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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-001-1-2-United States-ICPSR-1975

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Health interview survey, 1975.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7672

Comments: 4/2007 Data can be downloaded from .NCHS. SAS programming statements to read in the data can be downloaded from NCHS.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy; machine-readable dictionary. 4/2007 See CDE acquisition number 1669.00-1669.04 for data and documentation (NCHS CD-ROM).

Abstract: This survey proposes to inform legislation regarding health expenditures, to monitor occurrence and severity of illness and disability, and to aid in the design of accident prevention programs and measure their success. Two principal concepts in the area of medical care include the physician visit and the classification of visits by type of service. Since the focus of the interview data is on the impact health matters have on the individual rather than on medical criteria, the concepts of morbidity, disability, and the use of services differ from those used in medical and scientific studies. Data include: the occurrence and severity of illness and disability, health care service use, patient visits to doctors or hospitals and operations, limitations on activities due to chronic or acute condition, frequency of medical or dental visits, current health status, insurance coverage, as well as demographic statistics. This previously structured data collection has been flattened into five rectangular files. The household file of the 1975 survey has 59 variables on 41,649 cases and the person file has 116 variables on 116,289 cases. The condition file has 139 variables on 15,650 cases. The doctor visit file has 94 variables on 22,522 cases. Missing data and condition codes have been substantially revised. The codebook is available as a bound volume with question text.

SUBJECT TERMS: demographic characteristics. economic attitudes and behavior. health. hospitals. nursing care. public health. social attitudes and behavior. United States.

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