Readme File for H77G Data

Below are technical specifications and programming information for the H77G data file. Users are strongly encouraged to read the documentation file provided in this release for additional information on the content of this file.

H77GDAT: This file contains the H77G data in ASCII format. It contains 154,853 records with 74 variables. This file has a logical record length of 270 with an additional 2-byte carriage return/line feed at the end of each record. The content of this file is described in the file H77GDOC.PDF. 

H77GSSP: This file contains the H77G data in SAS Transport format. See the H77GSU.TXT file for information applicable to SAS users of the H77G data.

Note: For users' convenience, both of these data files (i.e., the ASCII data files and the SAS Transport data files) are provided in two compressed formats: 1) a compressed ZIP file and 2) a self-extracting executable file. See Notes on Viewing and Downloading Files for information on uncompressing these files.

H77GSU.TXT: This ASCII file contains information for SAS users of the H77G data. This includes information on the SAS Transport version of the H77G data, H77G.SSP, as well as SAS statements for converting the ASCII data file H77G.DAT into a SAS data set (in lieu of using the SAS Transport file) and for creating and using SAS formats. This file also includes helpful information for inexperienced SAS users, such as sample SAS program code.

H77GSPU.TXT: This ASCII file contains information for SPSS users of the H77G data, including statements for use in converting the ASCII data file into a SPSS data set.

H77GDOC.PDF: This PDF (Portable Document Format) file contains the document describing the contents of the H77G.DAT file.

H77GCB.PDF: This PDF file contains the codebook for the for the H77G data file. It indicates the record layout (i.e., the start and end position of each variable) of the file. The codebook also includes listings of the variables in both alphabetical and position order, as well as the following information for each variable: 8 character name, 40 character description, format (length), type (character or numeric), start and end position, and unweighted frequencies.

Suggested Citation: Readme File for H77G Data. October 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. /data_stats/download_data/pufs/h77g/h77grm.shtml