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Study Report

Study Number: QG-015-006-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical expenditure survey, 1987: household survey, long-term care supplement [public use tape 10].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9675

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy plus machine-readable.

Abstract: The Long-Term Care (LTC) Supplement contains data on the functional status of persons responding to Rounds 1 and 4 of the Household Survey of the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES). The series of questions on functional status includes items on Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and instrumental ADL (IADL), continence, and use of special equipment. For those persons having at least one ADL or IADL difficulty, questions were asked about use of community services such as adult day care, senior centers, home-delivered and congregate meals, special transportation, and telephone assurance. Information was also sought on prior nursing home stays, and financial help from someone outside of the household. The Demographics and Sampling Weights file contains person-level data for individuals who responded for their entire period of NMES eligibility (Rounds 1, 2, 3, and 4). Each record contains person identifiers, selected characteristics including age, sex, race/ethnicity, and census region, dates of interview, a response-per-round indicator for the LTC Supplements, imputation flags for ADL/IADL, and sampling weight variables. The LTC Supplement population represented in File 2 is a subset of persons in File 1. File 2 is composed of separate records for LTC data collected during Round 1 (N=33,971) and during Round 4 (N=33,986).

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: The civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States.

SAMPLE: The Household Survey is a national probability sample of about 17,500 households in the national multistage area samples of Westat and NORC, with oversamples of population segments known to be at risk of needing or using services for chronic impairments or long-term illness, in particular the elderly, the functionally impaired, poor and low-income families, and Black and Hispanic minorities.

NOTE: (1) The demographic data in File 1 replace corresponding data items previously released in the NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: HOUSEHOLD SURVEY I, POPULATION AND HOME HEALTH PROVIDERS (ICPSR 9339). (2) The data in File 2 replace LTC items previously released in the aforementioned study. (3) Both weighted and unweighted frequencies are provided in the codebook. The File 1 unweighted age distribution at first interview was 0-17 years (N=9,915), 18-54 years (N=16,059), 55-64 years (N=3,031), and 65+ years (N=5,454). The race/ethnic distribution was white (N=24,589), Black (N=7,519), Asian/Pacific (N=510), Hispanic (N = 3,703), and other (N=1,841). (4) The data include dashes, decimal points, and blank characters.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 2 data files + machine-readable documentation + SAS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1987-1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: February-June 1987 (Round 1), January-May 1988 (Round 2)


Cohen, S.B., R. DiGaetano, and J. Waksberg. ''Sample Design of the National Medical Expenditure Survey--Household Component.'' In PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECTION ON SURVEY RESEARCH. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, 1987.

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