2014-02-14

New Update Released: National Death Index File Data (National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), 1994-2008: Disposition Files [Restricted Use])

DSDR is pleased to announce the release of the National Death Index File Dataset as an update to the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), 1994-2008: Disposition Files [Restricted Use] (ICPSR 27034).

Part 4 was updated with a file containing cause of death information for Add Health respondents reported deceased at Wave III (n=96) and Wave IV (n=126). The cause of death information was obtained from the National Death Index (NDI), 2007, which is produced by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NDI uses the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes to identify causes of death. The NDI dataset contains 3 variables and has 227 observations. The dataset identifies cause of death, as well as the number of
days between the respondent's Wave I interview and the 2007 NDI reported date of death.