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Master Medical Services Files

Master Medical Services files contain individual level files and household level files.

Individual Medical Services Files

The CHNS Individual Medical Services Master File contains information regarding medical services for individuals including current health status, immunizations, and preventative care. As a longitudinal file, it contains multiple years of data for each individual.  An individual can have from 1 to 9 years of data as designated by the WAVE variable, which contains the survey years, 1989 to 2011.

This file consolidates individual medical services data from 19 survey files:

1989 1991 1993 1997 2000 2004 2006 2009 2011
C89HH17
C89HH18A
C89HH18B
C91HH17
C91HH18
C93HH18
C93HH19
C97HH18
C97HH19
C00HH22
C00HH24
C04ADULT
C04CHILD
C06ADULT
C06CHILD
C09ADULT
C09CHILD
C11ADULT
C11CHILD

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Household Medical Service Files

The CHNS Medical Services Master File contains information from the Health and Medical Services section of the Household Surveys. As a longitudinal file, it contains multiple years of data for each household.  A household can have from 1 to 9 years of data as designated by the WAVE variable, which contains the survey years, 1989 to 2011.

This file consolidates Medical Services data from seven survey files:

1989 1991 1993 1997 2000 2004 2006 2009 2011
C89HH16 C91HH16 C93HH17 C97HH17 C00HH22 C04HT13 C06HT13 C09HT13 C11HT13

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