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Linked Birth/Infant Death - 2000 Birth Cohort

Linked Birth/Infant Death - 2000 Birth Cohort

Documentation of the Linked Birth/Infant Death - 2000 Birth Cohort Data

DSN: CC36.NATAL.COHORT00.DENOM     ( U.S. Denominator File)
     CC36.NATAL.COHORT00.DENOM.PS  ( Territories Denominator File)
     CC36.NATAL.COHORT00.LINK	   ( U.S. Linked File - aka U.S. Numerator File ) 
     CC36.NATAL.COHORT00.LINK.PS   ( Territories Linked File - aka Territories Numerator File )
     CC36.NATAL.COHORT00.UNLINK	   ( U.S. Unlinked File )
     CC36.NATAL.COHORT00.UNLINK.PS ( Territories Unlinked File )

Birth cohort files are preferred for multivariate and some other types of detailed analysis becasue they follow a given cohort of births for an entire year to ascertain their mortality experience. The numerator of the 2000 birth cohort linked file consists of deaths to infants born in 2000 linked to their corresponding birth certificates, whether the death occurred in 2000 or 2001. The denominator file is the natality file, that is, all births occurring in 2000.

Source for this dataset and documentation is

Systems Programming and Statistical Resources Branch
Division of Vital Statistics,
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

CC36 dataset was created on the mainframe on April, 2004 and the documentation is as of April, 2004.

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