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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-033-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1989: health insurance supplement.  [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: 9703

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The basic 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 1989 Health Insurance Supplement provides 93 variables from the core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1989 [ICPSR 9583]) including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. It also contains summary variables from the Health Conditions, Doctor Visits, and Hospital Episode files of the 1989 NHIS. The 53 variables unique to this supplement include the type of health insurance program the respondent was covered by (including public assistance programs), extent of coverage, reasons for not carrying health insurance, and effects of job loss on coverage.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Civilian noninstitutionalized adult population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

SAMPLE: One person 18 years or older was randomly sampled from each household in the 1989 National Health Interview Survey sample. The NHIS sample itself was a multistage probability sample from 1,924 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSUs). Starting with an all-area frame, a reduced number of 201 PSUs were selected, including two from each nonself-representing stratum. Black persons were oversampled. Four independent representative samples which may be used in any combination were drawn.

NOTE: Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS. The age distribution of the sample was 18-54 years (N = 92,453), 55-64 years (N = 10,231), 65-74 years (N = 8,618), and 75+ years (N = 5,627). The racial background was White (N = 92,987), Black (N = 17,216), Asian/Pacific Islander (N = 2,731), Native American (N = 930), other or unknown (N = 2,928), and multiple races (N = 137).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + data collection instrument.

RESTRICTIONS: In preparing the data tape(s) for this collection the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1989

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1989

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: FREQ.PI/ BLANKS/ MDATA

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''Current Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 1989.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 10, No. 176. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 90-1504. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, October 1990. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''Design and Estimation for the National Health Interview Survey, 1985-1995.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 2, No. 110. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 89-1384. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, August 1989.

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