Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death Database


Source National Center for Health Statistics
File Size 2005: 1.12 GB
Dates Covered 2004, 2005 (contact NICAR for 1988 – 2003)
Cost Snapshot

  • Nonmembers $75
  • Members $25
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The Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death database contains detailed information found in standard death certificate records from the United States and its territories.The data includes information on causes of death as well as detailed information about the deceased. Some of these details include the decedent’s age, race, sex, marital status at the time of death and much more. Due to privacy reasons, names and dates of birth are not included.

Specific information about the circumstances of each death is included, such as whether it was a natural death, an accident, occurred in the workplace, or was a suicide. This data traces locations by offering such details as the deceased’s state of birth, state of residence as well as the state where the death occurred. Geographic information is complete for areas with population of 100,000 or more, and includes counties, cities and MSAs.

Record layouts and samples of this database

Main documentation (Readme.doc) 49.5 KB
Data sample (mortality.xls) 86.5 KB
Record layout (record_layout.XLS) 24.0 KB
Schema (MORT.pdf) 200.2 KB

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