| Readme File for H43F1 Data
Below are technical specifications and programming information for the H43F1
data file. Users are strongly encouraged to read the documentation file
provided in this release for additional information on the content of this
H43F1.DAT: This file contains the H43F1 data in ASCII format. It
contains 24072 records with 251 variables. This file has a logical record
length of 531 with an additional 2-byte carriage return/line feed at
the end of each record.
H43F1.SSP: This file contains the H43F1 data in SAS Transport
format. See the H43F1SU.TXT file for information applicable to SAS users of
the H43F1 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
H43F1SU.TXT: This ASCII file contains information for
SAS users of the H43F1 data. This includes information on the SAS Transport
version of the H43F1 data, as well as SAS statements for converting
the ASCII data file 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
H43F1CB.PDF: This PDF file contains the codebook for the H43F1 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 positions, and
unweighted and weighted frequencies.
Readme File for H43F1 Data. December 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville,