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National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey, 1980 (ICPSR 8239) RSS

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Summary:

The National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey (NMCUES), 1980 was designed to produce a database of detailed information on the country's health status, patterns of health care utilization, charges for services received, and methods of payment. NMCUES consists of three components: the National Household Survey (HHS), the State Medicaid Household Survey (SMHS), and the Administrative Records Survey (ARS). The seven NMCUES public use files making up this data collection contain respondent data from the National Household Survey (HHS) only and include information on utilization, expenditures, conditions, disabilities, and demographic characteristics. The first six files in the collection provide information on medical visits, dental visits, hospital stays, prescribed medicines, and health conditions for all persons residing in the sample households at each of five interview sessions. The seventh (Family) file contains data from the first six files on key family reporting units or RUs (defined as an individual or group of persons related to each other by blood, marriage, adoption, or foster parent/child relationship, whose usual residence was the assigned sample housing unit) for which there were longitudinal data on (1) eligible residents at the time of the round one interview, their nonresident unmarried college students, and babies born into the families or members who returned from the military, institutions, or abroad during the year, and (2) new RUs formed by such key members during the year.

Series: National Medical Expenditure Survey Series

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Dataset(s)

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Person - Download All Files (58.1 MB)
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DS2:  Medical Visit - Download All Files (92.5 MB)
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DS3:  Dental Visit - Download All Files (40.7 MB)
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DS4:  Hospital - Download All Files (35.4 MB)
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DS5:  Prescribed Medicine - Download All Files (64.9 MB)
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DS6:  Condition - Download All Files (59.4 MB)
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DS7:  Family File - Download All Files (49 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics and Health Care Financing Administration. NATIONAL MEDICAL CARE UTILIZATION AND EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1980. 4th ICPSR ed. Research Triangle Park, NC: Research Triangle Institute [producer], 1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08239.v4

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   disabilities, families, health care costs, health care services, health expenditures, health insurance, health services utilization, health status, insurance coverage, medical care, payment methods

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1980

Date of Collection:  

  • 1980-02--1981-03

Universe:   United States civilian, noninstitutionalized population during 1980.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This collection is part of a series of surveys including the NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1977 (ICPSR 8325, 8627, and 9076) and the NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987 (ICPSR 9169, 9280, 9339, and 9340). The 1980 Person File includes 1,183 respondents ages 65-74, 570 ages 75-84, and 119 ages 85+. There are 1,961 African-American and 971 Hispanic-American persons in the 1980 sample.

Methodology

Sample:   The HHS combines two independent samples that were self-weighting, stratified, multistage area probability samples of all household members in 6,600 households, drawn from 106 primary United States sampling units.

Data Source:

personal and telephone interviews

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 8 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 8 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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