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National Surveillance System for Pneumoconiosis Mortality (NSSPM)

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.

Supplier

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH)

Data Years Available

1968-present

Periodicity

Annual

Mode

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 rate and sample size

N/A

Interpretation Issues

N/A

References

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