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).

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

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


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.

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  • 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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Study Description


United States Department of Health and Human Services. Social Security Administration. Survey of Disabled and Nondisabled Adults, 1972: [United States]. ICPSR02731-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001-07-03.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    adults, disabilities, disability income, disabled persons, family background, health insurance, health status, labor force, medical care, rehabilitation programs, social attitudes, Social Security

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1970

Date of Collection:   

  • 1970

Universe:    Civilian noninstitutionalized adults aged 18-64 in 1970.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Multistage cluster design.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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:

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


Original ICPSR Release:   2001-07-03

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