National Health Interview Survey, 1994: Access to Care Supplement (ICPSR 6874)
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. This supplement includes variables from the NHIS core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1994 [ICPSR 6724]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The 1994 Access to Care questionnaire was administered in the last half of 1994 to address the issue of access to health care services. Variables included in the data file cover estimated number of doctor visits in the past 12 months, estimated short-stay hospital episode days in the past 12 months, usual person/facility for medical care, type of doctor seen, type of facility, availability of referrals, reason for not using the facility currently, satisfaction with the way questions were answered, and satisfaction with overall care received. Also included were items concerning the main reason for no usual source of care, availability of care on evenings or weekends, whether cost was a reason for not seeking care, and the need for dental care, prescription medicines, eyeglasses, and mental health care.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1994: Access to Care Supplement. ICPSR06874-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06874.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06874.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, doctor visits, health, health care, health care access, health care services, health problems, health services utilization, hospitalization, illness
Geographic Coverage: United States
Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.
Restrictions: In preparing the data file(s) for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under Section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.
Original ICPSR Release: 1997-05-16
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