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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
The purpose of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is to obtain information about the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kinds of health services people receive. The 1976 Health Insurance Supplement provides variables from the core Person File (see HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1976 [ICPSR 8340]) including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The variables unique to this supplement cover information about individuals' health coverage, such as whether they have Medicare or Medicaid, private hospital insurance, employer or union-based coverage, whether it is private coverage obtained through another group, kinds of coverage, and if they received care under an insurance plan in the past year. Information about private plan combinations and reasons for no insurance is also available.
These data are freely available.
WARNING: This study is over 150MB in size and may take several minutes to download on a typical internet connection.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1976: Health Insurance Supplement. ICPSR09706-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-12-06. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09706.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09706.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, health, health care, health care services, health insurance, health policy, health problems, illness, insurance coverage, Medicaid, Medicare
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Data Types: clinical data, survey data
Data Collection Notes:
These data files contain weights, which must be used in any analysis.
Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.
Sample: A multistage probability sample was used in selecting housing units.
Weight: These data contain multiple weight variables for each part. Users should refer to the User Guide for further information regarding the weights and their derivation. Additionally, users may need to weight the data prior to analysis.
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview
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 online analysis version with question text.
Original ICPSR Release: 1992-03-04
- 2010-12-06 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated and pre-existing data files have been replaced.
- Citations exports are provided above.
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