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National Health Interview Survey, 1976: Family Medical Expenses Supplement

Version
v1
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 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health Interview Survey Series
Publication Date
1992-03-04
Language
English
Free Keywords
chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; drug costs; families; health; health care; health care costs; health care services; health insurance; health policy; health problems; illness; prescription drugs
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 Family Medical Expense 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 the amount paid individually and for the whole family for dental, medical, optical, and hospital bills, prescription drug expenses, and other medical costs. Questions were asked about total individual costs excluding health insurance, health insurance premium costs per family member, total individual costs including health insurance, and other types of medical expenses for the respondent and family members. Additional questions were asked about the race and sex of the head of the family.
  • 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: Family Medical Expenses Supplement
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975 / 1976
    Time period: 1975--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
  • self-enumerated questionnaire

    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
2010-12-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated and pre-existing data files have been replaced.
Availability
Delivery
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 (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9704 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09704.v2
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)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

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: Family Medical Expenses Supplement. Version 1. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09704.v1