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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.
A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.
The tables that were changed (this is table 188):
0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467 0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629 1144 1227 1231
This dataset consists of a table of 41 rows and 9 columns.
In thousands (217,774 represents 217,774,000). In separate questions, respondents were asked if they had ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had: hypertension (or high blood pressure); coronary heart disease, angina (or angina pectoris); heart attack (or myoccardial infarction); any other heart condition or disease not already mentioned; or a stroke. A person may be represented in more than one column. Based on the National Health Interview Survey, a sample survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized population; see Appendix III" 1930,,,188,file_structure,file_structure,"The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the census department as excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and worst of all the table headers aren’t easily matched to their rows and columns. The excel files in this collection are unmolested copies of the census originals, with the following exceptions:
- A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.
- The first four files have been restructured to allow full comprehension of the table. If you’d like to help clean up the data follow along with what’s there.
The CSV files, and the payload portions of the yaml files, have not been processed beyond extracting an array (excel sheets) of 2-D arrays (each sheet’s cells).
Some metadata (title, footnotes, symbols, and sources) has been copied (without molesting the imported stream) into the appropriate slot in this schema. This metadata identification was purposefully done to be strict and simple, and the original files are somewhat irregular, so it’s possible that some metadata fields were missed
These files have been tagged by hand and received cursory inspection, but you’re advised to check against the originals before you go lauching any Mars rovers.
- Heart disease includes coronary heart disease, angina pectoris,
heart attack, or any other heart condition or disease.
- Coronary heart disease includes coronary heart disease,
angina pectoris, or heart attack.
- Persons had to have been told on two or more different visits that
they had hypertension, or high blood pressure, to be classified as hypertensive.
- Includes other races not shown separately.
- See footnote 8, Table 187.
- Refers to persons who indicated only a single race group.
- Figures do not meet standard of reliability or precision.
- Refers to all persons who indicated more than one race group.
- Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin may be any race or combination of races.
Public Domain (Government Work)
This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.