General Info - US Census Bureau.xls by censhunay


									                                                  CPS-ASEC                                              ACS                                               SIPP
                                                                                                                                       The SIPP was designed to collect information
                                     The Annual Social and Economic Supplement                                                         on income (source/amount), labor force
                                                                                     The ACS is an annual household survey
                                     (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey                                                           information, program participation and
                                                                                     designed to replace the Census 2000 sample
                                     (CPS) is designed primarily to provide                                                            eligibility, and general demographics. Health
                                                                                     data (i.e., the "long form") of the Decennial
      Survey Description             monthly labor force data. However, in
                                                                                     Census. The ACS collects detailed
                                                                                                                                       insurance is collected within the core. It
                                     addition, it provides supplemental data on                                                        provides detailed health insurance data.
                                                                                     demographic, socioeconomic and economic
                                     health insurance, work experience, income,                                                        Continuous series of national panels, range
                                     noncash benefits, and migration.                                                                  from 2 ½ years to 4 years. Prior to the 1996
                                                                                                                                       Panel, annual panels began each Feb.
                                                                                     Mailout, telephone nonresponse follow-up,
          Survey Mode                Personal and telephone interviews
                                                                                     and personal visit nonresponse follow-up
                                                                                                                                       Personal and telephone interviews

  Years of Available Health
                                     1987-present                                    2008-present                                      1984-present
      Insurance Data
   Data collection period            February - April each year                      Continuous                                        Continuous

                                                                                     • 1-year estimates for areas with population
                                                                                     65,000 or more
                                                                                     • 3-year estimates for areas with populations
                                                                                     of 20,000 or more (health insurance coverage
  Represented geographies            Nation, states, regions, and divisions.**
                                                                                     estimates available in 2011)
                                                                                                                                       National and regional estimates.**
                                                                                     • 5-year estimates for all statistical, legal and
                                                                                     administrative entities (health insurance
                                                                                     coverage estimates available in 2013)

                                                                                     The universe is the total population, with
                                     The universe is the civilian noninstitutional   separate housing unit (HU) and group
                                     population of the United States living in       quarters (GQ) samples. Group quarters             The universe is the civilian noninstitutional
                                     housing units and members of the Armed          include nursing homes, correctional facilities,   population of the United States living in
     Universe Description            Forces not living on a military base. It also   military barracks, and college/university         housing units and members of the Armed
                                     includes members of the Armed Forces living     housing among others. The health insurance        Forces not living on a military base.
                                     in civilian housing units on a military base.   questions are only asked for the civilian, non-
                                                                                     institutional population.
                                                                                                                                       Ranging from approximately 14,000 to 36,700
                                                                                     250,000 addresses per month, or about 3           interviewed households per panel (each
          Sample size                100,000 addresses
                                                                                     million addresses annually                        panel spans a period of 2 1/2 years to 4

Reference period for Health                                                                                                            Monthly coverage for each of the 4 months
                            Any coverage during the last calendar year               Coverage at the point in time of the interview
   Insurance Coverage                                                                                                                  prior to the interview

                                                                                     Private Coverage: Employer/Union-based,
                                     Private Coverage: Employer/Union, direct                                                          Private Coverage: Employer/Union, direct
                                                                                     direct purchase, TRICARE and other military
                                     purchase                                                                                          purchase, military related (including
                                                                                     health care
                                                                                                                                       TRICARE and VA)
     Coverage Definitions            Public Coverage: Medicare, Medicaid, other
                                                                                     Public Coverage: Medicare, Means-tested
                                     state programs, military related (including                                                       Public Coverage: Medicare, Medicaid, other
                                                                                     public coverage (e.g., Medicaid), VA Health
                                     TRICARE and VA)                                                                                   state programs

 Question on Health Status           Yes                                             No                                                Asked on a recurring basis

                                                                                                                                       Information on whether employer paid all,
                                     Information on whether employer paid all,
                                                                                                                                       part, or none of the premium is included in the
                                     part, or none of the health insurance premium
  Premiums and Employer                                                            The ACS does not include a question on              Health Insurance portion of the survey.
                                     is collected. Premiums paid out-of-pocket for
        Cost-Share                                                                 premiums and employer cost-share                    Actual costs of premiums are gathered in
                                     respondents' health insurance, and others in
                                                                                                                                       recurring modules on Medical Expenditures
                                     the household, are recorded.
                                                                                                                                       and Utilization.
** Geographical definitions can be found at

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