Volume 52 - Number 3 - Fall 1986

T. Machine-Readable Data Files (MRDF)

References to data of demographic interest that are stored in machine-readable form. All MRDFs coded under this heading are cross-referenced to specific subject categories as appropriate. Articles concerned with the availability of MRDFs are also included.

52:30896 Quick, Sylvia D. International Data Base. In: American Statistical Association, 1984 proceedings of the Social Statistics Section. [1984]. 621-3 pp. American Statistical Association: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The author discusses the International Data Base, which was developed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census and contains demographic, social, and economic data for the countries of the world. Consideration is given to subject, geographic, and time coverage; data sources; data quality; definitions; features and accessibility of the computerized system; current status; and plans for expanding the coverage and usefulness of the data base.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30897 Stockholms Historiska Databas (Stockholm, Sweden); Stockholms Stadsarkiv (Stockholm, Sweden). The Roteman Data Base [MRDF]. 1986. Stockholms Historiska Databas [producer and distributor]: Stockholm, Sweden. In Eng; Swe.
These files currently contain one million records (with a record length of 900 characters) and have accompanying technical documentation. The files contain information on individuals, families, households, and properties in Stockholm, Sweden, as recorded in the Roteman Archives between 1878 and 1926. The data base project was initiated in 1977; to date, data on one million individuals in 7 of the city's 36 wards have been entered. Information is included on births, deaths, family names, occupations, civil status, sex, family and household standing, church registration, migration, education, military enrollment, public assistance, workhouses, medical care, property, and addresses.
Location: Stockholms Stadsarkiv, Stockholm, Sweden. Source: Publisher's announcement.

52:30898 United Nations. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia [CELADE] (Santiago, Chile). Bulletin of the Data Bank. [Boletin del Banco de Datos.] No. 11; LC/DEM/G.39, Apr 1986. 52 pp. Santiago, Chile. In Eng; Spa.
This Bulletin presents updated tables of all the census and survey data sets presently available from the CELADE Data Bank in Santiago, Chile. Information is included on the services available and the computer programs used at CELADE. Information is presented on programs for mainframes and minicomputers, including large file tabulation systems, survey data processing systems, programs for demographic projections and analysis, and bibliographic storage and retrieval systems; information is also included on microcomputer programs.
The tables of data bank holdings include a listing of census data in the original format of the country by year; census samples in standardized format (OMUECE) and related tabulations; census data on the foreign-born population; experimental census and demographic survey data; internal migration, household, and other survey data; fertility survey data; and family planning data. The data are primarily for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
For Bulletin No. 10, published in 1982, and its supplement, published in 1984, see 49:30750 and 50:30856.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30899 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Wave 4: Rectangular Core and Topical Module Microdata File [MRDF]. 1986. U.S. Bureau of the Census [producer and distributor]: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This file contains 55,993 logical records (with a record length of 6,620 characters) and has accompanying technical documentation. Data are for individuals in the United States interviewed during the fourth wave of the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Basic demographic data are provided concerning age, sex, race, marital status, household relationship, education, and veteran status; limited information on housing characteristics is included.
"Core questions, which are repeated at each interview, cover labor force activity, types and amounts of income, and participation in various cash and noncash benefit programs for each month of the four-month reference period....In addition to income data associated with labor force activity, data include nearly 50 other types of income....Additional data collected in the Wave 4 interview focus on assets and liabilities; retirement and pension coverage; and housing costs, conditions, and energy usage."
Location: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Data User Services Division, Data Developments, No. IX-23, Jun 1986.

52:30900 United States. Environmental Protection Agency (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina). U.S. Cancer Counts, 1950-1979 [MRDF]. Pub. Order No. PB84-236942. Apr 1984. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [producer]: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; U.S. National Technical Information Service [NTIS] [distributor]: Springfield, Virginia. In Eng.
These files contain 2,477,235 logical records (with a record length of 132 characters) and have accompanying documentation on the tape. The files present "death counts by five year age groups ending with age 85 and older by county, state and the U.S., by race-sex (white/non-white for male, female) for 35 groupings of cancers, for each year from 1950 through 1979."
Location: U.S. National Technical Information Service [NTIS], Springfield, Va. Source: Environment/Health-Related Data Files, NTIS, Jun 1985.

52:30901 United States. Environmental Protection Agency (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina). U.S. Cancer Mortality Rates and Trends 1950-1979 [MRDF]. Pub. Order No. PB84-196914. Mar 1984. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [producer]: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; U.S. National Technical Information Service [NTIS] [distributor]: Springfield, Virginia. In Eng.
These files contain 2,320 logical records (with a record length of 80 characters) and come with accompanying documentation. These data files contain "cancer mortality rates and changes in rates for counties of the United States for 1950-1959, 1960-1969, and 1970-1979." Also included are "the number of deaths and cancer mortality rates age-adjusted to the 1970 U.S. population for each of 35 site-specific cancers for four race-sex groups. Further, counties are ranked nationally by percentile for 1970-1979 age-adjusted death rates and for percent change from 1950-1959 to 1970-1979."
Location: U.S. National Technical Information Service [NTIS], Springfield, Va. Source: Environment/Health-Related Data Files, NTIS, Jun 1985.

52:30902 United States. National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS] (Hyattsville, Maryland). Mortality Surveillance Program Data (Mortality and Population) for years 1968-1978 [MRDF]. Pub. Order No. PB84-191188. Jun 1984. U.S. National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS] [producer]: Hyattsville, Maryland; U.S. National Technical Information Service [NTIS] [distributor]: Springfield, Virginia. In Eng.
These files contain 8,839,144 logical records (with varying record lengths) and have accompanying documentation. "The Mortality Surveillance Project was initiated to develop a national mortality and population data base from which differential mortality trends can easily and efficiently be examined. The mortality data base is derived from the 21 million U.S. micro-data death records from the National Center for Health Statistics for the period 1968-1978. The population data base is derived from annual estimates for each county that were prepared by the U.S. Bureau of the Census."
Location: U.S. National Technical Information Service [NTIS], Springfield, Va. Source: Environment/Health-Related Data Files, NTIS, Jun 1985.


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