The Case Example is an opportunity for programmers and data managers to try out the techniques we describe on a test dataset, drawn from all-cause mortality cases in Suffolk County, MA, from 1989 to 1991. We provide test datasets, a step-by-step description of the programming tasks, sample SAS code, and examples of the resulting output.

To facilitate further research on socioeconomic gradients in health with respect to our recommended area-based socioeconomic measure (CT poverty), we have made available Census Tract Level Poverty Data for ALL census tracts in the United States, for 1980, 1990, and 2000.