HC-038: 1999 Full Year Consolidated Data
Update #9: 11/22/13
STATA Programming Statements have been added.
The variable FOODCT99 on the HC-038 data file should not be used because it is based on an invalid question in the survey instrument. This question asks "About how much did the family pay each month for food stamps?" when in fact, as of 1979, the food stamp program no longer maintained a purchase requirement. All responses are considered invalid.
Update #7: 09/30/03
HC-038 document file has been updated to reflect the following
changes: edits to the document text describing Health Insurance
Eligibility Units (sections 2.5.1 and 3.4) and health status
variables (section 2.5.10), and several minor edits to other
sections of the document.
To construct a weight for use
in analysis using Health Insurance Eligibility Units (HIEUs):
- Identify the HIEU head by your analytic intent, i.e. if only
studying heath insurance unit with
female heads of households, choose the female adult as head of
- If the weight of the HIEU
head is non-zero, use the weight of the HIEU head for all members
of that HIEU; or
- If the weight of the HIEU head
is zero, delete the case.
The HC-038 document
has been updated to include the following information. There
was an error in editing the variables PLYLIM42, CANTPL42, and
SPCPRO42 and the data for these variables are incorrect on this
file and should not be used. If you want to use any of these
variables then you must re-edit PLYLIM42, CANTPL42, and SPCPRO42
according to the updated documentation instructions for these
variables in the paragraph Play Limitations (Children Age 4 and
under) in Section 126.96.36.199 Children's Health Status. That is:
a person aged 4 or under had no activity limitations (i.e.,
LIMACT42=2), then PLYLIM42, CANTPL42, and
SPCPRO42 should be recoded to -1 (Inapplicable).
also include those identified
as covered by State Children's Health
Insurance Program (SCHIP).
HC-038 data file, document and codebook files have been updated
to reflect a correction to the value of the HIEUD variable, as
well as renaming that variable to HIEUIDX. The change in value
for this variable did not change the configuration of any HIEUID,
only the ID number assigned to it.
The HC-038 data, codebook,
document and SAS User files were updated to reflect the following
- Three variables were renamed: SCLNDB31 renamed to SCLNBD31,
SCLNDB42 renamed to SCLNBD42, SCLNDB53 renamed to SCLNBD53.
There was no change to the values for these variables.
- Correction to label for variable HIEUD, to delete "ROUND 1";
the correct label is 'HIEU IDENTIFIER". There was no change
to the values for this variable.
- For the Access/Satisfaction
variables, ACCELI42--OTHRPR42, the value of -3 NO DATA IN ROUND
was recoded to the value of -1 INAPPLICABLE.
- In the document
file, H38DOC, the only change was to page D-1, to reflect
the correction to the DESCRIPTION of the variable HIEUID.
The PDF version of the HC-038
codebook has been replaced with the final version which reflects
several minor differences from the version dated July 24, 2002
(i.e., minor edits to formats, variable labels, and variable
positions for several variables).
This update does not affect
the ASP version of the codebook file, nor any of the HC-038