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MEPS Topics: Disability
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Description: The term disability is a subjective assessment of inability to carry out work, family, or other social roles that individuals are generally expected to be able to do because of limitations in physical or mental functioning caused by impairments, or physical or mental health conditions. Questions were added for Round 3 beginning in 2000 (Panel 4 Round 3) to determine how many of the reported disability days occurred in the previous year so that year-by-year analysis would be accurate.
Data tables: No disability tables are available on the Household Component Summary Tables platform at this time.
Analytic tools: No disability-related variables are available with the MEPSnet query tools at this time.
Publications: Publications are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
Cross-Federal Survey Measures of Disability: Making Meaning Out of Chaos 
Working Paper #19003 
Health and Insurance Status, Health Care Use, and Expenditures for Male Veterans, 2008: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 
Statistical Brief #370 
Patient-Provider Communication by Race/Ethnicity and Disability Status: United States, 2007 
Statistical Brief #312 
Utilization and Expenditures for Children with Special Health Care Needs 
Research Findings #24 
Characteristics and Medical Expenses of Adults 18 to 64-Years Old with Functional Limitations, Combined Years 1997-2002 
Working Paper #6002 
Access to Needed Medical Care among Children under 18 Years of Age with Special Health Care Needs, 2002 
Statistical Brief #75 
Characteristics of Persons with High Medical Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002 
Statistical Brief #73 
Disparities and Gender Gaps in Women's Health, 1996 
Chartbook #8 
HMO Enrollment in the United States: Estimates Based on Household Reports, 1996 
Research Findings #15 
Health Status and Limitations: A Comparison of Hispanics, Blacks, and Whites, 1996 
Research Findings #10 
Nursing Home Trends, 1987 and 1996 
Chartbook #3 
Special Care Units in Nursing Homes - Selected Characteristics, 1996 
Research Findings #6 
Characteristics of Nursing Home Residents - 1996 
Research Findings #5 
Nursing Home Update-1996 
Highlights #2 
   Page last revised:  April 3, 2019
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