Codes and Frequencies
For persons in families who have at least four private insurance plans, HI4MENT
indicates whether the fourth plan paid for mental health, alcohol, and drug abuse expenses.
Data Collection Process
Details about the characteristics of insurance plans (such as HI4MENT) reflect plans for any family member in the household. In order to determine if the person (rather than someone else in the family) was covered by this plan, analysts should use the variable HI4PCOV (Health Insurance Plan 4: Person's Coverage Status), which indicates whether the person was covered by the plan.
Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus and search function for other related variables.
Information was collected on up to five plans per family.
Private insurance for 1989 was defined as coverage by a health insurance plan that pays for any part of a hospital bill, doctor's bill, surgeon's bill, or dentist's bill. Single service plans were not considered a form of health insurance, but plans which paid extra cash for hospitalizations were considered a form of health insurance.
- 1989: Persons covered by private health insurance that pays any part of a hospital, doctor or dental bill.
- 1989 : PERWEIGHT