Linkages » Cross-Year NDI Cause of Death File
The HRS Cross-Year NDI Cause of Death File is a cumulative record of deaths based on finder files submitted to NCHS containing the names of HRS respondents from all entry cohorts who were:
This update to the NDI Cause of Death File is based on a finder file created at the end of the 2010-2011 interviewing period. Note that the NCHS matching process can yield a variable number of potential matches. Using a probabilistic matching procedure, NCHS identifies as being deceased cases that it considers reliable (Status=1) and unreliable (Status=0) matches. Status 0 cases deemed unreliable and false positives (matched NDI records for respondents known to be alive) have been removed from the distribution database.
|Product Type: Health Care Information|
|Entry Cohort Info: HRS; AHEAD; CODA; WB; EBB|
|Version Notes: |
The standard distribution of the National Death Index Cause of Death file does not include day of death. In order to accommodate researchers who require exact death date (MMDDYYYY) for their analysis, the NDI distribution set includes a separate file conntaining month, day and year of death. Researchers who require this data set should request access to it when applying for the Cause of Death file. Once their application is approved, HRS will send the decryption keys for the Exact Date of Death file.
|Latest Release: July 2013 (v5.0)|