Survey of Disabled and Nondisabled Adults, 1972: [United States] (ICPSR 2731)

Published: Jul 3, 2001

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Social Security Administration

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This survey was designed to examine the economic, medical, and social consequences of disability for disabled persons and their families. For the survey data were collected from nondisabled, disabled, newly disabled, and recovered disabled people in the following subject areas: family background, labor force and work experience, health conditions, work limitations, government programs used, rehabilitation services used, personal attitudes, health insurance and medical care, family income, assets and debts, family and social relations, Social Security Administration entitlement data, and Social Security Administration earnings data.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Social Security Administration. Survey of Disabled and Nondisabled Adults, 1972: [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001-07-03.

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Multistage cluster design.

Civilian noninstitutionalized adults aged 18-64 in 1970.

personal interviews

survey data



2001-07-03 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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


  • 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.

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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).