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Study Report

Study Number: CB-056-002-1-1-United States-IRC-1987

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Data from a 1987 insurer study of auto injury closed claims.  [machine-readable data file] / Insurance Research Council  [principal investigator(s)] / Chicago, IL: Insurance Research Council  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 8/26/1996

Number of Files Received: 3

Comments: Data were originally received as SPSS .SAV files. DPLS rewrote them as SPSS .POR portable files and SAS xport files (.V6X) using the program DBMSCOPY. To read the SAS files use the Proc CIMPORT command. 3/2010 SAS version 9.2 for Windows can not read in this SAS xport (.V6X) file. Use the Import Wizard in SAS for Windows to import the SPSS (.SAV) file instead.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 7/15/1996

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook and supplementary material (minimal); data are self-documented statistical files.

Abstract: When the All-Industry Research Advisory Council (later renamed the Insurance Research Council) was formed in 1977, its first research project was a country-wide study of injuries resulting from automobile accidents. This study was intended to updated that data base and to draw from it analyses relevant to the time. The 1987 data represent a countrywide survey of automobile injury claims closed during the Spring and Summer of 1987. Some 34 leading writers of auto insurance participated, providing detailed information on 46,694 claims paid under the five principal auto injury coverages (bodily injury liability, uninsured motorist, underinsured motorists, medical payments and personal injury protection). Each insurer reported on a two-week sample of those five types of claims. Participants were allowed to schedule the two-week survey period so as to fit in best with other obligations. Most of the survey work was done during May, June, and July, and all was completed by September 1987.

Media/File Reports:

7104 (CD-ROM)
7105 (CD-ROM)
7112 (CD-ROM)