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National Survey of Access to Health Care, 1986 (ICPSR 8981)

Published: Feb 3, 1999

Principal Investigator(s):
Howard E. Freeman, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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This survey, which was sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, assessed Americans' access to health care, use of medical services, and problems encountered in obtaining health care. The data contain variables on the interviewees' personal background, utilization of medical, dental, and mental health services, and experiences in obtaining care.

Freeman, Howard E. National Survey of Access to Health Care, 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999-02-03.

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Households were sampled using random-digit dialing. Seriously ill adults and children were oversampled.

All households with telephones in the 48 contiguous states.

personal interviews

survey data



1999-02-03 The codebook is now available as a PDF file.


  • 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.
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This study is maintained and distributed by the Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA). HMCA is the official data archive of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.