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Birth weight and economic growth data sets, New England Hospital for Women and Children, Boston, 1872-1900. Ward, W. Peter; Gagné, Monique Hélène 2012

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Boston New England Coding Manual 1  Boston New England Coding Manual Hospital: New England Hospital for Women and Children Year range: 1872-1900 n: 3109 Variable 1: age Description: Mother's age Location: 1-2(width: 2; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (scale) Values: Blank N  Valid Missing  3067 42  Mean  25.45  Median  24.00  Mode Std. Deviation  22 5.642  Minimum  11  Maximum  46  Variable 2: byear  Boston New England Coding Manual 2 Description: Infant birth year Location: 3-6(width: 4; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (scale) Values: Blank  N  Valid  3109  Missing  0  Mean  1887.84  Median  1889.00  Mode  1900  Std. Deviation  8.280  Minimum  1872  Maximum  1900  Variable 3: resicodr Description: Mother’s residence Location: 7-7(width: 1; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal) Values: Blank  Code  N  Label  1  SUBURBAN BOSTON  2  BOSTON  3  Frequency Percent 335  10.8  1876  60.3  N. END & E. BOSTON  192  6.2  4  SOUTH BOSTON  135  4.3  5  NEW ENGLAND  408  13.1  Valid Missing  2946 163  Boston New England Coding Manual 3 Variable 4: marstat Description: Marital Status Location: 8-8(width: 1; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code Label 0  Single  1  Married  2  Widow  N  Valid Missing  Frequency Percent 949  30.5  2081  66.9  39  1.3  3069 40  Variable 5: prevmisc Description: Previous miscarriages Location: 9-10(width: 2; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code Label  N  0  NO MISC  1  PREV MISC  Valid Missing  Frequency Percent 2418  77.8  461  14.8  2879 230  Boston New England Coding Manual 4 Variable 6: nuofpreg Description: Number of pregnancies Location: 11-12(width: 2; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (scale)  N  Valid  2923  Missing  186  Mean  1.93  Median  1.00  Mode  1  Std. Deviation  1.684  Minimum  1  Maximum  15  Variable 7: sex Description: Infant sex Location: 13-15(width: 3; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code  N  Label  Frequency Percent  0  Male  1580  50.8  1  Female  1522  49.0  Valid Missing  3102 7  Boston New England Coding Manual 5 Variable 8: weight Description: Infant weight (in grams) Location: 16-21(width: 6; decimal: 1) Variable type: numeric (scale)  N  Valid  3109  Missing  0  Mean  3480.160  Median  3515.341  Mode  3628.7  Std. Deviation  581.0293  Minimum  1502.5  Maximum  5896.7  Variable 9: prematur Description: Premature birth Location: 22-22(width: 1; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code Label  N  0  NO COMMENT  1  PREMATURE  Frequency Percent  Valid  1903  Missing  1206  1893  60.9  10  .3  Boston New England Coding Manual 6 Variable 10: comment1 Description: Comment on special labour circumstances Location: 23-23(width: 1; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code Label  Frequency Percent  1  MATERNAL DISEASE  87  2.8  2  INFANT DEATH  29  .9  N  Valid  116  Missing  2993  Variable 11: comment2 Description: Additional comment on special labour circumstances (when more than one) Location: 24-24(width: 1; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code 1  N  Label  Frequency Percent  PREMATURE BIRTH  Valid Missing  1  1 3108  .0  Boston New England Coding Manual 7 Variable 12: season Description: Season Location: 25-32(width: 8; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code Label  Frequency Percent  1  WINTER  700  22.5  2  SPRING  768  24.7  3  SUMMER  869  28.0  4  AUTUMN  772  24.8  N  Valid  3109  Missing  0  Variable 13: occupat Description: Mother's occupation category [based on Hershberg & Dockhorn, "Occupational Classification", Historical Methods Newsletter (1976), 59-89.] Location: 33-40 (width: 8; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code Label  N  1  UN & SEMISKILLED  2  SKILLED  3  DOMESTIC  4  Frequency Percent 296  9.5  55  1.8  1219  39.2  COMM,CLERK,SMALL BUS  115  3.7  6  MISCELLANEOUS  122  3.9  8  HOUSEWIFE  993  31.9  9  FOOD HANDLING  118  3.8  Valid Missing  2918 191  Boston New England Coding Manual 8   Boston New England Coding Manual 1  Boston New England Coding Manual Hospital: New England Hospital for Women and Children Year range: 1872-1900 n: 3109 Variable 1: age Description: Mother's age Location: 1-2(width: 2; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (scale) Values: Blank N  Valid  3067  Missing  42  Mean  25.45  Median  24.00  Mode Std. Deviation  22 5.642  Minimum  11  Maximum  46  Variable 2: byear Description: Infant birth year  Boston New England Coding Manual 2 Location: 3-6(width: 4; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (scale) Values: Blank  N  Valid  3109  Missing  0  Mean  1887.84  Median  1889.00  Mode  1900  Std. Deviation  8.280  Minimum  1872  Maximum  1900  Variable 3: resicodr Description: Mother’s residence Location: 7-7(width: 1; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal) Values: Blank  Code  N  Label  1  SUBURBAN BOSTON  2  BOSTON  3  Frequenc y Percent 335  10.8  1876  60.3  N. END & E. BOSTON  192  6.2  4  SOUTH BOSTON  135  4.3  5  NEW ENGLAND  408  13.1  Valid Missing  Variable 4: marstat  2946 163  Boston New England Coding Manual 3 Description: Marital Status Location: 8-8(width: 1; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code  Label  0  Single  1  Married  2  Widow  N  Valid Missing  Frequenc y Percent 949  30.5  2081  66.9  39  1.3  3069 40  Variable 5: prevmisc Description: Previous miscarriages Location: 9-10(width: 2; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code Label  N  0  NO MISC  1  PREV MISC Valid Missing  Frequenc y Percent 2418  77.8  461  14.8  2879 230  Boston New England Coding Manual 4  Variable 6: nuofpreg Description: Number of pregnancies Location: 11-12(width: 2; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (scale)  N  Valid  2923  Missing  186  Mean  1.93  Median  1.00  Mode  1  Std. Deviation  1.684  Minimum  1  Maximum  15  Variable 7: sex Description: Infant sex Location: 13-15(width: 3; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code  N  Label  Frequenc y Percent  0  Male  1580  50.8  1  Female  1522  49.0  Valid Missing  3102 7  Boston New England Coding Manual 5  Variable 8: weight Description: Infant weight (in grams) Location: 16-21(width: 6; decimal: 1) Variable type: numeric (scale)  N  Valid  3109  Missing  0  Mean  3480.160  Median  3515.341  Mode  3628.7  Std. Deviation  581.0293  Minimum  1502.5  Maximum  5896.7  Variable 9: prematur Description: Premature birth Location: 22-22(width: 1; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code  N  Label  0  NO COMMENT  1  PREMATURE  Frequenc y Percent  Valid  1903  Missing  1206  1893  60.9  10  .3  Boston New England Coding Manual 6  Variable 10: comment1 Description: Comment on special labour circumstances Location: 23-23(width: 1; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code  Frequenc y Percent  Label  1  MATERNAL DISEASE  87  2.8  2  INFANT DEATH  29  .9  N  Valid  116  Missing  2993  Variable 11: comment2 Description: Additional comment on special labour circumstances (when more than one) Location: 24-24(width: 1; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code 1 N  Frequenc y Percent  Label PREMATURE BIRTH Valid Missing  1 1  3108  .0  Boston New England Coding Manual 7  Variable 12: season Description: Season Location: 25-32(width: 8; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code Label  Frequenc y Percent  1  WINTER  700  22.5  2  SPRING  768  24.7  3  SUMMER  869  28.0  4  AUTUMN  772  24.8  N  Valid  3109  Missing  0  Variable 13: occupat Description: Mother's occupation category [based on Hershberg & Dockhorn, "Occupational Classification", Historical Methods Newsletter (1976), 59-89.] Location: 33-40 (width: 8; decimal: 0) Variable type: numeric (nominal)  Code  N  Frequenc y Percent  Label  1  UN & SEMISKILLED  296  9.5  2  SKILLED  55  1.8  3  DOMESTIC  1219  39.2  4  COMM,CLERK,SMALL BUS  115  3.7  6  MISCELLANEOUS  122  3.9  8  HOUSEWIFE  993  31.9  9  FOOD HANDLING  118  3.8  Valid Missing  2918 191  Boston New England Coding Manual 8  

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