Connecticut Health Care Survey, 2012-2013 (ICPSR 35475)

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University of Massachusetts Medical School. Office of Survey Research

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35475.v1

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The Connecticut Health Care Survey was a statewide, random-digit dial telephone survey conducted from June 2012 to February 2013. The goal of the survey was to gather health-related experiences, information, and perspectives from Connecticut residents about themselves and children within their households. The survey provides state-level data on the health and health care of Connecticut residents, including health insurance coverage, access and sources of care, continuity of care, health status, and patient-provider experience and communication. Demographic variables include gender, age, race/ethnicity, and health reference group.

University of Massachusetts Medical School. Office of Survey Research. Connecticut Health Care Survey, 2012-2013. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-11-05. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35475.v1

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Aetna Foundation, Connecticut Health Foundation, Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, Foundation for Community Health, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, Inc., Children's Fund of Connecticut

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2012-06 -- 2013-02
2012-06 -- 2013-02

Health reference groups are based on socio-demographic similarity and are derived groups of Connecticut cities and towns to assist in examining community health.

Additional information on the Connecticut Health Care Survey can be found by visiting the Connecticut Health Care Survey Web site.

The purpose of this study was to gather information from Connecticut residents relating to their experiences and perspectives on their health and the health care system. The study aimed to collect state-level data that can be used to inform Connecticut funders and other organizations working to improve the health of Connecticut residents.

A dual frame, probability-based random sample of Connecticut residents living in households was designed for the survey. The project employed a random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone interview strategy targeting 3,200 landline and 800 cell phone completed adult interviews. The sample was stratified by geographic location to ensure the Connecticut population was accurately represented in the final survey results. The telephone numbers within strata were disproportionately sampled to obtain a probability sample of households with landline telephones. The cell phone sample was divided into eight sampling strata according to the eight Connecticut counties. The telephone numbers within strata were sampled to obtain a probability sample of individuals with cell phones. Screening questions were designed in both the landline and cell phone questionnaires to restrict respondent overlap between these two sample frames. For the landline RDD frame, a random selection process was used to sample a single adult respondent among households with multiple adults. For both sample frames, if a selected household included multiple children, a single child was randomly selected and the respondent was asked questions regarding this child only.

Cross-sectional

Adults aged 18 years or older and children aged 17 years or younger living in Connecticut at the time of the interview.

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According to the AAPOR Response Rate formula (RR4), an overall study response rate of 29.3 percent was achieved. The response rates for landline and cell phone respondents were 31.1 percent and 26.9 percent respectively.

2014-11-05

2014-11-05

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School. Office of Survey Research. Connecticut Health Care Survey, 2012-2013. ICPSR35475-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-11-05. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35475.v1

2014-11-05 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 data are not weighted, however the collection contains six weight variables that can be used in analysis: ADULT_WEIGHTS (Adult survey sample weights), ADULT_AGEWGT_RACE (Age-adjusted weights for analysis by adult's race/ethnicity), ADULT_AGEWGT_HRG (Age-adjusted weights for analysis by adult's Health Reference Group), CHILD_WEIGHTS (Child survey sample weights), CHILD_AGEWGT_RACE (Age-adjusted weights for analysis by child's race/ethnicity), and CHILD_AGEWGT_HRG (Age-adjusted weights for analysis by child's Health Reference Group). For More information on weights, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook and the User Guide.

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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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