Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-034-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1976

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1976: 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: 9706

Comments: 4/2007 Data for this supplement can be downloaded from NCHS. SAS programming statement to read in the data can be downloaded from NCSH.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy. 4/2007 See CDE acquisition number 1670.00-1670.04 for data and documentation (see NCHS CD-ROM 1670.00).

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 Health Insurance Supplement provides 114 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 25 variables unique to this supplement cover information about individuals' health coverage, such as whether they have Medicare or Medicaid, private hospital insurance, employer- or union-based coverage, whether it is private coverage obtained through another group, kinds of coverage, and if they received care under an insurance plan in the past year. Information about private plan combinations and reasons for no insurance is also available.

SOURCE: personal interviews

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

SAMPLE: Multistage probability sample.

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.

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 for 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: 1976

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1976

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: BLANKS

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct