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Received care at public health clinic, past 12 months

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For sample adults age 18 and over, CAREPUBHC reports if the person received care or services at a public health clinic in the past 12 months.

CAREPUBHC was first introduced as part of the 1988 and 1989 AIDS knowledge and attitudes supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


Apart from changes in the survey quarters sampled for this question, there are no comparability issues. Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. Data users are reminded to use the prescribed IHIS weights in their analyses.


  • 1988: Sample persons age 18+ in quarters 2 through 4.
  • 1989: Sample persons age 18+.


  • 1988-1989