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The purpose of this study, which served to update information available from previous Center for Health Administration Studies/National Opinion Research Center surveys in 1953, 1958, 1963, 1970, and 1976, was to provide current data on the accessibility of medical care for the United States population. The survey collected information on usual sources of medical care, sources of medical care utilized, problems associated with access to sources of care, satisfaction with medical services received, utilization of medical diagnostic procedures, health insurance coverage, episodes of illness, and other health-related issues. Additional information collected by the survey includes household composition, age, sex, income, race, education, employment status, and occupation.
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The documentation for this collection includes the codebook, a file with frequencies and univariate statistics, and an appendix comprising additional documentation and the questionnaires. The codebook and frequencies file are provided as ASCII text files and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The appendix is provided only as a PDF file.
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A sample was selected using random-digit dialing. Low-income households were oversampled.
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All households in the United States with telephones.
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- Andersen, Ronald M., and Lu Ann Aday. National Survey of Access to Medical Care, 1982. ICPSR08244-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08244.v1
2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
1999-02-03 All documentation is now available as PDF files. In addition, the SPSS data definition statements have been revised to be compatible with recent versions of SPSS.
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.
- The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.