TITLE

Information to Die For

PUB. DATE
March 2002
SOURCE
Marketing Health Services;Spring2002, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the importance of federal mortality data to researchers. The federal government's initiative to make more of its data available to researchers was run by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). It is noted that the primary source of mortality data is the death certificate filed for each person upon their death. The NCHS provides tables of mortality data through its Web site, including mortality publications, tabulated data, and public use files. Death records may be used to aid Centers for Disease Control in tracking the spread of epidemics. Several mortality fact sheets are looked at, including the National Vital Statistics Report, Vital Statistics of the United States, and Atlas Mortality in the United States.
ACCESSION #
6111206

 

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