Performance Improvement 2006. Evaluation of Confidentiality Protection and Data Utility for NCHS Public Use Microdata Files


The purpose of this evaluation was to perform combined studies and to compare analytical outputs on two publicly released microdata files selected from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) families of data systems. One file involved establishments and the other involved persons. For each selected file, the contractor developed and applied several standard methods and combinations of methods to reduce the identifiability of microdata records and the risk of disclosure of confidential information. Evaluations were based on quantitative methods.

PIC ID: 7874; Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Federal Contact: Harris, Kenneth, 301-458-4262; Performer: Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC

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