|Measures of Health|
|General health status (poor to excellent)||X||X||X||X|
|Chronic medical conditions||X||X|
|Measures of Health Insurance Coverage|
|Current health insurance coverage||Xb||X||X||X|
|Potential liability for out-of-pocket costs|
|Current health insurance premiums|
|Measures of Medical Expenditures|
|Prior year insurance premiums||X||Xc||Xd|
|Prior year out-of-pocket expenditures||X||X||e||Xd|
|Measures of Resources|
|Child support paid||X|
|Child care expenses||X||X|
|Measures of Family Relationships|
|Relationship to the householder||X||X||X||X||l|
|All parent-child relationships||X||X||X|
|All marital relationships||X||X||X|
aBlindness, deafness, and limitations in four activities of daily living are the only items collected.
bCoverage by type is ever in the prior calendar year rather than at the time of the survey.
cCollected for private health insurance but not for Medicare.
dExpenditures during the past quarter are collected in each quarterly interview.
eIncludes questions on the financial burden posed by medical care.
fFood stamp (SNAP) benefits are reported, as is the receipt of other in-kind benefits, but the value of these other benefits is simulated.
gFood stamp (SNAP) benefits are the only in-kind benefits collected.
hAmounts are simulated rather than reported.
iIncome taxes withheld from earnings are collected.
jAssets 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.
kFinancial assets are collected, but retirement accounts are not separated from other accounts.
lData are collected for the consumer unit rather than the family or household. It is not possible to reconstruct data for health insurance units when they differ from consumer units.
SOURCE: Developed by the panel from published questionnaires and codebooks.