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Number of private hospital plans

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For all persons, PHIHNO is a recoded variable that reports the number of private health plans the person had. Private insurance plans were defined as health plans that pay for all or part of hospital, doctor or surgeon's bills, except for plans that pay only accidents.

For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.

The definition, order, and wording of private health insurance changed over time to reflect changes in the availability of different types of coverage and issues of interest. Users are strongly encouraged to review the user notes Insurance Data Collection and Private Insurance Definitions.


PHIHNO has no comparability issues.


  • 1976: Persons coverd by private hospital insurance.


  • 1976