National Longitudinal Mortality Study

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Study Design

The NLMS currently consists of Annual Social and Economic Supplements which cover the period from March 1973 to March 2011, Current Population Surveys for February 1978, April 1980, August 1980, December 1980, and September 1985, and one 1980 Census cohort, 39 cohorts in all. Mortality information is obtained from death certificates available for deceased persons through the National Center for Health Statistics. Important variables available for analyses are standard demographic and socio-economic variables such as, education, income and employment as well as information collected from death certificates, including cause of death.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | National Longitudinal Mortality Study |  Last Revised: December 11, 2014