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National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Baseline Questionnaire Data [Public Use Tape 8]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Medical Expenditure Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
assisted living facilities; caregivers; developmentally disabled; facilities; health care costs; health care services; health expenditures; health insurance; health services utilization; insurance coverage; long term care; medical care; nursing homes; payment methods; personnel; population characteristics
  • Abstract

    The 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) Public Use Tape 8 contains full-year data from the Baseline Questionnaire of the Institutional Population Component. It updates data in the January 1, 1987, Resident File of Public Use Tape 2, NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION COMPONENT (ICPSR 9280), with the addition of data on admissions to the facilities throughout 1987, as well as a revised sampling weight that adjusts for sampling frame duplication between the two kinds of facilities. The Baseline Questionnaire was administered to the sample residents' primary caregiver(s) in the facility. Other information on the sample residents' health and living experiences was gathered from next-of-kin, case managers, or other staff members. The items covered include residence history for up to five previous admissions, demographic characteristics and family composition of the sampled residents, health and functional status, medical conditions from the medical records, information on facility respondents, and, for the mentally retarded aged 18 and over, employment and training history.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Data File
    • DS2: SAS Control Cards
    • DS3: Data Dictionary and Technical and Programming Information
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987
  • Collection date: 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons institutionalized in nursing and personal care homes and facilities for the mentally retarded in the United States.
Stratified, three-stage national probability sample, with facility selection in the first two stages, followed by a random sample of residents in the facilities as of January 1, 1987, and of admissions throughout the year. Sampling weights are provided to make unbiased national estimates of (1) all persons who spent one night or more in either type of long-term care facility at any time during 1987, (2) all residents of either type of facility as of January 1, 1987, (3) all persons with one or more admissions during 1987 to nursing or personal care homes, and (4) all 1987 nursing and personal care home admissions.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The principal investigator notes that the data in Public Use Tape 8 are released prior to final cleaning and editing, in order to provide prompt access to the NMES data by the research and policy community. (2) The records in this file can be linked to all other files for the Institutional Component (ICPSR 9169, 9280, 9676, 9678, and others to come). (3) Unweighted frequencies for residents of both types of long-term care facilities are included in the documentation. (4) The age distribution of the residents are 0-20 years (N = 563), 21-34 years (N = 1,751), 35-64 years (N = 2,357), 65-74 years (N = 1,079), 75-84 years (N = 2,068), and 85+ (N = 2,329), with the over-65 population concentrated in the nursing and personal care homes. (5) The racial/ethnic distribution includes residents who are white (N = 8,930), Black (N = 1,032), Hispanic (N = 321), and other (N = 185). (6) The data contain dashes, decimal points, and blank characters.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9677 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09677.v1
  • Cohen, S.B., Flyer, P., Potter, D.E.B.. Sample design of the institutional population component of the National Medical Expenditure Survey--Institutional Population Component. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.New Orleans, LA. 1987.

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

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (1992): National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Baseline Questionnaire Data [Public Use Tape 8]. Archival Version. National Medical Expenditure Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.