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Linked Birth/Infant Death - 1999 Birth Cohort

Linked Birth/Infant Death - 1999 Birth Cohort

Documentation of the Linked Birth/Infant Death - 1999 Birth Cohort Data

DSN: CC36.NATAL.COHORT99.DENOM     ( U.S. Denominator File)
     CC36.NATAL.COHORT99.DENOM.PS  ( Territories Denominator File)
     CC36.NATAL.COHORT99.LINK	   ( U.S. Linked File - aka U.S. Numerator File ) 
     CC36.NATAL.COHORT99.LINK.PS   ( Territories Linked File - aka Territories Numerator File )
     CC36.NATAL.COHORT99.UNLINK	   ( U.S. Unlinked File )
     CC36.NATAL.COHORT99.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 1999 birth cohort linked file consists of deaths to infants born in 1999 linked to their corresponding birth certificates, whether the death occurred in 1999 or 2000. The denominator file is the natality file, that is, all births occurring in 1999.

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 January 23, 2004 and the documentation is as of February 10, 2004.

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