National Health Interview Survey, 1976: Health Insurance Supplement (ICPSR 9706)

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09706.v2

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The purpose of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is to obtain information about the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kinds of health services people receive. The 1976 Health Insurance Supplement provides variables from the core Person File (see HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1976 [ICPSR 8340]) including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The variables unique to this supplement cover information about individuals' health coverage, such as whether they have Medicare or Medicaid, private hospital insurance, employer or union-based coverage, whether it is private coverage obtained through another group, kinds of coverage, and if they received care under an insurance plan in the past year. Information about private plan combinations and reasons for no insurance is also available.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1976: Health Insurance Supplement. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-12-06. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09706.v2

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In preparing the data tape(s) for this collection the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than for statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1976
1976

These data files contain weights, which must be used in any analysis.

Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

A multistage probability sample was used in selecting housing units.

Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

personal interviews

clinical data, survey data

1992-03-04

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:
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1976: Health Insurance Supplement. ICPSR09706-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-12-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09706.v2

2010-12-06 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated and pre-existing data files have been replaced.

1992-03-04 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:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.

These data contain multiple weight variables for each part. Users should refer to the User Guide for further information regarding the weights and their derivation. Additionally, users may need to weight the data prior to analysis.

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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.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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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).