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Study Report

Study Number: QG-072-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation family health insurance survey, 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / Long, Stephen H.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6894

Date Accessioned: 9/17/2004

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: All the files are stored under directory, FAM_93 on ICPSR CD0038 (DP7333). Users are advised to download the data directly from ICPSR. For more information about Center for Studying Health System Change, please visit its web site. To preserve respondent privacy, Part 2, FIPS State and County Codes for Main Data File, is restricted from general dissemination. To obtain this file, researchers must agree to the terms and conditions of a restricted data use agreement in accordance with existing servicing policies. Please ask Cindy Severt, ICPSR Official Representative for UW-Madison for assistance if you like to obtain part 2 of this study.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 9/1/2004

Documentation: PDF codebook files and SAS and SPSS statement files.

Abstract: This survey investigated health insurance coverage, as well as access to and use of health services, in each of ten states. With the goal of remedying the previous lack of state-level data, the survey was conducted to aid in defining problems of insurance coverage and to analyze the impacts of states' policy options. The main unit of observation is the ''health insurance'' family, which includes the head, spouse, and their children up to age 18, or to age 23 if they were in school. Variables on health insurance coverage include the types of coverage respondents carried (Medicare, Medicaid, additional state or federal programs, and private policies), sources of private policy coverage, premiums paid for private policies, and number of months uninsured during the last year. Access to health care is measured by variables such as the type of usual health care provider, the amount of time it usually took to get to the doctor's office, and whether needed medical care was not received during the previous year. Variables on the utilization of health care include the number of overnight hospital stays, the number of visits to doctors, age at first DPT (diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus) shot, age at first oral polio immunization, and the number of months since the most recent breast exam and Pap smear. The survey also elicited self-reported health status and opinions on the health care system, gauged satisfaction/dissatisfaction with health services received, and gathered information on employment, income, education, migration, age, sex, marital status, race, Hispanic origin, and citizenship.

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