National Death Index


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National Death Index

Epidemiology A central mortality database compiled from data submitted by state vital statistics offices to the Natl Center for Health Statistics. See Mortality rate.
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AHEAD, Asset and Health Dynamics among the Oldest Old; NDI, National Death Index.
Data Source: The data come from the National Health Interview Surveys linked to the National Death Index on a nationally representative sample of 242,383 adults aged 18 years and older with and without diabetes.
Researchers conducted baseline examinations of all participants at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas and employed the National Death Index to determine which participants were deceased as of Dec.
The projects, which will be conducted at academic medical centers across the country, will draw on data from the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Medicare, and the National Death Index.
The National Death Index identified eight other patients who had died; none had endometrial cancer.
Baseline data were matched to the National Death Index to assess deaths at follow-up.
Wertz and her team obtained death records from the National Death Index, a central database administered by the National Center for Health Statistics.
They estimated the usual dietary intakes of sodium and potassium at baseline for 12,267 adults participating in the survey, then determined the subjects' mortality status during a median of 15 years of follow-up using the National Death Index.
Data on survival status of the patients were obtained from the National Death Index.
The project involves merging data with the National Death Index and the United States Renal Data System to track survival and chronic kidney failure outcomes, respectively.

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