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The National School Health Services Program Evaluation documents the nature and scope of a wide range of health services provided to school-age children by by nurse practitioners, school health nurses, physicians, and health aides. The information provided by this collection includes: (1) records of communications between educators, health professionals, and parents, (2) the type, severity, and disposition of problems treated at schools (plus referral sources and the types of health care professionals involved), (3) nurse practitioners' findings from medical histories and physical examinations of students, and (4) data on individual health care episodes at the schools, including unresolved problems. Information supplied by a survey of parents of children in participating schools includes data on health care sources and expenses for the child, plus data on specific medical problems and treatment. Basic demographic characteristics such as the sex and race of the child, parents' educational background, and family income are also provided.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Communications Form Data - Download All Files (9.7 MB)
DS2:  Health Aide Form Data - Download All Files (9.5 MB)
DS3:  History and Physical Form Data: Part 1 - Download All Files (9.4 MB)
DS4:  History and Physical Form Data: Part 2 - Download All Files (9.5 MB)
DS5:  Parent Questionnaire Data - Download All Files (12.2 MB)
DS6:  Episode Problems Data - Download All Files (11.5 MB)
DS7:  Practitioner Form Data - Download All Files (11 MB)
DS8:  Episode Visits Data - Download All Files (11.3 MB)
DS9:  Link File - Download All Files (9.5 MB)

Study Description


Freeman, Howard, and Robert J. Meeker. National School Health Services Program Evaluation, 1981-1982. ICPSR08302-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986.

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This study was funded by:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   children, health care facilities, health care services, health education, schools, students

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1981--1982

Date of Collection:  

  • 1981--1982

Universe:   Students participating in health programs at designated study sites.

Data Types:   event/transaction data, clinical data, and survey data

Data Collection Notes:

These data are released in the same form as provided by the principal investigator. However, ICPSR staff recoded SCHOOL I.D. and DATE OF BIRTH variables as requested by the principal investigator to maintain confidentiality standards in each survey.


Sample:   Data are supplied for school health programs at a total of 30 schools at six sites in the United States.

Data Source:

The Institute for Social Science Research at the University of California, Los Angeles developed a set of health care forms to be used at selected school health practices. Data in this collection are derived from these forms and from a questionnaire administered to parents in participating schools


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


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