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Mortality, Multiple Cause of Death File (MCOD)

Topic/focus:  Vital Events
Year(s):  1968 - 2010
Source:  National Center for Health Statistics
Study and sample characteristics:  Raw data from vital records
Universe:  Deaths occurring within the United States
Variables:  Varies by year
Access:  Publically available
Cost:  Free
Key web links:  CDC: Vital Statistics
Primary Institutional Contact:  EDRC Coordinator (tchelius@mcw.edu)

Summary:  The MCOD File contains information on multiple causes of death, underlying cause of death, and demographics for all deaths occurring within the United States in a given year. Death information is coded according to the International Classification of Diseases.
 

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