Survey of Community, Crime, and Health, 1995, 1998 [United States] (ICPSR 4381)

Principal Investigator(s): Ross, Catherine E., University of Texas at Austin. Department of Sociology and Population Research Center; Britt, Chester L., Arizona State University. Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology


The Survey of Community, Crime, and Health (CCH) was conducted in 1995 and 1998 in Illinois to examine the relationship between neighborhood disadvantage and physical and mental health, (over and above individual socio-economic characteristics), in order to develop a measure of perceived neighborhood disorder and to explore its role in explaining that relationship. Interviews were conducted with 2,482 respondents and covered topics such as physical health, mental health, health behaviors, use of services, and sense of control. Also examined were social support, perceived neighborhood characteristics, neighborhood social support, and personal and household demographics. In addition to individual-level variables, Wave I of the CCH contains a number of community-level variables that were created from the 1990 STF Census data. Variable names starting with T are tract-level, variables starting with C are county-level, and variables starting with P are city-level.

Access Notes

  • 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.

  • National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

    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).


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Wave I - Download All Files (31.461 MB)
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DS2:  Wave II - Download All Files (27.597 MB)
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ASCII + SAS Setup    SPSS Setup    Stata Setup   

Study Description


Ross, Catherine E., and Chester L. Britt. Survey of Community, Crime, and Health, 1995, 1998 [United States]. ICPSR04381-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-09-21.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health (RO1 MH51558)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    crime, depression (psychology), health behavior, health services utilization, mental health, neighborhood characteristics, poverty, social networks, social problems, social support

Geographic Coverage:    Illinois, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1995
  • 1998

Date of Collection:   

  • 1995
  • 1998

Universe:    English-speaking adults living in Illinois.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Wave I may be merged with Wave II on the variable ID.


Sample:    Probability sampling was used.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone 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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.


Original ICPSR Release:   2006-03-06

Version History:

  • 2010-09-21 Documentation has been updated.
  • 2008-11-19 New files were added. These files included one or more of the following: Stata setup, SAS transport (CPORT), SPSS system, Stata system, SAS supplemental syntax, and Stata supplemental syntax files, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file.

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