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Scientific Data Documentation
Linked Birth/Infant Death File, 1997
DSN: CC36.NATAL97.DENOM
     CC36.NATAL97.DENOM.PS
     CC36.NATTAL97.LINK
     CC36.NATAL97.LINK.PS
     CC36.NATAL97.UNLINK
     CC36.NATAL97.UNLINK.PS

1997 Denominator Record and Natality Section of Numerator (Linked) Record
Item          Item       Variable Name,
Location      Length     Item and Code Outline

 1              1        MATCHS
                         Match Status

                          1   ...   Matched Birth/Infant Death record
                          2   ...   Surviving infant record
                          3   ...   Unmatched infant death record
                                    Note: This code is used in the unlinked
                                    file only.       
 2-6            5        IDNUMBER
                         Infant Death Number

                          This number uniquely identifies the same infant in 
                          the numerator and denominator-plus files.

Locations 7-210 of the linked file contain data from the Birth Certificate.
Locations 211-222, 261-535 of linked file contain data from the Death Certificate.

Residence items in the Denominator Record and in the natality section of the Numerator (linked) Record refer to the usual place of residence of the Mother; whereas in the mortality section of the Numerator (Linked) Record, these items refer to the residence of the Decedent

 7-10           4        BIRYR
                         Year of Birth

                          1997  ...  Born in 1997 
                                     

 11             1	 RESSTATB
                         Resident Status - Birth

                         United States Occurrence
                         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 different, but both are
                                 in the 50 States and D.C.
                         4  ...  FOREIGN RESIDENTS: State of occurrence is one of 
                                 the 50 States or the District of Columbia, but 
                                 place of residence of mother is outside of the 
                                 50 States and D.C.

                         Puerto Rico Occurrence	
                         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.
                         4  ...  FOREIGN RESIDENTS: Occurred in Puerto Rico to a
                                 resident of any other place.

                         Virgin Islands Occurrence
                         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.
                         4  ...  FOREIGN RESIDENTS:  Occurred in the Virgin Islands
                                 to a resident of any other place.

                         Guam Occurrence
                         1  ...  RESIDENTS: Occurred in Guam to a resident of Guam or
                                 to a resident of the U.S.
                         4  ...  FOREIGN RESIDENTS:  Occurred in Guam to a resident of
                                 any place other than Guam or the U.S.

 12-13           2       BRSTATE
                         Expanded State of Residence - NCHS Codes - Birth

                         This item is designed to separately identify New York City 
                         records from other New York State records.

                         United States 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   ...   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

 12-13           2       BRSTATE
                         Expanded State of Residence - NCHS Codes - Birth (Cond't)

                         This item is designed to separately identify New York City 
                         records from other New York State records.

                         United States Occurrence
                         47   ...   Vermont
                         48   ...   Virginia
                         49   ...   Washington
                         50   ...   West Virginia
                         51   ...   Wisconsin
                         52   ...   Wyoming
                         53-58,60   ...   Foreign Residents
                         53   ...   Puerto Rico
                         54   ...   Virgin Islands
                         55   ...   Guam
                         56   ...   Canada
                         57   ...   Cuba
                         58   ...   Mexico
                         60   ...   Remainder of the World

                         Puerto Rico Occurrence
                         53               ...   Puerto Rico
                         01-52,54-58,60   ...   Foreign Residents: Refer to U.S. for 
                                                specific code structure.

                         Virgin Islands Occurrence
                         54               ...   Virgin Islands
                         01-53,55-58,60   ...   Foreign Residents: Refer to U.S. for 
                                                specific code structure.

                         Guam Occurrence
                         55            ...  Guam
                         01-52         ...  U.S. resident is also considered a resident 
                                            of Guam.
                         53,54,58,60   ...  Foreign Residents: Refer to U.S. for 
                                            specific code structure.

 14-18          5        FIPSOCCB
                         Federal Information Processing Standards
                         (FIPS) Geographic Codes (Occurrence) - Birth

                         Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this 
                         document for a detailed list of areas and codes. For an 
                         explanation of FIPS codes, reference should be made to 
                         various National Institute of Standards and Technology 
                         (NIST) publications.

 14-15          2        STOCCFIPB
                         State of Occurrence (FIPS) - Birth

                         United States
                         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

 14-15           2       STOCCFIPB
                         State of Occurrence (FIPS) - Birth (Cond't)

                         United States
                         49   ...   Utah
                         50   ...   Vermont
                         51   ...   Virginia
                         53   ...   Washington
                         54   ...   West Virginia
                         55   ...   Wisconsin
                         56   ...   Wyoming

                         Puerto Rico
                         72   ...   Puerto Rico

                         Virgin Islands
                         78   ...   Virgin Islands

                         Guam
                         66   ...   Guam


 16-18           3       CNTOCFIPB
                         County of Occurrence (FIPS) - Birth

                         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       ...  County with less than 250,000 population


 19-23           5       FIPSRESB
                         Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Geographic 
                         Codes (Residence) - Birth

                         Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this 
                         document for a detailed list of areas and codes. For an 
                         explanation of FIPS codes, reference should be made to 
                         various National Institute of Standards and Technology 
                         (NIST) publications.

 19-20           2       STRESFIPB
                         State of Residence (FIPS) - Birth

                         United States Occurrence 
                         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   ...   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

 19-20           2       STRESFIPB
                         State of Residence (FIPS) - Birth Cond't)

                         United States Occurrence
                         48   ...   Texas
                         49   ...   Utah
                         50   ...   Vermont
                         51   ...   Virginia
                         53   ...   Washington
                         54   ...   West Virginia
                         55   ...   Wisconsin
                         56   ...   Wyoming

                         Puerto Rico Occurrence 
                         00-56,66,78   ...  Foreign Residents: Refer to U.S. for specific 
                                            code structure
                                  72   ...  Puerto Rico

                         Virgin Islands Occurrence
                         00-56,66,72   ...  Foreign Residents:  Refer to U.S. for specific 
                                            code structure
                                  78   ...  Virgin Islands

                         Guam Occurrence
                         00,72,78      ...  Foreign Residents:  Refer to U.S. for 
                                            specific code structure
                            01-56      ...  U.S. Resident is also considered a resident 
                                            of Guam.  Refer to U.S. for specific code 
                                            structure.
                               66      ...  Guam

 21-23           3       CNTYRFPB
                         County of Residence (FIPS) - Birth

                         000      ...   Foreign residents
                         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      ...   County with less than 250,000 population

 24-28           5       PLRES
                         Place (City) of Residence (FIPS)

                         A complete list of cities is shown in the Geographic Code 
                         Outline further back in this document.

                         00000       ...  Foreign residents
                         00001-nnnnn ...  Code range
                         99999       ...  Balance of county; or city less than 
                                          250,000 population

Item          Item       Variable Name,
Location      Length     Item and Code Outline

 29              1       MAGEFLG
                         Age of Mother Flag

                         This position is flagged whenever age is imputed or the mother's 
                         reported age is used.  The reported age is used, if valid, when 
                         computed age derived from the date of birth is not available or 
                         when it is outside the 10-54 code range.

                         Blank   ...   Not imputed and reported age is not used
                         1       ...   Reported age is used
                         2       ...   Age is imputed

 30-31           2       DMAGE
                         Age of Mother

                         This item is: a) computed using dates of birth of mother and of 
                         delivery; b) reported; or c) imputed. This is the age item used 
                         in NCHS publications.

                         10-54   ...   Age in single years


 32              1       MAGER9
                         Age of Mother Recode 9

                         1   ...   Under 15 years
                         2   ...   15 - 19 years
                         3   ...   20 - 24 years
                         4   ...   25 - 29 years
                         5   ...   30 - 34 years
                         6   ...   35 - 39 years
                         7   ...   40 - 44 years
                         8   ...   45 - 49 years
                         9   ...   50 - 54 years

 33              1       ORMOTH
                         Hispanic Origin of Mother

                         Hispanic origin is reported for all areas except Puerto Rico.

                         0   ...   Non-Hispanic
                         1   ...   Mexican
                         2   ...   Puerto Rican
                         3   ...   Cuban
                         4   ...   Central or South American
                         5   ...   Other and unknown Hispanic
                         9   ...   Origin unknown or not stated

 34              1       ORRACEM
                         Hispanic Origin and Race of Mother Recode

                         Hispanic origin is reported for all areas except Puerto Rico.

                         1   ...   Mexican
                         2   ...   Puerto Rican
                         3   ...   Cuban
                         4   ...   Central or South American
                         5   ...   Other and unknown Hispanic
                         6   ...   Non-Hispanic White
                         7   ...   Non-Hispanic Black
                         8   ...   Non-Hispanic other races
                         9   ...   Origin unknown or not stated

 35              1       MRACEIMP
                         Race of Mother Imputation Flag

                         Blank   ...  Race is not imputed
                         1       ...  Race is imputed
                         2       ...  All other races, formerly code 09, is imputed

 36-37           2       MRACE
                         Race of Mother - Birth Record or for Unlinked Records 
                         Race of Decedent from Death Record

                         Beginning with 1992 data, some areas started reporting additional 
                         Asian or Pacific Islander codes for race. Codes 18-68 replace old 
                         code 08 for these areas. Code 78 replaces old code 08 for all other 
                         areas. For consistency with Census race code 09 (all other races) 
                         used prior to 1992 has been imputed.

                         United States Occurrence 
                         01   ...   White
                         02   ...   Black
                         03   ...   American Indian (includes Aleuts and Eskimos)
                         04   ...   Chinese
                         05   ...   Japanese
                         06   ...   Hawaiian (includes part-Hawaiian)
                         07   ...   Filipino
                         18   ...   Asian Indian
                         28   ...   Korean
                         38   ...   Samoan
                         48   ...   Vietnamese
                         58   ...   Guamanian
                         68   ...   Other Asian or Pacific Islander in areas reporting
                                    codes 18-58
                         78   ...   Combined other Asian or Pacific Islander, includes
                                    codes 18-68 for areas that do not report them
                                    separately

 36-37           2       MRACE
                         Race of Mother - Birth Record or for Unlinked Records 
                         Race of Decedent from Death Record (Cond't)

                         Puerto Rico Occurrence
                         00   ...   Other races
                         01   ...   White
                         02   ...   Black

                         Virgin Islands Occurrence
                         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

                         Guam Occurrence 
                         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
                         58   ...   Guamanian

 38              1       MRACE3
                         Race of Mother Recode

                         1   ...   White
                         2   ...   Races other than White or Black
                         3   ...   Black

 39-40           2       DMEDUC
                         Education of Mother Detail

                         All areas report education of mother.

                         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 year 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

 41               1      MEDUC6
                         Education of Mother Recode

                         1      ...   0 - 8 years
                         2      ...   9 - 11 years
                         3      ...   12 years
                         4      ...   13 - 15 years
                         5      ...   16 years and over
                         6      ...   Not stated

 42               1      DMARIMP
                         Marital Status of Mother Imputation Flag

                         Blank  ...   Marital status is not imputed
                         1      ...   Marital status is imputed

 43               1      DMAR
                         Marital Status of Mother

                         Marital status is not reported by all areas. See reporting flags.

                         United States/Virgin Islands/Guam Occurrence
                         1      ...   Married
                         2      ...   Unmarried
                         9      ...   Unknown or not stated

                         Puerto Rico Occurrence
                         1      ...   Married
                         2      ...   Unmarried parents living together
                         3      ...   Unmarried parents not living together
                         9      ...   Unknown or not stated                                               

 44-45            2      MPLBIR
                         Place of Birth of Mother

                         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

 44-45            2      MPLBIR
                         Place of Birth of Mother (Cond't)

                         50   ...   Wisconsin
                         51   ...   Wyoming
                         52   ...   Puerto Rico
                         53   ...   Virgin Islands
                         54   ...   Guam
                         55   ...   Canada
                         56   ...   Cuba
                         57   ...   Mexico
                         59   ...   Remainder of the World
                         99   ...   Not Classifiable

 46               1      MPLBIRR
                         Place of Birth of Mother Recode

                         United States Occurrence
                         1   ...   Born in the 50 States and D.C.
                         2   ...   Born outside the 50 States and DC
                         3   ...   Unknown or not stated

                         Puerto Rico/Virgin Island/ Guam Occurrence
                         Blank   ...   This item not recorded

 47-48            2      DTOTORD
                         Detail Total Birth Order

                         Sum of live birth order and other terminations of pregnancy.  
                         If either item is unknown, this item is made unknown.

                         01-40   ...   Total number of live births and other 
                                       terminations of pregnancy
                         99      ...   Unknown

 49-50            2      DLIVORD
                         Detail Live Birth Order

                         Sum of live births now living and now dead plus one. If 
                         either item is unknown, this item is made unknown.

                         00-31   ...   Number of children born alive to mother
                         99      ...   Unknown

 51-52            2      MONPRE
                         Detail Month of Pregnancy Prenatal Care Began

                         00   ...   No prenatal care
                         01   ...   1st month
                         02   ...   2nd month
                         03   ...   3rd month
                         04   ...   4th month
                         05   ...   5th month
                         06   ...   6th month
                         07   ...   7th month
                         08   ...   8th month
                         09   ...   9th month
                         99   ...   Unknown or not stated

 53               1      MPRE5
                         Month Prenatal Care Began Recode 5

                         1   ...   1st Trimester (1st-3rd month)
                         2   ...   2nd Trimester (4th-6th month)
                         3   ...   3rd Trimester (7th-9th month)
                         4   ...   No prenatal care
                         5   ...   Unknown or not stated

 54-55            2      NPREVIST
                         Total Number of Prenatal Visits

                         00     ...  No prenatal visits
                         01-48  ...  Stated number of visits
                         49     ...  49 or more visits
                         99     ...  Unknown or not stated

 56               1      ADEQUACY
                         Adequacy of Care Recode (Kessner Index)

                         This code is based on a modified Kessner criterion. Month Prenatal 
                         Care Began, Number of Prenatal Visits, and Gestation are the items 
                         used to generate this recode.

                         1   ...   Adequate
                         2   ...   Intermediate
                         3   ...   Inadequate
                         4   ...   Unknown
                         
 57-59            3      R1
                         Reserved Positions


Item          Item       Variable Name,
Location      Length     Item and Code Outline

 60               1      FAGERFLG
                         Reported Age of Father Used Flag

                         This position is flagged whenever the Father's reported age in 
                         years is used. The reported age is used, if valid, when age 
                         derived from date of birth is not available or when it is less 
                         than 10.

                         Blank   ...   Reported age is not used
                         1       ...   Reported age is used

 61-62            2      DFAGE
                         Age of Father

                         This item is either computed from date of birth of father and 
                         of child or is the reported age.  This is the age item used in 
                         NCHS publications.

                         10-98   ...   Age in single years
                         99      ...   Unknown or not stated

 63               1      ORFATH
                         Hispanic Origin of Father

                         Hispanic origin is reported for all areas except Puerto Rico.

                         0   ...   Non-Hispanic
                         1   ...   Mexican
                         2   ...   Puerto Rican
                         3   ...   Cuban
                         4   ...   Central or South American
                         5   ...   Other and unknown Hispanic
                         9   ...   Origin unknown or not stated

 64               1      ORRACEF
                         Hispanic Origin and Race of Father Recode

                         Hispanic origin is reported for all areas except Puerto Rico.

                         1   ...   Mexican
                         2   ...   Puerto Rican
                         3   ...   Cuban
                         4   ...   Central or South American
                         5   ...   Other and unknown Hispanic
                         6   ...   Non-Hispanic White
                         7   ...   Non-Hispanic Black
                         8   ...   Non-Hispanic other or unknown race
                         9   ...   Origin unknown or not stated

 65-66            2      FRACE
                         Race of Father

                         Beginning with 1992 data, some areas started reporting additional 
                         Asian or Pacific Islander codes for race.  See reporting flags.  
                         Codes 18 -68 replace old code 08 for these areas.  Code 78 
                         replaces old code 08 for all other areas.  Code 09 (all other 
                         races) has been changed to 99.

                         United States Occurrence
                         01   ...   White
                         02   ...   Black
                         03   ...   American Indian (includes Aleuts
                                    and Eskimos)
                         04   ...   Chinese
                         05   ...   Japanese
                         06   ...   Hawaiian (includes part-Hawaiian)
                         07   ...   Filipino
                         18   ...   Asian Indian
                         28   ...   Korean
                         38   ...   Samoan
                         48   ...   Vietnamese
                         58   ...   Guamanian
                         68   ...   Other Asian or Pacific Islander
                                    in areas reporting codes 18-58
                         78   ...   Combined other Asian or Pacific Islander, includes
                                    codes 18-68 for areas that do not report them separately
                         99   ...   Unknown or not stated

                         Puerto Rico Occurrence
                         00   ...   Other races
                         01   ...   White
                         02   ...   Black
                         99   ...   Unknown or not stated

                         Virgin Islands Occurrence
                         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
                         99   ...   Unknown or not stated

 65-66            2      FRACE
                         Race of Father (Cond't)

                         Guam Occurrence
                         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
                         58   ...   Guamanian
                         99   ...   Unknown or not stated

67               1      PLDEL
                         Place or Facility of Delivery

                         1   ...   Hospital
                         2   ...   Freestanding Birthing Center
                         3   ...   Clinic or Doctor's Office
                         4   ...   A Residence
                         5   ...   Other
                         9   ...   Unknown or not stated

 68               1      BIRATTND
                         Attendant at Delivery

                         1   ...   Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
                         2   ...   Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
                         3   ...   Certified Nurse Midwife (C.N.M.)
                         4   ...   Other Midwife
                         5   ...   Other
                         9   ...   Unknown or not stated

 69               1      R2
                         Reserved position


Item          Item       Variable Name,
Location      Length     Item and Code Outline

 70               1      GESTESTM
                         Clinical Estimate of Gestation Used Flag

                         This position is flagged whenever the clinical estimate of 
                         gestation is used.  It is used when gestation could not be 
                         computed or when the computed gestation is outside the 17-47 
                         code range.

                         Blank   ...   Clinical Estimate is not used
                         1       ...   Clinical Estimate is used

 71-72            2      CLINGEST
                         Clinical Estimate of Gestation

                         Clinical estimate is not reported by all areas.
                         See reporting flags.

                         17-47   ...   Estimated gestation in weeks
                         99      ...   Unknown or not stated

 73               1      GESTIMP
                         Gestation Imputation Flag

                         Blank   ...   Gestation is not imputed
                         1       ...   Gestation is imputed

 74-75            2      GESTAT
                         Gestation - Detail in Weeks

                         This item is: a) computed using dates of birth of child and last 
                         normal menses; b) imputed from LMP date; c) the clinical estimate; 
                         or d) unknown when there is insufficient data to impute or no valid 
                         clinical estimate.  This is the gestation item used in NCHS 
                         publications.

                         17-47   ...   17th through 47th week of gestation
                         99      ...   Unknown

 76-77            2      GESTAT 10
                         GESTATION RECODE 10

                         01   ...   Under 20 weeks
                         02   ...   20 - 27 weeks
                         03   ...   28 - 31 weeks
                         04   ...   32 - 35 weeks
                         05   ...   36 weeks
                         06   ...   37 - 39 weeks
                         07   ...   40 weeks
                         08   ...   41 weeks
                         09   ...   42 weeks and over
                         10   ...   Not stated

 78               1      CSEXIMP
                         Sex Imputation Flag

                         Blank   ...   Sex is not imputed
                         1       ...   Sex is imputed

 79               1      CSEX
                         Sex

                         1   ...   Male
                         2   ...   Female


Item          Item       Variable Name,
Location      Length     Item and Code Outline

 80-87            8      BIRTHWEIGHT

                         Beginning in 1995, an imputation for not-stated birthweight was 
                         added to reduce potential bias in the data (see section on Changes 
                         beginning with the 1995 data year in the introductory text to this 
                         documentation). The following imputation flag can be used to delete 
                         imputed values for those researchers wishing to use only reported 
                         birthweight data.

 80              1       BWIF
                         Birth Weight Imputation Flag 

                         Blank   ...   Birthweight is not imputed
                         1       ...   Birthweight is imputed

 81-84            4      DBIRWT
                         Birth Weight Detail in Grams (Imputed)

                         0227-8165   ...   Number of grams
                         9999        ...   Not stated birth weight 

 85-86            2      BIRWT12
                         Birth Weight Recode 12 (Imputed)

                         01   ...   499 grams or less
                         02   ...   500-999 grams
                         03   ...   1000-1499 grams
                         04   ...   1500-1999 grams
                         05   ...   2000-2499 grams
                         06   ...   2500-2999 grams
                         07   ...   3000-3499 grams
                         08   ...   3500-3999 grams
                         09   ...   4000-4499 grams
                         10   ...   4500-4999 grams
                         11   ...   5000-8165 grams
                         12   ...   Unknown or not stated

 87               1      BIRWT4
                         Birth Weight Recode 4 (Imputed)

                         1   ...   1499 grams or less
                         2   ...   1500-2499 grams
                         3   ...   2500 grams or more
                         4   ...   Unknown or not stated

 88               1      PLURIMP
                         Plurality Imputation Flag

                         Blank   ...   Plurality is not imputed
                         1       ...   Plurality is imputed

 89               1      DPLURAL
                         Plurality

                         1   ...   Single
                         2   ...   Twin
                         3   ...   Triplet
                         4   ...   Quadruplet
                         5   ...   Quintuplet or higher

 90-91            2      FMAPS
                         Five-Minute Apgar Score

                         Apgar score is not reported by all areas.  
                         See reporting flags.

                         00-10   ...   A score of 0-10
                         99      ...   Unknown or not stated

  92-186          95     MEDINFO
                         Medical and Health Data

                         Some States do not report an entire item while other States 
                         do not report all of the categories within an item.  If an 
                         item is not reported, it is indicated by code zero in the 
                         appropriate reporting flag.  If a category within an item 
                         is not reported it is indicated by code 8 in the position for 
                         that category.

 92-99            8      DELMETH
                         Method of Delivery

                         Each method is assigned a separate position, and the code 
                         structure for each method (position) is:

                         1   ...   The method was used
                         2   ...   The method was not used
                         8   ...   Method not on certificate
                         9   ...   Method unknown or not stated

 92               1      VAGINAL
                         Vaginal

 93               1      VBAC
                         Vaginal Birth After Previous C-Section

 94               1      PRIMAC
                         Primary C-Section

 95               1      REPEAC
                         Repeat C-Section

 96               1      FORCEP
                         Forceps

 97               1      VACUUM
                         Vacuum

 98               1      R3
                         Reserved Position

 99               1      DELMETH5
                         Method of Delivery Recode

                         1   ...  Vaginal (excludes Vaginal after previous C-section)
                         2   ...  Vaginal birth after previous C section
                         3   ...  Primary C-section
                         4   ...  Repeat C-Section
                         5   ...  Not stated

 100-117          18     MEDRISK
                         Medical Risk Factors

                         Each risk factor is assigned a separate position, and 
                         the code structure for each risk factor (position) is:
                         
                         1   ...  Factor reported
                         2   ...  Factor not reported
                         8   ...  Factor not on certificate
                         9   ...  Factor not classifiable

 100              1      MRFLAG
                         No Medical Risk Factors Reported Flag

                         Blank   ...  One or more medical risk factors coded, 
                                      one, eight, or nine
                         2       ...  No medical risk factors reported. Each 
                                      factor is coded a two.

 101              1      ANEMIA
                         Anemia (Hct.<30/Hgb.<10)

 102              1      CARDIAC
                         Cardiac disease

 103              1      LUNG
                         Acute or chronic lung disease

 104              1      DIABETES
                         Diabetes

 105              1      HERPES
                         Genital herpes

 106              1      HYDRA
                         Hydramnios/Oligohydramnios

 107              1      HEMO
                         Hemoglobinopathy

 108              1      CHYPER
                         Hypertension, chronic

 109              1      PHYPER
                         Hypertension, pregnancy-associated

 110              1      ECLAMP
                         Eclampsia

 111              1      INCERVIX
                         Incompetent cervix

 112              1      PRE4000
                         Previous infant 4000+ grams

 113              1      PRETERM
                         Previous preterm or small-for-gestational-age infant

 114              1      RENAL
                         Renal disease

 115              1      RH
                         Rh sensitization

 116              1      UTERINE
                         Uterine bleeding

 117              1      OTHERMR
                         Other Medical Risk Factors

 118-128          11     OTHERRSK
                         Other Risk Factors for this Pregnancy

 118-121          4      TOBACRSK
                         Tobacco Risks

 118              1      TOBACCO
                         Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

                         1   ...  Yes
                         2   ...  No
                         9   ...  Unknown or not stated

 119-120          2      CIGAR
                         Average Number of Cigarettes Per Day

                         00-97   ...  As stated
                         98      ...  98 or more cigarettes per day
                         99      ...  Unknown or not stated

 121              1      CIGAR6
                         Average Number of Cigarettes Per Day Recode

                         0   ...   Nonsmoker
                         1   ...   1-5 cigarettes per day
                         2   ...   6-10 cigarettes per day
                         3   ...   11-20 cigarettes per day
                         4   ...   21-40 cigarettes per day
                         5   ...   41 or more cigarettes per day
                         6   ...   Unknown or not stated

 122-125          4      ALCOHRSK
                         Alcohol

 122              1      ALCOHOL
                         Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

                         1   ...   Yes
                         2   ...   No
                         9   ...   Unknown or not stated

 123-124          2      DRINK
                         Average Number of Drinks Per Week

                         00-97   ...   As stated
                         98      ...   98 or more drinks per week
                         99      ...   Unknown or not stated

 125              1      DRINK5
                         Average Number of Drinks Per Week Recode

                         0   ...   Non drinker
                         1   ...   1 drink per week
                         2   ...   2 drinks per week
                         3   ...   3-4 drinks per week
                         4   ...   5 or more drinks per week
                         5   ...   Unknown or not stated

 126-128          3      WTGANRSK
                         Weight Gain During Pregnancy

 126-127          2      WTGAIN
                         Weight Gain

                         00-97   ...   Stated number of pounds
                         98      ...   98 pounds or more
                         99      ...   Unknown or not stated

 128              1      WTGAIN9
                         Weight Gain Recode

                         1   ...   Less than 16 pounds
                         2   ...   16-20 pounds
                         3   ...   21-25 pounds
                         4   ...   26-30 pounds
                         5   ...   31-35 pounds
                         6   ...   36-40 pounds
                         7   ...   41-45 pounds
                         8   ...   46 or more pounds
                         9   ...   Unknown or not stated

 129-136          8      OBSTETRC
                         Obstetric Procedures

                         Each procedure is assigned a separate position, and the 
                         code structure for each procedure (position) is:

                         1   ...   Procedure reported
                         2   ...   Procedure not reported
                         8   ...   Procedure not on certificate
                         9   ...   Procedure not classifiable

 129              1      OBFLAG
                         Obstetric Flag

                         Blank   ...  One or more obstetric procedures coded, 
                                      one, eight, or nine
                         2       ...  No obstetric procedures reported.  Each 
                                      factor is coded a two.

 130              1      AMNIO
                         Amniocentesis


 131              1      MONITOR
                         Electronic fetal monitoring

 132              1      INDUCT
                         Induction of labor

 133              1      STIMULA
                         Stimulation of labor

 134              1      TOCOL
                         Tocolysis

 135              1      ULTRAS
                         Ultrasound

 136              1      OTHEROB
                         Other Obstetric Procedures

 137-153          17     LABOR
                         Complications of Labor and/or Delivery

                         Each complication is assigned a separate position, and the 
                         code structure for each complication (position) is:

                         1   ...   Complication reported
                         2   ...   Complication not reported
                         8   ...   Complication not on certificate
                         9   ...   Complication not classifiable

 137              1      FBFLAG
                         Labor Flag

                         Blank   ...  One or more labor and/or delivery complications
                                      coded, one, eight, or nine
                         2       ...  No labor and/or delivery complication reported.
                                      Each factor is coded a two.

 138              1      FEBRILE
                         Febrile (>100 degrees F. or 38 degrees C.)

 139              1      MECONIUM
                         Meconium, moderate/heavy

 140              1      RUPTURE
                         Premature rupture of membrane (>12 hours)

 141              1      ABRUPTIO
                         Abruptio placenta

 142              1      PREPLACE
                         Placenta previa

 143              1      EXCEBLD
                         Other excessive bleeding

 144              1      SEIZURE
                         Seizures during labor

 145              1      PRECIP
                         Precipitous labor (<3 hours)

 146              1      PROLONG
                         Prolonged Labor (>20 hours)

 147              1      DYSFUNC
                         Dysfunctional labor

 148              1      BREECH
                         Breech/Malpresentation

 149              1      CEPHALO
                         Cephalopelvic disproportion

 150              1      CORD
                         Cord prolapse

 151              1      ANESTHE
                         Anesthetic complications

 152              1      DISTRESS
                         Fetal distress

 153              1      OTHERLB
                         Other Complications of Labor and/or Delivery

 154-163          10     NEWBORN
                         Abnormal conditions of the Newborn

                         Each condition is assigned a separate position, and
                         the code structure for each condition (position)is:

                         1   ...   Condition reported
                         2   ...   Condition not reported
                         8   ...   Condition not on certificate
                         9   ...   Condition not classifiable

 154              1      NBFLAG
                         Newborn Flag

                         Blank   ...  One or more abnormal conditions of the newborn
                                      coded, one, eight, or nine 
                         2       ...  No abnormal condition of the newborn reported.
                                      Each factor is coded a two.	

 155              1      NANEMIA
                         Anemia Hct.>39/Hgb.<13)

 156              1      INJURY
                         Birth injury

 157              1      ALCOSYN
                         Fetal alcohol syndrome

 158              1      HYALINE
                         Hyaline membrane disease

 159              1      MECONSYN
                         Meconium aspiration syndrome

 160              1      VENL30
                         Assisted ventilation, less than 30 minutes

 161              1      VEN30M
                         Assisted ventilation, 30 minutes or more

 162              1      NSEIZ
                         Seizures

 163              1      OTHERAB
                         Other Abnormal Conditions of the Newborn

 164-186          23     CONGENIT
                         Congenital Anomalies

                         Each anomaly is assigned a separate position, and the code 
                         structure for each anomaly (position) is:

                         1   ...   Anomaly reported
                         2   ...   Anomaly not reported
                         8   ...   Anomaly not on certificate
                         9   ...   Anomaly not classifiable

 164              1      CGFLAG
                         Congenital Flag

                         Blank   ...  One or more congenital anomalies coded, one, 
                                      eight, or nine
                         2       ...  No congenital anomaly is reported. Each 
                                      factor is coded a two.

 165              1      ANEN
                         Anencephalus

 166              1      SPINA
                         Spina bifida/Meningocele

 167              1      HYDRO
                         Hydrocephalus

 168              1      MICROCE
                         Microcephalus

 169              1      NERVOUS
                         Other central nervous system anomalies

 170              1      HEART
                         Heart malformations

 171              1      CIRCUL
                         Other circulatory/respiratory anomalies

 172              1      RECTAL
                         Rectal atresia/stenosis

 173              1      TRACHEO
                         Tracheo-esophageal fistula/Esophageal atresia

 174              1      OMPHALO
                         Omphalocele/Gastroschisis

 175              1      GASTRO
                         Other gastrointestinal anomalies

 176              1      GENITAL
                         Malformed genitalia

 177              1      RENALAGE
                         Renal agenesis

 178              1      UROGEN
                         Other urogenital anomalies

 179              1      CLEFTLP
                         Cleft lip/palate

 180              1      ADACTYLY
                         Polydactyly/Syndactyly/Adactyly

 181              1      CLUBFOOT
                         Club foot

 182              1      HERNIA
                         Diaphragmatic hernia

 183              1      MUSCULO
                         Other musculoskeletal/integumental anomalies

 184              1      DOWNS
                         Down's syndrome

 185              1      CHROMO
                         Other chromosomal anomalies

 186              1      OTHERCON
                         Other congenital anomalies


Item          Item       Variable Name,
Location      Length     Item and Code Outline

 187-203          17     FLRES
                         Reporting Flags for Place of Residence

                         These positions contain flags to indicate whether or not 
                         the specified item is included on the birth certificate of 
                         the State of residence or of the SMSA of residence.  The 
                         code structure of each flag (position) is:

                         0   ...  The item is not reported
                         1   ...  The item is reported or partially reported.

 187              1      ORIGM
                         Origin of mother

 188              1      ORIGF
                         Origin of father

 189              1      EDUCM
                         Education of mother

 190              1      R4
                         Reserved Position

 191              1      GESTE
                         Clinical estimate of gestation

 192              1      R5
                         Reserved position

 193              1      FMAPSRF
                         5-minute Apgar score

 194              1      DELMETRF
                         Method of delivery

 195              1      MEDRSK
                         Medical risk factors

 196              1      TOBUSE
                         Tobacco use

 197              1      ALCUSE
                         Alcohol use

 198              1      WTGN
                         Weight gain

 199              1      OBSTRC
                         Obstetric procedures

 200              1      CLABOR
                         Complications of labor and/or delivery

 201              1      ABNML
                         Abnormal conditions of newborn

 202              1      CONGAN
                         Congenital anomalies

 203              1      API flag
                         Race codes 18-68 reported (beginning with 1992 data)

 204              1      CDOBMIMP
                         Month of Birth of Child Imputation Flag

                         Blank   ...   Month is not imputed
                         1       ...   Month is imputed

 205-206          2      BIRMON
                         Month of Birth

                         01   ...   January
                         02   ...   February
                         03   ...   March
                         04   ...   April
                         05   ...   May
                         06   ...   June
                         07   ...   July
                         08   ...   August
                         09   ...   September
                         10   ...   October
                         11   ...   November
                         12   ...   December

 207-208          2      R6
                         Reserved Position

 209              1      WEEKDAYB
                         Day of Week Child Born

                         1   ...   Sunday
                         2   ...   Monday
                         3   ...   Tuesday
                         4   ...   Wednesday
                         5   ...   Thursday
                         6   ...   Friday
                         7   ...   Saturday

 210              1      FLGND
                         Flag Indicating Records Included in Both 
                         Numerator and Denominator Files

                         This variable is included in the denominator file only, 
                         and identifies a record which is also included in the 
                         numerator file.  Please note that not all infant deaths 
                         in the numerator file are represented in the denominator 
                         file, because some of the infants who died in 1998 were 
                         born in 1997. 

                         1      ...   Record also included in numerator file
                         Blank  ...   Record not included in numerator file

 


 1997 Denominator Record and Mortality Section of Numerator (Linked) Record

 Locations 211-535 contain data from the Death Certificate. Residence items in the 
 Denominator Record and in the natality section of the Numerator (Linked) Record 
 refer to the usual place of residence of the Mother; whereas in the mortality 
 section of the Numerator (Linked) Record, these items refer to the place of residence 
 of the Decedent.

Item          Item       Variable Name,
Location      Length     Item and Code Outline

 211-213          3      AGED
                         Age at Death in Days

                         The generated age at death in days is calculated from the 
                         date of death on the death certificate minus the date of 
                         birth on the birth certificate unless the reported age of 
                         death is less than 2 days, then the reported age is used.  
                         If the exact date of birth and/or death is unknown, the age 
                         is imputed.

                         000-364   ...   Number of days

 214              1      AGER5
                         Infant Age Recode 5

                         1   ...   Under 1 hour
                         2   ...   1-23 hours
                         3   ...   1-6 days
                         4   ...   7-27 days (late neonatal)
                         5   ...   28 days and over (postneonatal)

 215              1      ACCIDPL
                         Place of Accident for Causes E850-E869 
                         and E880-E928

                         Blank   ...   Causes other than E850-E869 and E880-E928
                         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

 216-219          4      UCOD
                         ICD Code (9th Revision)

                         See the International Classification of Diseases, 1975 
                         Revision, Volume 1. 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 219 is blank.

 220-222          3      UCODR61
                         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)

 223-230          8      RECWT
                         Record weight

                         Beginning in 1995, a record weight was added to the linked 
                         file to adjust for the approximately 2-3% of records each 
                         year which cannot be linked to their corresponding birth 
                         certificates (see introduction to this tape documentation 
                         for further details).  These weights are used to produce 
                         all NCHS linked file tables, including Documentation tables 
                         1-5 included in this tape documentation. The general format 
                         for this record weight is the number one followed by a decimal 
                         point and six decimal places as follows:

                         1.XXXXXX
Here ends the Denominator file. Documentation for the Mortality Section of the Numerator (Linked) file begins with multiple 
conditions in positions 261-504.

 261-504          244    MULTCOND
                         Multiple Conditions

                         See the "International Classification of Diseases", 1975 
                         Revision, Volume 1. Both the entity-axis and record-axis 
                         conditions are coded according to this revision (9th).

 261-262          2      EANUM
                         Number of Entity-Axis Conditions

                         00-20   ...   Code range

 263-402          140    ENTITY
                         ENTITY - AXIS CONDITIONS

                         Space has been provided for a 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 (ICD 9th Revision)

                         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

 263-269          7      1st Condition

 270-276          7      2nd Condition

 277-283          7      3rd Condition

 284-290          7      4th Condition

 291-297          7      5th Condition

 298-304          7      6th Condition

 305-311          7      7th Condition

 312-318          7      8th Condition 

 319-325          7      9th Condition

 326-332          7      10th Condition

 333-339          7      11th Condition

 340-346          7      12th Condition

 347-353          7      13th Condition

 354-360          7      14th Condition

 361-367          7      15th Condition

 368-374          7      16th Condition

 375-381          7      17th Condition

 382-388          7      18th Condition

 389-395          7      19th Condition

 396-402          7      20th Condition

 403-404          2      RANUM
                         Number of Record-Axis Conditions

                         00-20   ...   Code range

 405-504          100    RECORD
                         RECORD - AXIS CONDITIONS

                         Space has been provided for a 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 (ICD 9th Revision)

                         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

 405-409          5      1st Condition

 410-414          5      2nd Condition

 415-419          5      3rd Condition

 420-424          5      4th Condition

 425-429          5      5th Condition

 430-434          5      6th Condition

 435-439          5      7th Condition

 440-444          5      8th Condition

 445-449          5      9th Condition

 450-454          5      10th Condition

 455-459          5      11th Condition

 460-464          5      12th Condition

 465-469          5      13th Condition

 470-474          5      14th Condition

 475-479          5      15th Condition

 480-484          5      16th Condition

 485-489          5      17th Condition

 490-494          5      18th Condition

 495-499          5      19th Condition

 500-504          5      20th Condition

 505              1      RESSTATD
                         Resident Status - Death

                         United States Occurrence
                         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 different, but both are in the 50 
                                  States and D.C.
                         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 50 States and D.C.

 505              1      RESSTATD
                         Resident Status - Death (Cond't)

                         Puerto Rico Occurrence
                         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.
                         4   ...  FOREIGN RESIDENTS: Occurred in Puerto Rico to a
                                  resident of any other place.

                         Virgin Islands Occurrence
                         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.
                         4   ...  FOREIGN RESIDENTS: Occurred in the Virgin Islands 
                                  to a resident of any other place.

                         Guam Occurrence
                         1   ...  RESIDENTS: Occurred in Guam to a resident of
                                  Guam or to a resident of the U.S.
                         4   ...  FOREIGN RESIDENTS: Occurred in Guam to a
                                  resident of any place other than Guam or the U.S. 

 506-507          2      DRSTATE
                         Expanded State of Residence - NCHS Codes - Deaths

                         This item is designed to separately identify New York City 
                         records from other New York State records.

                         United States 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

 506-507          2      DRSTATE
                         Expanded State of Residence - NCHS Codes - Deaths (Cond't)

                         United States Occurrence
                         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
                         53-58,60   ...   Foreign Residents
                         53   ...   Puerto Rico
                         54   ...   Virgin Islands
                         55   ...   Guam
                         56   ...   Canada
                         57   ...   Cuba
                         58   ...   Mexico
                         60   ...   Remainder of the World

                         Puerto Rico Occurrence
                         53              ...  Puerto Rico
                         01-52,54-58,60  ...  Foreign Residents: Refer to U.S. 
                                              for specific code structure.

 506-507          2      DRSTATE
                         Expanded State of Residence - NCHS Codes - 
                         Deaths (Cond't)

                         Virgin Islands Occurrence
                         54               ...   Virgin Islands
                         01-53,55-58,60   ...   Foreign Residents: Refer to U.S. 
                                                for specific code structure.

                         Guam Occurrence
                         55            ...   Guam
                         01-52         ...   U.S. resident is also considered a resident 
                                             of Guam.
                         53,54,58,60   ...   Foreign Residents: Refer to U.S. for 
                                             specific code structure.

 508-512          5      FIPSOCCD
                         Federal Information Processing Standards 
                         (FIPS) Geographic Codes (Occurrence) - Death

                         Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this 
                         document for a detailed list of areas and codes. For an 
                         explanation of FIPS codes, reference should be made to 
                         various National Institute of Standards and Technology
                         (NIST) publications.

 508-509          2      STOCCFIPD
                         State of Occurrence (FIPS) - Death

                         United States
                         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

 508-509          2      STOCCFIPD
                         State of Occurrence (FIPS) - Death (Cond't)

                         United States
                         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

                         Puerto Rico
                         72   ...   Puerto Rico

                         Virgin Islands
                         78   ...   Virgin Islands

                         Guam
                         66   ...   Guam

 510-512          3      CNTOCFIPD
                         County of Occurrence (FIPS) - Death

                         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      ...  County with less than 250,000 population

 513-517          5      FIPSRESD
                         Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 
                         Geographic Codes (Residence) - Death

                         Refer to the Geographic Code Outline further back in this 
                         document for a detailed list of areas and codes. For an 
                         explanation of FIPS codes, reference should be made to 
                         various National Institute of Standards and Technology
                         (NIST) publications.

 513-514          2      STRESFIPD
                         State of Residence (FIPS) - Death

                         United States Occurrence
                         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   ...   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

 513-514          2      STRESFIPD
                         State of Residence (FIPS) - Death (Cond't)

                         United States Occurrence
                         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

                         Puerto Rico Occurrence
                         72     ...  Puerto Rico
                         00-56,
                         66,78  ...  Foreign resident: Refer to U.S. for specific 
                                     code structure.

                         Virgin Islands Occurrence
                         78     ...  Virgin Islands
                         00-56,
                         66,72  ...  Foreign resident: Refer to U.S. for specific 
                                     code structure.

                         Guam Occurrence
                         66        ...  Guam
                         01-56,
                         00,72,78  ...  Foreign resident: Refer to U.S. for specific 
                                        code structure.

 515-517          3      CNTYRFPD
                         County of Residence (FIPS) - Death

                         000       ...  Foreign residents
                         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.) A complete list of counties is shown 
                                        in the Geographic Code Outline further back in 
                                        this document.

                         999       ...  County with less than 250,000 population

 518-522          5      PLRES
                         Place (City) of Residence (FIPS)

                         A complete list of cities is shown in the Geographic code 
                         outline further back in this document.

                         00000         ...   Foreign residents
                         00001-nnnnn   ...   Code range
                         99999         ...   Balance of county; or city less than 
                                             250,000 population

 523              1      HOSPD
                         Hospital and Patient 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

 524-527          4      DTHYR
                         Year of Death

                         1998   ...   Death occurred in 1998

 528-529          2      DTHMON
                         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

 530-531          2      R9
                         Reserved Position

 532              1      WEEKDAYD
                         Day of Week of Death
                         1   ...   Sunday
                         2   ...   Monday
                         3   ...   Tuesday
                         4   ...   Wednesday
                         5   ...   Thursday
                         6   ...   Friday
                         7   ...   Saturday
                         9   ...   Unknown

 533-535          3      R10
                         Reserved positions

 

Geographic Code Outline

The following pages show the geographic codes used by the Division of Vital Statistics in the processing of vital event data occurring in the United States. For the linked data set, counties and cities with a population of 250,000 or more are identified.

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) State, County, and City/Place Codes: For the 1997 birth cohort linked file, the county and city/place codes and the State code immediately preceding them are FIPS codes. These codes were effective with the 1994 data year and are based on the results of the 1990 Census. County and county equivalents (independent and coextensive cities) are numbered alphabetically within each State. When an event occurs to a nonresident of the United States, residence data are coded only to the "State" level, or to the remainder of the world. For an explanation of FIPS codes, reference should be made to various National Bureau of Standards (NBS) publications.

 

Listing of Counties Identified in the Linked Data Set Vital Statistics Geographic Code Outline 
Effective With 1997 Data 

   State      County     State and County Name 

    01                     Alabama
               073            Jefferson
               097            Mobile
    02                     Alaska
    04                     Arizona
               013            Maricopa
               019            Pima
    05                     Arkansas
               119            Pulaski
    06                     California
               001           Alameda
               013           Contra Costa
               019           Fresno
               029           Kern
               037           Los Angeles
               053           Monterey
               059           Orange
               065           Riverside
               067           Sacramento
               071           San Bernardino
               073           San Diego
               075           San Francisco, coext. with San Francisco city
               077           San Joaquin
               081           San Mateo
               083           Santa Barbara
               085           Santa Clara
               095           Solano
               097           Sonoma
               099           Stanislaus
               107           Tulare
               111           Ventura
    08                     Colorado
               001           Adams
               005           Arapahoe
               031           Denver, coext. with Denver city
               041           El Paso
               059           Jefferson
    09                     Connecticut
               001           Fairfield
               003           Hartford
               009           New Haven
               011           New London
    10                     Delaware
               003           New Castle
    11                     District of Columbia
               001           District of Columbia
    12                     Florida
               009           Brevard
               011           Broward
               025           Dade
               031           Duval
               033           Escambia
               057           Hillsborough
               071           Lee
               095           Orange
               099           Palm Beach
               101           Pasco
               103           Pinellas
               105           Polk
               115           Sarasota
               117           Seminole
               127           Volusia
    13                    Georgia
               067           Cobb
               089           De Kalb
               121           Fulton
               135           Gwinnett
    15                     Hawaii
               003           Honolulu
    16                     Idaho

   State     County     State and County Name

    17                     Illinois
               031           Cook
               043           Du Page
               089           Kane
               097           Lake
               163           St. Clair
               197           Will
               201           Winnebago
    18                     Indiana
               003           Allen
               089           Lake
               097           Marion
    19                     Iowa
               153           Polk
    20                     Kansas
               091           Johnson
               173           Sedgwick
    21                     Kentucky
               111           Jefferson
    22                     Louisiana
               033           East Baton Rouge
               051           Jefferson
               071           Orleans, coext. with New Orleans city
    23                     Maine
    24                     Maryland
               003           Anne Arundel
               005           Baltimore
               510           Baltimore city
               031           Montgomery
               033           Prince George's
    25                     Massachusetts
               005           Bristol
               009           Essex
               013           Hampden
               017           Middlesex
               021           Norfolk
               023           Plymouth
               025           Suffolk
               027           Worcester

   State     County     State and County Name

    26                     Michigan
               049           Genesee
               065           Ingham
               081           Kent
               099           Macomb
               125           Oakland
               161           Washtenaw
               163           Wayne
    27                     Minnesota
               037           Dakota
               053           Hennepin
               123           Ramsey
    28                     Mississippi
               049           Hinds
    29                     Missouri
               095           Jackson
               189           St. Louis
               510           St. Louis city
    30                     Montana
    31                     Nebraska
               055           Douglas
    32                     Nevada
               003           Clark
               031           Washoe
    33                     New Hampshire
               011           Hillsborough
    34                     New Jersey
               003           Bergen
               005           Burlington
               007           Camden
               013           Essex
               017           Hudson
               021           Mercer
               023           Middlesex
               025           Monmouth
               027           Morris
               029           Ocean

   State     County     State and County Name

    34                     New Jersey
               031           Passaic
               039           Union
    35                     New Mexico
               001           Bernalillo
    36                     New York
               001           Albany
               027           Dutchess
               029           Erie
               055           Monroe
               059           Nassau
               085           Staten Island borough, Richmond county
               081           Queens borough, Queens county
               061           Manhattan borough, New York county
               047           Brooklyn borough, Kings county
               005           Bronx borough, Bronx county
               065           Oneida
               067           Onondaga
               071           Orange
               087           Rockland
               103           Suffolk
               119           Westchester
    37                     North Carolina
               051           Cumberland
               067           Forsyth
               081           Guilford
               119           Mecklenburg
               183           Wake
    38                     North Dakota
    39                     Ohio
               017           Butler
               035           Cuyahoga
               049           Franklin
               061           Hamilton
               093           Lorain
               095           Lucas
               099           Mahoning
               113           Montgomery
               151           Stark
               153           Summit

   State     County     State and County Name

    40                     Oklahoma
               109           Oklahoma
               143           Tulsa
    41                     Oregon
               005           Clackamas
               039           Lane
               051           Multnomah
               067           Washington
    42                     Pennsylvania
               003           Allegheny
               011           Berks
               017           Bucks
               029           Chester
               045           Delaware
               049           Erie
               071           Lancaster
               077           Lehigh
               079           Luzerne
               091           Montgomery
               101           Philadelphia, coext. with Philadelphia city
               129           Westmoreland
               133           York
    44                     Rhode Island
                   007           Providence
    45                     South Carolina
               019           Charleston
               045           Greenville
               079           Richland
    46                     South Dakota
    47                     Tennessee
               037           Davidson
               065           Hamilton
               093           Knox
               157           Shelby
    48                     Texas
               029           Bexar
               061           Cameron
               085           Collin
               113           Dallas

   State     County     State and County Name

    48                     Texas
               121           Denton
               141           El Paso
               201           Harris
               215           Hidalgo
               355           Nueces
               439           Tarrant
               453           Travis
    49                     Utah
               035           Salt Lake
               049           Utah
    50                     Vermont
    51                     Virginia
               059           Fairfax
               710           Norfolk city
               810           Virginia Beach city
    53                     Washington
               033           King
               053           Pierce
               061           Snohomish
               063           Spokane
    54                     West Virginia
    55                     Wisconsin
               025           Dane
               079           Milwaukee
               133           Waukesha
    56                   Wyoming
    72                   Puerto Rico
               127           San Juan
    78                   Virgin Islands
    66         010           Guam
    00         000           Canada
    00         000           Cuba
    00         000           Mexico
    00         000           Remainder of World 

Listing of Cities/Places Identified in the Linked Data Set Vital Statistics Geographic Code Outline 
Effective With 1998 Data 

       FIPS Codes
  State     City/Place
                        State and City/Place Name

   01                   Alabama
              07000          Birmingham
   02                   Alaska
   04                   Arizona
              46000          Mesa
              55000          Phoenix
              77000          Tucson
   05                   Arkansas
   06                   California
              02000          Anaheim
              27000          Fresno
              43000          Long Beach
              44000          Los Angeles
              53000          Oakland
              64000          Sacramento
              66000          San Diego
              67000          San Francisco
              68000          San Jose
              69000          Santa Ana
   08                   Colorado

              16000          Colorado Springs
              20000          Denver
   09                   Connecticut
   10                   Delaware
   11                   District of Columbia
              50000          Washington
   12                   Florida
              35000          Jacksonville
              45000          Miami
              71000          Tampa
   13                   Georgia
              04000          Atlanta
   15                   Hawaii 
              17000          Honolulu
   16                   Idaho
   17                   Illinois
              14000          Chicago
   18                   Indiana
 	           36000          Indianapolis
   19                   Iowa
   20                   Kansas
              79000          Wichita

       FIPS Codes
  State     City/Place
                        State and City/Place Name

   21                   Kentucky
              48000          Louisville
   22                   Louisiana
              55000          New Orleans
   23                   Maine
   24                   Maryland
              04000          Baltimore
   25                   Massachusetts
              07000          Boston
   26                   Michigan
              22000          Detroit
   27                   Minnesota
              43000          Minneapolis
              58000          St. Paul
   28                   Mississippi
   29                   Missouri
              38000          Kansas City
              65000          St. Louis
   30                   Montana
   31                   Nebraska
              37000          Omaha
   32                   Nevada
              40000          Las Vegas
   33                   New Hampshire
   34                   New Jersey
              51000          Newark
   35                   New Mexico
              02000          Albuquerque
   36                   New York
              51000          Bronx borough, Bronx county
              11000          Buffalo
              51000          Manhattan borough, New York county
              51000          Queens borough, Queens county
              51000          Staten Island borough, Richmond county
   37                   North Carolina
              12000          Charlotte
   38                   North Dakota
   39                   Ohio
              15000          Cincinnati
              16000          Cleveland
              18000          Columbus
              77000          Toledo
   40                   Oklahoma
              55000          Oklahoma City
              75000          Tulsa
   41                   Oregon
              59000          Portland
   42                   Pennsylvania
              60000          Philadelphia
              61000          Pittsburgh
   44                   Rhode Island

        FIPS Codes
  State     City/Place
                        State and City/Place Name

   45                   South Carolina
   46                   South Dakota
   47                   Tennessee
              48000          Memphis
              52010          Nashville-Davidson
   48                   Texas
              04000          Arlington
              05000          Austin
              17000          Corpus Christi
              19000          Dallas
              24000          El Paso
              27000          Fort Worth
              35000          Houston
              65000          San Antonio
   49                   Utah
   50                   Vermont
   51                   Virginia
              57000          Norfolk
              82000          Virginia Beach
   53                   Washington
              63000          Seattle
   54                   West Virginia
   55                   Wisconsin
              53000          Milwaukee
   56                   Wyoming
   72         00000     Puerto Rico
   78         00000     Virgin Islands
   66         00000     Guam
   00         00000     Canada
   00         00000     Cuba
   00         00000     Mexico
   00         00000     Remainder of World 



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