Expected Survival Data Dictionary

File Format

  • Fixed length ASCII text records (29 bytes)
  • One expected rate per record/line
  • Windows (CR/LF) line delimiters
  • All numeric data is zero filled to the left

Variable Name and Values Start Column Length Data Type
Age
000 = 0 years
001 = 1 years
002 = 2 years
99 = 99 years*
1 3 numeric
Sex
1 = Male
2 = Female
4 1 numeric
Race
01=White
02=Black
03=Other (American Indian/AK Native, Asian/Pacific Islander)
07=Other unspecified (1991+)
09=Unknown
5 2 numeric
Year
(1970, 1971, 1972,...2009)*
7 4 numeric
Expected Survival
Expected survival is stored in the underlying data
as integers (cases per 1,000,000)
23 7 numeric

* The older set of expected survival tables included ages through 118 years and data through year 2007.