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Study Report

Study Number: QG-010-001-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1980

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical care utilization and expenditure survey (NMCUES), 1980.  [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: 8239

Comments: DPLS does not have the family file at this time.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable dictionary.

Abstract: The National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey (NMCUES), 1980 was designed to produce a database of detailed information on the country's health status, patterns of health care utilization, charges for services received, and methods of payment. NMCUES consists of three components: the National Household Survey (HHS), the State Medicaid Household Survey (SMHS), and the Administrative Records Survey (ARS). The seven NMCUES public use files making up this data collection contain respondent data from the National Household Survey (HHS) only and include information on utilization, expenditures, conditions, disabilities, and demographic characteristics. The first six files in the collection provide information on medical visits, dental visits, hospital stays, prescribed medicines, and health conditions for all persons residing in the sample households at each of five interview sessions. The seventh (Family) file contains data from the first six files on key family reporting units or RUs (defined as an individual or group of persons related to each other by blood, marriage, adoption, or foster parent/child relationship, whose usual residence was the assigned sample housing unit) for which there were longitudinal data on (1) eligible residents at the time of the round one interview, their nonresident unmarried college students, and babies born into the families or members who returned from the military, institutions, or abroad during the year, and (2) new RUs formed by such key members during the year.

SOURCE: personal and telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: United States civilian, noninstitutionalized population during 1980.

SAMPLE: The HHS combines two independent samples that were self-weighting, stratified, multistage area probability samples of all household members in 6,600 households, drawn from 106 primary United States sampling units.

NOTE: This collection is part of a series of surveys including the NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1977 (ICPSR 8325, 8627, and 9076) and the NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987 (ICPSR 9169, 9280, 9339, and 9340). The 1980 Person File includes 1,183 respondents ages 65-74, 570 ages 75-84, and 119 ages 85+. There are 1,961 African-American and 971 Hispanic-American persons in the 1980 sample.


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



DATE OF COLLECTION: February 1980-March 1981

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


National Center for Health Statistics. ''Family Use of Health Care, United States, 1980.'' Series B, No. 10. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Bonham, Gordan S., ''Procedures and Questionnaires of the National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey.'' NMCUES. Series A, No. 1. Department of Health and Human Services Publ. No 83-2001. National Center for Health Statistics, Public Health Service. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1983. Lepkowski, James M., et al. ''Statistical Methodologies for Analyzing a Complex Sample Survey: The National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey (NMCUES).'' Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, Public Health Service, 1986.

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