For children ages 0 to 17 who went to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, excluding emergency room visits (VISITYRNO), PROBGTCR reports how much of a problem, if any, it was to get the care, tests, or treatment the respondent or doctor believed necessary in the last 12 months. Beginning in 2002, children ages 0 to 17 are only in universe if the respondent or doctor believed the child needed any care, tests, or treatments in the last 12 months (ADNDCR).
IPUMS MEPS reports the universe for each variable based on a thorough review of the original MEPS documentation. Investigating the data may reveal cases that do not meet the stated universe. Users are encouraged to validate universes for their analyses.
PROBGTCR is part of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), which is collected on the Child Preventive Health Supplement. See VISITYRNO for more information on the General Health Subscale and LESSHLTHY for more information on the Child Preventive Health Supplement.
Codes and Frequencies
The universe changed beginning in 2002 compared to earlier years. See the universe tab for more details.
Additionally, the change in mode of administration for children ages 0 to 17 from a self-administered questionnaire in 2000 to an interviewer administered questionnaire in 2001 forward may produce slightly different estimates in 2000 compared to later years.