A computer system for coding occupation.

  title={A computer system for coding occupation.},
  author={Eric M. Ossiander and Samuel Milham},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={49 10},
BACKGROUND Occupation information is widely used in epidemiologic studies and is collected on most death certificates and many birth certificates in the United States. Coding the massive amount of occupation information collected has been a challenge. METHODS A simple word-matching computer program to code occupation entries from vital records was developed. The accuracy of the program was evaluated by comparing its output to codes assigned by human coders. RESULTS In routine use in the… CONTINUE READING