| Readme File for H70 Data
Below are technical specifications and programming
information for the H70
data file. Users are strongly encouraged to read the documentation
file (H70DOC.PDF or H70DOC.HTM) provided in this release
for additional information on the content of this file.
H70.DAT: This file contains the H70 data in ASCII format. It
contains 39,165 records with 1626 variables. This file has a logical record
length of 4481 with an additional 2-byte carriage return/line feed at
the end of each record.
H70.SSP: This file contains the H70 data in SAS Transport
format. See the H70SU.TXT file for information applicable to SAS
the H70 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.
H70SU.TXT: This ASCII file contains information for
SAS users of the H70 data. This includes information on the SAS
version of the H70 data, as well as SAS statements for converting
the ASCII data file into a SAS data set (in lieu of using the SAS
file) and for creating and using SAS formats. This file also includes helpful
information for inexperienced SAS users, such as sample SAS program code.
H70SPU.TXT: This ASCII file contains information for SPSS users
H70 data, including statements for use in converting the ASCII data
(H70.DAT) into an SPSS data set.
H70CB.PDF: This PDF file contains the codebook for the H70 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.
The codebook is also available as an active page H70CB.ASP and an
page. The active page allows users to link directly to the frequencies portion of the codebook from the listing of variables section.
Readme File for H70 Data. December 2004. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville,