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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-035-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1978

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1978: 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: 9227

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The basic purpose of the Health Interview Survey (HIS) 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. Person variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. This Health Insurance Supplement contains information on type of health care coverage (Medicare, private, AFDC or Medicaid, or VA plans), reasons for no health care insurance, what services health care plan covers, how plan was obtained, use of insurance, and blood donations.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States and the District of Columbia from 1,924 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSUs).

SAMPLE: Multistage probability sample.

NOTE: The supplements to the Health Interview Surveys may be used independently, since they incorporate the person file data. The National Center for Health Statistics now refers to these supplements as current health topics. The data contain ampersands (&), dashes (-), and blank codes.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

RESTRICTIONS: Individual identifiers have been removed from the microdata tapes available from the National Center for Health Statistics. Nevertheless, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics may not be used for any purpose other than for statistical reporting. ICPSR recommends to users that individual elementary unit data contained in this collection be used solely for statistical research.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1978

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