Scientific Data DocumentationNatality - Linked Birth/Infant Death, 2003
Linked Birth/Infant Death, 2003
Documentation of the Linked Birth/Infant Death Tape File for 2003 Data
DSN: CC36.Natal03.Link (Numerator file - US) CC36.Natal03.Link.PS (Numerator file - PS (Territory)) CC36.Natal03.UnLink (Unmatched file - US) CC36.Natal03.UnLink.PS (Unmatched file - PS (Territory)) CC36.Natal03.Denom (Denominator file - US) CC36.Natal03.Denom.PS (Denominator file - PS (Territory))The 2003 period linked birth/infant death data set includes several data files. The first file includes all United States of America (US) infant deaths which occurred in the 2003 data year linked to their corresponding birth certificates, whether the birth occurred in the 2003 or in 2002 - referred to as the numerator file. The second file contains information from the death certificate for all United States of America (US) infant death records, which could not be linked to their corresponding birth certificates - referred to as the unlinked death file. The third file is the 2002 National Center for Health Statistics(NCHS) natality file for the United States of America (US) (plus late filed records mentioned above) in compressed format, which is used to provide denominators for rate computations. These same three data files are also available for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.
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 June, 2006 and the documentation is as of July, 2006.
Table of Contents
- List of Data Elements and Tape Locations
- Data/File Characteristics
- Record Layout
- Introduction to the Geographic Codes for the United States
- Geographic Code Outlines for the United States
- Introduction to the Geographic Code for the Territories
- Geographic Code Outlines for the Territories
- Documentation Tables
- Technical Appendix for the 2003 Natality File
- Technical Notes for the 2003 Mortality
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