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Locator Record

Title: Hospital Utilization and Access to Care (HUQ_B )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2001 - 2002
First Published: January, 2004
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Hospital Utilization and Access to Care
Record Source: NHANES 2001 - 2002
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2001 - 2002 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 (variable name prefix HUQ) provides personal interview data on several access to health care topics.

Topics Included in the Section:

Eligible Sample

There are three target age groups for this section. Most of the questions are targeted towards the entire sample population. The historical question on health status and the questions on long term care omit 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 codebook to determine the appropriate age group for each variable.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

Home Interview

In-person

Analytic Notes

HUQ010: This identical question is asked in the Current Health Status section of the Mobile Examination Center (MEC) CAPI Interview questionnaire (HSD010). There is a small difference in administration of the two questions: participants age 12-15 have proxy responses in the household questionnaire but provide self-reported responses for the MEC interview. Many participants of all ages gave different responses to this question in the household compared to the MEC, so analysts should consider which of the two versions of the question to use in analyses.

Question HUD070 in NHANES 2001-2002 is comparable to HUQ070 in NHANES 1999-2000.
For NHANES 2001-2002, question HUQ080 allows for all responses to the query on the number of hospitalizations in an acute care facility in the past 12 months, whereas question HUD080 in NHANES 1999-2000 has an upper limit of “6 or more.” Data users will need to recode HUQ080 to make it comparable to HUD080 when comparing the 1999-2000 data to the 2001-2002 data.

All other similarly named questions are comparable between the two surveys.

A new set of questions on long term care has been added.

Data Access:

The HUQ data are publicly available at www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.

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

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 - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Excellent, 3728 3728
2 Very good, 2855 6583
3 Good, 2902 9485
4 Fair, or 1259 10744
5 Poor? 290 11034
7 Refused 3 11037
9 Don't know 2 11039
. Missing 0 11039

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 - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Better, 1901 1901
2 Worse, or 775 2676
3 About the same? 7788 10464
7 Refused 1 10465
9 Don't know 4 10469
. Missing 570 11039

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 - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 9568 9568
2 There is no place 1404 10972 HUQ050
3 There is more than one place 67 11039
7 Refused 0 11039 HUQ050
9 Don't know 0 11039 HUQ050
. Missing 0 11039

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 - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Clinic or health center 2698 2698
2 Doctor's office or HMO 6400 9098
3 Hospital emergency room 194 9292
4 Hospital outpatient department 251 9543
5 Some other place 90 9633
7 Refused 0 9633
9 Don't know 2 9635
. Missing 1404 11039

HUQ050 - #Times receive healthcare over past year

Variable Name:
HUQ050
SAS Label:
#Times receive healthcare over past year
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 - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 None 1641 1641
1 1 2346 3987 HUD070
2 2 to 3 3259 7246 HUD070
3 4 to 9 2589 9835 HUD070
4 10 to 12 578 10413 HUD070
5 13 or more 618 11031 HUD070
77 Refused 0 11031 HUD070
99 Don't know 8 11039 HUD070
. Missing 0 11039

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 - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 6 months or less, 62 62
2 More than 6 months, but not more than 1 year ago, 76 138
3 More than 1 year, but not more than 3 years ago, 1033 1171
4 More than 3 years, or 407 1578
5 Never? 58 1636
7 Refused 0 1636
9 Don't know 5 1641
. Missing 9398 11039

HUD070 - Overnight hospital patient in last year

Variable Name:
HUD070
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 - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1071 1071
2 No 9967 11038 HUQ081
7 Refused 0 11038 HUQ081
9 Don't know 1 11039 HUQ081
. Missing 0 11039

HUQ080 - #Times overnite hospital patient/last yr

Variable Name:
HUQ080
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 - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 366
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 12 Range of Values 1070 1070
77777 Refused 0 1070
99999 Don't know 1 1071
. Missing 9968 11039

HUQ081 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
HUQ081
English Instructions:
BOX 1A. CHECK ITEM HUQ081: IF SP AGE>=1, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO HUQ085
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS

HUQ082 - In long term care facility last 12 month

Variable Name:
HUQ082
SAS Label:
In long term care facility last 12 month
English Text:
During the past 12 months, {were you/was SP} a patient at a long term care or rehabilitation facility? Do not include residential facilities where health care was not provided.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 74 74
2 No 10394 10468 HUQ086
7 Refused 0 10468 HUQ086
9 Don't know 1 10469 HUQ086
. Missing 570 11039

HUQ084 - Total # of days in long term facility

Variable Name:
HUQ084
SAS Label:
Total # of days in long term facility
English Text:
How many total days did {you/SP}stay in a long term care or rehabilitation facility?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 365 Range of Values 74 74
777 Refused 0 74
999 Don't know 0 74
. Missing 10965 11039

HUQ086 - Non SP HH member in care fac overnight

Variable Name:
HUQ086
SAS Label:
Non SP HH member in care fac overnight
English Text:
During the past 12 months, has anyone in your household (not including yourself) been in an acute care hospital, long term care facility, or rehabilitation facility overnight? Do not include clinics or same day stays.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 423 423
2 No 10032 10455 HUQ085
7 Refused 0 10455 HUQ085
9 Don't know 14 10469 HUQ085
. Missing 570 11039

HUQ088a - Acute care facility

Variable Name:
HUQ088a
SAS Label:
Acute care facility
English Text:
What was the type of facility?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Acute care facility 332 332
7 Refused 0 332
9 Don't know 1 333
. Missing 10706 11039

HUQ088b - Long term care facility

Variable Name:
HUQ088b
SAS Label:
Long term care facility
English Text:
What was the type of facility?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 Long term care facility 35 35
. Missing 11004 11039

HUQ088c - Rehabilitation facility

Variable Name:
HUQ088c
SAS Label:
Rehabilitation facility
English Text:
What was the type of facility?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 Rehabilitation facility 63 63
. Missing 10976 11039

HUQ089 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
HUQ089
English Instructions:
BOX 2. CHECK ITEM HUQ.089: IF SP AGE >= 4, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS

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 - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 744 744
2 No 8796 9540
7 Refused 1 9541
9 Don't know 2 9543
. Missing 1496 11039