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Scientific Data Documentation
Underlying Cause of Death, 1962-1987

Data Set Names (DSNs):

CC36.RSMORT62
CC36.RSMORT63
CC36.RSMORT64
CC36.RSMORT65
CC36.RSMORT66
CC36.RSMORT67
CC36.RSMORT68
CC36.RSMORT69
CC36.RSMORT70
CC36.RSMORT71
CC36.RSMORT72
CC36.RSMORT73
CC36.RSMORT74
CC36.RSMORT75
CC36.RSMORT76
CC36.RSMORT77
CC36.RSMORT78
CC36.RSMORT79
CC36.RSMORT80
CC36.RSMORT81
CC36.RSMORT82
CC36.RSMORT83
CC36.RSMORT84
CC36.RSMORT85
CC36.RSMORT86
CC36.RSMORT87


INTRODUCTION

 Subsets of the NCHS Underlying Cause of Mortality Data have been
 created for use by CDC staff.  These subsets contain a few of the
 key variables from the data file as indicated below.  These datasets
 are catalogued tape files on the CDC-Atlanta mainframe named
 CC36.RSMORTXX , where XX represents the year of interest.

RECORD LAYOUT
                    MORTALITY SUBSET RECORD LAYOUT

 DSN=CC36.RSMORTXX (XX=Year)

                        SUBSET     CORRESPONDING COLUMNS ON FULL DATA SET
  ITEM                  LAYOUT       1962-67      1968-78      1979-87
  ----                  ------       -------      -------      -------
  YEAR                  1-2          1            1            1-2
  CAUSE OF DEATH        3-6          43-46        121-124      142-145
  SEX                   7            33           35           59
  RACE                  8            32           36           61
  AGE                   9-11         34-36        39-41        64-66
  STATE OF RESIDENCE    12-13        11-12        13-14        31-32
  COUNTY OF RESIDENCE   14-16        13-15        15-17        33-35
  METRO/NON-METRO       17           23           25           40
  STATE OF OCCURENCE    18-19        64-65        26-27        21-22
  COUNTY OF OCCURRENCE  20-22        66-68        28-30        23-25
  MONTH OF DEATH        23-24        24-25        31-32        55-56
  DAY OF DEATH          25-26        26-27        33-34        57-58
  RESIDENCE STATUS      27           10           12           20
  AGE RECODE 27         28-29        39-40        44-45        69-70
  AUTOPSY               30           NA           52           84
  PLACE OF ACCIDENT     31           NA           152          141
  REGION OF RESIDENCE   32           NA           NA           41
  MARITAL STATUS        33           NA           NA           77



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