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Connecticut Health Care Survey, 2012-2013

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School. Office of Survey Research
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Aetna Foundation
  • Connecticut Health Foundation
  • Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation
  • Foundation for Community Health
  • Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.
  • Children's Fund of Connecticut
Free Keywords
child health; dental health; health; health care; health care access; health care costs; health care delivery; health care services; health insurance; health services utilization; health status; insurance coverage; medical care; physician patient relationship; population characteristics; public health
  • Abstract

    The Connecticut Health Care Survey was a statewide, random-digit dial telephone survey conducted from June 2012 to February 2013. The goal of the survey was to gather health-related experiences, information, and perspectives from Connecticut residents about themselves and children within their households. The survey provides state-level data on the health and health care of Connecticut residents, including health insurance coverage, access and sources of care, continuity of care, health status, and patient-provider experience and communication. Demographic variables include gender, age, race/ethnicity, and health reference group.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to gather information from Connecticut residents relating to their experiences and perspectives on their health and the health care system. The study aimed to collect state-level data that can be used to inform Connecticut funders and other organizations working to improve the health of Connecticut residents.
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted, however the collection contains six weight variables that can be used in analysis: ADULT_WEIGHTS (Adult survey sample weights), ADULT_AGEWGT_RACE (Age-adjusted weights for analysis by adult's race/ethnicity), ADULT_AGEWGT_HRG (Age-adjusted weights for analysis by adult's Health Reference Group), CHILD_WEIGHTS (Child survey sample weights), CHILD_AGEWGT_RACE (Age-adjusted weights for analysis by child's race/ethnicity), and CHILD_AGEWGT_HRG (Age-adjusted weights for analysis by child's Health Reference Group). For More information on weights, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook and the User Guide.
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: According to the AAPOR Response Rate formula (RR4), an overall study response rate of 29.3 percent was achieved. The response rates for landline and cell phone respondents were 31.1 percent and 26.9 percent respectively.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-06 / 2013-02
    Time period: 2012-06--2013-02
  • 2012-06 / 2013-02
    Collection date: 2012-06--2013-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Connecticut
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 years or older and children aged 17 years or younger living in Connecticut at the time of the interview. Smallest Geographic Unit: Health reference group
A dual frame, probability-based random sample of Connecticut residents living in households was designed for the survey. The project employed a random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone interview strategy targeting 3,200 landline and 800 cell phone completed adult interviews. The sample was stratified by geographic location to ensure the Connecticut population was accurately represented in the final survey results. The telephone numbers within strata were disproportionately sampled to obtain a probability sample of households with landline telephones. The cell phone sample was divided into eight sampling strata according to the eight Connecticut counties. The telephone numbers within strata were sampled to obtain a probability sample of individuals with cell phones. Screening questions were designed in both the landline and cell phone questionnaires to restrict respondent overlap between these two sample frames. For the landline RDD frame, a random selection process was used to sample a single adult respondent among households with multiple adults. For both sample frames, if a selected household included multiple children, a single child was randomly selected and the respondent was asked questions regarding this child only.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

    Health reference groups are based on socio-demographic similarity and are derived groups of Connecticut cities and towns to assist in examining community health.

    Additional information on the Connecticut Health Care Survey can be found by visiting the Connecticut Health Care Survey Web site.

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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35475 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR35475.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

University of Massachusetts Medical School. Office of Survey Research (2014): Connecticut Health Care Survey, 2012-2013. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.