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Locator Record

Title: Hospital Utilization (HUQ )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 1999 - 2000
First Published: June, 2002
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Hospital Utilization
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 Hospital Utilization and Access to Care section (prefix HUQ) provides personal interview data on several access to health care topics. There are three target groups for this section. All but two of the questions are targeted towards the entire sample population. One historical question on health omits infants under age 1 year. A question on visits to a mental health professional omits children under age 4 years. Data users should review the survey questionnaires to determine the appropriate population for each topic.

Topics and the target population groups in the HUQ section:

Analytic Notes

Responses to HUQ080 (# times overnight hospital patient last year) above "7" were recoded to HUD080 as "6 or more."

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 - 120 YEARS

HUQ010 - General health condition

Variable Name:
HUQ010
SAS Label:
General health condition
English Text:
{First/Next} I have some general questions about {your/SP's} health. Would you say {your/SP's} health in general is . . .
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: DISPLAY "FIRST" IF SP AGE IS >= 16 YEARS.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Excellent, 3002 3002
2 Very good, 2464 5466
3 Good, 2867 8333
4 Fair, or 1306 9639
5 Poor? 316 9955
7 Refused 0 9955
9 Don't know 5 9960
. Missing 5 9965

HUQ020 - Health now compared with 1 year ago

Variable Name:
HUQ020
SAS Label:
Health now compared with 1 year ago
English Text:
Compared with 12 months ago, would you say {your/SP's} health is now . . .
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Better, 1709 1709
2 Worse, or 727 2436
3 About the same? 7049 9485
7 Refused 0 9485
9 Don't know 3 9488
. Missing 477 9965

HUQ030 - Routine place to go for healthcare

Variable Name:
HUQ030
SAS Label:
Routine place to go for healthcare
English Text:
Is there a place that {you/SP} usually {go/goes} when {you are/he/she is} sick or {you/s/he} need{s} advice about {your/his/her} health?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SP AGE < 12, DISPLAY "YOU" IN THE FOURTH DISPLAY AND DON'T DISPLAY THE "S" IN THE FIFTH DISPLAY.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 8449 8449
2 There is no place 1423 9872 HUQ050
3 There is more than one place 87 9959
7 Refused 0 9959 HUQ050
9 Don't know 1 9960 HUQ050
. Missing 5 9965

HUQ040 - Type place most often go for healthcare

Variable Name:
HUQ040
SAS Label:
Type place most often go for healthcare
English Text:
What kind of place {do you/does SP} go to most often: is it a clinic, doctor's office, emergency room, or some other place?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Clinic or health center 2448 2448
2 Doctor's office or HMO 5655 8103
3 Hospital emergency room 150 8253
4 Hospital outpatient department 232 8485
5 Some other place 48 8533
7 Refused 0 8533
9 Don't know 3 8536
. Missing 1429 9965

HUQ050 - #Times received healthcare over past yr

Variable Name:
HUQ050
SAS Label:
#Times received healthcare over past yr
English Text:
{During the past 12 months, how/How} many times {have you/has SP} seen a doctor or other health care professional about {your/his/her} health at a doctor's office, a clinic, hospital emergency room, at home or some other place? Do not include times {you were/s/he was} hospitalized overnight.
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: DISPLAY "12 MONTHS" ONLY IF SP'S AGE IS >= 1.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 None 1619 1619
1 1 2006 3625 HUQ070
2 2 to 3 2876 6501 HUQ070
3 4 to 9 2262 8763 HUQ070
4 10 to 12 628 9391 HUQ070
5 13 or more 556 9947 HUQ070
77 Refused 0 9947 HUQ070
99 Don't know 13 9960 HUQ070
. Missing 5 9965

HUQ060 - How long since last healthcare visit

Variable Name:
HUQ060
SAS Label:
How long since last healthcare visit
English Text:
About how long has it been since {you/SP} last saw or talked to a doctor or other health care professional about {your/his/her} health? Include doctors seen while {you were} {he/she was} a patient in a hospital. Has it been . . .
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 6 months or less, 119 119
2 More than 6 months, but not more than 1 year ago, 157 276
3 More than 1 year, but not more than 3 years ago, 905 1181
4 More than 3 years, or 376 1557
5 Never? 55 1612
7 Refused 0 1612
9 Don't know 7 1619
. Missing 8346 9965

HUQ070 - Overnight hospital patient in last year

Variable Name:
HUQ070
SAS Label:
Overnight hospital patient in last year
English Text:
{During the past 12 months, were you/{Was/was} SP} a patient in a hospital overnight? Do not include an overnight stay in the emergency room.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 987 987
2 No 8963 9950 HUD080
7 Refused 1 9951 HUD080
9 Don't know 9 9960 HUD080
. Missing 5 9965

HUD080 - #Times overnite hospital patient/last yr

Variable Name:
HUD080
SAS Label:
#Times overnite hospital patient/last yr
English Text:
How many different times did {you/SP} stay in any hospital overnight or longer {during the past 12 months}?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: DISPLAY "12 MONTHS" ONLY IF SP'S AGE IS >= 1. ENTER NUMBER.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 366
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 1 763 763
2 2 133 896
3 3 45 941
4 4 19 960
5 5 10 970
6 6 13 983
77 Refused 0 983
99 Don't know 4 987
. Missing 8978 9965

HUQ090 - Seen mental health professional /past yr

Variable Name:
HUQ090
SAS Label:
Seen mental health professional /past yr
English Text:
During the past 12 months, that is since {DISPLAY CURRENT MONTH} of {DISPLAY LAST YEAR}, {have you/has SP} seen or talked to a mental health professional such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse or clinical social worker about {your/his/her } health?
Target:
Both males and females 4 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 574 574
2 No 8186 8760
7 Refused 3 8763
9 Don't know 12 8775
. Missing 1190 9965