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National Health Interview Survey, 1976: Health Insurance Supplement

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : clinical data, 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 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health Interview Survey Series
Publication Date
1992-03-04
Language
English
Free Keywords
chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; health; health care; health care services; health insurance; health policy; health problems; illness; insurance coverage; Medicaid; Medicare
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. The 1976 Health Insurance Supplement provides variables from the core Person File (see HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1976 [ICPSR 8340]) including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The variables unique to this supplement cover information about individuals' health coverage, such as whether they have Medicare or Medicaid, private hospital insurance, employer or union-based coverage, whether it is private coverage obtained through another group, kinds of coverage, and if they received care under an insurance plan in the past year. Information about private plan combinations and reasons for no insurance is also available.
  • Methods

    These data contain multiple weight variables for each part. Users should refer to the User Guide for further information regarding the weights and their derivation. Additionally, users may need to weight the data prior to analysis.
  • 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: Created online analysis version with question text..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: National Health Interview Survey, 1976: Health Insurance Supplement
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1976
  • Collection date: 1976
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Sampling
A multistage probability sample was used in selecting housing units.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

    These data files contain weights, which must be used in any analysis.

    Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

Note
2010-12-06 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated and pre-existing data files have been replaced.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9706 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09706.v1
Publications
  • Kovar, Mary Grace, Poe, Gail Scott. The National Health Interview Survey Design, 1973-84, and Procedures, 1975-83. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 1: Programs and Collection Procedures.18, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1985.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_01/sr01_018acc.pdf (URL)
  • Link, Charles R., Long, Stephen H., Settle, Russell. Cost Sharing, Supplementary Insurance, and Health Services Utilization Among the Medicare Elderly. Health Care Financing Review.2, (2), 25-31.1980.

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 (1992): National Health Interview Survey, 1976: Health Insurance Supplement. Version 2. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09706.v2