|Measures of Health|
|General health status (poor to excellent)||X||X||X|
|Chronic medical conditions||X||X|
|Measures of Health Insurance Coverage|
|Current health insurance coverage||X||X||X|
|Potential liability for out-of-pocket costs||a||a,b|
|Current health insurance premiums||X|
|Measures of Medical Expenditures|
|Prior year insurance premiums||Xc||X|
|Prior year out-of-pocket expenditures||X||X||X|
|Insurance premiums during the next year||Xc||X||X|
|Out-of-pocket expenditures during the next year||X||X||X|
|Measures of Resources|
|Commuting and child care expenses||X|
|Measures of Family Relationships|
|Relationship to the householder||X||X||g|
|All parent-child relationships||X||X|
|All marital relationships||X||X|
aData include participation in health maintenance organizations.
bData include whether coverage for a preexisting condition is limited.
cCollected for private health insurance but not for Medicare.
dSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamp Program) benefits are the only in-kind benefits collected.
eTaxes paid are collected in a topical module once per panel, but nonresponse is very high and missing data are not imputed.
fAssets are collected only once per panel, so they will be present for only half of an annual sample. Asset data are not included in the public use file.
gPerson-level data are collected on just the sample member (over 50) and spouse.
SOURCE: Developed by the panel from published questionnaires and codebooks.