Codes and Frequencies
NOTHOSPICE indicates whether the person needed but did not get hospice care or care for the terminally ill during the past 12 months. NOTHOSPICE reports responses to the question, "During the past 12 months, was there a time when [person] needed any kind of the following services, but did not get them ... hospice care, or care for the terminally ill?" The question was intended to determine whether access to this specific type of health care was restricted at any time during the previous year, for any reason.
The Field Representative's Manual for 2001 contains the following definition of "hospice care":
Several other variables also address whether individuals needed but did not receive medical care.
NOTCARE indicates whether the person needed medical care or surgery but did not get it during the past 12 months. Other variables indicating specific types of medical care that the person needed but did not receive during the past 12 months include: NOTADULTDAY (for adult day care); NOTASSTLIVE (for assisted living); NOTDENTAL (for dental services); NOTGLASS (for eyeglasses); NOTHOMCARE (for home health care); NOTMEDS (for prescription medications); NOTMENTAL (for mental health services); and NOTNURSHOME (for nursing home care).
- 2001: Persons age 18+.
- 2001 : PERWEIGHT