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National death index user's guide
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National death index user's guide
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    NDI data use restrictions -- NCHS confidentiality and data security provisions -- Chapter 1. How to use the National Death Index: steps in the process -- Chapter 2. Preparing your records: record layout and coding specifications -- Chapter 3. Your NDI results -- Chapter 4. Assessing NDI output -- Appendix A. Probabilistic scoring approach for assessing National Death Index match results -- Appendix B. Coded causes of death -- Exhibits -- Appendix table.

    The National Death Index (NDI) is a central computerized index of death record information on file in the state vital statistics offices. Working with these state offices, NCHS established the NDI as a resource to aid epidemiologists and other health and medical investigators with their mortality ascertainment activities.

    Suggested citation: National Center for Health Statistics. National Death Index user’s guide. Hyattsville, MD. 2013.

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