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USUALPL
Has usual place for medical care

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Description

USUALPL indicates whether individuals have a place (or more than one place) that they usually go when they are sick or need advice about their health.

Text from the Field Representative's Manual for 1997 (which was not routinely read to respondents) clarified this inquiry by noting, "This is not necessarily the doctor most recently contacted. (For example, the most recent contact may have been with a specialist never seen before.) Additionally, it need not be a doctor or clinic the Sample Adult has ever contacted. In this case, the question refers to the doctor or place the Sample Adult would contact if he/she is sick or needs advice about his/her own health."

Comparability

Apart from the change in universe, this variable is comparable over time.

Universe

  • 1975: All persons.
  • 1985; 1987: Sample persons age 18+.
  • 1988: Sample persons under age 18.
  • 1990-1991: Sample persons age 18+.
  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CAEP supplement)
  • 1993: All persons in quarters 3 and 4.
  • 1994-1996: All persons.
  • 1997-2017: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under age 18.

Availability

  • 1975, 1985, 1987-1988, 1990-2017

Weights