National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Disability Days and Medical Conditions [Public Use Tape 29] (ICPSR 6473)
Published: Mar 30, 2006
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. Public Use Tape 29 provides information on disability days and household-reported medical conditions for 1987. There are five data files in this collection. Part 1, Medical Conditions Data, contains one record for each medical condition reported by a respondent. Variables include information on whether the respondent saw or talked to a medical provider about the condition, beginning and ending dates of the condition, whether the condition was due to an accident, the body area affected by the condition, and whether the respondent or a doctor discovered the condition. In Part 2, Disability Days Data, a record represents a unique disability defined by the combination of disability type and disability period. Variables describe up to four different types of disabilities due to illness or injury that were collected over the four rounds of the interviews. The types of disabilities are work-loss days, school-loss days, bed days, and restricted-activity days. In addition, beginning and ending dates of the disability period, number of disability days, and medical conditions associated with the disability period are also included. Part 3, Disability Days to Medical Conditions Link File, contains the variables necessary to link each disability days record in Part 2 with one or more of the condition records in Part 1. Variables include the type of event this record links to, condition number, condition ID, event number, event ID, person ID, and provider number. Part 4, Medical Conditions to Medical Utilization and Expenditures Link File, contains the variables necessary to link each condition record in Part 1 with one or more of the records contained in NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: PRESCRIBED MEDICINE DATA [PUBLIC USE TAPE 14.1] (ICPSR 9746), NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: HOUSEHOLD SURVEY DATA ON HOME HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PURCHASES AND RENTALS [PUBLIC USE TAPE 14.2] (ICPSR 9944), NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, DENTAL VISIT DATA [PUBLIC USE TAPE 14.3] (ICPSR 9814), NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, HOSPITAL STAYS DATA [PUBLIC USE TAPE 14.4] (ICPSR 9840), or NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: AMBULATORY MEDICAL VISIT DATA [PUBLIC USE TAPE 14.5] (ICPSR 9881). Variables include original dwelling unit, person number, person identifier, condition number, condition ID, event number and identifier, provider number, and type of event this record links to. Part 5, NMES Household Survey Modified ICD-9-CM Label File, contains a record for each of the condition codes reported in the NMES Household Survey and the Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN).
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 was based on a separate screening interview conducted in the fall of 1986 with a sample of 36,000 addresses. The special policy interest groups include poor and low-income families, the elderly, the functionally impaired, and Black and Hispanic minorities.
All people in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population in the United States who reported at least one disability period and/or at least one medical condition related to a disability period and/or to one or more of the medical services or goods used during 1987 and who responded for their entire period of eligibility in 1987.
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2006-03-30 File CB6473.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
2006-03-30 All files were removed from dataset 7 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
2006-03-30 All files were removed from dataset 6 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
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