the  usual  occupation  code  into  59 groups
          for use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-59     ... Code range (not inclusive)

 100-101  Usual Occupation Recode 9 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode of the usual occupation code into 9 groups for
          use in producing tabulations. Further back in this document
          is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-09     ... Code range

 102-118  Reserved Positions

 119-132  Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
          Refer to the Geographic Code Outline furtherback in this document
          for a detailed list of areas and codes.  For an explaination of FIPS
          codes, reference should be made to various National Bureau of Standards
          (NBS) publications.

 119-120  State of Occurrence - Effective Beginning 1982
 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  County of Occurrence - Effective Beginning 1982
          001-nnn ... Code range
          999     ... Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 124-125  State of Residence - Effective Beginning 1982
 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 ... Indiana
 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  County of Residence - Effective Beginning 1982
          000       ... Foreign residents
          001-nnn   ... Code range
          999       ... Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 129-132  SMSA of Residence - Effective Beginning 1980
          0000       ... Nonmetropolitan counties or foreign
                         residents
          040-9340   ... Code range
          9999       ... Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 133-140  Reserved Positions

 141      Place of Accident for Causes E850-E929
          Blank ... Causes other than E850-E929
 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  Underlying Cause of Death

 142-145  ICD Code  (9th Revision)
          See the "International Classification of Diseases", 1975 Revision, Volume
l.
          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  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  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  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  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)

 160-440  Multiple Conditions

 160-161  Number of Entity-Axis Conditions
          00-20  ... Code range

 162-301  ENTITY - AXIS CONDITIONS
          Space has been provided for maximum of 20 conditions.  Each condition
          takes 7 positions in the record.  Records that do not have 20 conditions
          are blank in the unused area.

          Position 1:  Part/line number on certificate

          1       ... Part I, line 1 (a)
          2       ... Part I, line 2 (b)
          3       ... Part I, line 3 (c)
          4       ... Part I, line 4 (d)
          5       ... Part I, line 5 (e)
          6       ... Part II

          Position   2:    Sequence   of  condition   within
                           part/line

          1-7     ... Code range

          Position 3 - 6:  Condition code


          Position 7:  Nature of Injury Flag

          1        ...   Indicates  that  the  code  in
                         Positions 3-6 is a Nature of Injury
                         code

          0        ...   All other codes

 162-168  1st Condition
 169-175  2nd Condition
 176-182  3rd Condition
 183-189  4th Condition
 190-196  5th Condition
 197-203  6th Condition
 204-210  7th Condition
 211-217  8th Condition
 218-224  9th Condition
 225-231  10th Condition
 232-238  11th Condition
 239-245  12th Condition
 246-252  13th Condition
 253-259  14th Condition
 260-266  15th Condition
 267-273  16th Condition
 274-280  17th Condition
 281-287  18th Condition
 288-294  19th Condition
 295-301  20th Condition

 302-337  Reserved Positions

 338-339  Number of Record-Axis Conditions
          00-20     ... Code range

 340      Reserved Position

 341-440  Record - Axis Conditions
          Space has been provided for maximum of 20 conditions.  Each condition
          takes 5 positions in the record.  Records that do not have 20 conditions
          are blank in the unused area.

          Positions 1 - 4:  Condition Code

          Position 5:  Nature of Injury Flag

                       1  ...  Indicates that the code in positions 1-4 is a
                               Nature of Injury code.
                       0  ...  All other codes
 341-345  5   1st Condition
 346-350  5   2nd Condition
 351-355  5   3rd Condition
 356-360  5   4th Condition
 361-365  5   5th Condition
 366-370  5   6th Condition
 371-375  5   7th Condition
 376-380  5   8th Condition
 381-385  5   9th Condition
 386-390  5   10th Condition
 391-395  5   11th Condition
 396-400  5   12th Condition
 401-405  5   13th Condition
 406-410  5   14th Condition
 411-415  5   15th Condition
 416-420  5   16th Condition
 421-425  5   17th Condition
 426-430  5   18th Condition
 431-435  5   19th Condition
 436-440  5   20th Condition

RECORD LAYOUT 1989-1991

 1-2      Current Data Year
          89   ... 1989
          90   ... 1990

 3        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      Certificate Number
          These positions are blank.

 10-11    Shipment Number
          01-nn  ... Shipments from each reporting  area are numbered
                     consecutively

 12-18    Sequence Number
          These positions are blank.

 19       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.

          9   ... UNKOWN
                  See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia

 20       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
                   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.

          9   .... UNKNOWN
                   See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia

 21-30    Place of Occurance
          Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this document for
          a detailed list of areas and codes.

 21-22    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    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       Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 26       Region
          1 ... Northeast
          2 ... Midwest
          3 ... South
          4 ... West

 27-28    Division and State Subcode of Occurrence
          States are coded within Division.

          Col. 26  is  Region.
          Col. 27  is  Division.
          Col. 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

 29-30    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

 31-48    Place of Residence
          Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this document for
          a detailed list of areas and codes.

 31-32    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

 33-35    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       Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 36-38    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
           ZZZ       Foreign residents

 39       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. or unknown (See statement
                          concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).
          Z        ...    Foreign residents

 40       Metropolitan - Nonmetropolitan County of Residency
          1        ...    Metropolitan county
          2        ...    Nonmetropolitan county
          Z        ...    Foreign residents
          9        ...    Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 41       Region
          1 ... Northeast
          2 ... Midwest
          3 ... South
          4 ... West

 42-43    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

 44-45    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

 46-48    NCHS Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA)
          For 1989: Standard  Metropolitan Statistical Areas are those
          established  by  the  U.S Office of Management and Budget
          (OMB) using final  1980  Census  population counts.   For
          New England, the New England  County Metropolitan Areas
          (NECMA) are used.

          Further back  in this document is a list of SMSA's and
          their component counties.

          000     ... Nonmetropolitan counties
          001-305 ... The 305 SMSA's established for 1980
          ZZZ     ... Foreign residents
          999     ... Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

          For 1990: 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 SMSA's and
          their component counties.

          000     ... Nonmetropolitan counties
          001-320 ... Code Range
          ZZZ     ... Foreign residents
          999     ... SMSA of less than 100,000 population or Georgia HIV death
                      (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 49       Population Size of County of Occurrence
          Based on 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       Population Size of County of Residence
          Based on 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       Population Size of SMSA
          Based on results of the 1980 Census
           (1990 data are based on results of the 1990 Census)
          1       ... SMSA of 250,000 or more
          2       ... SMSA of 100,000 to 250,000
          3       ... SMSA of less than 100,000
          9       ... Nonmetropolitan area
          Z       ... Foreign Residents

 52-53    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 years 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       Education Recode
 1        ... 0-8 years
 2        ... 9-11 years
 3        ... 12 years
 4        ... 13-15 years
 5        ... 15 years or more
 6        ... Not stated

 55-56    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    Reserved Positions

 59       Sex
          1    ... Male
          2    ... Female

 60-63    Race

 60-61    Detail Race
          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
          09       ... All other races

 62       Race Recode 3
          1    ... White
          2    ... Races other than White or Black
          3    ... Black

 63       Race Recode 2
          1    ... White
          2    ... All other races

 64-74    Reported  Age

 64-66    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

 67-68    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     ...  1 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

 69-70    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    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

 73-74    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       Place of Death and Decendent'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       Reserved Position

 77       Marital Status
          1          ... Never married, single
          2          ... Married
          3          ... Widowed
          4          ... Divorced
          8          ... Marital Status not on certificate
          9          ... Marital Status not stated

 78-79    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

 80-81    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       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      Day of Week of Death
         1    ... Sunday
         2    ... Monday
         3    ... Tuesday
         4    ... Wednesday
         5    ... Thursday
         6    ... Friday
         7    ... Saturday
         9    ... Unknown
 
 84      Autopsy Performed
         1  ... Yes
         2  ... No
         8  ... Autopsy performed not on certificate
         9  ... Autopsy performed not stated

 85-87    Kind of Business or Industry - New on 1985 tape
          For a complete list of categories and codes  refer to :
          U.S.  Bureau of the Census:  Classified index of industries
          and occupations, 1980 Census of Population.  First Edition.
          Washington. U.S. Government Printing Office. Oct.  1980.

          010-990 ...Code range (not inclusive)

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

          942  ... Armed forces
          951  ... Retired; with no other industry reported
          961  ... Non - paid worker or non-worker

 88-90    Usual Occupation - New on 1985 tape
          For a complete list of categories and codes  refer to the
          Census Bureau publication mentioned above.

          003-999 ... Code range (not inclusive)

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

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

 91-93    52 Cause Recode - New on 1985 tape
          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)

 94-95    Business or Industry Recode 51 - New on 1985 tape
          A  recode of the business or industry code into 51 groups
          for use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-51     ... Code range (not inclusive)

 96-97    Business or Industry Recode 15 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode  of the business or industry code into 15 groups
          for  use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-15     ... Code range
 98-99    Usual Occupation Recode 59 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode of the  usual  occupation  code  into  59 groups
          for use in producing tabulations.  Further back in this
          document is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-59     ... Code range (not inclusive)

 100-101  Usual Occupation Recode 9 - New on 1985 tape
          A recode of the usual occupation code into 9 groups for
          use in producing tabulations. Further back in this document
          is a list of the recodes and categories.

          01-09     ... Code range
 102-109  Reserved Positions

 110-113  Calculated Detail Age
          Four positions are used to code calculated detail age. Location
          110 indicates whether age is coded in days or in years. Location
          111-113 are the number of days or years.

          0  000     ... Less than 1 day
          1  001-365 ... Days
          2  001-135 ... Years
          9  999     ... Age unknown
 114      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

 115-118  Reserved Positions

 119-132  Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
          Refer to the Geographic Code Outline furtherback in this document
          for a detailed list of areas and codes.  For an explaination of FIPS
          codes, reference should be made to various National Bureau of Standards
          (NBS) publications.

 119-120  State of Occurrence - Effective Beginning 1982
 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  County of Occurrence - Effective Beginning 1982
          001-nnn ... Code range
          999     ... Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 124-125  State of Residence - Effective Beginning 1982
 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 ... Indiana
 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  County of Residence - Effective Beginning 1982
          000       ... Foreign residents
          001-nnn   ... Code range
          999       ... Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 129-132  SMSA of Residence - Effective Beginning 1980
          0000       ...  Nonmetropolitan counties or foreign
                          residents
          040-9340   ... Code range
          9999       ... Unknown (See statement concerning HIV deaths in Georgia).

 133-140  For 1989 and 1990

 133-140  Reserved Positions, 1989

 133-140  For 1990 data
 133      Reserved Position

 134-135  CMSA of Residence
           Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Areas are groupings of
           certain Primaty 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 - Niagra Falls, NY
           14   ...Chicago -  Gary-Lake County, IL-IN-WI
           21   ...Cincinnati - Hamilton, OH-KY-IN
           28   ...Cleveland - Arkron-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

 136-140  Reserved Positions

 141      Place of Accident for Causes E850-E929
          Blank ... Causes other than E850-E929
          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  Underlying Cause of Death

 142-145  ICD Code  (9th Revision)
          See the "International Classification of Diseases", 1975 Revision, 
          Volume l.  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  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  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  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  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)

 160-440  Multiple Conditions

 160-161  Number of Entity-Axis Conditions
          00-20  ... Code range

 162-301  ENTITY - AXIS CONDITIONS
          Space has been provided for maximum of 20 conditions.  Each condition
          takes 7 positions in the record.  Records that do not have 20 conditions
          are blank in the unused area.

          Position 1:  Part/line number on certificate

          1       ... Part I, line 1 (a)
          2       ... Part I, line 2 (b)
          3       ... Part I, line 3 (c)
          4       ... Part I, line 4 (d)
          5       ... Part I, line 5 (e)
          6       ... Part II

          Position   2:    Sequence   of  condition   within
                           part/line

          1-7     ... Code range

          Position 3 - 6:  Condition code


          Position 7:  Nature of Injury Flag

          1        ...   Indicates  that  the  code  in
                         Positions 3-6 is a Nature of Injury
                         code

          0        ...   All other codes

 162-168  1st Condition
 169-175  2nd Condition
 176-182  3rd Condition
 183-189  4th Condition
 190-196  5th Condition
 197-203  6th Condition
 204-210  7th Condition
 211-217  8th Condition
 218-224  9th Condition
 225-231  10th Condition
 232-238  11th Condition
 239-245  12th Condition
 246-252  13th Condition
 253-259  14th Condition
 260-266  15th Condition
 267-273  16th Condition
 274-280  17th Condition
 281-287  18th Condition
 288-294  19th Condition
 295-301  20th Condition

 302-337  Reserved Positions

 338-339  Number of Record-Axis Conditions
          00-20     ... Code range

 340      Reserved Position

 341-440  Record - Axis Conditions
          Space has been provided for maximum of 20 conditions.  Each condition
          takes 5 positions in the record.  Records that do not have 20 conditions
          are blank in the unused area.

          Positions 1 - 4:  Condition Code


          Position 5:  Nature of Injury Flag

          1  ...  Indicates that the code in positions 1-4 is a
                  Nature of Injury code.
          0  ...  All other codes

 341-345  5   1st Condition
 346-350  5   2nd Condition
 351-355  5   3rd Condition
 356-360  5   4th Condition
 361-365  5   5th Condition
 366-370  5   6th Condition
 371-375  5   7th Condition
 376-380  5   8th Condition
 381-385  5   9th Condition
 386-390  5   10th Condition
 391-395  5   11th Condition
 396-400  5   12th Condition
 401-405  5   13th Condition
 406-410  5   14th Condition
 411-415  5   15th Condition
 416-420  5   16th Condition
 421-425  5   17th Condition
 426-430  5   18th Condition
 431-435  5   19th Condition
 436-440  5   20th Condition

Cause of Death Recodes

282 Selected Causes of Death
72 Selected Causes of Death
61 Selected Causes of Death
52 Selected Causes of Death

Cause of Death 282 Recodes


 CAUSE OF DEATH RECODES
 Cause of Death 282 Recodes
 Recodes for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

 282     S Limited Len-
 Recode  T Sex Age gth Cause Title And ICD-9 Codes Included

 00100  1         057    I.  Infectious  and  parasitic  diseases
                              (001-139)
 00200  1         040 Intestinal infectious diseases (001-009)
 00300            054   Cholera and typhoid and paratyphoid fevers
                        (001-002)
 00400            019   Shigellosis (004)
 00500            076   Other salmonella infections and other food
                        poisoning (bacterial) (003,005)
 00600            017   Amebiasis (006)
 00700            066   Intestinal  infections  due  to  other
                        specified organisms (007-008)
 00800            041   Ill-defined intestinal infections (009)
 00900  1         022 Tuberculosis (010-018)
 01000            046   Tuberculosis of respiratory system(010-012)
 01100            030   Other tuberculosis (013-018)
 01200  1         047 Zoonotic and other bacterial diseases(020-041)
 01300            019   Brucellosis (023)
 01400            018   Oipntheria (032)
 01500            022   Whooping cough (033)
 01600            065   Streptococcal sore throat, scarlatina, and
                        erysipelas (034-035)
 01700            031   Meningococcal infection (036)
 01800            015   Tetanus (037)
 01900         3  018   Septicemia (038)
 02000            056   All other bacterial diseases
                        (020-022,024-031,039-041)

 02100  1         024 Viral diseases (045-079)
 02200            027   Acute poliomyelitis (045)
 02300            016   Smallpox (050)
 02400            015   Measles (055)
 02500            015   Rubella (056)
 02600            040   Arthropod-borne encephalitis (062-064)
 02700            023   Viral hepatitis (070)
 02800            064   Other viral diseases
                        (046-049,051-054,057-061,065-066071-079)
 02900  1         058 Rickettsioses  and  other  arthropod-borne
                        diseases (080-088)
 03000            042   Typhus and other rickettsioses (080-083)
 03100            015   Malaria (084)
 03200            046   All other arthropod-borne diseases (085-088)
 03300  1         046 Syphilis and other venereal diseases (090-099)
 03400  1         020   Syphilis (090-097)
 03500            033    Cardiovascular syphilis (093)
 03600            023    Neurosyphills (094)
 03700            040    Ali other syphills (090-091,095-097)
 03800            029    Gonococcal infections (098)
 03900            031    Other venereal diseases (099)
 04000  1         103 Other infectious and parasitic diseases
                         and late effects of infectiousand
                         pandarasitic diseases (100-139)
 04100            019   Mycoses (110-118)
 04200            025   Helmlnthiases (120-129)
 04300            036   Late effects of tuberculosis (137)
 04400            043   Late effects of acute poliomyelitis (138)
 04500            127   All other infectious and parasiticdiseases
                         and late effects of otherinfectious and
                         parasiticdiseases (100-104,130-136,139)
 Recodes for Neoplasms

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

 282     S Limited Len-
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 04600  1         033       II.Neoplasms (140-239)
 04700  1         089 Malignant neoplasms, including neoplasmsof
                          lymphatic and hematopoietic tissues(140-208)
 04800  1         064   Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity,
                          and pharynx (140-149)
 04900            016     Of lip (140)
 05000            019     Of tongue (141)
 05100            026     Of pharynx (146-149.0)
 05200            097     Of other and ill-defined sites withinthe
                          lip, oral cavity, and pharynx
                          (142-145,149.1-149.9)
 05300  1         066   Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs
                          and peritoneum (150-159)
 05400            022     Of esophagus (150)
 05500            020     Of stomach (151)
 05600            048     Of small intestine, including duodenum(152)
 05700  1         018     Of colon (153)
 05800            075       Hepatic and splenic flexures and transverse
                            colon (153.0-153.1,153.7)
 05900            030       Descending colon (153.2)
 06000            027       Sigmoid colon (153.3)
 06100            056       Cecum, appendix, and ascending  colon
                            (153.4-153.6)
 06200            048       Other and colon, unspecified(153.8-153.9)
 06300            052     Of rectum, rectosigmoid junction, and
                          anus (154)
 06400   1        046     Of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts (155)
 06500            028       Liver, primary (155.0)
 06600            037       Intrahepatic bile ducts (155.1)
 06700            058       Liver, not specified as primary or
                            secondary (155.2)
 06800            052     Of gallbladder and extrahepatic bile
                           ducts (156)
 06900            021     Of pancreas (157)
 07000            120     Of  retroperitoneum, peritoneum, and
                           other and ill-defined sites within the
                           digestive organs and peritoneum (158-159)

 07100   1        071   Malignant neoplasms of respiratory  and
                          intrathoracic organs (160-165)
 07200            019     Of larynx (161)
 07300            040     Of trachea, bronchus, and lung (162)
 07400            107     Of all other and ill-defined sites within
                            the respiratory system andintrathoracic
                            organs (160,163-165)

 07500   1        076   Malignant neoplasms of bone, connective
                            tissue, skin, and breast (170-175)
 07600            041    Of bone and articular cartilage (170)
 07700            045    Of connective and other soft tissue (171)
 07800            026    Melanoma of skin (172)
 07900            043    Other malignant neoplasms of skin (173)
 08000    2       026    Of female breast (174)
 08100    1       024    Of male breast (175)

 08200    1       049   Malignant neoplasms of genital organs (179-187)
 08300    2       025    Of cervix uteri (180)
 08400    2       042    Of other parts of uterus (179,181-182)
 08500    2       043    Of ovary and other uterlne adnexa (183)
 08600    2       056    Of other and unspecified female genltal
                           organs (184)
 08700    1       021    Of prostate (185)
 08800    1       019    Of testis (186)
 08900    1       048    Of pens and other male genital organs(187)

 09000    1       049   Malignant neoplasms of urinary organs (188-189)
 09100            020    Of bladder (188)
 09200            060    Of kidney and other and unspecified
                          urinary organs (189)

 09300    1       062   Malignant neoplasms of other and unspecified
                          sites (190-199)
 09400            016    Of eye (190)
 09500            018    Of brain (191)
 09600            058    Of other and unspecified parts of nervous
                          system (192)
 09700            080    Of thyroid gland and other endocrineglands
                          and related structures (193-194)
 09800            048    Of all other and unspecified sites (195-199)

 09900    1       070  Malignant neoplasms of lymphatic and
                         hematopoietic tissues (200-208)
 10000            043     Lymphosarcoma and reticulosarcoma (200)
 10100            027     Hodgkin's disease (201)
 10200            070     Other malignant neoplasms of lymphold
                           and histiocytic tissue (202)

 10300           060     Multiple myeloma and immunoproliferative
                           neoplasms (203)
 10400   1       022     Leukemia (204-208)
 10500           029     Lymphoid leukemia (204)
 10600           028     Myeloid leukemia (205)
 10700           030     Monocytic leukemia (206)
 10800           046     Other and unspecified leukemia (207-208)
 10900   1       108   Benign neoplasms, carcinoma in situ, and
                          neoplasms of uncertain behavior and of
                          unspecified nature (210-239)
 11000   1       028   Benign neoplasms (210-229)
 11100   2       038    Of female genital organs (218-221)
 11200           062    Of eye, brain, and other parts of nervous
                         system (224-225)
 11300           064    Of all other and unspecified sites
                        (210-217,222-223,226-229)
 11400   1       029   Carcinoma in situ (230-234)
 11500           044    Of breast and genitourinary system (233)
 11600           052    Of all other and unspecified sites
                         (230-232.234)
 11700           043   Neoplasms of uncertain behavior (235-238)
 11800           039   Neoplasms of unspecified nature (239)
 Recodes for Endocrine,Nutritional, Metabolic Diseases

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

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 11900  1        094       III. Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
                              diseases and immunity disorders (240-279)
 11902  1        073 Endocrine and metabolic diseases and immunity
                         disorders (240-259,270-279)
 12100           038  Disorders of thyroid gland (240-246)
 12200           025  Diabetes mellitus (250)
 12300           069  Disorders of the pituitary gland and its
                        hypothalamic control (253)
 12400           032  Diseases of thymus gland (254)
 12500           035  Disorders of adrenal glands (255)
 12600           025  Cystic fibrosis (277.0)
 12700           017  Obesity (278.0)
 12800           115  All other endocrine and metabolic diseases and
                        immunity disorders (251-252,256-259,270-276,
                        277.1-277.9,278.1-279)
 12900  1         034 Nutritional deficiencies (260-269)
 13000            028  Nutritional marasmus (261)
 13100            046  Other protein-calorie malnutrition (262-263)
 13200            050  All other nutritional deficiencies (260,264-269)

 Recodes for Diseases of Blood and Blood-forming Organs

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

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 13300  1         067      IV.  Diseases of blood and blood-forming
                                 organs (280-289)
 13400  1         017 Anemias (280-285)
 13500            030   Deficiency anemias (280-281)
 13600            029   Hemolytic anemias (282-283)
 13700            023   Aplastic anemia (284)
 13800            037   Other and unspecified anemias (285)
 13900            046 Purpura and other hemorrhagic conditions (287)
 14000            066 All other diseases of blood and blood-forming
                       organs (286,288-289)
 Recodes for Mental Disorders

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

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 14100  1         040      V.   Mental disorders (290-319)
 14200            055 Senile and presenile organic psychotic
                       conditions (290)
 14300            025 Alcoholic psychoses (291)
 14400            029 All other psychoses (292-299)
 14500            033 Alcohol dependence syndrome (303)
 14600            021 Drug dependence (304)
 14700            080 Other neurotic, personality. and nonpsychotic
                       mental disorders (300-302,305-316)
 14800            028 Mental retardation (317-319)
 
 Recodes for Diseases of Nervous System and Sense Organs

    Ninth Revision 282 Causes of Death Adapted for use by DVS
         ST:  1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males; 2=Females
 Length=of Cause Title  Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

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 14900  1         072      VI.  Diseases of the nervous system and
                                  sense organs (320-389)
 15000  1         040 Diseases of the nervous system (320-359)
 15100            022   Meningitis (320-322)
 15200            027   Parkinson's disease (332)
 15300            092   Other hereditary and degenerative diseases
                         of the central nervous system (330-331,333-337)
 15400            026   Multiple sclerosis (340)
 15500            032   Infantile cerebral palsy (343)
 15600            016   Epilepsy (345)
 15700            068   Other diseases of the nervous system
                         (323-326.341-342,344,346-359)
 15800            041 Disorders of the eye and adnexa (360-379)
 15900            049 Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (380-389)

 Recodes for Diseases of Circulatory System

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

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 16000   1        060         VII.  Diseases of the circulatory system
                                     (390-459)
 16100  1         053 Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
                          (390-398)
 16200            033   Acute rheumatic fever (390-392)
 16300  1         043   Chronic rheumatic heart disease (393-398)
 16400            034     Diseases of mitral valve (394)
 16500            034     Diseases of aortic valve (395)
 16600            046     Diseases of mitral and aortic valves (396)
 16700            059     All other chronic rheumatic heart disease
                           (393.397-398)
 16800  1         030 Hypertensive disease (401-404)
 16900            030   Essential hypertension (401)
 17000            034   Hypertensive heart disease (402)
 17100            034   Hypertensive renal disease (403)
 17200            044   Hypertensive heart and renal disease (404)
 17300  1         032 Ischemic heart disease (410-414)
 17400            035   Acute myocardial infarction (410)
 17500            064   Other acute and subacute forms of ischemic
                         heart disease (411)
 17600            023   Angina pectoris (413)
 17700            087   Old myocardial infarction and other forms
 17800            043   Diseases of pulmonary circulation (415-417)
 17900  1         038   Other forms of heart disease (420-429)
 18000            039   Acute and subacute endocarditis (421)
 18100            088   Acute pericarditis, acute myocarditis,
                         and other diseases of pericardium (420,422-423)
 18200  1         037  Other diseases of endocardium (424)
 18300            034   Mitral valve disorders (424.0)
 18400            034   Aortic valve disorders (424.1)
 18500            051   All other diseases of endocardium (424.2-424.9)
 18600            021   Heart failure (428)
 18700            068   Myocarditis, unspecified and myocardial
                         degeneration  429.0-429.1)
 18800            072   All other and ill-defined forms of heart
                         disease (425-427.429.2-429.9)
 18900  1         034 Cerebrovascular diseases (430-438)
 19000            031   Subarachnoid hemorrhage (430)
 19100            059   Intracerebral and other intracranial
                         hemorrhage (431-432)
 19200            054   Occlusion and stenosis of precerebral
                         arteries (433)
 19300            082   Cerebral thrombosis and unspecified occlusion
                         of cerebral arteries (434.0,434.9)
 19400            027   Cerebral embolism (434.1)
 19500            053   Acute but ill-defined cerebrovascular
                         disease (436)
 19600            066   Other and late effects of Cerebrovascular
                         diseases (435,437-438)
 19700   1        059 Diseases of arteries, arterioles, and
                         capillaries (440-448)
 19800            023   Atherosclerosis (440)
 19900            023   Aortic aneurysm (441)
 20000            071   All other diseases of arteries, arterioles,
                         and capillaries (442-448)
 20100   1        084 Diseases of veins and lymphatics, and
                       other diseases of circulatory system (451-459)
 20200            075   Phlebitis, thrombophlebitis, and venous
                         embolism and thrombosis (451-453)
 20300            095   Other diseases of veins and lymphatics
                         and all other diseases of circulatory
                         system (454-459)

 Recodes for Diseases of Respiratory Organs

       Ninth Revision 282 Causes of Death Adapted for use by DVS
          ST:  1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males; 2=Females
  Length=of Cause Title  Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

   *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

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 20400   1         061     VIII.  Diseases of the respiratory system
                                   (460-519)
 20500   1         057 Diseases of the upper respiratory tract
                        (460-465,470-478)
 20600             046   Acute upper respiratory infections (460-465)
 20700             053   Other diseases of upper respiratory tract
                          (470-478)
 20800   1         054 Other diseases of the respiratory system
                        (466,480-519)
 20900             042   Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis (466)
 21000   1         021   Pneumonia (480-486)
 21100             025   Viral pneumonia (480)
 21200             056   Pneumococcal and other bacterial pneumonia
                         (481-482)
 21300             048   Bronchopneumonia, organism unspecified (485)
 21400             061   Pneumonia due to other and unspecified
                          organism (483,486)
 21500             017   Influenza (487)
 21600   1         072   Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and
                          allied conditions (490-496)
 21700   1         071  Bronchitis, chronic and unspecified,
                         emphysema and asthma (490-493)
 21800             057    Bronchitis, not specified as acute orchronic
                          (490)
 21900             030    Chronic bronchitis (491)
 22000             021    Emphysema (492)
 22100             018    Asthma (493)
 22200             062  Bronchiectasis and extrinsic allergic
                         alveolitis (494-495)
 22300             063  Chronic airways obstruction, not elsewhere
                         classified (496)
 22400            073   Pneumoconioses and other lung diseases due
                         to external agents (500-508)
 22500            055   Empyema and abscess of lung and mediastinum
                         (510,513)
 22600            016   Pleurisy (511)
 22700            056   All other diseases of respiratory system
                         (512,514-519)

 Recodes for Diseases of Digestive System

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

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 22800  1         057        IX.   Diseases of the digestive system
                                    (520-579)
 22900            060 Diseases of oral cavity, salivary glands,
                       and jaws (520-529)
 23000  1         057 Diseases  of  other  parts of the digestive
                       system (530-579)
 23100  1         041   Ulcer of stomach and duodenum (531-533)
 23200            023    Gastric ulcer (531)
 23300            024    Duodenal ulcer (532)
 23400            040    Peptic ulcer, site unspecified (533)
 23500            032  Gastritis and duodenitis (535)
 23600            024  Appendicitis (540-543)
 23700            095  Hernia of abdominal cavity  and intestinal
                         obstruction without mention of hernia
                         (550-553,560)
 23800            059  Regional enteritis and idiopathic proctocolitis
                         (555-556)
 23900            062  All other noninfective gastroenteritis and
                         colitis (557-558)
 24000            032  Diverticula of intestine (562)
 24100  1         043  Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis  (571)
 24200            077    Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis,
                            specified as alcoholic (571.0-571.3)
 24300            057    Chronic hepatitis and biliary cirrhosis
                            (571.4,571.6)
 24400            117    Cirrhosis of liver and other and unspecified
                           chronic liver disease without mention of
                           alcohol (571.5,571.8-571.9)
 24500            061   Cholelithiasis and other disorders of
                          gallbladder (574-575)
 24600            082   All other diseases of digestive system
                         (530,534,536-537,564-570,572-573,576-579)

 Recodes for Diseases of Genitourinary System

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

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 24700   1        060       X. Diseases of the genitourinary system
                                (580-629)
 24800   1        036 Diseases of urinary system  (580-599)
 24900   1        056   Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and
                         nephrosis (580-589)
 25000            034     Acute glomerulonephritis (580)
 25100            028     Nephrotic syndrome (581)
 25200            140     Chronic glomerulonephritis, nephritis and
                           nephropathy, not specified as acute or
                           chronic and renal sclerosis, unspecified
                           (582-583,587)
 25300            120     Renal failure, disorders resulting from
                           imparied renal function, and small kidney
                           of unknown cause (584-586,588-589)
 25400            028   Infections of kidney (590)
 25500            028   Urinary calculus (592,594)
 25600            056   All other diseases of urinary system
                         (591,593,595-599)

  25700  1 1       041 Diseases of male genital organs (600-608)
  25800    1       031   Hyperplasia of prostate (600)
  25900    1       049   Other diseases of male genital organs
                          (601-608)
  26000            029 Disorders of breast (610-611)
  26100    2       057 Diseases of female genital organs except
                        breast (614-629)

 Recodes for Complication of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Puerperiu

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

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 26200  1 2    2  083      XI.Complicaton of pregnancy, childbirth,
                              and the puerperium (630-676)
 26300  1 2    2  041 Pregnancy with abortive outcome (630-638)
 26400    2    2  025   Ectopic pregnancy (633)
 26500    2    2  028   Spontaneous abortion (634)
 26600    2    2  032   Legally induced abortion (635)
 26700    2    2  034   Illegally induced abortion (636)
 26800    2    2  057   Other pregnancy with abortive outcome
                         (630-632,637-638)
 26900  1 2    2  041 Direct obstetric causes (640-646,651-676)
 27000    2    2  054   Hemorrhage  of  pregnancy  and childbirth
                         (640-641,666)
 27100    2    2  040   Toxemia of pregnancy (642.4-642.9,643)
 27200    2    2  024   Obstructed labor (660)
 27300    2    2  043   Complications of the puerperium (670-676)
 27400    2    2  077   Other direct obstetric causes
                        (642.0-642.3,644-646,651-659,661-665,667-669)
 27500    2    2  035 Indirect obstetric causes (647-648)
 27600    2    2  042 Delivery in a completely normal  case (650)
3Recodes for Diseases of Skin and Subcutaneous

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

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 27700    1       070       XII.Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous
                                 tissue (680-709)
 27800            052 Infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue
                      (680-686)
 27900            060 All other diseases of skin and subcutaneous
                      tissue (690-709)

 Recodes for Diseases of Musculoskeletal System & Connect. Tissue

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

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 28000   1        087        XIII.   Diseases  of the musculoskeletal
                                system and connective tissue (710-739)
 28100            067 Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory
                       polyarthropathies (714)
 28200            059 Other arthropathies and related disorders
                       (710-712,715-719)
 28300            022 Dorsopathes (720-724)
 28400            040 Rheumatism, excluding the back (725-729)
 28500            080 Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired
                       musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
 
 Recodes for Congenital Anomalies

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

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 28600  1         046          XIV.  Congenital anomalies (740-759)
 28700            018 Spina biflda (741)
 28800            058 All other congenital anomalies of nervous
                       system (740,742)
 28900            039 Congenital anomalies of heart (745-746)
 29000            054 Other congenital anomalies of circulatory
                       system (747)
 29100            048 All other congenital anomalies (743-744,748-759)

 Recodes for Certain Conditions Originating in Perinatal Period

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

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 29200  1         079          XV. Certain conditions originating
                                    in the perinatal period (760-779)
 29300            018 Birth trauma (767)
 29400            081 Intrauterine hypoxia, birth asphyxia, and
                       respiratory distress syndrome (768-769)
 29500            070 Other conditions originating in theperinatal
                       period (760-766,770-779)
3Recodes for Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-defined Conditions

     Ninth Revision  282  Causes  of Death Adapted for use by DVS
 ST:   1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males;  2=Females    Length=of
 Cause Title   Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

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 29600  1         069         XVI.Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined
                                   conditions (780-799)
 29700            043 Senility without mention of psychosis (797)
 29800            067 Symptoms, signs, and other ill-defined
                       conditions (780-796,798-799)
 29900  1         093         Supplementary classification of external
                             causes of injury and poisoning (E800-E999)
 30000  1         041 Accidents and adverse effects (E800-E949)
 30100  1         033   Transport accidents (E800-E848)
 30200            033    Railway accidents (E800-E807)
 30300  1         039    Motor vehicle accidents (E810-E825)
 30400  1         049     Motor vehicle traffic accidents (E810-E819)
 30500            045       Involving collision with train (E810)
 30600            066       Involving collision with another motor
                             vehicle (E811-E812)
 30700            050       Involving collision with pedestrian (E814)
 30800            068       Involving collision with other vehicle
                             or object (E813,E815)
 30900            054       Not involving collision on highway
                             (E816-E818)
 31000            067       Motor vehicle traffic accident of
                             unspecified nature (E819)
 31100            052     Motor vehicle nontraffic accidents
                           (E820-E825)
 31200            044    Other road vehicle accidents (E826-E829)
 31300            041    Water transport accidents (E830-E838)
 31400            049    Air and space transport accidents
                          (E840-E845)
 31500            060    Vehicle accidents not elsewhere
                          classifiable (E846-E848)
 31600  1         034    Accidental poisoning (E850-E869)
 31700            075      Accidental poisoning by drugs,
                            medlcaments, and biologicals (E850-E858)
 31800            072      Accidental poisoning by other solid or
                            liquid substances (E860-E866)
 31900            056      Accidental poisoning by gases and vapors
                            (E867-E869)
 32000            091    Misadventures during medical care, abnormal
                          reactions, and late complications (E870-E879)
 32100  1         030    Accidental falls (E880-E888)
 32200            046      Fall from one level to another (E880-E884)
 32300            034      Fall on same level (E885-E886)
 32400            076      Fracture, cause unspecified, and other
                            and unspecified falls (E887-E888)
 32500            049     Accidents caused by fire and flames
                           (E890-E899)
 32600   1        053     Other accidents, including late effects
                           (E900-E929)
 32700            020       Lightning (E907)
 32800            045       Accidental drowning and submersion (E910)
 32900            120       Inhalation and ingestion of food or other
                             object causing obstruction of respiratory
                             tract or suffocation (E911-E912)
 33000            039       Accident caused by handgun (E922.0)
 33100            074       Accidents caused by all other and
                             unspecified firearms (E922.1-E922.9)
 33200            048       Accident caused by explosive material (E923)
 33300            123       Accident caused by hot substance or object,
                             caustic or corrosive material, steam, and
                             exposure to radiation (E924,E926)
 33400            046       Accident caused by electric current (E925)
 33500            103       All other accidents and late effects of
                             accidental injury (E900-E906,E908-E909,
                             E913-E921,E927-E929)

 33600            102   Drugs, medicaments, and biological substances
                          causing adverse effects in therapeutic use
                          (E930-E949)

 33700 1       1  019 Suicide (E950-E959)
 33800         1  064   Suicide by drugs, medicaments, and
                         biologicals (E950.0-E950.5)
 33900         1  061   Suicide by other solid or liquid substances
                         (E950.6-E950.9)
 94000         1  041   Suicide by gases and vapors (E951-E952)
 34100         1  059   Suicide by hanging, strangulation, and
                         suffocation (E953)
 34200         1  029   Suicide by handgun (E955.0)
 34300         1  063   Suicide by all other and unspecified
                         firearms (E955.1-E955.4)
 34400         1  089   Suicide by all other means and late effects
                         of self-inflicted injury (E954,E955.5-E959)

 34500  1         043 Homicide and legal intervention (E960-E978)
 34600            029   Assault by handgun (E965.0)
 34700            063   Assault by all other and unspecified
                         firearms (E965.1-E965.4)
 34800            051   Assault by cutting and piercing instrument
                         (E966)
 34900            127   Assault by all other means and late effects
                         of injury purposely inflicted by other
                         person (E960-E964,E965.5-E965.9,E967-E969)
 35000            024   Legal execution (E978)
 35100            091   Other legal intervention and late effects
                         of injury due to legal intervention
                         (E970-E977)
 35200  1         075 Injury undetermined whether accidentally or
                       purposely inflicted (E980-E989)
 35300            071   From poisoning by drugs, medicaments, and
                            biologicals (E980.0-E980.5)
 35400            068   From poisoning by other solid or liquid
                         substances (E980.6-E980.9)
 35500            033   From injury by handgun (E985.0)
 35600            067   From injury by all other and unspecified
                         firearms (E985.1-E985.4)
 35700            141   From injury by all other means and late
                         effects of injury, undetermined whether
                         accidentally or purposely inflicted
                         (E981-E984,E985.5-E989)
 35800            051 Injury resulting from operations of war
                       (E990-E999)
 

Cause of Death 72 Recodes


Cause of Death 72 Recodes
 Recodes 010-490

       Ninth Revision 72 Causes of Death Adapted for use by DVS
         ST:  1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males; 2=Females
 Length=of Cause Title  Age:  1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

     *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File *****
  72     S Limited Len-
 Recode  T Sex Age gth Cause Title And ICD-9 Codes Included

 010              035 Shigellosis and amebiasis (004,006)
 020              045 Certain other intestinal infections (007-009)
 030    1         022 Tuberculosis (010-018)
 040              046   Tuberculosis of respiratory system (010-012)
 050              030   Other tuberculosis (013-018)
 060              020 Whooping cough (033)
 070              063 Streptococcal sore throat, scarlatina, and
                       erysipelas (034-035)
 080              029 Meningococcal infection (036)
 090           3  016 Septicemia (038)
 100              025 Acute poliomyelitis (045)
 110              013 Measles (055)
 120              021 Viral hepatitis (070)
 130              018 Syphilis (090-097)
 140              109 All other infectious and parasitic diseases
                        (001-003,005,020-032,037,039-041,046-054,
                        056-066,071-088,098-139)

 150  1           089 Malignant neoplasms, including neoplasms of
                       lymphatic and hematopoietic tissues (140-208)
 160              064   Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity,
                         and pharynx (140-149)
 170              066   Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs and
                         peritoneum (150-159)
 180              071   Malignant neoplasms of respiratory  and
                         intrathoracic organs (160-165)
 190              040   Malignant neoplasm of breast (174-175)
 200              049   Malignant neoplasms of genital organs
                         (179-187)
 210              049   Malignant neoplasms of urinary organs (188-189)
 220              074   Malignant neoplasms of all other and
                         unspecified sites (170-173,190-199)
 230              020   Leukemia (204-208)
 240              076   Other malignant neoplasms of lymphatic
                         and hematopoietic tissues (200-203)
 250              108 Benign neoplasms, carcinoma in situ, and
                       neoplasms of uncertain behavior and of
                       unspecified nature (210-239)

 260              023 Diabetes mellitus (250)
 270              034 Nutritional deficiencies (260-269)
 280              017 Anemias (280-285)
 290              020 Meningitis (320-322)

 300    1         039 Major cardiovascular diseases (390-448)
 310    1         041   Diseases of heart (390-398,402,404-429)
 320              057     Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart
                           disease (390-398)
 330              036     Hypertensive heart disease (402)
 340              046     Hypertensive heart and renal disease (404)
 350    1         036     Ischemic heart disease (410-414)
 360              039       Acute myocardial infarction (410)
 370              068       Other acute and subacute forms of
                             ischemlc heart disease (411)
 380              027       Angina pectoris (413)
 390              091       Old myocardial infarction and other
                             forms of chronic ischemic
                             heart disease (412,414)
 400              039      Other diseases of endocardium (424)
 410              054      All other forms of heart disease
                            (415-423,425-429)

 420              054  Hypertension with or without renal
                        disease (401,403)
 430    1         036  Cerebrovascular diseases (430-438)
 440              061    Intracerebral and other intracranial
                          hemorrhage (431-432)
 450              084    Cerebral thrombosis and unspecified
                          occlusion of cerebral arteries (434.0.434.9)
 460              029    Cerebral embolism (434.1)
 470              076    All other and late effects of cerebrovascular
                          diseases (430,433,435-438)
 480              023    Atherosclerosls (440)
 490              067    Other diseases of arteries, arterioles, and
                          capillaries (441-448)
 Recodes 500-840

      Ninth Revision 72 Causes of Death Adapted for use by DVS
         ST:  1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males; 2=Females
 Length=of Cause Title  Age:  1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

  *****   Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

 72      S Limited Len-
 Recode  T Sex Age gth Cause Title And ICD-9 Codes Included

 500              040 Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis (466)
 510    1         033 Pneumonia and influenza (480-487)
 520              021   Pneumonia (480-486)
 530              017   Influenza (487)

 540    1         070 Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and
                          allied conditions (490-496)
 550              047   Bronchitis, chronic and unspecified (490-491)
 560              017   Emphysema (492)
 570              014   Asthma (493)
 580              078   Other chronic obstructive pulmonary
                         diseases and allied conditions (494-496)

 590              039 Ulcer of stomach and duodenum (531-533)
 600              022 Appendicitis (540-543)
 610              093 Hernla of abdominal cavity and intestinal
                       obstruction without mention of hernia
                       (550-553,560)
 620              041 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (571)
 630              059 Cholelithiasis and other disorders of
                       gallbladder (574-575)
 640      1       054 Nephrltis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis
                         (580-589)
 650              059   Acute glomerulonephritis and nephrotic
                         syndrome (580-581)
 660              138   Chronic glomerulonephritis, nephritls and
                         nephropathy, not specified as acute or
                         chronic, and renal sclerosis, unspecified
                         (582-583,587)
 670              118   Renal failure, disorders resulting from
                         impaired renal function, and small kidney
                         of unknown cause (584-586,588-589)
 680              026 Infections of kidney (590)
 690      1       029 Hyperplasia of prostate (600)

 700   1  2    2  068 Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and
                       the puerperium (630-676)
 710      2    2  043   Pregnancy with abortive outcome (630-638)
 720      2    2  076   Other complications of pregnancy, childbirth,
                         and the puerperium (640-676)
 730              030 Congenital anomalies (740-759)
 740      1       064 Certain conditions originating in the
                       perinatal period (760-779)
 750              097   Birth trauma, intrauterine hypoxia, birth
                         asphyxla, and respiratory distress syndrome
                         (767-769)
 760              072   Other conditions originating in the
                         perinatal period (760-766,770-779)
                  053 Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
                       (780-799)
 780              029 All other diseases (Residual)

 790    1         041 Accidents and adverse effects (E800-E949)
 800              037   Motor vehicle accidents (E810-E825)
 810              063   All other accidents and adverse effects
                        (E800-E807,E826-E949)
 820           1  019 Suicide (E950-E959)
 830              043 Homicide and legal intervention (E960-E978)
 840              037 All other external causes (E980-E999)

Cause of Death 61 Recodes


 Cause of Death 61 Recodes
 Recodes 010-370

      Ninth Revision 61 Causes of Death Adapted for use by DVS
         ST:  1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males; 2=Females
 Length=of Cause Title  Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

    *****  Cause  Subtotals are not dentified in ths File *****

 61      S Limited Len-
 Recode  T Sex Age gth Cause Title And ICD-9 Codes Included

 010              039 Certain intestinal infections (008-009)
 020              020 Whooping cough (033)
 030              029 Meningococcal infection (036)
 040           3  016 Septicemia (038)
 050              024 Viral diseases (045-079)
 060              025 Congenital syphilis (090)
 070              100 Remainder of infectious and parasitic
                      diseases  (001-007,010-032,034-035,037,039-
                      041,080-088,091-139)

 080              089 Malignant neoplasms, including neoplasms of
                       lymphatic and hematopoietic tissues (140-208)
 090              108 Benign neoplasms, carcinoma in situ, and
                       neoplasms of uncertain behavior and of
                       unspecified nature (210-239)

 100              030 Diseases of thymus gland (254)
 110              023 Cystic fibrosis (277.0)
 120              052 Diseases of blood and blood-forming organs
                       (280-289)
 130              020 Meningitis (320-322)
 140              059 Other diseases of nervous system and sense
                       organs (323-389)
 150              044 Acute upper respiratory infections (460-465)
 160              042 Bronchitis and bronchiolitis (466,490-491)

 170    1         033 Pneumonia  and influenza (480-487)
 180              021   Pneumonia (480-486)
 190              017   Influenza (487)

 200              061 Remainder of diseases of respiratory system
                       (470-478,492-519)
 210              093 Hernia of abdominal cavity and intestinal
                       obstruction without mention of hernia
                       (550-553,560)
 220              075 Gastritis, duodenitis, and noninfective
                       enteritis and coltis (535,555-558)
 230              067 Remainder of diseases of digestive system
                       (520-534,536-543.562-579)

 240     1        030 Congenital anomalies (740-759)
 250              042   Anencephalus  and  similar anomalies (740)
 260              020   Spina bifIda (741)
 270              034   Congenital hydrocephalus (742.3)
 280              092   Other congenital anomalies of central
                         nervous system and eye
                         (742.0-742.2,742.4-742.9,743)
 290              041   Congenital anomalies of heart (745-746)
 300              056   Other congenital anomalies of circulatory
                         system (747)
 310              050   Congenital anomalies of respiratory system
                         (748)
 320              052   Congenital anomalies of digestive system
                         (749-751)
 330              056   Congenital anomalies of genitourinary
                         system (752-753)
 340               058 Congenital anomalies of musculoskeletal
                        system (754-756)
 350               025 Down's syndrome (758.0)
 360               043 Other chromosomal anomalies (758.1-758.9)
 370               062 All other and unspecified congenital
                        anomalies (744,757,759)
 Recodes 380-680

       Ninth Revision 61 Causes of Death Adapted for use by DVS
         ST:  1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males; 2=Females
 Length=of Cause Title  Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days &Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified In this File  *****

 61      S Limited Len-
 Recode  T Sex Age gth Cause Title And ICD-9 Codes Included

 380    1         064 Certain conditions originating in the
                              perinatal period (760-779)
 390              091   Newborn affected by maternal conditions which
                         may be unrelated to present pregnancy (760)
 400              063   Newborn affected by maternal complications
                         of pregnancy (761)
 410              074   Newborn affected by complications of placenta,
                         cord, and  membranes (762)
 420              069   Newborn affected by other complications of
                         labor and delivery (763)

 430              048   Slow fetal growth and fetal malnutrition (764)
 440              077   Disorders relating to short gestation and
                         unspecified low birthweight (765)
 450              065   Disorders relating to long  gestation  and
                         high birthweight (766)
 460              020   Birth trauma (767)

 470    1         047   Intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia (768)
 480              051     Fetal distress in liveborn infant
                           (768.2-768.4)
 490              032     Birth asphyxia (768.5-768.9)

 500              037   Respiratory distress syndrome (769)
 510              047   Other respiratory conditions of newborn
                         (770)
 520              051   Infections specific to the perinatal period
                         (771)
 530              027   Neonatal hemorrhage (772)
 540              094   Hemolytic disease of newborn, due to
                         isoimmunization, and other perinatal
                         jaundice (773-774)
 550              088   Syndrome of "infant of a diabetic mother"
                        and neonatal diabetes mellitus (775.0-775.1)
 560              040   Hemorrhagic disease of newborn (776.0)
 570              098   All other and ill-defined conditions
                         originating in the perinatal period
                         (775.2-775.9,776. 1-779)

 580    1         053 Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
                        (780-799)
 590              038   Sudden infant death syndrome (798.0)
 600              075   Symptoms, signs, and all other ill-defined
                         conditions (780-797,798.1-799)
 610    1         041 Accidents and adverse effects (E800-E949)
 620              118   Inhalation and ingestion of food or other
                          object causing obstruction of respiratory
                          tract or suffocation (E911-E912)
 630              042   Accidental mechanical suffocation (E913)
 640              067   Other accidental causes and adverse effects
                          (E800-E910,E914-E949)
 650    1         020 Homicide ( 960- 969)
 660              047   Child battering and other maltreatment (E967)
 670              038   Other homicide (E960-E966,E968-E969)
 680              027 All other causes (Residual)

Cause of Death 52 Recodes


Cause of Death 52 Recodes

       Ninth Revision 52 Causes of Death Adapted for use by DVS
          ST:  1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males; 2=Females
 Length=of Cause Title  Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

 *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

 52      S Limited Len-
 Recode  T Sex Age gth Cause Title And ICD-9 Codes Included

 010              050 Tuberculosis, including late effects
                       (010-018,137)
 020           3  016 Septicemia (038)
 030    1         089 Malignant neoplasms, including neoplasms of
                       lymphatic and hematopoietic tissues (140-208)
 040              064   Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity,
                         and pharynx (140-149)
 050              039   Malignant neoplasm of esophagus (150)
 060              037   Malignant neoplasm of stomach (151)
 070              035   Malignant neoplasm of colon (153)
 080              070   Malignant neoplasms of rectum, rectosigmoid
                         junction, and anus (154)
 090              064   Malignant neoplasms of liver and intrahepatic
                         bile ducts (155)
 100              070   Malignant neoplasms of gallbladder and
                         extrahepatic bileducts (156)
 110              038   Malignant neoplasm of pancreas (157)
 120              036   Malignant neoplasm of larynx (161)
 130              058   Malignant neoplasms of trachea, bronchus,
                         and lung (162)
 140              036   Malignant neoplasm of pleura (163)
 150              059   Malignant neoplasms of bone and articular
                         cartilage (170)
 160              063   Malignant neoplasms of connective and
                         other soft tissue (171)
 170              034   Malignant melanoma of skin (172)
 180     2        043   Malignant neoplasm of female  breast (174)
 190     2        042   Malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri  (180)
 200     2        044   Malignant neoplasm of body of uterus (182)
 210     2        061   Malignant neoplasms of ovary and other
                         uterine adnexa (183)
 220      1       038   Malignant neoplasm of prostate (185)
 230      1       036   Malignant neoplasm of test is (186)
 240              037   Malignant neoplasm of bladder (188)
 250              078   Malignant neoplasms of kidney and other and
                         unspecified urinary organs (189)
 260              090   Malignant neoplasms of brain and other and
                         unspecified parts of nervous system (191-192)
 270              025   Hodgkin's disease (201)
 280              059   Malignant lymphoma other than Hodgkin's
                         disease (200,202)
 290              058   Multiple myeloma and immunoproliferative
                         neoplasms (203)
 300              020   Leukemia (204-208)
 310              149   All other malignant neoplasms, including
                         neoplasms of lymphatic and hematopoietic
                         tissues (152,158-160,164-165,173,175,179,181,
                         184,187,190,193-199)
 320              023 Diabetes mellitus (250)
 330              021 Aplastic anemia (284)
 340    1         039 Diseases of heart (390-398,402,404-429)
 350              034   Hypertensive heart disease (402)
 360              044   Hypertensive heart and renal disease  (404)
 370    1         034   Ischemic heart disease (410-414)
 380              037     Acute myocardial infarction (410)
 390              046     All other ischemic heart disease (411-414)
 400              047   All other diseases of heart (390-398,415-429)
 410              052 Hypertension with or without renal disease
                       (401,403)
 420              034 Cerebrovascular diseases (430-438)
 430              021 Atherosclerosls (440)
 440              033 Pneumonia and influenza (480-487)
 450              070 Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and
                       allied conditions (490-496)
 460              072 Pneumoconioses and pneumopathy due to
                       inhalation of other dust (500-505)
 470              039 Ulcer of stomach and duodenum (531-533)
 480              041 Chronic liver disease and clrrhosis (571)
 490              054 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis
                       (580-589)
 500    1         041 Accidents and adverse effects (E800-E949)
 510              037   Motor vehicle accidents (E810-E825)
 520              079   Accidents mainly of industrial type
                         (E846,E881-E882,E916-E919,E921,E923-E926)
 530              099   Other accidents and adverse effects
                         (E800-E807,E826-E845,E847-E880,E883-E915,E920,
                          E922,E927-E949)
 540           1  019 Suicide (E950-E959)
 550              043 Homicide and legal intervention (E960-E978)
 560              049 All other diseases and external causes (Redidual)

Cause of Death 34 Recodes


 Cause of Death 34 Recodes

      Ninth Revision  34 Causes of Death Adapted for use by DVS
         ST:  1=Subtotal   Limited: Sex: 1=Males; 2=Females
 Length=of Cause Title  Age: 1=5 & Over; 2=10-54; 3=28 Days & Over

   *****  Cause Subtotals are not Identified in this File  *****

 34      S Limited Len-
 Recode  T Sex Age gth Cause Title And ICD-9 Codes Included


 010              022 Tuberculosis (010-018)
 020              018 Syphilis (090-097)
 030              071 Residual of infectious and parasitic
                     diseases (001-009020-088,098-139)
 040  1            089 Malignant neoplasms, including neoplasms of
                       lymphatic and hematopoietic tissues (140-208)
 050              066 Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs and
                       peritoneum (150-159)
 060              071 Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and
                       intrathoracic organs (160-165)
 070              040 Malignant neoplasm of breast (174-175)
 080              049 Malignant neoplasms of genital organs
                       (179-187)
 090              049 Malignant neoplasms of urinary organs (188-189)
 100              020 Leukemia (204-208)
 110              053 Other malignant neoplasms
                       (140-149,170-173,190-203)
 120              023 Diabetes mellitus (250)
 130    1         039 Major cardiovascular diseases (390-448)
 140    1         041 Diseases of heart (390-398,402,404-429)
 150              057 Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
                         (390-398)
 160                070  Hypertensive heart disease with or without
                         renal disease (402,404)
 170                036  Ischemic heart disease (410-414)
 180                034  Other heart diseases (415-429)
 190                054 Hypertension with or without renal disease
                         (401,403)
 200                036 Cerebrovascular diseases (430-438)
 210                023 Atherosclerosis (440)
 220                067 Other diseases of arteries, arterioles, and
                        capillaries (441-448)

 230                033 Pneumonia and influenza (480-487)
 240                070 Chronic  obstructive  pulmonary diseases and
                        allied conditions (490-496)
 250                039 Ulcer of stomach and duodenum (531-533)
 260                041 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (571)
 270                054 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis
                        (580-589)
 280      2    2    068 Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and
                        the puerperium (630-676)
 290                030 Congenital anomalies (740-759)
 300                064 Certain conditions originating in the
                        perinatal period (760-779)
 310                053 Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
                        (780-799)
 320                029 All other diseases (Residual)

 330                035 Motor vehicle accidents (E810-E825)
 340                061 All other accidents and adverse effects
                         (E800-E807,E826-E949)
 350           1    019 Suicide (E950-E959)
 360                043 Homicide and legal intervention  (E960-E978)
 370                037 All other external causes (E980-E999)

METHODS

 Methods - Cause of Death Coding
 General Information - Entity and Axis Coding
 
 The original scheme for coding conditions contained on the death certificate
 was designed with two objectives in mind.  First, to facilitate etiological
 studies of the relationships among conditions, it was necessary to reflect
 accurately in coded form each condition and its location on the certification
 in the exact manner given by the certifier.  Secondly, the codification
 needed to be carried out in a manner by which the underlying cause-of-death
 could be assigned through computer applications.  The approach was to suspend
 the linkage provisions of the ICD for the purpose of condition coding and
 code each entity with minimum regard to other conditions present on the
 certification.  This general approach is hereafter called entity coding.

 Unfortunately, the set of multiple cause codes produced by entity coding is
 not conducive to a third objective -- the generation of person based multiple
 cause statistics.  Person based analysis requires that each condition be
 coded within the context of every other condition on the same certificate and
 modified or linked to such conditions as provided by ICD-9.  By definition,
 the entity data cannot meet this requirement since the linkage provisions
 distort the character and placement of the information originally recorded by
 the certifying physician.

 Since the two objectives are incompatible, DVS has chosen to create from the
 original set of entity codes a new code set called record axis multiple cause
 data.  Essentially, the axis of classification has been converted from a
 entity basis to a record (or person) basis.  The record axis codes are
 assigned in terms of the set of codes that best describe the overall medical
 certification portion of the death certificate.

 Translating Entity Codes into Axis Codes
 
 This translation is accomplished by a computer system called TRANSAX
 (TRANSLATION OF AXIS) through selective use of traditional linkage and
 modification rules for mortality coding.  Underlying cause linkages which
 simply prefer one code over another for purposes of underlying cause
 selection are not included.  Each entity code on the record is examined and
 modified or deleted as necessary to create a set of codes which are free of
 contradictions and are the most precise within the constraints of ICD-9 and
 medical information on the record.  Repetitive codes are deleted. The process
 may (1) combine two entity axis categories together to a new category thereby
 eliminating a contradiction or standardizing the data; or (2) eliminate one
 category in favor of another to promote specificity of the data or resolve
 contradictions.  The following examples from ICD-9 illustrate the effect of
 this translation:

 Case  1: When reported on the same record as separate entities, cirrhosis of
          liver and alcoholism are coded to 5715 (cirrhosis of liver without
          mention of alcohol) and 303 (alcohol dependence syndrome).
          Tabulation of records with 5715 would on the surface falsely imply
          that such records had no mention of alcohol.  A preferable
          codification would be 5712 (alcoholic cirrhosis of liver) in lieu of
          both 5715 and 303.

 Case  2: If ``gastric ulcer'' and ``bleeding gastric ulcer'' are reported on
          a record they are coded to 5319 (gastric ulcer, unspecified as acute
          or chronic, without mention of hemorrhage or perforation) and 5314
          (gastric ulcer, chronic or unspecified, with hemorrhage) A more
          concise codification would be to code 5314 only since the 5314 shows
          both the gastric ulcer and the bleeding.

 Entity Axis Codes
 
 The original conditions coded for selection of the underlying cause-of-death
 are reformatted and edited prior to creating the public-use tape.  The
 following paragraphs describe the format and application of entity axis data.

 FORMAT: Each entity-axis code is displayed as an overall seven byte code with
 subcomponents as follows:

     l. Line indicator:  The first byte represents the line of the certificate
     on which the code appears.  Six lines (1-6) are allowable with the fourth
     and fifth denoting one or two written in ``due to''s beyond the three
     lines provided in Part I of the U.S. standard death certificate.  Line
     ``6'' represents Part II of the certificate.

     2. Position indicator: The next byte indicates the position of the code
     on the line, i.e., it is the first (1), second (2),  third (3),... eighth
     (8) code on the line.

     3. Cause  category:  The next four bytes represent the ICD-9 cause code.

     4. Nature  of  injury flag:  ICD-9 uses the same series of numbers (800-
     999) to indicate nature of injury (N codes) and external cause codes (E
     codes).  This flag distinguishes between the two with a one (1)
     representing nature of injury codes and a zero (0) representing all other
     cause codes.

 A maximum of 20 of these seven byte codes are captured on a record for
 multiple cause purposes.  This may consist of a maximum of 8 codes on any
 given line with up to 20 codes distributed across three or more lines
 depending on where the subject conditions are located on the certificate.
 Codes may be omitted from one or more lines, e.g., line 1 with one or more
 codes, line 2 with no codes, line 3 with one or more codes.

 In writing out these codes, they are ordered as follows: line 1 first code,
 line 1 second code, etc.  ----- line 2 first code, line 2 second code, etc.
 -----line 3----- line 4 -----line 5 -----line 6.  Any space remaining in the
 field is left blank.  The specifics of locations are contained in the record
 layout given later in this document.

 EDIT:

 The original conditions are edited to remove invalid codes, reverify the
 coding of certain rare causes of death, and assure age/cause and sex/cause
 compatibility.  Detailed information relating to the edit criteria and the
 sets of cause codes which are valid to underlying cause coding and multiple
 cause coding are provided in Part 11 of the NCHS Vital Statistics Instruction
 Manual Series.  Table 2, Number of Resident Deaths Tabulated by Mention of an
 Underlying Cause, Record Axis Multiple Cause, or Entity Axis Multiple Cause-
 of-Death by ICD-9 Category, provides a summary list of valid underlying cause
 and multiple cause codes.

 Entity Axis Applications
 
 The entity axis multiple cause data set is appropriate to analyses which
 require that each condition be coded as a stand alone entity without linkage
 to other conditions and/or require information on the placement of such
 conditions in the certificate.  Within this framework, the entity data are
 appropriate to the examination of etiological relationships among conditions,
 accuracy of certification reporting, and the validity of traditional
 assumptions in underlying cause selection.  Additionally, the entity data
 provide in certain categories a more detailed code assignment which is linked
 out in the creation of record axis data.  Where such detail is needed for a
 study, the user should selectively employ entity data.  Finally, the
 researcher may not wish to be bound by the assumptions used in the axis
 translation process preferring rather to investigate hypotheses of his own
 predilection.

 By definition, the main limitation of entity axis data is that an entity code
 does not necessarily reflect the best code for a condition when considered
 within the context of the medical certification as a whole. As a result
 certain entity codes can be misleading or even contradict other codes in the
 record.  For example, category 5750 is titled  ``Acute cholecystitis without
 mention of calculus''.  Within the framework of entity codes this is
 interpreted to mean that the codable entity itself contained no mention of
 calculus rather than that calculus was not mentioned anywhere on the record.

 Tabulation of records with a ``5750'' as a count of persons having acute
 cholecystitis without mention of calculus would therefore be erroneous. This
 illustrates the fact that under entity coding the ICD-9 titles cannot be
 taken literally.  The user must study the rules for entity coding as they
 relate to his/her research prior to utilization of entity data.  The user is
 further cautioned that the inclusion notes in ICD-9 which relate to modifying
 and combining categories are seldom applicable to entity coding (except where
 provided in Part 2b of the Vital Statistics Instruction Manual Series).

 In tabulating the entity axis data, one may count codes with the resultant
 tabulation of an individual code representing the number of times the
 disease(s) represented by the code appears in the file.  In this kind of
 tabulation of morbid condition prevalence, the counts among categories may be
 added together to produce counts for groups of codes.  Alternatively, subject
 to the limitations given above, one may count persons having mention of the
 disease represent by a code or codes. In this instance it is not correct to
 add counts for individual codes to create person counts for groups of codes.

 Since more than one code in the researcher's interest may appear together on
 the certificate, totaling must account for higher order interactions among
 codes.  Up to 20 codes may be assigned on a record; therefore, a 20-way
 interaction is theoretically possible. All totaling must be based on mention
 of one or more of the categories under investigation.

 Record Axis Codes
 
 The following paragraphs describe the format and application of record-axis
 data.  Part 2f of the Vital Statistics Instruction Manual Series describes
 the TRANSAX process for creating record axis data from entity axis data.

 Format
 
 Each record (or person) axis code is displayed in five bytes. Location
 information is not relevant.  The Code consists of the following components:

 1.  Cause category:  The first four bytes represent the ICD-9 cause code.

 2.  Nature of injury flag: The last byte contains a 0 or 1 with the 1
     indicating that the cause is a nature of injury category.

 Again, a maximum of 20 codes are captured on a record for multiple cause
 purposes.  The codes are written in a 100-byte field in ascending code number
 (5 bytes) order with any unused bytes left blank.

 Edit
 
 The record axis codes are edited for rare causes and age/cause and sex/cause
 compatibility.  Likewise, individual code validity is checked.  The valid
 code set for record axis coding is the same as that for entity coding.

 Record Axis Applications
 
 The record axis multiple cause data set is the basis for NCHS core multiple
 cause tabulations.  Location of codes is not relevant to this data set and
 conditions have been linked into the most meaningful categories for the
 certification.  The most immediate consequence for the user is that the codes
 on the record already represent mention of a disease assignable to that
 particular ICD-9 category.  This is in contrast to the entity code which is
 assigned each time such a disease is reported on two different lines of the
 certification.  Secondly, the linkage implies that within the constraints of
 ICD-9 the most meaningful code has been assigned.

 The translation process creates for the user a data set which is edited for
 contradictions, duplicate codes, and imprecisions.  In contrast to entity
 axis data, record axis data are classified in a manner comparable to
 underlying cause of death classification thereby facilitating joint analysis
 of these variables.  Likewise, they are comparable to general morbidity
 coding where the linkage provisions of ICD-9 are usually utilized.  A
 potential disadvantage of record axis data is that some detail is sacrificed
 in a number of the linkages.

 The user can take the record axis codes as literally representing the
 information conveyed in ICD-9 category titles.  While knowledge of the rules
 for combining and linking and coding conditions is useful, it is not a
 prerequisite to meaningful analysis of the data as long as one is willing to
 accept the assumptions of the axis translation process.  The user is
 cautioned, however, that due to special rules in mortality coding, not all
 linkage notes in ICD-9 are utilized.  (See Part 2f of the Vital Statistics
 Instruction Manual Series.)

 The user should proceed with caution in using record axis data to count
 conditions as opposed to people with conditions since linkages have been
 invoked and duplicate codes have been eliminated.  As with entity data,
 person based tabulations which combine individual cause categories must take
 into account the possible interaction of up to 20 codes on a single
 certificate.

REFERENCES:


 Sources to aid in processing Mortality Data
 
 A. Manual of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases,
    Injuries, and the Cause-of-Death, Ninth Revision (ICD- 9) Volumes 1 and 2.

 B. NCHS Instruction Manual Data Preparation, Part 2a, Vital Statistics
    Instructions for Classifying the Underlying Cause-of-Death, 1985.

 C. NCHS Instruction Manual Data Preparation, Part 2b, Vital Statistics
    Instructions for Classifying Multiple Cause-of-Death, 1985.

 D. NCHS Instruction Manual Data Preparation, Part 2c, Vital Statistics ICD-9
    ACME Decision Tables for Classifying Underlying Causes-of-Death, 1985.

 E. NCHS Instruction Manual Data Preparation, Part 2d, Vital Statistics NCHS
    Procedures for Mortality Medical Data System File Preparation and
    Maintenance, Effective 1979.

 F. NCHS Instruction Manual Data Tabulation, Part 2f, Vital Statistics ICD-9
    TRANSAX Disease Reference Tables for Classifying Multiple Causes-of-Death,
    1982-85.

 G. NCHS Instruction Manual Data Preparation, Part 4, Vital Statistics
    Demographic Classification and Coding Instructions for Death Records,
    1985.

 H. NCHS Instruction Manual Tabulation, Part 11, Vital Statistics Computer
    Edits for Mortality Data. Effective 1979.

 These documents describe in detail the rules employed for demographic and
 medical classification on death records.

 Volumes 1 and 2 of the ICD-9 may be purchased from WHO Publication Center
 USA, 49 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, New York, 12210.

 The remaining documents (Items B-H), while not absolutely essential to the
 proper interpretation of the data for a number of general applications,
 should nevertheless be studied carefully prior to any detailed analysis of
 demographic or medical data variables.  In particular, there are a number of
 exceptions to the ICD rules in multiple cause-of-death coding which, if not
 treated properly, may result in faulty analysis of the data.

 Users who do not already have access to these documents may request them from
 the Chief, Data Preparation Branch, Division of Data Processing, National
 Center for Health Statistics, P.O.Box 12214, Research Triangle Park, North
 Carolina 27709.

 In addition, the user should refer to the Technical Appendices of the Vital
 Statistics of the United States for information on the source of data, coding
 procedures, quality of the data, etc. Technical Appendix information is
 enclosed.

 Further Processing Assistance
 
 Where further assistance is needed, Donna G. Patten, Statistician, Technical
 Services Branch, Division of Vital Statistics, NCHS, Room 116, P.O.Box 12214,
 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709. Telephone FTS 6290999
 Commercial (919) 541-0999 may be contacted.

Notes: Comparison of Compressed Mortality and Multiple Cause of Death data for years 1981-1982

Underlying cause data in the Compressed Mortality File online database in WONDER for years 1981 and 1982 does not match output produced when using public use Multiple Cause of Death (MCOD) files from NCHS. This is because in 1981 and 1982, multiple cause data were coded on a 50 percent sample basis for deaths occurring in 19 registration areas. (The registration areas are the 50 States, New York City and the District of Columbia.) The states in the 50 percent sample are:

 
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Montana
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Washington
West Virginia.

For the remaining 33 registration areas, multiple cause data were processed on a 100 percent basis.

The multiple cause-of-death public-use file for those years contains only those records where the multiple cause field is coded. A separate public-use tape containing underlying cause, demographic, and geographic data for every death in the United States is available but contains no multiple cause data.




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