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NLMS Public-Use Reference Manual

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The NLMS Public-Use Reference Manual is the key document describing the variables and subject matter content of the National Longitudinal Mortality Study Public-use File, Version 4.  The Introductory section of the manual describes the design and content of the file.  This release varies from previous releases in that three files are provided.  One file is analogous in design to previous NLMS public-use file releases.  The other two files consist of records sampled in different decades.  The three files follow the same design and consist of the same variable names.

Key Features of the NLMS Public-use File, Version 4, Reference Manual:

  1. You may jump directly to the Index from the cover page.
  2. The official variable reference name is given in the index for each variable.
  3. Reference page numbers are given for each variable in the Index.
  4. Press Ctrl & click on variable name in the Index takes cursor directly to start of the variable description in text.

Public-Use File Request Form

The NLMS Public-Use CD may be obtained for research purposes through the use of this Request form. In the creation of the NLMS Public-Use CD, variable content was restricted in order to protect the confidentiality of survey participants. Variables were permitted for use on the file if they would not lead to a record linkage potential with other public-use files. Important variables missing on the NLMS Public-Use file, which exist in the full NLMS study, include all geographical information and the complete NLMS follow-up history.

To order the NLMS Public-Use CD:

  • Download a copy of the NLMS Public-Use File Request Form. [DOC - 57k]
  • Read the guidelines we recommend for the use of this public-use file and complete all requested information on the form.
  • Complete an electronic version and email it to the email address indicated.
  • FAX a completed and signed copy to the FAX machine phone number indicated on the form.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | National Longitudinal Mortality Study |  Last Revised: April 09, 2013