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Inventory of Long-Term Care Places, 1986 (ICPSR 9169)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics


The purpose of this data collection was to provide a current sampling frame for two portions--nursing and related-care homes and facilities for the mentally retarded--of the Institutional Population Component of the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey. Data include type of ownership of facility, number of beds, age group served, types of persons served, and descriptions of facilities (i.e., skilled nursing home, intermediate care facility, licensed but not certified nursing home, long-term care wing/unit of a licensed hospital, related care facility, and foster home).

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Study Description


United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Inventory of Long-Term Care Places, 1986. ICPSR09169-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-12-22. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09169.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09169.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    health care facilities, long term care, nursing homes

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1986

Universe:    Nursing and related-care homes and facilities for the mentally retarded in the United States and District of Columbia selected from the 1982 National Master Facility Inventory (NMFI) plus any new facilities added through April 1984.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks and at signs (@). The survey contains a variable listing persons 65 years and older served by the long-term care places.


Sample:    National probability sample, yielding approximately 26,000 nursing and related care homes and approximately 14,500 facilities for the mentally retarded.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-08-02

Version History:

  • 2009-12-22 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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