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Study Report

Study Number: QG-007-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1982

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National survey of access to medical care, 1982.  [machine-readable data file] / Aday, Lu Ann  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8244

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy; machine-readable data definition statements.

Abstract: The purpose of the National Survey of Access to Medical Care, 1982, was to provide current data on the accessibility of medical care for the United States population. The 1982 access survey served to update information available from previous Center for Health Administration Studies/National Opinion Research Center surveys in 1953, 1958, 1963, 1970, and 1976. This data collection provides information on traditional GNP-type indicators as well as on special access problems reflective of the 1980's. All United States households with phones were sampled between May 10 and September 27, 1982 using a random-digit dialing sample design which included an oversample of low income (150 per cent of poverty level) households. There are five files in the data collection: 1) a logical record length data file, 2) frequencies of all variables, 3) SPSS control cards, 4) a file containing the SPSS version of the data file including variable labels, value labels, and missing values for each variable, and 5) a final file listing the variables with column locations and formats. There are 6,610 cases, 477 variables, and a logical record length of 4,000 characters.

SUBJECT TERMS: demographic characteristics. economic indicators. health. health facilities. hospitals. medical care and histories. nursing care. public health. public programs. social expenditures. United States.

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