Codes and Frequencies
For persons in families who have at least five private insurance plans, HI5OBOTH
indicates whether the fifth plan mentioned was obtained through a group other than an employer or union.
Data Collection Process
Details about the characteristics of insurance plans (such as HI5OBOTH) 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 HI5PCOV (Health Insurance Plan 5: 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.
Users may also want to see the variable descriptions for HI1OBOTH, HI2OBOTH, HI3OBOTH, and HI4OBOTH Likewise, the variables HI1PCOV, HI2PCOV, HI3PCOV, and HI4PCOV indicate coverage status for each plan.
Definition of Private Coverage
In 1980, private health insurance was defined as any insurance which pays all or part of the hospital, doctor's, or surgeon's bill. Users are strongly encouraged to review the user notes Insurance Data Collection and Private Insurance Definitions.
- 1980: Persons covered by private health insurance or with unknown coverage and who are not insured through employer/union (or for whom it was unknown if they were insured through employer/union).
- 1980 : PERWEIGHT