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

Published: Sep 21, 2010

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

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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.

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

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

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

Probability sampling was used.

English-speaking adults living in Illinois.

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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.

2006-03-06 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.


  • 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).