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BMC Research Notes

, 4:385

First Online: 06 October 2011Received: 19 May 2011Accepted: 06 October 2011DOI: 10.1186-1756-0500-4-385

Cite this article as: Muennig, P., Johnson, G., Kim, J. et al. BMC Res Notes 2011 4: 385. doi:10.1186-1756-0500-4-385

Abstract

BackgroundSocial epidemiology seeks in part to understand how social factors-ideas, beliefs, attitudes, actions, and social connections-influence health. However, national health datasets have not kept up with the evolving needs of this cutting-edge area in public health. Sociological datasets that do contain such information, in turn, provide limited health information.

FindingsOur team has prospectively linked three decades of General Social Survey data to mortality information through 2008 via the National Death Index. In this paper, we describe the sample, the core elements of the dataset, and analytical considerations.

ConclusionsThe General Social Survey-National Death Index GSS-NDI, to be released publicly in October 2011, will help shape the future of social epidemiology and other frontier areas of public health research.

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Author: Peter Muennig - Gretchen Johnson - Jibum Kim - Tom W Smith - Zohn Rosen

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