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National Health Interview Survey, 1996: Access to Care Supplement

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health Interview Survey Series
Publication Date
1999-04-26
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, 1996 [ICPSR 2661]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The 1996 Access to Care questionnaire was administered throughout the full year with the exception of the last three weeks of December. 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: 1996
  • Collection date: 1996
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 1996 National Health Interview Survey sample.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS. (2) The codebook and data collection instrument are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2657 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02657.v1
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)

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

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (1999): National Health Interview Survey, 1996: Access to Care Supplement. Archival Version. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02657