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Locator Record

Title: Health Insurance (HIQ_F )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2009 - 2010
First Published: September, 2011
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 2009 - 2010
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2009 - 2010 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 status during the past 12 months.

Eligible Sample

These questions were asked of all survey participants. A proxy answered for participants who were less than 16 years old. There are no exclusion criteria.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

The Health Insurance questionnaire was asked, in the home, by trained interviews using the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) system.
Persons reporting Medicare insurance coverage were asked to show their Medicare card.

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.

Data Processing and Editing

The data were reviewed and edited for completeness, consistency, and illogical values.

A small number of participants responded positively to HIQ031G. Due to disclosure concerns, their responses were merged into HIQ031I. HIQ031G will only be available as limited access data through the Research Data Center.

There were no other edits.

Analytic Notes

The Health Insurance (HIQ) questionnaire module was completely redesigned for 2005-2006. The HIQ questionnaire for 2009-2010 is comparable to the HIQ questionnaire for 2005-2008, but not comparable to the 1999-2004 versions. Please see the documentation for HIQ 2005-2006 in order to understand those differences and how to create variables which will be comparable to the 1999-2004 Health Insurance questions. p

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 NHANES Analytic Guidelines and the on-line NHANES Tutorial for further details on the use of sample weights and other analytic issues.

Special use data files, which include HIQ031G and HIQ500, will be available through the Research Data Center (RDC).

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 8500 8500
2 No 2022 10522 HIQ065
7 Refused 4 10526 HIQ065
9 Don't know 10 10536 HIQ065
. Missing 1 10537

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 4894 4894
77 Refused 0 4894
99 Don't know 24 4918
. Missing 5619 10537

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 1461 1461
. Missing 9076 10537

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 24 24
. Missing 10513 10537

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 1828 1828
. Missing 8709 10537

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 92 92
. Missing 10445 10537

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 321 321
. Missing 10216 10537

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 738 738
. Missing 9799 10537

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 230 230
. Missing 10307 10537

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 295 295
. Missing 10242 10537

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 0 0
. Missing 10537 10537

HIQ065 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
HIQ065
English Instructions:
If Age>=65 and HIQ031B not= 15 then go to HIQ260. If HIQ031B=15 then go to HIQ105. Otherwise - continue.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS

HIQ259 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
HIQ259
English Instructions:
If Age < 65 and HIQ011=1(Yes) and HIQ031AA not=40(No coverage) then go to HIQ270. If Age < 65 and (HIQ011=2/7/9 or HIQ031AA=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 129 129
2 No 124 253 HIQ269
7 Refused 0 253 HIQ269
9 Don't know 4 257 HIQ269
. Missing 10280 10537

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 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 950 950
2 No 113 1063
. Missing 9474 10537

HIQ269 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
HIQ269
English Instructions:
If (HIQ011=1 and HIQ031AA not= 40) or HIQ260=1 then continue. Otherwise go to END of section.
Target:
Both males and females 0 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?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF HIQ031B = 15 or HIQ260 = 1, DISPLAY: [If you are enrolled in Medicare Part D, also known as the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, you have some prescription drug coverage.]
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 7984 7984
2 No 458 8442
7 Refused 8 8450
9 Don't know 59 8509
. Missing 2028 10537

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 510 510
2 No 7996 8506
7 Refused 0 8506
9 Don't know 3 8509
. Missing 2028 10537