National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Care Giver and Care Receiver Supplements [Research File 31R] (ICPSR 6649)
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. Research File 31R provides information collected from two supplements administered as part of the Household Survey: the Care Receiver Supplement and the Care Giver Supplement. The Care Receiver Supplement (Part 2) was given to those Round 2 persons who answered positively to receiving help in at least one of three areas: assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL), assistance with Instrumental ADL (IADL), or financial assistance. This supplement asked for information on the care receiver's living situation, and amounts and types of assistance. The Care Giver Supplement (Parts 3 and 4) was administered in Rounds 2 and 5 to persons identified in the Long-Term Care Supplement (see ICPSR 9675) as being the main care-givers for other members of the dwelling unit who had difficulty with one or more ADLs or IADLs. This supplement obtained information on the impact of a caregiver's responsibilities on his or her employment, income, and physical and mental health, as well as the extent of the impaired person's psychological and social disabilities. Part 1, Person-Level Summary Data, supplies information such as age, sex, race, marital status, and education of the respondents.
Date of Collection
Data Collection Notes
NMES research files are intended for users who are familiar with NMES public use tapes and have experience analyzing complex survey data. This data file has not been subjected to the same level of editing and quality control as the NMES public use tapes. The data in these files should be analyzed and interpreted with care.
Data in File 1 can be linked to other public use datasets from the 1987 Household Survey by using the person identifier (PIDX). Data in File 2 can be linked to other Household Survey datasets by using the following variables: DPRID1X-3X, DPRID21X-25X, and DPRID31X. Data in Files 3 and 4 can be linked to other Household Survey datasets by using the person identifier of the care receiver (ODUX + RECPN).
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.
Persons giving or receiving assistance in 1987.
Original Release Date
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 6 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
2006-03-30 File CB6649.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.
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