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Divilion of Data Ptocesains
Vital Statl.eies Branch
Tape
1960.1961 Tape File. for the United States
Gene'4Al: The constrllcUOll Df the tape file arui code atruetures ate identical
two years. Tbe original tape file. we:e created at cb. of
C4in,ul lUll tn. tn. UiU,v.e c01QP\ltet. AU anlWal procUUUU,l'tg '\#8111 1n the
l1niYaI! &l1d the t:apea were then (::.onVQt'ted t.o til{ tape to _ke them
wich all athe. VSD filel •
. j.. duplicate Qf the IllI. tape filaa :Eor eaeh ,ear was created as
insurance against druaage or lOBI of tapes. Oiw copy b store4 f.'n. the tape
vault in the cOf.IIPuter ana and the du,Ucate let tl 8tol"eO in the tape vault·
f¢r filet in. the South buildiuS.
Numb!!!: Qf, :reels per f.ile t 26 re,it. £01;" each lot un ;'ear
'Null!ber o.f recorda per reel: 84.000 eadt reel except fo't :teel 26 l1hich
Wo. of Ie.COI'da
Data Total
1960 28925 11 ;28936
1961 34163 9 34112
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Record lCllg:tA I l21 cba'tac.ten indudins .. mark
,£acto};: 12 reCO:fd8 pei:' blopk
Pap"f1,OnYF.fit!ollt 9 pads were. used t.o fill t:be uneven 'block on re.l a6.
Header !dent.: D12YOS"XX vbe:re: Y equa1s iue digit of year
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Sequence of :tec:o-cds: .Ile(:ardB are in saque.l\cc by State of lleddlltuce
tfltcode (ehrs p 112.113).
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. Vital Statistic, )44Uch
tape File
1960·1961 Natality Tape Files
OUtline o( Codes Arranged by
in_tbe X'Be Record
Ro.tatiorui it! the autUM of VI X and bl IJhould be ••
fOllDWB:
'tape
'otatio
n !)mcll card CaGe Print: as
!!-t Foq:figu!\liI.tion
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12th p08.
11th pes.
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Vital Stat!seic$ FrogtamN1ng
Tape File Information
1960-1961 Nata1ity rape Pile.
Df nama and Codes Arranged by
Location in the Tape beod
Tape
cation
Size
Field Code
1
2
1
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1
Yea: (1960 - O. 1961 • 1)
Month of Occuz;rence V
1-9j O.I.V ••• Montbly Shipment
1 ••• Januar,y 7 ••• July
2 I •• 8
3. ••• )Lal:cn , ••• Sep1:embel'
4 ••• April 0 ••• October
S • May X • November
, ••• June V • ••
bi •••••••••
;Del!!, Ship,!l!gnt Number
1-9 Delay .lhipm.nt number Ob'.
'b1 • •• Reg\11U' mr.mthly IhiPQel'lt
and,.ImaU llwxiber
Reel }lumber V
01-99 Reel 110.,. "01-99 H.
X X
00-99 ••• leal ao.. 100·199
V "
00--99 ••• leel. No". 200-299
V· V·
l 00-99 .... Reel )WI. 300·399
1 No. •• t. 001-'99
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'.r IT
5
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2
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.... !
I
J
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!
1
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¥ Massaeh.usettlf doea not abiP by montb of Shipmenta are
aeria11y in 2-3.
V Owr-punch.. in 1,.1 WIIl'e .Umnat.d ift chi
ccnver,ioQ .inca the,. poncha. codes.
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Diviaion of nata Proc8saing
Vital Statistics Branch
rape File Information
e.
lape File.
9ut li!)! of Codu.A:rranged, J!Y
l:.!?s!t::iG'Q in ..the TfJ!LR.eiZord
de Otd::1ine
2 Place ()f JI
State, ... the Statu a.re nuooet'ed in alpbabet:ieal seq\1J!.QCI!
aOID 01 tht:ouib 51, except tlult gaps for 7 State. ,'.
whicb bave lII()l;'e than 100 eount:lea e.atJh. FQr eadl of t:nl1!se '
two or mot."e Sl:s.te C.odello 'are prOVided 11.\ the cod(!
tanga of 60-14-.
2 County .. Countit:8 ill1ie nUIMe:ted in a.lphab.etieal
within States. In more than 100 counties.
numbering beyond the first 99 cQUQties'begins again witn
a EII/lcond (00"'99)' ancl the county code «Nst be tead
in with the Stat, to identifY specific
counties. North Ca-roU,.na and Virginia u,ch ¢OntaLn
100 couuUe.at wbich ere numbered. 00..99.
13-l4 2 SUU $If Resgde - Stt:ttu ate n\1mber0d in
alphabetital sequence from 01-51.
15 1 Jll'l.nk
e
,16-19: 4 'Place of Residenc.e V
State and Ceuntt • Same codes as for State county
of occurrence.
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tape
20
I
1
I
1
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2 21-U
P0!P!!FiOD Stee .
o ••• 'lac.es of or mare
1 ••• Plaees of 500,000 to 1,OOOtOOO
2 ••• Places of 250.000 to 500,000
3 ••• Places of 100,000 to 250.000
4 Plaee, of 50,.000 to 100,000 Ow.
, ... 'b.ees of '25.000 to SO J 000
6 ••• Places of 10,000 to 25,000
7 .... of 2
t
Sao to 10,000
9 ••• All Other 3reas Crural)
City CodS!. .. These <>o4e8 identify eBen dt)" witll a
population of 10,000 or more in the 19£0 Cenqua. Cit1es
are numbered sequence within couQties.
Balance of count)' is 99 in thee poai.tions.
See 1960 GeoSfaph1e Code Hanual for o(areaa and codes.
TheBe :i.tems were not edited codas. ' .
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Vital
Tapa rile Information
1960-1961 Natality Tape Flle.
Optl1ne Df Items at'id... ... aD&ed !?Y.
1;,.op8tikSt.D in the Tape. lleeo,;!
23 1.
. 24
1
1
26 1
27..28·
2 29-30
31
I
9 'd 6£%
lam a...:Ldence
1 ... Yes
Z .. No
3 •• " Item not On' c.el't:.ificate
X ••• Not flUted
1 .... :Male
2 •••
Nunire:r a1: "Ith
1 •••
2 ••• 'twin
.3 ••• 'triplet
4 ••• Quadruplet
S ••• Quintup1&:
Month of Bi.rth
1 .... Janual:1 7 ••• J\l.ly
2 ... 'Bebruary 8 ••• AuguaG:.
3 •• " Hs:rch 9 ••• September
4 .n April o • October
5 ... Htty X •••
6 ••• June V ••• December
Age 2£ Father
01-99 ••• Age in single yeus
K bI •• Nor;: stata"
Note l BUted to elim1l1llte codet Obtsi..de the 01"99 l'ange..
Hot edited fo't' posaible uppel" and lottl!1! lilld.t8.
Age of.,.&ther
01-99 ••• Age in )"e.¥l"a
X bl ••• Not stated
Note; Ed1te.d to eliminata codes out.ide the. 01.. 99 1'1l1lg!.
Not edited fot po.dble upper ami lDwer lill1ta.
la.t.iytty o( l1e:t}!!.,£ (not e4Ued. aud recode fOJ: tabulating)
1 ... Native
2 ..... foreign
3 ••• Not stated
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Vital Stat1utics
Tape lile Informacion
1960-1961 Natality tape rlles
Outrlin. of; Items au4 .. Ananged l!l
Location.in ;be Reeord
Tape
Local:
32 1
2
35-36 2
e 2 31-38
1 39
kce of Child!:/
1 n. Wbice
2 ••• Negro
1 .... 1nd1a11
. 4 Chi,nese
S ••• Japanese
6 •• Aleut
Childten Born Dea4> Number 0.£ (geneJ!'8t.ed in lfnivttc Mit
. :Run l)¥
00-99 ••• NuWbel of children (not adited
X bl ••• stat6d
Pfl,U.dren BotU Ai 2 Number of J.I
01..99 .... 'Wumbl!r .of .;:hildren (not edited for upper lindt)
X bl ... Not: stated
'rota! Children Bc>nt
5
UIllllbe:r
u _
of-3/
• e
••• Number of (not edited upper lfJdt)
X bi Not stated
Attendant at »irth
••• Births in hospitals or in8titutions
2-4 ••• Dot in hospital, or institutions
2 ._. Attended by physician
3 ••• Aeeendeo by midwife
4 •••. Other Qr not specified attendant
"'!tation }ledoe!..y
00.. 99 ••• Nurnbe. of weeks (not edit-ad foX' upper at'
loWer li1llit:)
X b1 • •• Not lItated
W Premature
J
wc4ks not stated q.
7 •••
8 ••• i'ili.pino
9 ••• other noUWhi te
o • Hawaiian A A
V ••• Put lIa._u..tn
{y New York City coded tac.e in accordance witb 1959 inGtNetion8. !his aan•
. that raceS other than white. Negro, Indi.anf Chinese. lind J.--paneae 'IIr1e-re
¢oded ! (ot;her no_ite in 1959 code). tn Univac Ru.n 1, cards eoded !
W1."e cha?ged tD .1 (otbe;r nommi'Ce) tD _ke t.bb code confo;-I'I with all
ot:'l:\et: States.
J/" Mas$achu.uetu doefi :QQt ehis itellli all record. for thh St.ste
Are coded Xbl ..
I
:.$I Maryland and Masuchusel:it!a do not report this All re¢O!:ds for these
Statea ace coded Xbl.
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lital
Tape lile
Natality tape 'iles
OUtline'of gpdes Arranged by
l.Oe,4t:lon in the Tape R.ecoli'"G
'lapa
Location
. 42-44
Size of
Fi.ld
3
Code Outlina
Weight at Birth V
thaI OZ!a
0-9,V 00-l5 ••• Now of 1bl. and Oz8, if to lbs.
15 OZ8. o"t. lu.
V '110. • ..... 11 Ibs. 0 OZI,.
V Vl •••••• 11 1bG. 1 0=. or
V V'I. • • • •• Il\1IQature.
'X h1 bi. •.•• Kot lIuted
45 1
1, .... tesi.timate
2 •• .,. I·Uegitimate
3 "•• Nut; on e;el'tificate
X •• Not stated
46 1 !1sD.genital ..
1 ••• Yes
2 .... No
3" ••• Not on c.ertificate
4 ••• Ro!. stated
47...48 2
t
I :z
ks;l,dent Status Reeode
11 ••• "leaidentl!
18 ..... Ia.ter"CQunty nonreaidenta
29 .... n01)Eestdeuta
Asa of Father Re.:ode #l
;
I
,.y Massachusetts daes not report this ite1ll; aU euda for the State an
punched X bi 01.
This item is not on certificate for the folloWing Statee and all
eards £01: these Stat:el 81;'$ pundled 1 ill ehb item: Arbona, Arkan!U18 t
Cal1fol'nis
,l
Colo:l;'ado, Geargia. Idaho, Maryland (includ.ing
Jifasilaohuaettlt, HOntAna, N'ebraska. New Bampshit'e, New Mexico,
New York (illcldi:Dg New York City), Oklahoma. and Vermou1h
New York City coces for tbll item the JUlle-December do QOt .
.conform l1ith th:l.la code. scheme, thereio're chi. itelll lhoulQ not be tabu.lateci.
fot th;t.a ••
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Vital StatiBtic$ arancb
Tape
1960-1961 Nacality Tap.
Oytline of Item. and Code, manl1'J!ld ltt
in the Tape Recore. .
Tape
Location
She of
riald eode Outline
51-52 2
a
Ase of Father Recode 12
#1 • #2, AM G:g:r.u!.
01 •• 21 •• ; Under 15 years
02 .. 22 .'... 15..19
03. .. 32 ..... :20..24
... 42 •••
05 •• 52 I ••
06 •• 62 ••• 35-39
07 •• 72 •• '. 40-44
08 •• 81 •••. 45-49
og •• 82 •• 50-54
10 •• 91 ••• 5'-59
11 •• 92 ••• No= stAted
'these charactete can be. t.rea.teO a.s blaAk. 'lhe)' dtd
contain. Age of 1'IcOdel but au. Cf) .. Ult.ivac errol'
the codas were not illsetted iu a faw
51 1
58-59 .2
60 1
61-62 2
63 1
,
6 'd 'ON
Attendant Recode #1
leoode #2
t! . #&
2 • 81 ••• iD or institutiona
Births QDt in b04pital. or 1aatituciont
4 • 82 Attenaed by phyaiciaa t ••
5 • 91 ••• Attendd by 1Ilf.4'ri.fe
6 • 92 ••• Other
Attendant.!!eode /3•.
1 ••• Birth. ill hOIJ1ptala or
2 .,. Birth. in ho.pitab Ot' iIlatitllc:.ionIJ
Cbl1dr'B lorn Alive Recede tl
22 *.. F1r5t Child'
3a ••• Second ChUd
42 ••• Third Child
51 ••• Fourth Child
52 ••• Fifth
61 ••• Sixth Child
6t ••• Setienth ChUa
71 ••• Bight. or lIOn Chi1dl'R
72 .,. Not etated
Bem .uty@ lieeode 12.,
1 ••• lirat ChUd
2. ••• Second ClU.ld
3 ••• Otber .nd aot .fated
,
• ' :s<:Ii(;;;: wrn »rirJftS' t
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• t -_._...... FP , l'

of
64
65
66·67
68-69
1()-71
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Vital Statiatic8 Programming .ranch
Tape File IBformatioQ
1960-1961 Natality Tape Piles
OulHne of ltema and .. kt
Locatiog in tha Tape Record
;.
ChIldren Born
B!ea
de
fl
1 ••• Nol\'e
2 ••• First: ChUd
3 ••• Child
4 •• _ third Child
.5 ..... Fourth cnild
6 ••• 'ive or mor& Chilaren
7 .... Not atated
1 ,Children .. Tqeal. beo&: #1
Z
.. Tocl1.,Eorn 1\t!!t!ffie n.
1 #2
-1 • 22 ••• i'il;'Gt Child
2. • 32 ••• Second Cbild
3 • 42 ••• third Child
4 • 51 ••• Fourth Child
5 .. S2 ••• Pitth Child
6 • 61 •• , Six or Children
] .. 62 ••• Not stated
2 00tUtt!:n1S!1 .,l:I!ormatioll lleeope .
12 ... Yes
72 .... No
82 ••• Not stated
i
92 ••• lUll not, Ducuti!icate

2 ! 'Plt'DI hSig;nce beoM
j
81 ..... Pam
82 .....onfltrm
91 .... Not atated
!
92 •• " nem. DOt:: l)'Il c;ertif1cate
I
12 1
Peri2d Reeode.ta
I
o ••• Under 20 weaks
I
j
1 ••• 20·a1 weeka
"
2 ... 28..31 veeks
3 ••• 32-3, weekI
4 • 36 weekI
5 ••• 37·39 weeki
6 ••• 4O'weeks
"I ••• 41--42 weeks
8 .o,. 43 weeki &Jld O'V81:'
9 .t. Not atated
'$'SeefootnOte on page 7.
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Vital Stattaties BranCh
Tapu file IDfotmaJ;1on
Natalit, T.pe .Piles
of Items and Codes Artunged bI
LocAtion in the Tape Record
tape Size of
111d
73...74
75
16
71-18
2
1
1
2
2
2
CeO. Outline
of !!rth..P.:fcede .
21 ••• January
22 •••
31 ...... Mlttdl
32 ••• April
41 ••• May
42 ••• June
at 11
1 ••• Single births
2 ••• 'lw.inlJ
3 ••• pltl1'al birth$
IW'IIher at BiJ:'th R.ecode #2
1 ••• Srngle-bii:tAa
2 .... l'lw:al bil!-thB
bee Reeoje #2
12 ••• Nhite
21 ••• NegI'O
22 .... l.d!ara.
31 •e' Chinese
32 .... Japa.nese
42 ••• Aleut
'sl ... :Eskimo
52 ••• Filipino
51 ••• July
52 •• August
61 •• 6 hpblmber
62 •• October.
71' ••• Novealber
i 2 ' • •• Dt.cember
61 ••• Bawaibn and Part BAvdiali.
62 ••• Other
"eish, at Birth heoGe #1
Welsh!: at Birth la
RecQdl\UJ ' Weight
#1 ' #2 GF.mte!
1 • 21 .... 1000 gt3dlS or leS8 "
2 • 22 ••• lOOl·1500Zrams
3 • 31 •• 1501-2000'grams
4 • 32 ••• 2001...2S00 gr8llUl
.5 " 42 ••• 2501·3000 sram.$
6 • S2 .. to. 3001 .. 3500
7 • 62 ••• 3501-4000 grams
a • 11 4 •• 4001.1+500 gralll
9 • 72 ••• 4501-5000 gradS
10 • 81 .,. SOOl-sraaa or
11 , 82, ••• Not stated and
II 'd 6£9S 'ON
It.ema
far
Run
83 1
9
4
97..100 4
101-102 2
103 1
104..10,5 2
l06-107 2
108 1
3
2.
1
US
114
1
116 1
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Vital Stat1atics Programming Br4ncb
Tapa FUe Infoimat1oD
Natality !ape Files
Outline of Items and Codes by
Location in the Tape Reqord
Coda Outlf..n
'Wfight ,tlt :Birth Recode•. t;!
, ••• asoo grams ('11:' lees:
a .... 2501 grams Cl' 1II01:'e
9 ••• Not stated ttnd X-.ture
1I1ank
Nonsense Control (ImE1ge 'llUlI!bel:' 'an4 last d:Lgit of age
of fatiuar).
of G coda e. ip word 1/4-5.
Race coda #1
._. 1. white u
2 ••• Nonwhite
p>ung of Residence - eouncy eode lUi in
, word 1/6·7.
CitI of Resi<iencl! .. Sa1!.le code 8.8 ill 1/9-10.
Popplation Si%e of Repidence • Same code
a. III wo:td. liS.
Staea ot R!sidenee • are ftumbeted
in Al.pbabetioal fro.. Ol-Sl.,
.Race, Re,coda #1 "" Salle cede as voJrd 8/7.
Sex .. SIl1I2 code 48 io. lfOrd 1/12.
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41! of Mother RecS!AA 11
1 II.. '0.1' 15 years
.2 ••'. lS...1' 7"1"
3 ••• 20..%4
4 .... ,25..29
5 ••• 30"34
6 ... 35 .. 39
7 " •• 40-44
a ... 45-49
9 ••• SO yearl and ove't
7.l 'r1 'ON
.,.
. ,
. tap. Sb8 Qf
Lo«.'atioll Pie Coda Out-lie
;8
. 117 1
118
121
I .
1
1
2
1
Sort
for
3
Oa.tatiQn]!SRde;#l
1 ••• under 20 veeta
2 ••• veek9
3 ••• 2S·31
4 ••• 32-35 vaeka
5 .... 36 1II!ek$
6 ••• weeka
7 ••• 40 aDd over
8 IDC stated
Nat!viq of White
. 1 • A. Native wbitE
2 ••• rc)'t'eip white
l ••• Nomrhita. all nativity smupa
. Ase of. 'Mother B!5Hpe f2
14 .... Under is ,-ears
15-4;. Sqle year. of age
50 ,... 50 1UI'I u4 ovet
J.
, .
III? ...... .. 1
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Tape lUe Info:rmation
1960·1961 Natality iape Files
Outli,na of and Codes Arranssd by
LoCI tion in the. T&m;, lss;o-rd
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