National Surveillance System for Pneumoconiosis Mortality (NSSPM)
: 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.
: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH)
Data Years Available
: Death certificate data are obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
: Causes of death, age, gender, and other demographic characteristics. Usual occupation and industry since 1985 (from approximately 26 states).
Response rate and sample size
: http://aspe.hhs.gov/datacncl/datadir/cdc5.htm. Accessed September 4, 2010.