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Number of private surgical plans

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For person with private surgical insurance, PHISNO is a recoded variable that reports the number of private health plans that pay for surgeon's bills.

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.


PHISNO has no comparability issues.


  • 1976: Persons covered by private surgical insurance.


  • 1976