Using the Census Bureau's occupation and industry coding system for coding death certificates.
Crouse-W; Schuster-L; Rosenberg-H; Kametani-D; Sestito-J
Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, 1983 Jan; :306-311
Interest in using death certificates for possible leads to occupationally related mortality has been steadily increasing. Presently NIOSH, NCHS, and fifteen states are working together to code death certificates for the surveillance of occupationally related mortality. This paper presents the reasons the Census Bureau' s classification coding system was chosen to code I & 0 information for analyses. There was an infinite number of possible coding systems which could have been constructed, and it was impossible to give each one full consideration. Therefore, the strategy for selecting a coding system was to limit the scope of consideration to three major coding systems in the U.S. Eleven criteria for an acceptable coding system were developed before deciding which, if any, of the three U.S. systems would be used. As a result, the Census system was chosen as the most acceptable. (If none of the three had been deemed acceptable, other coding systems would have had to be considered.)
Mortality-data; Statistical-analysis; Information-systems; Information-retrieval-systems; Surveillance-programs
Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association