National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Expenditures, Sources of Payment, and Population Data [Public Use Tape 18] (ICPSR 6247)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
The National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) series provides information on health expenditures by or on behalf of families and individuals, the financing of these expenditures, and each person's use of services. The Household Survey was fielded over four rounds of personal and telephone interviews at four-month intervals. Baseline data on household composition, employment, and insurance characteristics were updated each quarter, and information on all uses of and expenditures for health care services and sources of payment was obtained. In addition to the core data, Public Use Tape 18 provides supplemental information on income, assets, and taxes. Income-related variables distinguish among 26 types of income. Also included are demographic characteristics of respondents (age, race/ethnicity, sex), tax filing status, home ownership, type of occupation, medical deductions, type of payment for health care, day care arrangements for children, pregnancies during 1987, related prenatal care, veteran status, and loss of a close relative or friend.
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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, EXPENDITURES, SOURCES OF PAYMENT, AND POPULATION DATA [PUBLIC USE TAPE 18]. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [producer], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06247.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06247.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: demographic characteristics, employment, health care costs, health care services, health expenditures, health insurance, health services utilization, household composition, income, insurance coverage, medical care, payment methods, personal finances, taxes
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Noninstitutionalized civilian population of the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: The Household Survey sample is a stratified multistage area probability design with a total sample of roughly 35,000 individuals in 14,000 households who completed all rounds of data collection. Oversampling of population subgroups of special policy interest includes poor and low-income families, the elderly, the functionally impaired, and Black and Hispanic minorities.
Original ICPSR Release: 1994-03-10
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