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National Survey of Access to Medical Care, 1982

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Andersen, Ronald M.
  • Aday, Lu Ann
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Free Keywords
health care access; health insurance; health services utilization; illness; insurance coverage; medical care; medical evaluation; medical procedures
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study, which served to update information available from previous Center for Health Administration Studies/National Opinion Research Center surveys in 1953, 1958, 1963, 1970, and 1976, was to provide current data on the accessibility of medical care for the United States population. The survey collected information on usual sources of medical care, sources of medical care utilized, problems associated with access to sources of care, satisfaction with medical services received, utilization of medical diagnostic procedures, health insurance coverage, episodes of illness, and other health-related issues. Additional information collected by the survey includes household composition, age, sex, income, race, education, employment status, and occupation.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1982
  • Collection date: 1982
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All households in the United States with telephones.
A sample was selected using random-digit dialing. Low-income households were oversampled.
Collection Mode
  • The documentation for this collection includes the codebook, a file with frequencies and univariate statistics, and an appendix comprising additional documentation and the questionnaires. The codebook and frequencies file are provided as ASCII text files and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The appendix is provided only as a PDF file.

2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.1999-02-03 All documentation is now available as PDF files. In addition, the SPSS data definition statements have been revised to be compatible with recent versions of SPSS. Funding insitution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (7431).
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8244 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Lutz, Mary E.. The Effects of Family Structure and Regular Places of Care on Preventive Health Care for Children. Health Values.14, (1), 38-45.1990.
  • Trier, Kathy Krider. A resource model of use of physician services. Dissertation, Purdue University. 1988.
  • Andersen, Ronald M., Giachello, A.L., Aday, Lu Ann. Access of Hispanics to health care and cuts in services: a state-of-the-art overview. Public Health Reports.101, (3), 238-252.1986.
  • Aday, Lu Ann, Andersen, Ronald M.. The national profile of access to medical care: where do we stand?. American Journal of Public Health.74, (12), 1331-1339.1984.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.74.12.1331 (DOI)
  • Aday, Lu Ann, et al. Monitoring Access to Medical Care: An Update for the 1980s. Chicago: University of Chicago, Center for Health Administration Studies. 1983.
  • Butler, James C.. Updated Report on Access to Health Care for the American People. Special Report.1, Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 1983.
  • (author unknown). Access to Health Care in the U.S.. New York: Lou Harris and Associates. 1982.

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

Andersen, Ronald M.; Aday, Lu Ann (1984): National Survey of Access to Medical Care, 1982. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.