Codes and Frequencies
NOTMENTAL indicates whether, at any time during the past twelve months, the person needed mental health care but could not get it.
Mental health care was self-defined by the respondent. The Field Representative's Manual instructed interviewers to accept any reason respondents gave (e.g., "missed bus" or "too busy") as a valid response for being unable to get service.
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 twelve months include: NOTADULTDAY (for adult day care); NOTASSTLIVE (for assisted living); NOTDENTAL (for dental services); NOTGLASS (for eyeglasses); NOTHOMCARE (for home health care); NOTHOSPICE (for hospice care); NOTMEDS (for prescription medications); and NOTNURSHOME (for nursing home care).
- 1993: All persons in quarters 3 and 4.
- 1994-1996: All persons.