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Study Report

Study Number: QG-015-026-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical expenditure survey, 1987: household survey, expenditures, sources of payment, and population data [public use tape 18].  [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: 6247

Date Accessioned: 2/16/1995

Number of Files Received: 3

Comments: Data as received via FTP from Lawrence University. Ordered for Emil Valdez, Business.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/16/1995

Documentation: Hard copy of SAS code, machine-readable codebook file and 1 volume hard copy of questionnaire and attachments.

Abstract: The National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) series provides information on health expenditures by or on behalf of families and individuals, the financing of these expenditures, and each person's use of services. The Household Survey was fielded over four rounds of personal and telephone interviews at four-month intervals. Baseline data on household composition, employment, and insurance characteristics were updated each quarter, and information on all uses of and expenditures for health care services and sources of payment was obtained. In addition to the core data, Public Use Tape 18 provides supplemental information on income, assets, and taxes. Income-related variables distinguish among 26 types of income. Also included are demographic characteristics of respondents (age, race/ethnicity, sex), tax filing status, home ownership, type of occupation, medical deductions, type of payment for health care, day care arrangements for children, pregnancies during 1987, related prenatal care, veteran status, and loss of a close relative or friend.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Noninstitutionalized civilian population of the United States.

SAMPLE: The Household Survey sample is a stratified multistage area probability design with a total sample of roughly 35,000 individuals in 14,000 households who completed all rounds of data collection. Oversampling of population subgroups of special policy interest includes poor and low-income families, the elderly, the functionally impaired, and Black and Hispanic minorities.

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

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1987

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

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