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Validity of demographic characteristics on the death certificate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1576225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a sample of the United States population from the Census Bureau's current Population Surveys, we compared demographic characteristics with those recorded on the death certificate for the 43,000 decedents in the samples followed from 1979 to 1985. Overall percentage agreements were: Sex 99.5, Race 99.4, Place of birth 99.4, Hispanic origin 98.7, and Veteran status 95.2. Relatively fewer American Indians and Asian/Pacific Islanders had death certificates that agreed with the baseline race (73.6% and 82.4%, respectively). The direction of disagreement suggests that current estimates of mortality rates for American Indians and Asian/Pacific Islanders are underestimated.
P D Sorlie; E Rogot; N J Johnson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1044-3983     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiology     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-10     Completed Date:  1992-06-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9009644     Medline TA:  Epidemiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892.
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MeSH Terms
Bias (Epidemiology)*
Cause of Death
Continental Population Groups
Databases, Factual / standards*
Death Certificates*
Ethnic Groups
Labor, Obstetric
Longitudinal Studies
Medical Record Linkage
Reproducibility of Results
Sex Factors

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