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Locator Record

Title: Health Insurance (HIQ )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 1999 - 2000
First Published: July, 2004
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Health Insurance
Record Source: NHANES 1999 - 2000
Survey Methodology: NHANES 1999 - 2000 is a stratified multistage probability sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the U.S.
Medium: NHANES Web site; SAS transport files

Component Description

The Health Insurance section (variable name prefix HIQ) provides SP level interview data on insurance coverage, type of insurance coverage, coverage of dental care, uninsured during the past year, and length of time since last insured.

Eligible Sample

One reference person in each family responds for each individual SP in the family. The reference person or responsible adult may or may not be a study participant. There are no age restrictions for the HIQ section of the family interview.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

Interview Setting:

Home Interview

Mode of administration:

In person

Analytic Notes

Multiple families in the same household may be selected as participants in the study. However, this section of the family interview is asked for each individual SP and not for the family as a whole. An individual SP may have multiple insurance plans.

HID010 Insurance coverage: Responses to HIQ010 and HIQ020 were combined to determine insurance coverage for each individual SP.

HID030A Private Insurance: Responses of 1-3, 5 for any of HIQ030 or HIQ200a-f were coded as 1 for HID030A. A positive response to this derived variable includes persons with private insurance obtained through their employer, through a state or local government program or community program, purchased directly, or having a Medi-Gap policy.

HID030B Medicare: Responses of 4 for any of HIQ030 or HIQ200a-f were coded as 1 for HID030B. A positive response to this derived variable includes persons with Medicare coverage.

HID030C Medicaid/Chip: Responses of 6, 7 for any of HIQ030 or HIQ200a-f were coded as 1 for HID030C. A positive response to this derived variable includes persons with Medicaid coverage or Chip coverage.

HID030D Other government insurance: Responses of 8-12 for any of HIQ030 or HIQ200a-f were coded as 1 for HID030D. A positive response to this derived variable includes persons with Military health care coverage, VA coverage, Champus coverage, Tricare coverage, Champ-VA coverage, Indian Health Service coverage, coverage from some other state-sponsored health plan not yet mentioned, or coverage from any other type of government program not yet mentioned.

HID030E Single service plan: Responses of 13 for any of HIQ030 or HIQ200a-f were coded as 1 for HID030E. A positive response to this derived variable includes persons who reported having some type of single service insurance plan.

HID040 Dental coverage: Responses of 1 to any of HIQ040a-g or 5 to any of HIQ180ae-ge were coded as 1 for HID040. A positive response to this derived variable includes persons who reported that their existing insurance plan covers all or some part of dental care, or who reported having a single service dental care plan.

HIQ210 Time when no insurance in past year: No modifications.

HIQ220 How long since last insured: No modifications.

References

Codebook and Frequencies

SEQN - Respondent sequence number

Variable Name:
SEQN
SAS Label:
Respondent sequence number
English Text:
Respondent sequence number.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS

HID010 - Covered by health insurance

Variable Name:
HID010
SAS Label:
Covered by health insurance
English Text:
The (first/next) questions are about health insurance. {Are you/Is SP} covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan? [Include health insurance obtained through employment or purchased directly as well as government programs like Medicare and Medicaid that provide medical care or help pay medical bills.]
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 7736 7736
2 No 2038 9774 HIQ220
7 Refused 4 9778 HIQ220
9 Don't know 26 9804 HIQ220
. Missing 161 9965

HID030A - Covered by private insurance

Variable Name:
HID030A
SAS Label:
Covered by private insurance
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by private insurance?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 5215 5215
2 No 2444 7659
7 Refused 17 7676
9 Don't know 60 7736
. Missing 2229 9965

HID030B - Covered by Medicare

Variable Name:
HID030B
SAS Label:
Covered by Medicare
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by Medicare?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1232 1232
2 No 6429 7661
7 Refused 16 7677
9 Don't know 59 7736
. Missing 2229 9965

HID030C - Covered by Medicaid/CHIP

Variable Name:
HID030C
SAS Label:
Covered by Medicaid/CHIP
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by Medicaid/CHIP?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1492 1492
2 No 6165 7657
7 Refused 17 7674
9 Don't know 62 7736
. Missing 2229 9965

HID030D - Covered by other government insurance

Variable Name:
HID030D
SAS Label:
Covered by other government insurance
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by other government insurance?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 534 534
2 No 7123 7657
7 Refused 17 7674
9 Don't know 62 7736
. Missing 2229 9965

HID030E - Covered by single service plan

Variable Name:
HID030E
SAS Label:
Covered by single service plan
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by any single service plan?
English Instructions:
Include those that pay for only one type of service (e.g. nursing home care, dental care, vision care, etc.)
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 111 111
2 No 7546 7657
7 Refused 17 7674
9 Don't know 62 7736
. Missing 2229 9965

HID040 - Dental coverage included

Variable Name:
HID040
SAS Label:
Dental coverage included
English Text:
Does the insurance {you have/SP has} cover any part of dental care?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 5303 5303
2 No 2081 7384
7 Refused 0 7384
9 Don't know 278 7662
. Missing 2303 9965

HIQ210 - Time when no insurance in past year?

Variable Name:
HIQ210
SAS Label:
Time when no insurance in past year?
English Text:
In the past 12 months, was there any time when {you/SP} did not have any health insurance coverage?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 617 617
2 No 7032 7649 End of Section
7 Refused 1 7650 End of Section
9 Don't know 13 7663 End of Section
. Missing 2302 9965

HIQ220 - How long since last insured

Variable Name:
HIQ220
SAS Label:
How long since last insured
English Text:
About how long has it been since {you/SP} last had health care coverage?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD HIQ2
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 6 months or less 263 263
2 More than 6 months, but not more than 1 year ago 150 413
3 More than 1 year, but not more than 3 years ago 288 701
4 More than 3 years 409 1110
5 Never 891 2001
7 Refused 7 2008
9 Don't know 59 2067
. Missing 7898 9965