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Short SAS Name
DEATH_CERT_NUM
SAS Name
DEATH_CERT_NUM

This field represents the death certificate number of the beneficiary.

Comments

Numbers are not unique across years. Available for 1999-2016. Researchers wishing to obtain this NDI segment of the MBSF must obtain an additional approval beyond the CMS DUA.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Death Index (NDI)

6-digits; numbers are not unique across years