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National Nursing Home Survey, 1977

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Nursing Home Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
administrative costs; assisted living; assisted living facilities; health care costs; health care facilities; health services utilization; health status; institutional care; labor costs; long term care; mortality rates; nursing homes; older adults; patient care
  • Abstract

    Data for the 1977 National Nursing Home Survey were collected in a nationwide sample of nursing homes, personal care homes (with or without nursing), and domicilary care homes. Information on staff, residents, and discharges was collected via a combination of personal interviews and self-enumerated forms. Four files are contained within this data collection. Part 1, Facility-Expense File, contains information on type of facility, certification, bed size, services and therapy routinely provided to residents or non-residents, regular and temporary admissions, vacant staff positions, facility income, and expenditures. Parts 2 and 3, Current and Discharged Resident Files, supply data on residents regarding admissions, impairments, conditions, behavioral problems, visits to a physician, services, therapy or treatments received, use of aids or need of assistance, level of care received, total charges for care, and sources and amount of payments. Part 4, Staff File, contains information on employees' job experience, services performed, hours worked, educational background, non-degree training, salaries, and benefits.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks.; Standardized missing values.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Facility-Expense File
    • DS2: Current Resident File
    • DS3: Discharged Resident File
    • DS4: Staff File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1977
  • Collection date: 1977
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All facilities classified as nursing homes by the 1973 Master Facility Inventory with updated information on nursing homes that opened between 1973 and December 1976. The universe consisted of 23,105 nursing homes.
Stratified, two-stage probability sample, which yielded 1,451 nursing homes.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Each data file contains one record weight except Part 1, Facility-Expense File, which has five weights. (2) Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7946 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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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 (1984): National Nursing Home Survey, 1977. Version 1. National Nursing Home Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.