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Occupational information on death certificates: a survey of state practices.

Authors
Kaminski-R; Brockert-J; Sestito-J; Frazier-T
Source
Am J Publ Health 1981 May; 71(5):525-526
NIOSHTIC No.
00120019
Abstract
The coding and storage of occupational information was investigated at state and local vital registration offices. A survey questionnaire was inserted in an American Association for Vital Records and Public Health Statistics newsletter. Questions elicited information on the existence and type of records of workmen's occupations, business or industry, demography, cause of death, and mortality rates. Responses were obtained from 52 state and local vital registration offices. Eleven states routinely coded occupation, seven routinely coded industry, and six coded occupation and industry on a limited basis. Forty five states maintained mortality files in machine readable form; 40 states had coded files extending back to 1970, and 25 had files back to 1960. The authors recommend the coding of occupational and industrial information on death certificates to facilitate the increased use of mortality data for environmental and occupational related research.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Information-processing; Information-systems; Mortality-rates; Medical-research; Storage-facilities; Biostatistics
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
19810501
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0090-0036
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
OH
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