Information to Die For

March 2002
Marketing Health Services;Spring2002, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p40
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • New NCHS Data on Cancer Mortality. Rosenberg, Harry; Feinleib, Manning // American Journal of Public Health;Nov85, Vol. 75 Issue 11, p1348 

    The article reports on cancer mortality data issued by the National Center for Health Statistics in the U.S. effective with the February 1985 issue of the "Monthly Vital Statistics Report." A monthly table has been prepared to meet the needs of several organizations using cancer-related data. It...

  • The Mortality Burden of Chronic Liver Disease May be Substantially Underestimated in the United States. Durante, Amanda J.; St. Louis, Thomas; Meek, James I.; Navarro, Victor J.; Sofair, André N. // Connecticut Medicine;Aug2008, Vol. 72 Issue 7, p389 

    Purpose: The United States National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) uses death certificate data to estimate the burden of serious disease. This study aimed to determine the accuracy of the NCHS method for estimating the burden of chronic liver disease (CLD). Method: The authors identified...

  • Mortality among Minority Populations in the United States. Fingerhut, Lois A.; Makuc, Diane M. // American Journal of Public Health;Aug1992, Vol. 82 Issue 8, p1168 

    The article discusses a study by the National Center for Health Statistics which focuses on the mortality rates among minority populations in the U.S. The Asian population had the lowest death rate in each of five age groups, while the Black and American Indian populations have the highest death...

  • Cautiously Adjusting to the New Millennium: Changing to the 2000 Population Standard. Pamuk, Elsie R. // American Journal of Public Health;Aug2001, Vol. 91 Issue 8, p1174 

    The author offers observation on age-adjusted rates and percentages in government reports on health. She reveals that English actuary F. G. P. Neison advocated the use of basic technique of age adjustment for comparing death rates of different geographic areas. She discusses the logic of age...

  • Final mortality report for 1993.  // Public Health Reports;May/Jun96, Vol. 111 Issue 3, p286 

    Presents the highlights of the National Center for Health Statistics' report on final mortality statistics in the United States for 1993. Includes the increase in age-adjusted death rate; Decline in life expectancy; HIV as one of the leading causes of death.

  • 1993 national mortality followback survey now available to researchers.  // Public Health Reports;May/Jun98, Vol. 113 Issue 3, p283 

    Reports on an announcement by the National Center for Health Statistics of the United States concerning the release of data from the National Mortality Followback Survey, which examines patterns of mortality by supplementing information through death certificates, with next-of-kin interviews. ...

  • State Infant Mortality: An Ecologic Study to Determine Modifiable Risks and Adjusted Infant Mortality Rates. Paul, David A.; Mackley, Amy; Locke, Robert G.; Stefano, John L.; Kroelinger, Charlan // Maternal & Child Health Journal;May2009, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p343 

    Objective To determine factors contributing to state infant mortality rates (IMR) and develop an adjusted IMR in the United States for 2001 and 2002. Design/Methods Ecologic study of factors contributing to state IMR. State IMR for 2001 and 2002 were obtained from the United States linked death...

  • Morality among Children and Youth. Fingerhut, Lois A.; Kleinman, Joel C. // American Journal of Public Health;Jul1989, Vol. 79 Issue 7, p899 

    The article reports on the mortality of children and youth in the United States which have had substantial decreases since the 1900. The large proportion of deaths from external causes are injuries, homicide and suicide. The U.S. mortality data in this report are for the 50 States and the...

  • 1989 Revisions of the US Standard Certificates and Reports. Gay, George A. // American Journal of Public Health;May87, Vol. 77 Issue 5, p602 

    The article discusses the changes of the National Center for Health Statistics' standard certificates and reports on live birth, death, fetal death, induced termination of pregnancy, marriage and divorce in the U.S. The important updates were made to serve both lawful and statistical utilization...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics