Accession Number : ADA115684

Title :   Availability of Matchable Employment and Health Data,

Corporate Author : PUBLIC RESEARCH INST ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Feldman,Paul

PDF Url : ADA115684

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : It is difficult to find reliable industrial and occupational histories of individuals who have been identified as suffering from particular diseases, such as cancer. State Employment Security Agencies (SESA) maintain records of employment of all workers covered by Unemployment Insurance. To determine the availability of useful data maintained by these agencies, SESA in twelve states were visited and the characteristics and availability of archived data were verified. A telephone survey was also conducted to determine the characteristics and availability of death certificates and other health data in those states. The period and form of storage of archives varied from state to state; Texas and New Mexico maintain data on microfilm going back more than forty years. Colorado has records on computer tape going back to 1968. Computer tape storage in other states covers periods ranging from two to ten years. Details about the characteristics and availability of matchable health and unemployment data from twelve states are presented in this report.

Descriptors :   *Health surveys, Data bases, Records, Requirements, Death, Indexes

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE