National Death Index

Metadata Updated: November 13, 2020

The National Death Index (NDI) is a centralized database of death record information on file in state vital statistics offices. Working with these state offices, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) established the NDI as a resource to aid epidemiologists and other health and medical investigators with their mortality ascertainment activities. Assists investigators in determining whether persons in their studies have died and, if so, provide the names of the states in which those deaths occurred, the dates of death, and the corresponding death certificate numbers. Investigators can then make arrangements with the appropriate state offices to obtain copies of death certificates or specific statistical information such as manner of death or educational level. Cause of death codes may also be obtained using the NDI Plus service. Records from 1979 through 2011 are currently available and contain a standard set of identifying information on each death. Death records are added to the NDI file annually, approximately 12 months after the end of a particular calendar year. 2012 should be available summer 2014. Early Release Program for 2013 is now available. The NDI service is available to investigators solely for statistical purposes in medical and health research. The service is not accessible to organizations or the general public for legal, administrative, or genealogy purposes.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 13, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from Healthdata.gov

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 13, 2020
Publisher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health & Human Services
Unique Identifier Unknown
Maintainer
Identifier a725dbdf-f804-4120-884f-af16b67028f3
Data First Published 2015-02-22
Data Last Modified 2020-02-21
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 009:20
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://healthdata.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Quality True
Data Dictionary http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ndi.htm
Homepage URL https://healthdata.gov/dataset/national-death-index
License https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/
Program Code 009:048
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash d14f0a00a76cf804b5368d4ce846151520029bda
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1979-01-01T00:00:00-05:00/2011-01-01T00:00:00-05:00

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