2015-11-17

New study available on Puerto Rican infant health; Datafiles added to China Multi-Generational Panel Datasets Series


The following studies were recently released through DSDR:

New Studies:

Puerto Rican Maternal and Infant Health Study (PRMIHS), 1994-1995 [ICPSR 36238]  

The PRMIHS is a cross-sectional study designed to provide information on the determinants of poor infant health among Puerto Ricans. The dataset features personal interview data from 2,763 mothers of Puerto Rican infants sampled from the 1994 and 1995 birth and infant death records of six United States vital statistics reporting areas and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Data include information on:

  • Respondent demographics, sexual history, use of contraception, age at conception, prenatal care and nutrition, substance abuse, and overall health;
  • Infant health and well-being including respondents' reporting of recurrent health issues, required medical treatments, immunizations, any accidents or sustained injuries, attainment of infant development milestones; and
  • Migration history, family composition, partner involvement, social support structures, and receipt of any public financial assistance for food, housing, and/or medical care.

Updated Studies:


China Multi-Generational Panel Dataset, Shuangcheng (CMGPD-SC), 1866-1913 [ICPSR 35292]
The CMGPD-SC has been updated to include two additional filesets:

  • The Landholding File (dataset 6), which contains information on individual landholding including the amount, category, and type of registered land; and
  • A restricted version of the Landholding File (dataset 7), which contains additional personal information from landholders.
The CMGPD-SC provides longitudinal individual, household, and community information on the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of a resettled population living in Shuangcheng, a county in present-day Heilongjiang Province of Northeastern China, for the period from 1866 to 1913. More information on the updates to the CMGPD-SC study is available in the Version History section of the study home page.

Relationship Dynamics and Social Life (RDSL) Study [Michigan], 2008-2012 [ICPSR 34626]
The following changes have been made to the RDSL Baseline and Supplement Survey Data [Public] file:

  • Addition of E58_F3, a baseline variable indicating whether the respondent is currently married or engaged that was created from variables E58 (Currently Married) and F3 (Currently Engaged);
  • Addition of S1_E58_F3, a supplemental variable indicating whether the respondent is currently married or engaged that was created from supplemental variables S1_E58 (Currently Married) and S1_F3 (Currently Engaged); and 
  • Removal of variables F1, F3, F26, and S1_F3.
The codebook (identical for all three parts) was also updated with a new data crosswalk that correctly reflects the availability of variables within the public-use, restricted, and highly-restricted datasets.

The Relationship Dynamics and Social Life (RDSL) Study aims to investigate the types of romantic relationships that produce early and/or unintended pregnancies.