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Locator Record

Title: Health Insurance (HIQ_D )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2005 - 2006
First Published: November, 2007
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Questionnaire information for each survey participant on the types of health insurance coverage they had, whether it included prescription drug coverage, and whether they were uninsured during the past 12 months.
Record Source: NHANES 2005 - 2006
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2005 - 2006 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 prescription drugs, and uninsured during the past 12 months.

Eligible Sample

Each survey participant responds for him- or herself, except when a proxy is required. There are no exclusion criteria.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

The Health Insurance questionnaire was done before the physical examination, in the home, using the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing-CAPI (interviewer administered) system.

Persons 16 years of age and older and emancipated minors were interviewed directly. A proxy provided information for survey participants who were under 16 years of age and for individuals who could not answer the questions themselves.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

The CAPI system is programmed with built-in consistency checks to reduce data entry errors. CAPI also uses online help screens to assist interviewers in defining key terms used in the questionnaire.

Analytic Notes

The Health Insurance questionnaire was completely redesigned for 2005-2006. In addition, it used to be administered at the family level where one reference person in the family responded for each individual SP (survey participant) in the family. Now each SP responds for themselves, except in situations where a proxy is needed (such as described above).

The questions are no longer entirely comparable to the questions provided in 2003-2004 and earlier. Analysts should follow the instructions below if they wish to create derived variables which are comparable.

HIQ011 is comparable to HID010 in 2003-2004.

HIQ031A must be combined with HIQ031C to be comparable to HID030A in 2003-2004. For example, a positive response to either HIQ031A or HIQ031C would be equivalent to a positive response to HID030A in 2003-2004.

HIQ031B is comparable to HID030B in 2003-2004.

HIQ031D must be combined with HIQ031E to be comparable to HID030C in 2003-2004. For example, a positive response to either HIQ031D or HIQ031E would be equivalent to a positive response to HID030C in 2003-2004.

HIQ031F must be combined with HIQ031G, HIQ031H, and HIQ031I to be comparable to HID030D. For example, a positive response to HIQ031F or HIQ031G or HIQ031H or HIQ031I would be equivalent to a positive response to HID030D in 2003-2004.

HIQ031J is comparable to HID030E in 2003-2004.

HIQ210: No modifications.

The variables HID040 and HIQ220 from 2003-2004 have been removed for 2005-2006.
Although the health insurance data were collected as part of the household questionnaire, if they are merged with the MEC exam data, exam sample weights should be used for the analyses.

Please refer to the Analytic Guidelines for further details on the use of sample weights and other analytic issues. The Analytic Guidelines are available on the NHANES website.

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

HIQ011 - Covered by health insurance

Variable Name:
HIQ011
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 8400 8400
2 No 1917 10317 HIQ065
7 Refused 5 10322 HIQ065
9 Don't know 26 10348 HIQ065
. Missing 0 10348

HIQ031A - Covered by private insurance

Variable Name:
HIQ031A
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
14 Covered by private insurance 5118 5118
77 Refused 1 5119
99 Don't know 25 5144
. Missing 5204 10348

HIQ031B - Covered by Medicare

Variable Name:
HIQ031B
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
15 Covered by Medicare 1193 1193
. Missing 9155 10348

HIQ031C - Covered by Medi-Gap

Variable Name:
HIQ031C
SAS Label:
Covered by Medi-Gap
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by Medi-Gap?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
16 Covered by Medi-Gap 29 29
. Missing 10319 10348

HIQ031D - Covered by Medicaid

Variable Name:
HIQ031D
SAS Label:
Covered by Medicaid
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by Medicaid?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
17 Covered by Medicaid 1649 1649
. Missing 8699 10348

HIQ031E - Covered by SCHIP

Variable Name:
HIQ031E
SAS Label:
Covered by SCHIP
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program)?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
18 Covered by SCHIP 110 110
. Missing 10238 10348

HIQ031F - Covered by military health care

Variable Name:
HIQ031F
SAS Label:
Covered by military health care
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by military health plan (Tricare/VA/Champ-VA)?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
19 Covered by military health care 229 229
. Missing 10119 10348

HIQ031G - Covered by Indian Health Service

Variable Name:
HIQ031G
SAS Label:
Covered by Indian Health Service
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by Indian Health Service?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
20 Covered by Indian Health Service 15 15
. Missing 10333 10348

HIQ031H - Covered by state-sponsored health plan

Variable Name:
HIQ031H
SAS Label:
Covered by state-sponsored health plan
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by state-sponsored health plan?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
21 Covered by state-sponsored health plan 621 621
. Missing 9727 10348

HIQ031I - Covered by other government insurance

Variable Name:
HIQ031I
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
22 Covered by other government insurance 343 343
. Missing 10005 10348

HIQ031J - Covered by single service plan

Variable Name:
HIQ031J
SAS Label:
Covered by single service plan
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} covered by any single service plan?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
23 Covered by single service plan 261 261
. Missing 10087 10348

HIQ031AA - No coverage of any type

Variable Name:
HIQ031AA
SAS Label:
No coverage of any type
English Text:
No coverage of any type.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
40 No coverage of any type 5 5
. Missing 10343 10348

HIQ065 - Check item

Variable Name:
HIQ065
SAS Label:
Check item
English Text:
Check item
English Instructions:
If Age>=65 and HIQ031 not= 15 then go to HIQ260. If Age>=65 and HIQ031=15 then go to HIQ105. Otherwise - continue.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS

HIQ259 - Check item

Variable Name:
HIQ259
SAS Label:
Check item
English Text:
Check item
English Instructions:
If Age<65 and HIQ011=1(Yes) and HIQ031 not=40(No coverage) then go to HIQ270. If Age<65 and (HIQ011=2/7/9 or HIQ031=40) then go to END of section.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 64 YEARS

HIQ260 - Have Medicare?

Variable Name:
HIQ260
SAS Label:
Have Medicare?
English Text:
{Do you/Does SP} have Medicare?
English Instructions:
This is a health insurance program that virtually all persons 65 and older are eligible for.
Target:
Both males and females 65 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 120 120
2 No 61 181 HIQ269
7 Refused 4 185 HIQ269
9 Don't know 4 189 HIQ269
. Missing 10159 10348

HIQ105 - Insurance card available or not

Variable Name:
HIQ105
SAS Label:
Insurance card available or not
English Text:
Insurance card available or not.
Target:
Both males and females 65 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 806 806
2 No 80 886
. Missing 9462 10348

HIQ269 - Check item

Variable Name:
HIQ269
SAS Label:
Check item
English Text:
Check item.
English Instructions:
If (HIQ011=1 and HIQ031 not= 40) or HIQ260=1 then continue. Otherwise - go to END of section.
Target:
Both males and females 65 YEARS - 150 YEARS

HIQ270 - Do plans cover prescriptions?

Variable Name:
HIQ270
SAS Label:
Do plans cover prescriptions?
English Text:
{Does this plan/Do any of these plans} cover any part of the cost of prescriptions?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 7781 7781
2 No 504 8285
7 Refused 0 8285
9 Don't know 123 8408
. Missing 1940 10348

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 718 718
2 No 7675 8393
7 Refused 0 8393
9 Don't know 12 8405
. Missing 1943 10348