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Occupation and industry information from the death certificate: assessment of the completeness of reporting.

Rosenberg-HM; Burnham-D; Spirtas-R; Valdisera-V
Statistical Uses of Administrative Records with Emphasis on Mortality and Disability. DelBene L, Scheuren F, eds., Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Social Security Administration, Office of Policy, Office of Research and Statistics, 1979 Jan; :286-292
The Division of Vital Statistics (NCHS), in cooperation with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Bureau of the Census, undertook an evaluation of the completeness of occupation and industry reporting on a national sample of death certificates for 1975. The study examined the completeness of the information entered on the death certificate, from a coding point of view. This paper is a first report on the results of that study. As an introduction to presenting the results of the 1975 occupational coding feasibility study, we present some general considerations and problems associated with occupational mortality' studies; and we also attempt to place the 1975 study into historical context through tracing the history of U.S. occupational mortality studies, and through a comparison of the results of this study with those of two other studies containing information on the codability of occupational entries on the death certificate. These two studies, also carried out under the auspices of the national Center for Health Statistics and its predecessor agency, were undertaken in 1950 and 1974.
Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Mortality-surveys; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis
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Statistical Uses of Administrative Records with Emphasis on Mortality and Disability. Selected papers given at the 1979 annual meeting of the American Statistical Association in Washington, D. C