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Scientific Data Documentation
Subset Of Detail Natality Record, 1986-1987
DSN: CC36.SNATAL86
     CC36.SNATAL87



ABSTRACT

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

 These data files are subsets of the Detail Natality data from NCHS.  These
 subsets include the following variables from the detail natality files:

 Resident Status
 State of Residence
 County of Residence
 City of Residence
 SMSA
 Sex of Child
 Race of Father
 Race of Mother
 Race of Child
 Age of Mother
 Number of Children Born Alive, Now Living
 Number of Children Born Alive, Now Dead
 Number of Children Born Dead
 Age of Father
 Birth Weight
 Plurality
 Birth Data, Month
 Birth Data, Day
 Gestation in Weeks
 Mother's Education
 Father's Education
 Legitimacy
 Month Pregnancy Prenatal Care Began
 Mother's Place of Birth
 Record Weight
 Origin of Mother
 Origin of Father
 Number of Prenatal Visits
 State of Occurrence
 No. of Other Terminations Before 20 Weeks
 No. of Other Terminations After 20 Weeks

 The Natality data include all births occurring within the U.S.
 The data are obtained from certificates filed for births occurring in
 each State.  Data were obtained from a 50-percent sample of certificates
 from 1969-1971.  Starting in 1972 all records were included for States
 that participated in the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program (VSCP).
 The number of States participating in the VSCP increased from 4 in 1972
 to 46 in 1984; beginning in 1985, all States and the District of
 Columbia participated.
RECORD LAYOUT

                       NATALITY SUBSET RECORD
                       -------- ------ ------

 DSN=CC36.SNATALXX (XX=YEAR)

                          SUBSET             CORRESPONDING COLUMNS
 ITEM                     LAYOUT              ON THE FULL DATA SET
 ----                     -------            ---------------------
 RESIDENT STATUS          1                     12
 STATE OF RESIDENCE       2-3                   13-14
 COUNTY OF RESIDENCE      4-6                   15-17
 CITY OF RESIDENCE        7-9                   18-20
 SMSA                     10-12                 22-24
 SEX OF CHILD             13                    35
 RACE OF FATHER           14                    37
 RACE OF MOTHER           15                    38
 RACE OF CHILD            16                    39
 AGE OF MOTHER            17-18                 41-42
 NUMBER OF CHILDREN       19-20                 52-53
  BORN ALIVE, NOW LIVING
 NUMBER OF CHILDREN       21-22                 54-55
 BORN ALIVE, NOW DEAD
 NUMBER OF CHILDREN BORN  23-24                  56-57
  DEAD
 AGE OF FATHER            25-26                  69-70
 BIRTH WEIGHT             27-30                  73-76
 PLURALITY                31                     81
 BIRTH DATA, MONTH        32-33                  84-85
 BIRTH DATA, DAY          34-35                  86-87
 GESTATION IN WEEKS       36-37                  93-94
 MOTHER'S EDUCATION       38-39                  98-99
 FATHER'S EDUCATION       40-41                  103-104
 LEGITIMACY               42                     107
 MONTH PREGNANCY          43                     109
  PRENATAL CARE BEGIN
 MOTHER'S PLACE           44-45                  138-139
       OF BIRTH
 RECORD WEIGHT            46**                   208
 ORIGION OF MOTHER        47-48                  187-188
 ORIGIN OF FATHER         49-50                  189-190
 NUMBER OF PRENATAL       51-52                  140-141
          VISITS
 STATE OF OCCURRENCE      53-54                  28-29
 NO.OF OTHER TERMINA-     55-56                  177-178
  TIONS BEFORE 20 WEEKS
 NO. OF OTHER TERMINA-    57-58                  179-180
  TIONS AFTER 20 WEEKS

 ** BEGINNING WITH THE 1985 DATA YEAR, THIS FILE CONTAINS DATA ON A
    100-PERCENT BASIS FROM ALL REPORTING AREAS.
NOTES

 1) NCHS geographic codes used with 1970-1981 data are stored in
    OS disk file - CC36.GEOCOD70 on the CDC-Atlanta mainframe.  FIPS codes
    not available on the Vital Statistics files prior to 1982.
 2) NCHS geographic codes used with 1982-87 data are stored in
    SAS disk file - CC36.NCHSFIPS.XWALK on the CDC-Atlanta mainframe.
    This data file has FIPS codes linked with NCHS Vital Statistics
    codes.  The documentation for this file is included in the
    documentation for the detail natality data.
 3) Geographic classification for 1962-69 is based on the 1960 census
    enumeration. Geographic classification for 1970-81 is based on the
    1970 census enumeration. Geographic classification for 1982-87 is
    based on the 1980 census enumeration.




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