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Study Report

Study Number: QG-015-009-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical expenditure survey, 1987: survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, round 1 person-level file [public use tape 11].  [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: 9689

Comments: Data are ftpable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy plus machine-readable and one duplicate hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN) is one of three major components of the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES). (The other two components are the Household Survey and the Institutional Population Component.) The SAIAN was designed in collaboration with the Indian Health Service (IHS), and used the same data collection instruments, interview procedures, and time frame as the Household Survey component. However, the SAIAN differed from the Household Survey in several respects. The SAIAN sample was interviewed only three times and was not given the supplements on long-term care, caregiving, and care-receiving. Also, SAIAN respondents were asked additional questions on topics such as use of IHS facilities and traditional medicine, and were given a modified self-administered questionnaire with separate versions for adults and children. Interviewers for the SAIAN were mainly American Indians or Alaska Natives, and about 40 percent of the interviews were conducted entirely in the native language of the respondent. Public Use Tape 11 contains person-level data from Round 1 only, focusing on demographics, household composition, employment, and health insurance.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Civilian noninstitutionalized American Indians and Alaska Natives, living on or near federal reservations, who were eligible to receive care provided or supported by the Indian Health Service.

SAMPLE: Multistage area probability design, using an Indian Health Service frame of counties with eligible individuals. An initial screening interview was completed in 13,700 dwelling units in those counties, yielding 1,950 households with at least one (self-defined) eligible person responding for the full year. Data were collected on 7,071 persons in the eligible dwelling units, of whom 6,557 also met criteria for person-level eligibility.

NOTE: The principal investigator notes that the data in Public Use Tape 11 are released prior to final cleaning and editing, in order to provide prompt access to the NMES data by the research and policy community. The racial/ethnic distribution includes American Indians (N = 5,734), Alaska Natives (N = 629), Whites (N = 647), and other (N = 48). The age distribution is 0-22 years (N = 3,485), 23-54 years (N = 2,718), 55-64 years (N = 435), and 65+ years (N = 433). Additional documentation including data collection instrument, data collection methods, and variance estimation procedures are available from ICPSR on request. This collection is superseded by NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: SURVEY OF AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES, POPULATION DATA, DATA FROM THE HEALTH STATUS QUESTIONNAIRE AND ACCESS TO CARE SUPPLEMENT, AND EXPENDITURES AND SOURCES OF PAYMENT DATA [PUBLIC USE TAPE 37] (ICPSR 6490).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + database dictionary + SAS Control Cards + data collection instrument.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: April-July 1987

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

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Edwards, W. Sherman, and Martha Berlin. QUESTIONNAIRES AND DATA COLLECTION METHODS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD SURVEY AND THE SURVEY OF AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES: NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, METHODS 2. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 89-3450. Rockville, MD: Public Health Service, September 1989.

Media/File Reports:

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