Hi IPUMS, I believe the public-use linked mortality files for the 1986-2018 NHIS with mortality follow-up through December 31, 2019 were just released by NCHS. Do you know when you expect such data will be available through the IPUMS website? Thanks!
We are very excited about these files, but don’t currently have a firm release timeline for them given a number of other data project priorities. I will also note that the linking algorithm changed slightly; while this doesn’t affect most linkages, the team would like to assess the extent to which this change might affect mortality data already available based on the previous release of the NHIS-NDI LMF. Accordingly, I would not expect these to be available until sometime this fall at the earliest.