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National Surveillance System for Pneumoconiosis Mortality

Description: 

The purpose of the National Surveillance System for Pneumoconiosis Mortality (NSSPM) is to provide a resource for surveillance and research in pneumoconiosis. The data are based on pneumoconiosis mortality data obtained annually from the National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (CDC, NCHS). The system includes all deaths from several types of pneumoconiosis listed as underlying or contributing cause of death on death certificates: coal workers' pneumoconiosis, asbestosis, silicosis, byssinosis, pnuemoconiosis due to inhalation of other dust, and pneumoconiosis unspecified.

Data Years Available: 
1968-present
Periodicity: 
Annual
Mode of Collection: 
Death certificate data are obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Selected Content: 
Causes of death, age, gender, and other demographic characteristics. Usual occupation and industry since 1985 (from approximately 26 states).
Population Covered: 
N/A
Methodology: 
N/A
Response Rates and Sample Size: 
N/A
Interpretation Issues: 
N/A
References: 

http://aspe.hhs.gov/datacncl/datadir/cdc5.htm. Accessed September 4, 2010.