1964-1966 U.S. National Infant Mortality Survey
Investigators: National Center for Health Statistics

The study is a collection of data for a sample of infant deaths occurring in calendar years 1964, 1965, and 1966. Each data record is composed of information obtained from the death certificate and from a questionnaire that was sent to the mother of the deceased child. The survey extends, for statistical purposes, the range of items normally included in the vital records, providing national estimates of infant deaths by characteristics not available from the vital registration system and serving as a basis for evaluating the quality of information reported on the vital records. Data include information on hospitalization of the infant who died, other children of the mother, household composition, income, employment of mother, education of parents and health insurance. The nationally representative survey was based on a sample of infant death vital records (1 out of 110 infant deaths) with a response rate of 88 per cent. The sample size is 7,866 cases; weights applied to the 2,490 cases of infant deaths in 1964-1966 may be used to reflect U.S. estimates of infant deaths during the study period.

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