This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
The National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS) is a survey of nursing homes and related care facilities in the United States. Between July and December 1997, information regarding facility and financial characteristics was gathered from 1,406 facilities, along with current resident information for 8,138 residents. For Part 1, Facility Questionnaire Data, personal interviews with facility administrators provided information on topics such as certification, availability of beds, and kinds of services provided, including dental, hospice, and nutrition. Part 2, Current Resident Questionnaire Data, provides information on age, race, marital status, level of care, and use of aids such as walkers, hearing aids, and crutches. Part 3, Discharged Resident Questionnaire Data, includes date of admission, reason for discharge, admission diagnosis, discharge diagnosis, assistive devices used, help needed with daily activities, services provided (health, mental health, transportation, social, educational), and payment sources.
These data are freely available.
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATIONAL NURSING HOME SURVEY, 1997. ICPSR02855-v1. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 2000. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02855.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02855.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: administrative costs, assisted living, assisted living facilities, health care costs, health care facilities, health services utilization, health status, institutional care, labor costs, long term care, mortality rates, nursing homes, older adults, patient care, payment methods
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Approximately 17,900 nursing and related care homes in the United States that were identified in the 1991 National Health Provider Inventory and in the updated lists of facilities.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.
Sample: Stratified two-stage probability design of 1,488 nursing or related care homes. Responses were given for 8,138 current residents from 1,406 nursing homes. Out of 1,488 institutions, 53 refused to participate and 29 did not meet the survey criteria.
personal interviews and self-enumerated questionnaires
Original ICPSR Release: 2000-03-23
- 2006-01-18 File CB2855.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
- 2001-08-27 The codebook for this collection was updated by NCHS.
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