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National Health Interview Survey, 1995: Access to Care Supplement

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health Interview Survey Series
Publication Date
1998-08-28
Language
English
Free Keywords
chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; doctor visits; health; health care; health care access; health care services; health problems; health services utilization; hospitalization; illness
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is to obtain information about the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kinds of health services people receive. This supplement includes variables from the NHIS core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1995 [ICPSR 2533]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The 1995 Access to Care questionnaire was administered throughout the full year with the exception of the last three weeks of 1995. Variables included in the data file cover estimated number of doctor visits in the past 12 months, estimated short-stay hospital episode days in the past 12 months, usual person/facility used for medical care, type of doctor seen, type of facility, availability of referrals, and reason for not using the facility currently. Also included were items concerning the main reason for no usual source of care, whether cost was a reason for not seeking care, and the need for dental care, prescription medicines, eyeglasses, and mental health care.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1995
  • Collection date: 1995
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Sampling
One person 18 years or older was randomly sampled from each household in the 1995 National Health Interview Survey sample.
Collection Mode
  • Per agreement with National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICPSR distributes the data file and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2525 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Botman, Steven L., Moore, Thomas F., Moriarity, Christopher L., Parsons, Van. L.. Design and estimation for the National Health Interview Survey, 1995-2004. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 2: Data Evolution and Methods Research.130, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_130.pdf (URL)
  • Newacheck, Paul W., Brindis, Claire D., Cart, Courtney Uhler, Marchi, Kristen, Irwin, Charles E., Jr.. Adolescent health insurance coverage: Recent changes and access to care. Pediatrics.104, (2), 195-202.1999.
    • ID: 10.1542/peds.104.2.195 (DOI)
  • Benson, Veronica, Marano, Marie A.. Current estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 1995. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10: Data from the National Health Survey.199, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1998.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_199acc.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics (1998): National Health Interview Survey, 1995: Access to Care Supplement. Version 1. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02525.v1