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Other birth data available are Birth Cohort Linked Birth/Infant Death Data, Natality Data, and Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data, as part of the Perinatal Mortality Data. NCHS did not produce Linked Birth/Infant Death from 1992-1994.

SEER provides helpful U.S. Population data for 1969 on.

Use of this data signifies agreement with NCHS' data use rules. Works referring to the datasets or codebooks should contain a citation to NCHS. Published material derived from this data should include a citation such as this at the bottom of the table: "Source: National Center for Health Statistics (span of years used)"

The SAS, SPSS, and Stata files were created by data@nber.org to make access to Matched Multiple Birth data easier.

Data

NBER internal users can access the data from a UNIX shell at /homes/data/mults or on an NBER PC via Network Neighborhood --> NBER --> home --> data --> mults
Year Source NBER Format
1995-1998 mmb.dat.Z, mmb.zip mmb.sas, mmb.dct, mmb.do, mmb.sps

Documentation

All Documentation Files Below, Pkzipped - 1995-1998.zip

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Development of the Matched Multiple Birth File methdoc
List of Data Elements and Locations datael
Matched Multiple Birth File record documentation link
Number of matched, unmatched, and incomplete records of twins and triplets by perinatal outcome: U.S., 1995-1998 tab1
Number of matched sets of twins by gender of set by perinatal outcome and by maternal age: U.S., 1995-1998 tab2a
Number of matched sets of triplets by gender of set by perinatal outcome and by maternal age: U.S., 1995-1998 tab2b
Number of matched sets of quadruplets by gender of set by perinatal outcome and by maternal age: U.S., 1995-1998 tab2c
Technical Appendix -- Natality tan
Technical Appendix -- Fetal Death tafd
Introduction to the 1998 Linked Birth/Infant Death file lbid
Percent of birth records on which specified items are not stated: each state, 1995 tab95
Percent of birth records on which specified items are not stated: each state, 1996 tab96
Percent of birth records on which specified items are not stated: each state, 1997 tab97
Percent of fetal death records on which specified items are not stated: United States, 1998 fet98
Standard Death Certificate

sdc

Standard Birth Certificates

sbc68-77,   sbc78-88,   sbc89-02,   sbc03

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