| Readme File for H43F2 Data
Below are technical specifications and programming information for the H43F2
data file. Users are strongly encouraged to read the documentation file
provided in this release for additional information on the content of this
H43F2.DAT: This file contains the H43F2 data in ASCII format. It
contains 10472 records with 5 variables. This file has a logical record
length of 30 with an additional 2-byte carriage return/line feed at
the end of each record.
H43F2.SSP: This file contains the H43F2 data in SAS Transport
format. See the H43F2SU.TXT file for information applicable to SAS users of
the H43F2 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
H43F2SU.TXT: This ASCII file contains information for
SAS users of the H43F2 data. This includes information on the SAS Transport
version of the H43F2 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
H43F2CB.PDF: This PDF file contains the codebook for the H43F2 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 H43F2 Data. December 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville,