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Scientific Data Documentation
Next-Of-Kin Component, 1985-1986
DSN: CC37.NNHS8586.NOK.UPDT


ABSTRACT

Note

 The original version of the Public Use Data Tape Documentation of
 the Next-of-Kin Component of the 1985 National Nursing Home
 Survey was released in 1990.  When a problem was discovered, the
 data tape and its accompanying documentation were immediately
 recalled.  Changes have been made to the data tape and the
 documentation revised.  Thus, data will differ between the
 original 1990 NOK release and the current release.
 Anyone having purchased the original NOK data tape items should
 contact NCHS in order to receive the 1991 version of the Public
 Use Data Tape Documentation of the Next-of-Kin Component of the
 1985 National Nursing Home Survey.

Use of NOK Data

 With the goal of mutual benefit, NCHS reguests the cooperation of
 recipients of data tapes in certain actions related to their use:

 A.    Any published material derived from the data should
       acknowledge the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
       as the original source.  It should also include a disclaimer
       which credits any analyses, interpretations, or conclusions
       reached to the author (recipient of the tape) and not to
       NCHS, which is responsible only for the initial data.

 B.    Consumers who wish to publish a technical description of the
       data will make a reasonable effort to insure that the
       description is not inconsistent with that published by NCHS.
       This does not mean, however, that NCHS will review such
       descriptions.

 C.    Authors should notify NCHS of published articles which
       utilize the NOK data tapes and provide a reprint to:

             Ilene Gottfried
             Division of Analysis, Room 1080
             National Center for Health Statistics
             6525 Belcrest Road
             Hyattsville, Maryland 20782

Data Purchase and Use Agreement

 The Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m(d) provides that
 the data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics
 (NCHS) may be used only for the purpose for which they were
 obtained; any effort to determine the identity of any reported
 cases, or to use the information for any purpose other than for
 health statistical reporting and analysis, would be against the
 law.  NCHS does all it can to assure that the identity of data
 subjects cannot be disclosed through public-use data sets; all
 direct identifiers, as well as any characteristics that might
 lead to identification, are omitted from the data set.
 Nevertheless, it may be possible in rare instances, through
 complex analysis and with outside information on sample cases, to
 ascertain from the data set the identity of particular persons or
 establishments.  Considerable harm could ensue if this were done.
 Therefore, the undersigned gives the following assurances with
 respect to all NCHS public-use data sets:

 - No one will use the data in these sets in any way except for
 statistical reporting and analysis;

 -  No one will release the data sets or any part of them to any
 person who is not a member of this organization, except with the
 approval of NCHS;

 - No person having access to the data sets will attempt to use
 them to learn the identity of any person or establishment
 included in any set; and

 -If the identity of any person or establishent should be
 discovered inadvertently, then (a) no use will be made of this
 knowledge, (b) the Director of NCHS will be advised of the
 incident, (c) the information that would identify an individual
 or establishment will be safeguarded or destroyed, as reguested
 by NCHS, and (d) no one else will be informed of the discovered
 identity.

General Information

 This material Provides documentation for users of the Micro-Data
 Tape of the NextofKin (NOK) Component of the 1985 National
 Nursing Home Survey conducted by the National Center for Health
 Statistics.  Section IV "Description of the NOK" includes
 information on the history of the 1985 National Nursing Home
 Survey, the sample, and data collection procedures.  References
 are Provided in Section V.  The NOK Questionnaire is Presented in
 Section VI.  Section VII provides technical details concerning
 the tape (number of tracks, record length, etc.).  Section VIII
 provides a detailed description of the contents of each data
 record, by location.
METHODOLOGY

Introduction

 The 1985 National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS) is a nationwide
 sample survey of nursing and related care homes, their residents,
 their discharged patients and their staff conducted by the
 National Center for Health Statistics from August 1985 to January
 1986.

 Descriptive material on data collection, field procedures, and
 questionnaire development for the entire NNHS including a
 detailed description of the sample design, estimation procedures
 and qualifications of the data has been published elsewhere (1).
 Statistics on nursing homes, their current residents, discharges
 and registered nurses and a variety of other topics have also
 been published (1-8).
 This document focuses on the Next-of-Kin (NOK) component of the
 1985 NNHS.  The NOK supplements the information collected during
 the facility contact on the current and discharged resident
 samples.  It was designed to collect information not readily
 available from patient records or other sources in the nursing
 home on the factors affecting Patterns of nursing home and health
 care facility utilization.  Information was obtained on the
 resident's status prior to the sample admission, past use of
 nursing homes, hospital admissions and discharges, activities of
 daily living at admission, reasons for entering the nursing home,
 method of payment, current vital status, and living
 arrangements.  The NOK component was conducted by the National
 Center for Health Statistics in collaboration with the National
 Institute on Aging.

Sample Design

 The scope of the 1985 NNHS included all types of nursing homes.
 The sample of 1,220 homes was selected from a sampling frame of
 20,479 nursing and related-care homes.  The frame consisted of
 all homes in the 1982 National Master Facility Inventory (NMFI),
 homes identified in the 1982 Complement Survey of the NMFI as
 missing from the 1982 NMFI, facilities that opened for business
 between 1982 and June 1984, and hospital-based nursing homes
 obtained from the Health Care Financing Administration.
 The second-stage sampling of current and discharged residents was
 carried out by the interviewers at the time of their visits to
 the facilities.  The samples were selected in accordance with
 Ispecific instructions to assure a probability sample.  The
 sampling frame for current residents consisted of all residents
 on the register of the facility on the evening prior to the day
 of the survey.  Current residents who were physically absent from
 the facility due to overnight leave or a hospital visit but who
 had a bed maintained for them at the facility were included in
 the sampling frame.  A sample of five or fewer current residents
 per facility was selected.  The response rate for current
 residents was 97 percent.

 The sampling frame for discharges was the total number of persons
 discharged alive or dead during the 12 months prior to the survey
 date.  Persons who were discharged more than once during the 12
 month prior to the survey and then readmitted to the sample
 nursing home were also eligible to be included in the discharged
 resident sampling frame.  A sample of six of fewer discharges was 95
 percent.

 All residents with a completed Current Resident Questionaire
 (CQR) or a Discharged Resident Questionaire (DRQ) were eligible
 for the NOK.  The current resident file contained 5,243 cases and
 the discharged resident file contained 6,023 sample discharge cases
 (see Public Use Data Tape Documentation, National Nursing Home
 Survey, 1985).  Since the DRQ sample is an event sample, an
 individual resident could have more than one stay in the
 discharged resident sample and/or could have stays in both the
 current resident and discharged resident samples.  The NOK,
 however, was designed to follow residents and not events.  Thus,
 only the first stay for any resident was eligible for the NOK.
 Eightyone residents had more than one Sampled stay.  Forty-three
 of these involved discharged residents who later became current
 residents.  Two of the 43 had two Sample discharged prior to the
 stay selected for the current resident Sample.  Thirty-eight of
 the 81 residents had more than one case on the discharge resident
 file and no cases on the current resident file.  One of these 38
 had three additional stays.  Deleting the 85 additiona1 stays for
 these 8l residents left 11,181 people eligible for the NOK
 interview.

Data Collection Procedures

 Six separate questionnaires were used in the 1985 NNHS to collect
 a variety of information about long-term care facilities and
 their residents.  Although the NOK questionnaire was one of these
 six instruments, it was administered by using a Computer-Assisted
 Telephone Interview (CATI), and is not a part of the facility
 contact.  The other five components in the study, which were
 conducted in the facility, included:

     (I)   The Facility Questionnaire a Personal interview with
           the facility administrator to obtain basic information
           about the physicaj structure of the facility, its
           Certification status, its Size, the number of residents
           Served, services Provided, 0Wnership, and Staffing;
     (2)   The Expense Questionnaire - a self-administered
           questionnaire distributed to the administrator,
           accountant or bookkeeper to obtain data on the
           facility's operating expenses, i.e.  payroll, food,
           rent, etc;
     (3)   The Nursing Staff Questionnaire - a self administered
           questionnaire which gathered information on the work
           experience, hours, activities, education, training,
           salary, and opinions about recruitment and retention
           issues of RNs working in nursing homes;
     (4)   The Current Resident Questionnaire (CRQ) - an
           interviewer completed questionnaire administered to a
           designated facility staff person who consulted the
           resident's medical record to obtain demographic data and
           information on health status, activities of daily
           living, hospital and nursing home admissions history,
           and sources of payment for subjects in the facility the
           night prior to the facility visit; and
     (5)   The Discharge Resident Questionnaire (DRQ) - conducted
           in the same manner as the CRQ, but for those residents
           who had been discharged dead or alive from the facility
           during the 365-day period preceding the day of the
           facility visit.

 Unlike the other components of the 1985 NNHS, the Next-of-Kin
 component was conducted using a Computer-Assisted Telephone
 Interview (CATI) system.  Preparations for the NOK component
 began in the summer of 1985 with the programming of the computer
 software.  The training of the supervisors and interviewers was
 held the first week of October 1985.  Interviewing was conducted
 from October 1985 through October 1986.  Eighteen cases from the
 NNHS pretest which are included in the NOK file were conducted in
 1984.

 Information on potential respondents for this component was
 collected as part of the CRQ and DRQ interviews.  Attempts were
 made to identify respondents who could provide information about
 the resident's condition prior to being admitted to the nursing
 home.  Respondents to the DRQ/CRQ were asked to provide
 information on the names and addresses of the resident's next-of-
 kin, of facilities where the resident had been discharged if
 applicable, and of relatives and friends of the resident.  As the
 DRQs and CRQs were returned from the field, all information on up
 to five potential respondents was examined, extracted, and keyed
 and later transferred to the CATI data file.  For each CATI case,
 a respondent roster displayed the name, address, telephone
 number, and relationship to the subject of each person listed.
 Each CRQ and DRQ was reviewed to identify the first respondent,
 usually the next-of-kin, to be contacted.  However, if the
 subject had been discharged alive into the community the subject
 was always contacted first.  Other potential respondents were
 then displayed in priority order.  If no other respondents were
 available, an institutional representative from another health
 facility to which the resident had been discharged was designated
 as the respondent.  For some cases, the nursing home where the
 subject was residing at the time of facility contact was
 identified as the respondent.  When a facility respondent was
 contacted information was collected only on the subject's
 activities after the date of the facility contact.  The questions
 asked of facility respondents are so noted on both the next-of-
 kin questionnaire and next-of-kin codebook.  CRQs and DRQs for
 which sufficient information was not available for telephone
 interviewing were assigned a code that identified them as
 nonactive CATI cases.  The reason the case was nonactive was also
 specified.

 Each potential respondent was assigned a code to indicate the
 type of respondent to be contacted.  This code was used by the
 CATI to fill in proper Pronouns and verbs and also determined
 which set of questions would be asked.  Respondents were
 identified as subjects, proxies or facilities.  The nature of the
 information collected in the NOK also depends on the status of
 the resident at the time of the facility contact.  Thus,
 residents were divided into four groups - those who were
 current residents at the time of field data collection; those who
 had been discharged and were known to be deceased; those who had
 been discharged and who were not known to be deceased; and those
 who had more than one record on the CRQ/DRQ files (overlap
 cases).

 Reference data from the CRQs/DRQs were also programmed into the
 CATS system.  The data included the subject's ID, the name of the
 sample facility, the subject's name, sex, and date of birth, the
 date of the field interview, Sample DRQ/CRQ admission and
 discharge dates, final status of Subject at the CRQ/DRQ field
 interview, and the ID's of other records in the CRQ and DRQ file
 for that subject (overlap ID's).

 The person designated as primary respondent was mailed an
 introductory letter, signed by the Director, NCHS, approximately
 one week before being contacted by the telephone interviewer.
 Primary respondents for whom no mailing address was available
 were read an introduction at the beginning of the interview which
 described the contents of the letter.

 The primary respondent for each case was always called first.  If
 attempts to reach that person failed, interviewers then attempted
 to call the other potential respondents.  When a person was
 contacted, that person was asked if he/she was able to answer
 questions about the subject If not, the person was asked for
 the name, address, and telephone number of someone who could
 respond This "new" respondent became part of the respondent
 roster, and the interviewer attempted to contact that person.
 NOff interviews were completed for 9,077 subject5 At the time of
 contact, 3,026 subjects were found to be deceased.

 While editing the NOK data file, discrepancies were discovered
 concerning the sex Variable.  The discrepancies have been
 investigated and the correct data appears on the NOK tape.  As a
 result, four subjects have a different sex code on the NOK tape
 than they had on the CRQ/DRQ tape.  For subjects with NOK data,
 please use sex information from NOK rather than from the CRQ/DRQ
 data files.

Estimation Procedures

 The information contained on the micro-data tape pertains to a
 subset of the original current resident and discharged resident
 samples.  Data from the NOK for the two resident samples are
 combined on this micro-data tape.  However, the current resident
 and discharged resident samples were designed to be analyzed
 separately.  While it is possible to combine the samples in
 certain instances, the procedures for doing so are not discussed
 here.  Weighting procedures for the NOK will take into account
 the objectives of the analysis, design of the current resident
 and discharged resident samples, nonresponse to the NOK and the
 structure of the NOK file.  In addition, some analyses may
 require more complicated weighting strategies than are discussed
 here.  A statistician should be consulted in those instances.

 It is essential that the user understand how the NOK file was
 constructed.  Recall that in order to be included on the NOK file
 sufficient information on the name and telephone number of a
 suitable respondent (a "next-of-kin") had to have been collected
 on the CRQ/DRQ and the NOK interview had to have been
 Successfully completed.  In addition, since the original
 discharged resident sample was an event sample, it is possible
 for an individual to appear in the sample more than once.  It is
 also possible for an individual included in the CRQ sample to
 also be included in the DRQ sample.  The NOK file contains only
 one record for these cases and the referent stay is the first
 Sampled Stay.  For example, if an individual has two sampled
 stays on the discharged resident sample with discharge dates of
 4-10-84 and 10-22-84 and was also selected into the current
 resident Sample, the NOK record for this individual refers to the
 earliest discharge (4-10-84) as the sample stay but then collects
 information on the other stays in the section of the
 questionnaire that collects information on nursing home
 utilization subsequent to the sample stay (Question 24).

 The NOK collects information on the characteristics of the
 resident at the time of his/her admission to the sampled stay as
 well as information on nursing home utilization prior and
 subsequent to that stay.  The weighting procedures used to
 analyze this data will depend on the objectives of the analysis.
 For example, information on utilization history can be used to
 supplement the information available on the resident
 questionnaires.  In this case, the data on the NOX tape would be
 matched to the CRQ/DRQ tapes and non-response to the NOK would be
 treated as missing data.  The weights provided on the CRQ and DRQ
 data tapes are also included on the NOK tape in columns 388-395
 and 412-419, respectively.  These weights may be used for making
 estimates of the subset of CRQ/DRQ cases responding to the NOK
 questionnaire.  These weights do not include adjustments for
 nonresponse to the NOK.

 Alternatively, the data available on the NOK may be central to
 the analysis and the investigator might want to use weights that
 take nonresponse to the NOK into account.  Nonresponse to the NOK
 questionnaire can result from failure to obtain sufficient
 information on the CRQ/DRQ to contact a "next-of-kin" or failure
 to obtain an interview given that name and phone number of a
 respondent was obtained.  Two weights for each sample case
 (current resident or discharged resident) are provided for this
 purpose.  One of these estimators weights the NOK data to the
 number of CRQ or DRQ cases with an identified "next-of-kin"
 respondent.  This estimator is the product of the baseweight for
 sample current or discharged residents, adjustments for the
 presence of "next-of-kin", and adjustments for nonresponse to the
 NOK questionnaire given a respondent was identified.  The second
 estimator weights the NOK data to the total number of DRQ (or
 CRQ) cases. This estimator assumes that persons without a "next-
 of-kin" have essentially the same characteristics as those for
 whom "next-of-kin" were listed.  This estimator is the product of
 the CRQ/DRQ baseweight and adjustments for nonresponse to the NOK
 questionnaire.

 The use of the weights provided are complicated by the design
 features of the CRQ, DRQ and NOK.  Recall that the DRQ is an
 event sample.  That is, events, rather than persons are sampled.
 Thus, an individual can appear more than once on the sampling
 list.  While the CRQ is a sample of persons and not events, some
 current residents were also included in the discharge sample if
 they were discharged from the nursing home in the last 12 months.
 The NOK component, while using the basic CRQ and DRQ samples,
 follows persons.  This is a particular problem for the DRQ
 sample.  All information for persons sampled more than once is
 included on one record with the reference date for the
 utilization history questions (Question 24) being the earliest
 sampled discharge date.  Thus, information on the characteristics
 of the person at the time of admission (Questions 2-19) is
 collected only for this first sampled admission.  If an
 investigator wants to make inferences about discharge "events" it
 is necessary to add cases to the file which duplicate the
 information for those persons who fall in the discharge sample
 more than once.  Information which identifies the ID numbers of
 each discharged resident's other sampled stays is found in
 positions 53-59, and 60-66.  When records are duplicated to add
 cases to represent all discharged resident stays, the ID numbers
 in Positions 1-7 of the added records should be changed to match
 he ID numbers identified in positions 53-59, and 60-66 of the
 original record.  For example, a resident has two stays on the
 discharge file and the first sampled discharge has an ID number
 of 1000001 (positions 1-7).  The ID number of the second stay
 (1000002), is stored in positions 53-59.  When the information is
 duplicated, the ID for the duplicate stay should be changed to
 1000002.  In addition, stay information must be rearranged to
 identify the appropriate sampled stay and stay sequences for each
 new record.  Furthermore, information on subject characteristics
 prior to admission for other than the first sampled stay will be
 missing.

 Similarly, if the investigator wishes to make inferences about
 all current residents, it is necessary to add current resident
 cases to the NOK file for each resident with stays in both the
 discharge and current resident samples by duplicating the NOK
 information for the discharge resident case and changing the
 status to "current resident" by changing the ID number.  For
 example, cases with ID numbers in positions 67-73 should be
 duplicated and treated as CRQ cases with the ID number changed to
 the CRQ ID found in positions 67-73.  Stay information must also
 be arranged to identify the appropriate sampled stay and stay
 sequences for each new record.  Moreover, because all of these
 cases were originally sampled as current resident cases (but
 retained as discharge cases on the NOK file), the CRQ weights in
 positions 388-395, 396-403, and 404-411 should be used to make
 estimates for current residents.  The DRQ weight fields could be
 blanked out for these resident cases.  The 32 cases that were
 included in both the CRQ and DRQ samples are the only cases on
 he NOK file with both CRQ and DRQ weights.

 Analyses which make inferences about Persons must take into
 account the fact that the probability of being selected for the
 survey increases with the number of nursing home stays during the
 sample Period, i.e, persons with many stays are more likely to be
 Selected into the samples.  There are two ways to do this.  One
 way is to restrict estimates to cases where the sampled stay is
 the first eligible stay that the individual had during the
 sampling frame.  Or, the investigator can adjust the baseweight
 by dividing by the Probability of an individual (not events)
 being Selected and adjusting for nonresPonse.  The calculation of
 the probability of selection for an individual with multiple
 stays is complex and should be computed under the guidance of a
 statistician.  The information needed to do both of these
 modifications is available in the CRQ and DRQ files.

Reliability of Estimates

 As in any Sample Survey, the results are subject to both Sampling
 and non-sampling errors.  Non-sampling errors include errors due
 to response bias, questionnaire and item response, recording and
 Processing errors. To the extent possible, the latter types of
 errors were kept to a minimum by methods built into Survey
 Procedures such as interviewer training, observation of
 interviewers, and other quality checks.  Because survey results
 are subject to both Sampling and non-sampling errors, the total
 error is larger than errors due to sampling variability alone.

 The Standard error is primarily a measure of the variability that
 occurs by chance because only a sample, rather than the entire
 universe, is surveyed, The standard error also reflects part of
 the measurement error, but it does not measure any systematic
 biases in the data.  It is inversely proportional to the square
 root of the number of observations in the sample.  Thus, as the
 sample size increases, the standard error generally decreases.

 The chances are about 68 out of 100 that an estimate from the
 sample differs from the value that would be obtained from a
 complete census by less than the Standard error.  The chances are
 about 95 out of 100 that the difference is less than twice the
 standard error and about 99 out of 100 that it is less than 2 1/2
 times as large.

 The standard errors used for this survey were approximated using
 the balanced repeated-replication procedure.  This method yields
 estimates of overall variability through observation of
 variability among random Subsamples of the total sample.  A
 description of the development and evaluation of the rePlication
 technique for error estimation has been published (9-10).

 To derive error estimates that would be applicable to a wide
 variety of statistics and could be prepared at moderate cost,
 Several approximations were required.

 Rather than calculate standard errors for Particular estimates
 Sx, the calculated variances for a wide variety of estimates were
 fitted into curves using the empirically determined relationship
 between the Size of an estimate X and its relative variance
 (relvarX).  This relationship is expressed as:
                                         2
                                        S       b
                               relvarX= -2  =a+ -
                                        X       X

 Where a and b are regression estimates determined by an iterative
 procedure.

 The relative standard error is then derived by taking the square
 root of the relative variance curve.  Figure I shows relative
 Standard error estimates for estimated number of residents, and
 estimated number of discharge5 based on cases found on the NOK
 file.  These two curves can be used for estimates of residents
 and discharges, regardless of estimator.

 The relative Standard error (RSE(x)) of an estimate X may be read
 directly from the curves in Figure I or, alternatively, may be
 calculated by the formula:

                               RSE(X)= square root +a+b/X+

 where the appropriate constants a and b for the estimate X are
 defined in Table I.  Thus, for example, the relative Standard
 error for estimates of current residents on the NOK file may be
 calculated by the formula:

                        RSE(x)= square root +-.000l56 + (469.9227/x)+

 where X is the estimated number of current residents of interest.

 Table I. Parameters used to compute standard errors by type of
 estimate.

         Type of estimate                         Parameters
         ---- -- --------                         ----------
                                                 a                     b

 Current residents                       -.000156                   469.
 Discharged residents                     .000549                   522.6861

 In NCHS reports, estimates that have a relative standard error of
 30 percent or more are considered "unreliable" and are indicated
 with an asterisk.  Because of the relationship between the
 relative standard error and the estimate, the standard error of
 an estimate can be obtained by multiplying the estimate by its
 relative standard error.  Thus, for example, in Figure I, an
 estimate of 5,200 current residents has a relative standard error
 of 30 percent.  Its standard error is 0.30 X 5,200 = 1,560.
 To approximate the relative standard error (RSE (p)) and the
 standard error (SE(p)) of a percent p, the following equations
 are used:

        RSE(p)  = square root + b(100-p)/py+        SE(p) = p(RSE(p))

 where p = (x/y) 100 = the estimated Percent.

 The approximation of the relative Standard error or the standard
 error of a percent is valid when at least one of the following
 conditions is Satisfied:

 (a) the relative standard error of the denominator is 5 percent
     or less (11) or,
 (b) the relative standard errors of the numerator and the
     denominator are both 10 percent or less (12).

Questions

 Questions concerning data on this tape should be directed to the
 Long-Term Care Statistics Branch, Division of Health Care
 Statistics or the Division of Analysis, National Center for
 Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, Maryland
 20782.
CODEBOOK

 Locations 1-74

 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                   NOTE: * INDICATES FACILITY RESPONDENTS INCLUDED
                        ** INDICATES FACILITY RESPONDENTS ONLY


 NOK_ID   0001  0007  7   SUBJECT'S ID
                            1001213-7186364


                         DATE OF NOK INTERVIEW

 NOKLDT_M 0008  0009  2   MONTH
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER


 NOKLDT_D 0010  0011  2   DAY
                            01-31


 NOKLDT_Y 0012  0013  2   YEAR
                            84-86



 NOKRPTYP 0014  0014  1   TYPE OF PRIMARY RESPONDENT
                    1 = SUBJECT
                    2 = PROXY
                    3 = FACILITY


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOKRELCD 0015  0016  2   RELATIONSHIP CODE
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE (SUBJECT IS RESPONDENT)
                    21 = HUSBAND, COMMON-LAW HUSBAND
                    22 = WIFE, COMMON-LAW WIFE
                    30 = FOSTER CHILD, ADOPTED CHILD
                    31 = SON, STEPSON, SON-IN-LAW, STEPSON-IN-LAW
                    32 = DAUGHTER, STEPDAUGHTER, DAU-IN-LAW, STEPDAU-IN-LAW
                    41 = G-SON, STEP-G-SON, GR-G-SON, G-SON-IN-LAW
                    42 = G-DAU, STEP-G-DAU, GR-G-DAU, G-DAU-IN-LAW
                    50 = PARENT
                    51 = FATHER, STEPFATHER, FATHER-IN-LAW, HUSBAND'S FATHER
                    52 = MOTHER, STEPMOTHER, MOTHER-IN-LAW, WIFE'S MOTHER
                    61 = G-MOTHER, GR-G-MOTHER, WIFE'S G-MOTHER, G-MOTH-IN-LAW
                    62 = AUNT, UNCLE, COUSIN, BROTHER, SISTER, NIECE, NEPHEW
                    70 = EX-WIFE, EX-HUSBAND
                    73 = FRIEND
                    75 = FACILITY
                    77 = CASE WORKER, SOCIAL WORKER
                    78 = LAWYER, LEGAL GUARDIAN, POWER OF ATTORNEY, ETC.
                    80 = ENTRIES NOT COVERED ABOVE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOKSEX   0017  0017  1   SEX OF SUBJECT
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = MALE
                    2 = FEMALE

 NOTE:    SEE CODEBOOK INTRODUCTION FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THIS
          VARIABLE.

                          BIRTHDATE OF SUBJECT

 NOKBD_MO 0018  0019  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOKBD_YR 0020  0023  4   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            1876-1982
                    9998 = DON'T KNOW


 NOKAGE   0024  0026  3   AGE IN YEARS AT NOK INTERVIEW
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE (DECEASED)
                    AGE   = 003-106

 NOTE:    THE "AGE" VARIABLE WAS COMPUTED FOR ALL CASES
          THAT HAD AN ALIVE VITAL STATUS (NOK1A=1).

          THE METHOD USED TO COMPUTE AGE DEPENDED ON
          WHETHER OR NOT THE CASE HAD A KNOWN DATE OF
          BIRTH OR A KNOWN AGE AT THE TIME OF CRQ/DRQ.
          IF THE CASE HAD A DATE OF BIRTH, THE
          BIRTHDATE WAS SUBTRACTED FROM THE DATE OF THE
          LAST CATI SESSION.

          IF THE CASE HAD NO KNOWN DATE OF BIRTH BUT AN
          IMPUTED AGE (FROM THE CRQ/DRQ FILES), AN
          IMPUTED AGE WAS CALCULATED BASED ON THE
          DURATION OF TIME BETWEEN THE DRQ/CRQ
          INTERVIEWS AND THE DATE OF THE LAST CATI
          SESSION.


 NOKSTATS 0027  0027  1   SAMPLE STATUS OF SUBJECT AT FIELD INTERVIEW
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = CURRENT RESIDENT
                    2 = DISCHARGED-FINAL STATUS DEAD
                    3 = DISCHARGED-FINAL STATUS ALIVE
                    4 = OVERLAP

 NOTE:    A CURRENT RESIDENT IS A PERSON WHO WAS A RESIDENT
          OF THE SAMPLE FACILITY ON THE DAY OF THE FIELD
          INTERVIEW AND FOR WHOM A CURRENT RESIDENT
          QUESTIONNAIRE (CRQ) WAS COMPLETED.

          A DISCHARGED RESIDENT-FINAL STATUS DEAD IS A PERSON WHO
          HAD BEEN DISCHARGED FROM THE SAMPLE FACILITY
          DURING THE YEAR PRIOR TO THE FIELD INTERVIEW
          AND FOR WHOM A DISCHARGED RESIDENT
          QUESTIONNAIRE (DRQ) WAS COMPLETED; THIS PERSON
          WAS KNOWN TO BE DECEASED PRIOR TO THE NOK.

          DISCHARGED RESIDENT-FINAL STATUS ALIVE IS A PERSON WHO
          HAD BEEN DISCHARGED FROM THE SAMPLE FACILITY
          DURING THE YEAR PRIOR TO THE FIELD INTERVIEW
          AND FOR WHOM A DISCHARGED RESIDENT
          QUESTIONNAIRE (DRQ) WAS COMPLETED; THIS PERSON
          WAS NOT KNOWN TO BE DECEASED.

          AN OVERLAP CASE IS EITHER A PERSON WHO WAS BOTH A
          DISCHARGED RESIDENT AND A CURRENT RESIDENT
          OF THE SAMPLE FACILITY ON THE DAY OF THE FIELD
          INTERVIEW AND FOR WHOM BOTH A CRQ AND DRQ WERE
          COMPLETED; OR A PERSON FOR WHOM MORE THAN ONE
          DRQ WAS COMPLETED.


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                          DATE OF 1985 FIELD INTERVIEW

 NOKINTMO 0028  0029  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER

 NOKINTDA 0030  0031  2   DAY
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            01-31

 NOKINTYR 0032  0033  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86


                            NEXT-OF-KIN COMPONENT
                      1985 NATIONAL NURSING HOME SURVEY

 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                    DRQ DISCHARGE DATE

 NOKDRQMO 0034  0035  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER

 NOKDRQDY 0036  0037  2   DAY
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            01-31

 NOKDRQYR 0038  0039  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86


                          DRQ ADMISSION DATE

 NOKDRQAM 0040  0041  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER


 NOKDRQAD 0042  0043  2   DAY
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            01-31

 NOKDRQAY 0044  0045  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            32-86


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                          CRQ ADMISSION DATE

 NOKCRQAM 0046  0047  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER

 NOKCRQAD 0048  0049  2   DAY
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            01-31

 NOKCRQAY 0050  0051  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            44-86


 NOKFSTAT 0052  0052  1   FINAL STATUS OF SUBJECT CRQ/DRQ
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = ALIVE
                    2 = DEAD

 NOKDRQO1 0053  0059  7   FIRST OVERLAP DRQ ID#
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            1068352-7098353


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOKDRQ02 0060  0066  7   SECOND OVERLAP DRQ ID#
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            1172352

 NOKCRQ0  0067  0073  7   OVERLAP CRQ ID#
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            1150226-7184237

          CORRECT ADMISSION DATE

 NOTE:    THE FOLLOWING 9 VARIABLES (COLS. 0074-0088),
          PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE ADMISSION DATE TO
          THE SAMPLE NURSING HOME FOR THE SAMPLE STAY.
          THE RESPONDENT IS ASKED IF THE ADMISSION DATE
          OBTAINED BY THE CURRENT RESIDENT OR DISCHARGE
          RESIDENT QUESTIONNAIRE IS THE CORRECT
          ADMISSION DATE.  IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS NO,
          THE CORRECT MONTH AND YEAR THE SUBJECT WAS
          ADMITTED TO THE SAMPLE FACILITY FOR THE
          SAMPLE ADMISSION WAS OBTAINED.  ALL
          QUESTIONS REFERRING TO THE DAY OF ADMISSION
          USE THE DATE PROVIDED BY THE RESPONDENT.

          THE FIRST THREE VARIABLES (COLS. 0074-0078)
          REFER TO CASES IN THE CURRENT RESIDENT
          SAMPLE, THE SECOND THREE VARIABLES (COLS.
          0079-0083) REFER TO CASES IN THE DISCHARGE
          RESIDENT SAMPLE, AND THE LAST THREE VARIABLES
          (COLS. 0084-0088) REFER TO THE OVERLAP CASES.

 NOKRITD1 0074  0074  1   CORRECT ADMISSION DATE/SUBJECT IN CURRENT RESIDENT
                          SAMPLE


          AT THE TIME OF OUR CONTACT WITH (SAMPLE
          FACILITY) ON (DATE OF VISIT), (SUBJECT) WAS
          LISTED AS A RESIDENT OF THAT FACILITY.  OUR
          RECORDS INDICATE THAT ______ BEGAN THAT STAY
          ON (ADMISSION DATE).  DO WE HAVE THE CORRECT
          DATE ______ WAS ADMITTED TO (SAMPLE
          FACILITY)?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
 
 Locations 75-116

 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                          CORRECTED DATE/SUBJECT IN CURRENT RESIDENT SAMPLE

 NOKCRQMO 0075  0076  2   MONTH
          IN WHAT MONTH WAS (SUBJECT) ADMITTED TO (SAMPLE FACILITY)?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    13 = WINTER
                    14 = SPRING
                    15 = SUMMER
                    16 = FALL
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOKCRQYR 0077  0078  2   YEAR
          IN WHAT YEAR WAS (SUBJECT) ADMITTED TO (SAMPLE FACILITY)?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            45-85
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOKRITD2 0079  0079  1   CORRECT ADMISSION DATE/SUBJECT IN DISCHARGED
                          RESIDENT SAMPLE

          AT THE TIME OF OUR CONTACT WITH (SAMPLE
          FACILITY), (SUBJECT) WAS LISTED AS A FORMER
          RESIDENT WHO HAD BEEN DISCHARGED ON (DISCHARGE
          DATE).  OUR RECORDS INDICATE THAT ______ BEGAN
          THAT STAY ON (ADMISSION DATE).  DO WE HAVE THE
          CORRECT DATE ______ WAS ADMITTED TO (SAMPLE
          FACILITY)?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                          CORRECTED DATE/SUBJECT IN DISCHARGED RESIDENT SAMPLE

 NOKDRQCM 0080  0081  2   MONTH
          IN WHAT MONTH WAS (SUBJECT) ADMITTED TO (SAMPLE FACILITY)?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    13 = WINTER
                    14 = SPRING
                    15 = SUMMER
                    16 = FALL
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOKDRQCY 0082  0083  2   YEAR
          IN WHAT YEAR WAS (SUBJECT) ADMITTED TO (SAMPLE FACILITY)?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                              58-85
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOKRITD3 0084  0084  1   CORRECT ADMISSION DATE/OVERLAP CASE

          OUR RECORDS INDICATE THAT ______ WAS ADMITTED
          TO (SAMPLE FACILITY) ON (ADMISSION DATE).  IS
          THAT CORRECT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                          CORRECTED DATE/OVERLAP CASE

 NOKOVDRM 0085  0086  2   MONTH
          IN WHAT MONTH WAS (SUBJECT) ADMITTED TO (SAMPLE FACILITY)?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    13 = WINTER
                    14 = SPRING
                    15 = SUMMER
                    16 = FALL
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOKOVDRY 0087  0088  2   YEAR
          IN WHAT YEAR WAS (SUBJECT) ADMITTED TO (SAMPLE FACILITY)?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            75-85


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
          REFERENCE DATE

 NOTE:    THE FOLLOWING 5 VARIABLES ARE ASKED OF
          FACILITY RESPONDENTS ONLY.  IF THE SUBJECT
          WAS A DISCHARGED RESIDENT AT THE TIME OF THE
          FIELD INTERVIEW, THE DATE REFERENCED IN
          QUESTION NOKINT7A, (COL. 0089) IS THE DATE OF
          DISCHARGE FROM THE SAMPLE FACILITY.  IF THE
          SUBJECT WAS A CURRENT RESIDENT AT THE TIME OF
          THE FIELD INTERVIEW, THE DATE REFERENCED IS THE
          SUBJECT'S ADMISSION DATE GIVEN AT THE
          TIME OF THE FIELD INTERVIEW.  IF THE
          RESPONDENT SAID "NO" TO QUESTION NOKINT7A,
          THE CORRECT DATE WAS OBTAINED IN VARIABLES
          NOK7C_MO, NOK7C_DA, AND NOK7C_YR (COLS. 0091-
          0096).  IF THE FACILITY RESPONDENT SAID "YES"
          TO QUESTION NOKINT7A, THE COMPUTER
          AUTOMATICALLY FILLED IN THE DATE FOR
          COLUMNS 0091-0096 WITH THE DATE REFERENCED IN
          NOKINT7A.


 NOKINT7A 0089  0089  1   **ACCORDING TO RECORDS WAS SUBJECT ADMITTED ON
                            _______?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOKINT7B 0090  0090  1   **HAS SUBJECT BEEN A RESIDENT SINCE ______?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                          **WHEN WAS SUBJECT ADMITTED TO FACILITY?

 NOK7C_MO 0091  0092  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER

 NOK7C_DA 0093  0094  2   DAY
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            01-31
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK7C_YR 0095  0096  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            71-85
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK1A    0097  0097  1   *IS SUBJECT ALIVE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                          *WHAT DATE DID SUBJECT DIE?

 NOK1B_MO 0098  0099  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK1B_DA 0100  0101  2   DAY
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            01-31
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK1B_YR 0102  0103  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK1D    0104  0104  1   *BEFORE DEATH, DID SUBJECT RECEIVE HOSPICE CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK2A_1  0105  0106  2   SUBJECT'S LIVING ARRANGEMENTS, BEFORE ADMISSION
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN HOME OR APARTMENT
                    02 = RELATIVE'S HOME OR APT
                    03 = OTHER PRIVATE HOME OR APT
                    04 = RETIREMENT HOME
                    05 = BOARDING HOUSE, ROOMING HOUSE, RENTED ROOM
                    06 = ANOTHER NURSING HOME
                    07 = GENERAL OR SHORT-TERM HOSPITAL
                    08 = MENTAL HOSPITAL
                    09 = CHRONIC DISEASE OR LONG-TERM CARE HOSPITAL
                    10 = SOME OTHER PLACE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK2C    0107  0107  1   WAS HOME OR APARTMENT OWNED BY SUBJECT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK2D    0108  0108  1   WAS HOME OR APARTMENT FULLY PAID FOR?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = FULLY PAID FOR
                    2 = MORTGAGE BEING PAID
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK3A    0109  0110  2   HOW MANY PEOPLE USUALLY LIVED IN HOUSE WITH SUBJECT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    00 = ALONE
                            01-11
                    30 = GROUP QUARTERS
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL

 NOK3B    0111  0111  1   WHO WAS HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD, SUBJECT OR ANOTHER
                          PERSON?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = THE SUBJECT
                    2 = ANOTHER PERSON
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK3C_1  0112  0112  1   WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE
                          (PEOPLE/PERSON) WHO USUALLY LIVED IN THE SAME
                          HOUSEHOLD WITH (SUBJECT) JUST BEFORE____
                          ENTERED THE NURSING HOME?

                NOTE:     MORE THAN ONE RESPONSE WAS APPLICABLE
                          FOR THIS QUESTION.  THE FOLLOWING FOUR
                          VARIABLES (COLS. 0112-0115) DESCRIBE THE
                          RELATIONSHIPS OF UP TO 4 HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.

                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = SPOUSE
                    2 = CHILDREN
                    3 = PARENT(S)
                    4 = BROTHERS(S)/SISTER(S)
                    5 = GRANDCHILD(REN)
                    6 = OTHER RELATIVE(S)
                    7 = UNRELATED PERSON(S)
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK3C_2  0113  0113  1   WHO ELSE USUALLY LIVED WITH SUBJECT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    0 = NO SECOND RESPONSE
                    1 = SPOUSE
                    2 = CHILDREN
                    3 = PARENT(S)
                    4 = BROTHERS(S)/SISTER(S)
                    5 = GRANDCHILD(REN)
                    6 = OTHER RELATIVE(S)
                    7 = UNRELATED PERSON(S)


 NOK3C_3  0114  0114  1   WHO ELSE USUALLY LIVED WITH SUBJECT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    0 = NO THIRD RESPONSE
                    1 = SPOUSE
                    2 = CHILDREN
                    3 = PARENT(S)
                    4 = BROTHERS(S)/SISTER(S)
                    5 = GRANDCHILD(REN)
                    6 = OTHER RELATIVE(S)
                    7 = UNRELATED PERSON(S)


 NOK3C_4  0115  0115  1   WHO ELSE USUALLY LIVED WITH SUBJECT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    0 = NO FOURTH RESPONSE
                    1 = SPOUSE
                    2 = CHILDREN
                    3 = PARENT(S)
                    4 = BROTHERS(S)/SISTER(S)
                    5 = GRANDCHILD(REN)
                    6 = OTHER RELATIVE(S)
                    7 = UNRELATED PERSON(S)


 NOK3D_1  0116  0116  1   DID SUBJECT RECEIVE INCOME FROM-SALARY OR WAGES?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL

 Locations 117-156

 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK3D_2  0117  0117  1   DID SUBJECT RECEIVE INCOME FROM-SOCIAL SECURITY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK3D_3  0118  0118  1   DID SUBJECT RECEIVE INCOME FROM-VA PENSION OR
                          COMPENSATION?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK3D_4  0119  0119  1   DID SUBJECT RECEIVE INCOME FROM-OTHER PENSION OR
                          RETIREMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK3D_5  0120  0120  1   DID SUBJECT RECEIVE INCOME FROM-INCOME FROM
                          INVESTMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK3D_6  0121  0121  1   DID SUBJECT RECEIVE INCOME FROM-GOV ASSIS OR
                          WELFARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK3D_7  0122  0122  1   DID SUBJECT RECEIVE INCOME FROM-SOME OTHER SOURCE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK4A    0123  0123  1   WAS SUBJECT ADMITTED TO FACILITY FROM A GENERAL,
                          SHORT-TERM HOSPITAL?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


                          WHEN DID SUBJECT LAST LIVE IN HOUSE OR APT?

 NOK4B_MO 0124  0125  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    20 = NEVER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK4B_YR 0126  0127  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            03-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK4C_1  0128  0129  2   SUBJECT'S STATE OF HEALTH BEFORE ADMISSION
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = SUDDENLY ILL OR INJURED
                    02 = GRADUALLY WORSENING
                    03 = IN POOR CONDITION MOST OF YEAR
                    05 = MENTAL RETARDATION
                    06 = MENTAL ILLNESS
                    07 = GOOD HEALTH
                    08 = FAIR HEALTH
                    09 = OLD AGE, SENILITY
                    10 = STABLE, SAME CONDITION
                    11 = OTHER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL


 NOK4D    0130  0130  1   HAD SUBJECT BEEN IN HOSPITAL 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO
                          ADMISSION?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK4E    0131  0133  3   # OF NIGHTS SUBJECT SPENT IN HOSPITAL, PRIOR TO
                          ADMISSION
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    NIGHTS = 001-365
                    998 = DON'T KNOW
                    999 = REFUSAL

 NOK4F    0134  0135  2   # OF TIMES SUBJECT WAS IN HOSPITAL, PRIOR TO
                          ADMISSION
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    TIMES = 01-38
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL

 NOK5     0136  0136  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT RECEIVE ASSISTANCE
                          WALKING INSIDE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DIDN'T PERFORM THIS ACTIVITY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK6     0137  0137  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT RECEIVE ASSISTANCE
                          WALKING OUTSIDE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DIDN'T PERFORM THIS ACTIVITY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK7     0138  0138  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT RECEIVE ASSISTANCE USING
                          THE TOILET?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DIDN'T PERFORM THIS ACTIVITY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK8     0139  0139  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT RECEIVE ASSISTANCE
                          BATHING?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DIDN'T PERFORM THIS ACTIVITY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK9     0140  0140  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT RECEIVE ASSISTANCE IN
                          DRESSING?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DIDN'T PERFORM THIS ACTIVITY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK10    0141  0141  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT RECEIVE ASSISTANCE IN
                          EATING?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DIDN'T PERFORM THIS ACTIVITY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK11    0142  0142  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT RECEIVE ASSISTANCE
                          GETTING OUT OF BED?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DIDN'T PERFORM THIS ACTIVITY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK12A   0143  0143  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT STAY IN BED ALL,MOST OF
                          TIME?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK12B   0144  0144  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT STAY IN CHAIR ALL,MOST OF
                          TIME?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK13A   0145  0145  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT HAVE OSTOMY OR SIMILAR
                          DEVICE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK13B   0146  0146  1   DID SUBJECT RECEIVE ASSISTANCE TAKING CARE OF THIS
                          DEVICE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK13C   0147  0147  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT HAVE TROUBLE CONTROLLING
                          BOWELS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK14A   0148  0148  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT HAVE A URINARY CATHETER?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK14B   0149  0149  1   DID SUBJECT RECEIVE ASSISTANCE TAKING CARE OF THIS
                          DEVICE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK14C   0150  0150  1   WHEN ADMITTED DID SUBJECT HAVE TROUBLE CONTROLLING
                          URINATION?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK15_1  0151  0151  1   REASON FOR ENTERING-RECUPERATION FROM SURGERY
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK15_2  0152  0152  1   REASON FOR ENTERING-NO ONE TO PROVIDE CARE AT HOME
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK15_3  0153  0153  1   REASON FOR ENTERING-NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY NURSING
                          CARE
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK15_4  0154  0154  1   REASON FOR ENTERING-REQUIRED MORE CARE THAN COULD
                          GIVE
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK15_5  0155  0155  1   REASON FOR ENTERING-PROBLEMS IN DOING EVERYDAY
                          ACTIVITY
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK15_6  0156  0156  1   REASON FOR ENTERING-BECAUSE SPOUSE ENTERED
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = DK TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    4 = RE TO ENTIRE QUESTION
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL

 Locations 157-171

 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK16A_1 0157  0158  2   DISEASE/CONDITION THAT CAUSED SUBJECTS ADMISSION-1ST
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    11 = HIP FRACTURE
                    12 = OTHER FRACTURE
                    13 = ARTHRITIS
                    14 = OSTEOPOROSIS
                    15 = OTHER CONDITION OF BONES, MUSCLES, OR JOINTS
                    16 = AMPUTATION
                    21 = MI (HEART ATTACK)
                    22 = STROKE
                    23 = HARDENING OF ARTERIES(ARTERIOCLEROSIS)
                    24 = OTHER HEART OR CIRCULATORY CONDITION
                    31 = CANCER, ALL TYPES
                    32 = TUMORS, NONMALIGNANT, MALIGNANCY NOT SPECIFIED
                    40 = MENTAL DISORDERS
                    41 = ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
                    42 = CONFUSED OR FORGETFUL
                    43 = SENILITY
                    44 = DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
                    45 = OTHER EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, OR NERVOUS CONDITION
                    46 = ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ABUSE
                    47 = DIZZINESS, FAINTING
                    48 = PARKINSON'S DISEASE
                    49 = CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES, INJURIES
                    50 = MENTAL RETARDATION
                    51 = OTHER DISEASE/CONDITION
                    52 = BURNS, SKIN DISEASES, INFECTIONS
                    53 = FALLS
                    61 = LOSS OF VISION
                    62 = LOSS OF HEARING
                    71 = EMPHYSEMA
                    72 = PNEUMONIA
                    73 = OTHER RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS
                    81 = DIABETES
                    83 = DISEASES OF DIGESTIVE, ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS
                    84 = KIDNEY DISEASES
                    85 = INCONTINENCE
                    86 = GENITOURINARY DISEASES
                    87 = BLOOD AND NUTRITION DISORDERS
                    90 = NO MEDICAL REASON FOR ADMISSION
                    91 = OLD AGE, GENERAL DEBILITATION
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK16A_2 0159  0160  2   DISEASE/CONDITION THAT CAUSED SUBJECTS ADMISSION-2ND
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    00 = NO SECOND DISEASE/CONDITION
                    11 = HIP FRACTURE
                    12 = OTHER FRACTURE
                    13 = ARTHRITIS
                    14 = OSTEOPOROSIS
                    15 = OTHER CONDITION OF BONES, MUSCLES, OR JOINTS
                    16 = AMPUTATION
                    21 = MI (HEART ATTACK)
                    22 = STROKE
                    23 = HARDENING OF ARTERIES(ARTERIOCLEROSIS)
                    24 = OTHER HEART OR CIRCULATORY CONDITION
                    31 = CANCER, ALL TYPES
                    32 = TUMORS, NONMALIGNANT, MALIGNANCY NOT SPECIFIED
                    40 = MENTAL DISORDERS
                    41 = ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
                    42 = CONFUSED OR FORGETFUL
                    43 = SENILITY
                    44 = DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
                    45 = OTHER EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, OR NERVOUS CONDITION
                    46 = ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ABUSE
                    47 = DIZZINESS, FAINTING
                    48 = PARKINSON'S DISEASE
                    49 = CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES, INJURIES
                    50 = MENTAL RETARDATION
                    51 = OTHER DISEASE/CONDITION
                    52 = BURNS, SKIN DISEASES, INFECTIONS
                    53 = FALLS
                    61 = LOSS OF VISION
                    62 = LOSS OF HEARING
                    71 = EMPHYSEMA
                    72 = PNEUMONIA
                    73 = OTHER RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS
                    81 = DIABETES
                    83 = DISEASES OF DIGESTIVE, ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS
                    84 = KIDNEY DISEASES
                    85 = INCONTINENCE
                    86 = GENITOURINARY DISEASES
                    87 = BLOOD AND NUTRITION DISORDERS
                    91 = OLD AGE, GENERAL DEBILITATION
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK16A_3 0161  0162  2   DISEASE/CONDITION THAT CAUSED SUBJECTS ADMISSION-3RD
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    00 = NO THIRD DISEASE/CONDITION
                    11 = HIP FRACTURE
                    12 = OTHER FRACTURE
                    13 = ARTHRITIS
                    14 = OSTEOPOROSIS
                    15 = OTHER CONDITION OF BONES, MUSCLES, OR JOINTS
                    16 = AMPUTATION
                    21 = MI (HEART ATTACK)
                    22 = STROKE
                    23 = HARDENING OF ARTERIES(ARTERIOCLEROSIS)
                    24 = OTHER HEART OR CIRCULATORY CONDITION
                    31 = CANCER, ALL TYPES
                    32 = TUMORS, NONMALIGNANT, MALIGNANCY NOT SPECIFIED
                    40 = MENTAL DISORDERS
                    41 = ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
                    42 = CONFUSED OR FORGETFUL
                    43 = SENILITY
                    44 = DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
                    45 = OTHER EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, OR NERVOUS CONDITION
                    46 = ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ABUSE
                    47 = DIZZINESS, FAINTING
                    48 = PARKINSON'S DISEASE
                    49 = CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES, INJURIES
                    50 = MENTAL RETARDATION
                    51 = OTHER DISEASE/CONDITION
                    52 = BURNS, SKIN DISEASES, INFECTIONS
                    53 = FALLS
                    61 = LOSS OF VISION
                    62 = LOSS OF HEARING
                    71 = EMPHYSEMA
                    72 = PNEUMONIA
                    73 = OTHER RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS
                    81 = DIABETES
                    83 = DISEASES OF DIGESTIVE, ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS
                    84 = KIDNEY DISEASES
                    85 = INCONTINENCE
                    86 = GENITOURINARY DISEASES
                    87 = BLOOD AND NUTRITION DISORDERS
                    91 = OLD AGE, GENERAL DEBILITATION
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK16A_4 0163  0164  2   DISEASE/CONDITION THAT CAUSED SUBJECTS ADMISSION-4TH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    00 = NO FOURTH DISEASE/CONDITION
                    11 = HIP FRACTURE
                    12 = OTHER FRACTURE
                    13 = ARTHRITIS
                    14 = OSTEOPOROSIS
                    15 = OTHER CONDITION OF BONES, MUSCLES, OR JOINTS
                    16 = AMPUTATION
                    21 = MI (HEART ATTACK)
                    22 = STROKE
                    23 = HARDENING OF ARTERIES(ARTERIOCLEROSIS)
                    24 = OTHER HEART OR CIRCULATORY CONDITION
                    31 = CANCER, ALL TYPES
                    32 = TUMORS, NONMALIGNANT, MALIGNANCY NOT SPECIFIED
                    40 = MENTAL DISORDERS
                    41 = ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
                    42 = CONFUSED OR FORGETFUL
                    43 = SENILITY
                    44 = DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
                    45 = OTHER EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, OR NERVOUS CONDITION
                    46 = ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ABUSE
                    47 = DIZZINESS, FAINTING
                    48 = PARKINSON'S DISEASE
                    49 = CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES, INJURIES
                    50 = MENTAL RETARDATION
                    51 = OTHER DISEASE/CONDITION
                    52 = BURNS, SKIN DISEASES, INFECTIONS
                    53 = FALLS
                    61 = LOSS OF VISION
                    62 = LOSS OF HEARING
                    71 = EMPHYSEMA
                    72 = PNEUMONIA
                    73 = OTHER RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS
                    81 = DIABETES
                    83 = DISEASES OF DIGESTIVE, ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS
                    84 = KIDNEY DISEASES
                    85 = INCONTINENCE
                    86 = GENITOURINARY DISEASES
                    87 = BLOOD AND NUTRITION DISORDERS
                    91 = OLD AGE, GENERAL DEBILITATION


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK16A_5 0165  0166  2   DISEASE/CONDITION THAT CAUSED SUBJECTS ADMISSION-5TH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    00 = NO FIFTH DISEASE/CONDITION
                    11 = HIP FRACTURE
                    12 = OTHER FRACTURE
                    13 = ARTHRITIS
                    14 = OSTEOPOROSIS
                    15 = OTHER CONDITION OF BONES, MUSCLES, OR JOINTS
                    16 = AMPUTATION
                    21 = MI (HEART ATTACK)
                    22 = STROKE
                    23 = HARDENING OF ARTERIES(ARTERIOCLEROSIS)
                    24 = OTHER HEART OR CIRCULATORY CONDITION
                    31 = CANCER, ALL TYPES
                    32 = TUMORS, NONMALIGNANT, MALIGNANCY NOT SPECIFIED
                    40 = MENTAL DISORDERS
                    41 = ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
                    42 = CONFUSED OR FORGETFUL
                    43 = SENILITY
                    44 = DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
                    45 = OTHER EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, OR NERVOUS CONDITION
                    46 = ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ABUSE
                    47 = DIZZINESS, FAINTING
                    48 = PARKINSON'S DISEASE
                    49 = CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES, INJURIES
                    50 = MENTAL RETARDATION
                    51 = OTHER DISEASE/CONDITION
                    52 = BURNS, SKIN DISEASES, INFECTIONS
                    53 = FALLS
                    61 = LOSS OF VISION
                    62 = LOSS OF HEARING
                    71 = EMPHYSEMA
                    72 = PNEUMONIA
                    73 = OTHER RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS
                    81 = DIABETES
                    83 = DISEASES OF DIGESTIVE, ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS
                    84 = KIDNEY DISEASES
                    85 = INCONTINENCE
                    86 = GENITOURINARY DISEASES
                    87 = BLOOD AND NUTRITION DISORDERS
                    91 = OLD AGE, GENERAL DEBILITATION


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK17    0167  0168  2   MAIN CONDITION THAT CAUSED SUBJECT'S ADMISSION
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    11 = HIP FRACTURE
                    12 = OTHER FRACTURE
                    13 = ARTHRITIS
                    14 = OSTEOPOROSIS
                    15 = OTHER CONDITION OF BONES, MUSCLES, OR JOINTS
                    16 = AMPUTATION
                    21 = MI (HEART ATTACK)
                    22 = STROKE
                    23 = HARDENING OF ARTERIES(ARTERIOCLEROSIS)
                    24 = OTHER HEART OR CIRCULATORY CONDITION
                    31 = CANCER, ALL TYPES
                    32 = TUMORS, NONMALIGNANT, MALIGNANCY NOT SPECIFIED
                    40 = MENTAL DISORDERS
                    41 = ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
                    42 = CONFUSED OR FORGETFUL
                    43 = SENILITY
                    44 = DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
                    45 = OTHER EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, OR NERVOUS CONDITION
                    46 = ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ABUSE
                    47 = DIZZINESS, FAINTING
                    48 = PARKINSON'S DISEASE
                    49 = CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES, INJURIES
                    50 = MENTAL RETARDATION
                    51 = OTHER DISEASE/CONDITION
                    52 = BURNS, SKIN DISEASES, INFECTIONS
                    53 = FALLS
                    61 = LOSS OF VISION
                    62 = LOSS OF HEARING
                    71 = EMPHYSEMA
                    72 = PNEUMONIA
                    73 = OTHER RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS
                    81 = DIABETES
                    83 = DISEASES OF DIGESTIVE, ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS
                    84 = KIDNEY DISEASES
                    85 = INCONTINENCE
                    86 = GENITOURINARY DISEASES
                    87 = BLOOD AND NUTRITION DISORDERS
                    90 = NO MAIN MEDICAL REASON
                    91 = OLD AGE, GENERAL DEBILITATION
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK18A   0169  0169  1   DID SUBJECT ENTER FACILITY FOR REASON NOT MENTIONED?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK18B   0170  0171  2   WHAT WAS THAT OTHER REASON?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    21 = REQUIRED SUPERVISION
                    22 = SOCIAL, PERSONAL REASON
                    23 = NO WHERE ELSE TO GO, PLACED BY FAMILY
                    31 = THERAPY, REHABILITATION
                    62 = CHARACTERISTICS OF FACILITY, EG. LOCATION, TYPE OF
                         CARE
                    71 = RECOMMENDED BY MEDICAL PERSONNEL, PLACED BY GOVERN-
                         MENT AGENCY, OR OTHER FACILITY
                    72 = TRANSFER FROM ANOTHER NURSING HOME, HOME CARE NOT
                         ADEQUATE
                    74 = TRANSFER FROM HOSPITAL
                    75 = HAS BEEN A RESIDENT OF FACILITY - INCLUDING
                         READMISSION AFTER HOSPITALIZATION
                    80 = ENTRIES NOT COVERED ABOVE

 Locations 172-211

 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK19    0172  0173  2   MAIN REASON FOR ENTERING NURSING HOME
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = RECUPERATION FROM ILLNESS/SURGERY
                    02 = NO ONE AT HOME TO PROVIDE CARE
                    03 = NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO PURCHASE CARE
                    04 = REQUIRED MORE CARE THAN HOUSEHOLD MEMBER COULD GIVE
                    05 = PROBLEMS IN DOING EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES
                    06 = BECAUSE SPOUSE ENTERED
                    07 = MAIN MEDICAL REASON
                    08 = OTHER REASON
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL


 NOK20A   0174  0174  1   WAS SUBJECT EVER IN NURSING HOME BEFORE ADMISSION
                           DATE OF SAMPLED STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


                        PREVIOUS NURSING HOME STAY 1

                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT 1ST ADMITTED?

 NOK20BM1 0175  0176  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK20BY1 0177  0178  2     YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            06-85
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                            WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK20CM1 0179  0180  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL

 NOK20CY1 0181  0182  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            08-85
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL


 NOK20E1  0183  0184  2   WHAT SOURCE FIRST PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                    02 = MEDICARE
                    03 = MEDICAID
                    04 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                    05 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                    06 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                    07 = VA CONTRACT
                    08 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL


 NOK20F1  0185  0185  1   DID THIS SOURCE CONTINUE TO PAY FOR MOST OF THIS
                          STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK20G1  0186  0187  2   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                    02 = MEDICARE
                    03 = MEDICAID
                    04 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                    05 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                    06 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                    07 = VA CONTRACT
                    08 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK20H1  0188  0188  1   AFTER THAT, ANY CHANGE IN MAIN SOURCE OF PAYMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK20I1  0189  0190  2   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                    02 = MEDICARE
                    03 = MEDICAID
                    04 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                    05 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                    06 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                    07 = VA CONTRACT
                    08 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK20J1  0191  0191  1   AFTER THAT, ANY CHANGE IN MAIN SOURCE OF PAYMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK20K1  0192  0192  1   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                     1 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                     2 = MEDICARE
                     3 = MEDICAID
                     4 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                     5 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                     6 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                     7 = VA CONTRACT
                     8 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK20L1  0193  0193  1   AFTER THAT, ANY CHANGE IN SOURCE OF PAYMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK20M1  0194  0194  1   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                     1 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                     2 = MEDICARE
                     3 = MEDICAID
                     4 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                     5 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                     6 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                     7 = VA CONTRACT
                     8 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS


 NOK20N1  0195  0195  1   DID SUBJECT HAVE ANY OTHER STAYS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


                        PREVIOUS NURSING HOME STAY 2

                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT NEXT ADMITTED?

 NOK20BM2 0196  0197  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK20BY2 0198  0199  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            41-85
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                         WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK20CM2 0200  0201  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK20CY2 0202  0203  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            53-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK20E2  0204  0205  2   WHAT SOURCE FIRST PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                    02 = MEDICARE
                    03 = MEDICAID
                    04 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                    05 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                    06 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                    07 = VA CONTRACT
                    08 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS
                    09 = SAME AS LAST STAY
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK20F2  0206  0206  1   DID THAT SOURCE CONTINUE TO PAY FOR MOST OF THIS
                          STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK20G2  0207  0207  1   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                     1 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                     2 = MEDICARE
                     3 = MEDICAID
                     4 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                     5 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                     6 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                     7 = VA CONTRACT
                     8 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS
                     9 = REFUSAL


 NOK20H2  0208  0208  1   AFTER THAT,ANY CHANGE IN MAIN SOURCE OF PAYMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK20I2  0209  0209  1   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                     1 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                     2 = MEDICARE
                     3 = MEDICAID
                     4 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                     5 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                     6 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                     7 = VA CONTRACT
                     8 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS


 NOK20J2  0210  0210  1   AFTER THAT,ANY CHANGE IN MAIN SOURCE OF PAYMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK20N2  0211  0211  1   DID SUBJECT HAVE ANY OTHER STAYS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL

 Locations 212-255

 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                        PREVIOUS NURSING HOME STAY 3

                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT NEXT ADMITTED?

 NOK20BM3 0212  0213  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK20BY3 0214  0215  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            53-85
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


                         WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK20CM3 0216  0217  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK20CY3 0218  0219  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            55-85
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK20E3  0220  0221  2   WHAT SOURCE FIRST PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                    02 = MEDICARE
                    03 = MEDICAID
                    04 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                    05 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                    06 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                    07 = VA CONTRACT
                    08 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS
                    09 = SAME AS LAST STAY
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK20F3  0222  0222  1   DID THIS SOURCE CONTINUE TO PAY FOR MOST OF THIS
                          STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK20G3  0223  0223  1   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                     1 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                     2 = MEDICARE
                     3 = MEDICAID
                     4 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                     5 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                     6 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                     7 = VA CONTRACT
                     8 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS


 NOK20H3  0224  0224  1   AFTER THAT ANY CHANGE IN MAIN SOURCE OF PAYMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK20N3  0225  0225  1 DID SUBJECT HAVE ANY OTHER STAYS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                        PREVIOUS NURSING HOME STAY 4

                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT NEXT ADMITTED?

 NOK20BM4 0226  0227  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK20BY4 0228  0229  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            55-85
                      98 = DON'T KNOW


                           WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK20CM4 0230  0231  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK20CY4 0232  0233  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            58-85
                      98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK20E4  0234  0235  2   WHAT SOURCE FIRST PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                    02 = MEDICARE
                    03 = MEDICAID
                    04 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                    05 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                    06 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                    07 = VA CONTRACT
                    08 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS
                    09 = SAME AS LAST STAY
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK20F4  0236  0236  1   DID THIS SOURCE CONTINUE TO PAY FOR MOST OF THIS
                          STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK20G4  0237  0237  1   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                     1 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                     2 = MEDICARE
                     3 = MEDICAID
                     4 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                     5 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                     6 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                     7 = VA CONTRACT
                     8 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS


 NOK20H4  0238  0238  1   AFTER THAT ANY CHANGE IN MAIN SOURCE OF PAYMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK20N4  0239  0239  1  DID SUBJECT HAVE ANY OTHER STAYS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK20O   0240  0241  2   HOW MANY MORE STAYS IN NURSING HOME?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    STAYS = 01-20
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK21A   0242  0242  1   BETWEEN DISCHARGE & ADMISSION WAS SUBJECT ADMITTED?
                          (OVERLAP CASES ONLY)
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    3 = NOT DISCHARGED DURING THAT PERIOD


 NOK22AA  0243  0243  1   *IS SUBJECT STILL A RESIDENT AT FACILITY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK22AD  0244  0244  1   *WAS SUBJECT STILL A RESIDENT AT TIME OF DEATH?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


                          *ON WHAT DATE WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED FROM FACILITY?

 NOK22BM  0245  0246  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK22BY  0247  0248  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK22C1  0249  0250  2   *WHERE WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED TO?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN HOME OR APARTMENT
                    02 = RELATIVE'S HOME OR APARTMENT
                    03 = OTHER PRIVATE HOME OR APARTMENT
                    04 = RETIREMENT HOME
                    05 = BOARDING HOUSE, ROOMING HOUSE OR RENTED ROOM
                    06 = ANOTHER NURSING HOME
                    07 = GENERAL OR SHORT-TERM HOSPITAL
                    08 = MENTAL HOSPITAL
                    09 = CHRONIC DISEASE/OTHER LONG-TERM HOSPITAL
                    10 = HOSPICE
                    11 = SOME OTHER PLACE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK33A   0251  0251  1   ** HAS SUBJECT BEEN A RESIDENT CONTINUOUSLY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


                          **WHEN WAS SUBJECT 1ST DISCHARGED?

 NOK33B_M 0252  0253  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER

 NOK33B_Y 0254  0255  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            85

 Locations 256-300

 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK33C   0256  0256  1   **WAS SUBJECT READMITTED TO FACILITY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK33D   0257  0257  1   **TIMES ADMITTED
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    TIMES = 1-3


                          **WHEN WAS SUBJECT LAST ADMITTED?

 NOK33E_M 0258  0259  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER

 NOK33E_Y 0260  0261  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            85-86


                          **WHEN WAS SUBJECT LAST DISCHARGED?

 NOK33F_M 0262  0263  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK33F_Y 0264  0265  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK23A   0266  0267  2   WHERE IS SUBJECT STAYING NOW?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN HOME OR APARTMENT
                    02 = RELATIVE'S HOME OR APARTMENT
                    03 = OTHER PRIVATE HOME OR APARTMENT
                    04 = RETIREMENT HOME
                    05 = BOARDING HOUSE, ROOMING HOUSE OR RENTED ROOM
                    06 = ANOTHER NURSING HOME
                    07 = GENERAL OR SHORT-TERM HOSPITAL
                    08 = MENTAL HOSPITAL
                    09 = CHRONIC DISEASE/OTHER LONG-TERM HOSPITAL
                    10 = HOSPICE
                    11 = SOME OTHER PLACE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL


 NOK23B1  0268  0269  2   WHERE WAS SUBJECT LIVING BEFORE HOSPITAL?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN HOME OR APARTMENT
                    02 = RELATIVE'S HOME OR APARTMENT
                    03 = OTHER PRIVATE HOME OR APARTMENT
                    04 = RETIREMENT HOME
                    05 = BOARDING HOUSE, ROOMING HOUSE OR RENTED ROOM
                    06 = ANOTHER NURSING HOME
                    07 = GENERAL OR SHORT-TERM HOSPITAL
                    08 = MENTAL HOSPITAL
                    09 = CHRONIC DISEASE/OTHER LONG-TERM HOSPITAL
                    10 = HOSPICE
                    11 = SOME OTHER PLACE


 NOK23C   0270  0270  1   WHO IS SUBJECT LIVING WITH?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = FAMILY MEMBERS
                    2 = NON-FAMILY MEMBERS
                    3 = ALONE
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK24A   0271  0271  1   DID SUBJECT HAVE STAYS IN A NURSING HOME
                           AFTER DISCHARGE/INTERVIEW?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                         NURSING HOME STAY 1

                         WHEN WAS SUBJECT 1ST ADMITTED?

 NOK24BM1 0272  0273  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    20 = NOT ADMITTED AFTER DATE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL

 NOK24BY1 0274  0275  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86
                    20 = NOT ADMITTED AFTER DATE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                         WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK24CM1 0276  0277  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    20 = STILL THERE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL

 NOK24CY1 0278  0279  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK24D1  0280  0280  1   IS THIS THE SAMPLE NURSING HOME?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK24E1  0281  0282  2   WHAT SOURCE FIRST PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                    02 = MEDICARE
                    03 = MEDICAID
                    04 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                    05 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                    06 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                    07 = VA CONTRACT
                    08 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL


 NOK24F1  0283  0283  1   DID THIS SOURCE CONTINUE TO PAY FOR MOST OF THIS
                          STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK24G1  0284  0285  2   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                    02 = MEDICARE
                    03 = MEDICAID
                    04 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                    05 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                    06 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                    07 = VA CONTRACT
                    08 = NO CHARGE, FACLITY ASSUMED COSTS
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK24H1  0286  0286  1   AFTER THAT,ANY CHANGE IN MAIN SOURCE OF PAYMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK24I1  0287  0287  1   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                     1 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                     2 = MEDICARE
                     3 = MEDICAID
                     4 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                     5 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                     6 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                     7 = VA CONTRACT
                     8 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS


 NOK24J1  0288  0288  1   AFTER THAT,ANY CHANGE IN MAIN SOURCE OF PAYMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK24N1  0289  0289  1   DID SUBJECT HAVE ANY OTHER STAYS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                        NURSING HOME STAY 2

                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT NEXT ADMITTED?

 NOK24BM2 0290  0291  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK24BY2 0292  0293  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            85-86
                   98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK24CM2 0294  0295  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    20 = STILL THERE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK24CY2 0296  0297  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            85-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK24D2  0298  0298  1   IS THIS THE SAMPLE NURSING HOME?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK24E2  0299  0300  2   WHAT SOURCE FIRST PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                    02 = MEDICARE
                    03 = MEDICAID
                    04 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                    05 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                    06 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                    07 = VA CONTRACT
                    08 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS
                    09 = SAME AS LAST STAY
                    98 = DON'T KNOW
                    99 = REFUSAL

 Locations 301-344

 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK24F2  0301  0301  1   DID THIS SOURCE CONTINUE TO PAY FOR MOST OF THIS
                          STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK24G2  0302  0302  1   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                     1 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                     2 = MEDICARE
                     3 = MEDICAID
                     4 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                     5 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                     6 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                     7 = VA CONTRACT
                     8 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS


 NOK24H2  0303  0303  1   AFTER THAT,ANY CHANGE IN MAIN SOURCE OF PAYMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK24N2  0304  0304  1  DID SUBJECT HAVE ANY OTHER STAYS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                       NURSING HOME STAY 3

                       WHEN WAS SUBJECT NEXT ADMITTED?

 NOK24BM3 0305  0306  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER

 NOK24BY3 0307  0308  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            85-86


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                            WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK24CM3 0309  0310  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    20 = STILL THERE

 NOK24CY3 0311  0312  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            85-86


 NOK24D3  0313  0313  1   IS THIS THE SAMPLE NURSING HOME?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK24E3  0314  0315  2   WHAT SOURCE FIRST PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                    02 = MEDICARE
                    03 = MEDICAID
                    04 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                    05 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                    06 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                    07 = VA CONTRACT
                    08 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS
                    09 = SAME AS LAST STAY
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK24F3  0316  0316  1   DID THIS SOURCE CONTINUE TO PAY FOR MOST OF THIS
                          STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK24G3  0317  0317  1   WHAT SOURCE NEXT PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                     1 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                     2 = MEDICARE
                     3 = MEDICAID
                     4 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                     5 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                     6 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                     7 = VA CONTRACT
                     8 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS


 NOK24H3  0318  0318  1   AFTER THAT,ANY CHANGE IN MAIN SOURCE OF PAYMENT?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK24N3  0319  0319  1   DID SUBJECT HAVE OTHER STAYS IN HOME?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                        NURSING HOME STAY 4

                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT NEXT ADMITTED?

 NOK24BM4 0320  0321  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER

 NOK24BY4 0322  0323  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            85-86


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                            WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK24CM4 0324  0325  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    20 = STILL THERE

 NOK24CY4 0326  0327  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            85-86


 NOK24D4  0328  0328  1   IS THIS THE SAMPLE NURSING HOME?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK24E4  0329  0330  2   WHAT SOURCE FIRST PAID FOR MOST OF SUBJECT'S CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = OWN INCOME,FAMILY SUPPORT,RETIREMENT,SOCIAL SECURITY
                    02 = MEDICARE
                    03 = MEDICAID
                    04 = OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS/WELFARE
                    05 = RELIGIOUS OR VOLUNTARY AGENCY
                    06 = INITIAL PAYMENT, LIFE CARE FUNDS
                    07 = VA CONTRACT
                    08 = NO CHARGE, FACILITY ASSUMED COSTS
                    09 = SAME AS LAST STAY
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK24F4  0331  0331  1   DID THIS SOURCE CONTINUE TO PAY FOR MOST OF THIS
                          STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK24N4  0332  0332  1   DID SUBJECT HAVE ANY OTHER STAYS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK24O4  0333  0333  1   HOW MANY MORE STAYS IN NURSING HOME?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    STAYS = 1


 NOK25A   0334  0334  1   *AFTER DISCHARGE/INTERVIEW WAS SUBJECT A PATIENT IN
                           A HOSPITAL?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


                        HOSPITAL STAY 1

                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT 1ST ADMITTED?

 NOK25BM1 0335  0336  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK25BY1 0337  0338  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK25C1  0339  0339  1  DID SUBJECT DIE DURING THAT STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK25DM1 0340  0341  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    20 = STILL THERE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK25DY1 0342  0343  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK25E1  0344  0344  1  DID SUBJECT HAVE ANY OTHER STAYS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW

 Locations 345-438

 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                        HOSPITAL STAY 2

                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT NEXT ADMITTED?

 NOK25BM2 0345  0346  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK25BY2 0347  0348  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK25C2  0349  0349  1  DID SUBJECT DIE DURING THAT STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK25DM2 0350  0351  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    20 = STILL THERE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK25DY2 0352  0353  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK25E2  0354  0354  1  DID SUBJECT HAVE ANY OTHER STAYS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                        HOSPITAL STAY 3

                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT NEXT ADMITTED?

 NOK25BM3 0355  0356  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK25BY3 0357  0358  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK25C3  0359  0359  1  DID SUBJECT DIE DURING THAT STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK25DM3 0360  0361  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    20 = STILL THERE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK25DY3 0362  0363  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            84-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK25E3  0364  0364  1  DID SUBJECT HAVE ANY OTHER STAYS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                         HOSPITAL STAY 4

                         WHEN WAS SUBJECT NEXT ADMITTED?

 NOK25BM4 0365  0366  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK25BY4 0367  0368  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            85-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK25C4  0369  0369  1  DID SUBJECT DIE DURING THAT STAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
                        WHEN WAS SUBJECT DISCHARGED?

 NOK25DM4 0370  0371  2   MONTH
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    01 = JANUARY
                    02 = FEBRUARY
                    03 = MARCH
                    04 = APRIL
                    05 = MAY
                    06 = JUNE
                    07 = JULY
                    08 = AUGUST
                    09 = SEPTEMBER
                    10 = OCTOBER
                    11 = NOVEMBER
                    12 = DECEMBER
                    20 = STILL THERE
                    98 = DON'T KNOW

 NOK25DY4 0372  0373  2   YEAR
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            85-86
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK25E4  0374  0374  1  DID SUBJECT HAVE ANY OTHER STAYS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW


 NOK25F   0375  0376  2   *HOW MANY MORE STAYS IN HOSPITAL?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                            01-04
                    98 = DON'T KNOW


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK26    0377  0377  1   DID ANY FAMILY MEMBER TAKE LOANS OR SELL ASSETS TO
                          PAY?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK27    0378  0378  1   DID ANY FAMILY MEMBER START WORKING TO PAY FOR CARE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK28A   0379  0379  1   DID SUBJECT EVER SERVE WITH ARMED FORCES?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK28B   0380  0380  1   WHEN DID SUBJECT SERVE?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = VIETNAM ERA(AUG 1964-APRIL 1975)
                    2 = KOREAN WAR(JUNE 1950-JAN 1955)
                    3 = WORLD WAR II(SEPT 1940-JULY 1947)
                    4 = WORLD WAR I(APRIL 1917-NOV 1918)
                    5 = OTHER SERVICE(OTHER DATES)
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK30    0381  0381  1   WHAT IS SUBJECT'S MARITAL STATUS?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = MARRIED
                    2 = NEVER MARRIED
                    3 = WIDOWED
                    4 = DIVORCED/SEPARATED
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 NOK31    0382  0382  1   DOES SUBJECT LIVE WITH YOU?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = YES
                    2 = NO


 NOK32A   0383  0383  1   FAMILY INCOME-MORE THAN $15,000-LESS THAN $15,000?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = MORE THAN $15,000
                    2 = LESS THAN $15,000
                    3 = EXACTLY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK32B   0384  0384  1   WAS IT MORE THAN $20,000 OR LESS THAN $20,000?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = MORE THAN $20,000
                    2 = LESS THAN $20,000
                    3 = EXACTLY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK32C   0385  0385  1   WAS IT MORE THAN $25,000 OR LESS THAN $25,000?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = MORE THAN $25,000
                    2 = LESS THAN $25,000
                    3 = EXACTLY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK32D   0386  0386  1   WAS IT MORE THAN $10,000 OR LESS THAN $10,000?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = MORE THAN $10,000
                    2 = LESS THAN $10,000
                    3 = EXACTLY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 NOK32E   0387  0387  1   WAS IT MORE THAN $5,000 OR LESS THAN $5,000?
                    BLANK = LEGITIMATE NONRESPONSE
                    1 = MORE THAN $5,000
                    2 = LESS THAN $5,000
                    3 = EXACTLY
                    8 = DON'T KNOW
                    9 = REFUSAL


 LABEL     BC    EC  LEN  DESCRIPTION
 -----     --    --  ---  -----------
 CRQWGT   0388  0395  8   RECORD WEIGHT FROM CRQ FILE - SECOND STAGE INFLATION
                          FACTOR USED TO PRODUCE NATIONAL ESTIMATES OF CURRENT
                          RESIDENTS (4 DECIMAL PLACES IMPLIED)

 NOKWGT1  0396  0403  8   NEXT-OF-KIN WEIGHT 1 - SECOND STAGE INFLATION FACTOR
                          USED TO PRODUCE NATIONAL ESTIMATES OF CURRENT
                          RESIDENTS WITH A NEXT-OF-KIN LISTED ON CRQ (4
                          DECIMAL PLACES IMPLIED)

 NOKWGT2  0404  0411  8   NEXT-OF-KIN WEIGHT 2 - SECOND STAGE INFLATION FACTOR
                          USED TO PRODUCE NATIONAL ESTIMATES OF ALL CURRENT
                          RESIDENTS, INCLUDING THOSE WITHOUT NOK (4 DECIMAL
                          PLACES IMPLIED).  THIS WEIGHT DIFFERS FROM THE CRQ
                          WEIGHT IN POSITIONS 388-395 BY NON-RESPONSE ADJUST-
                          MENTS FOR THE NOK QUESTIONNAIRE AND POST-STRATIFIED
                          ADJUSTMENTS BY AGE AT ADMISSION, SEX AND RACE.

 DRQWGT   0412  0419  8   RECORD WEIGHT FROM DRQ FILE - SECOND STAGE INFLATION
                          FACTOR USED TO PRODUCE NATIONAL ESTIMATES OF
                          DISCHARGED RESIDENTS (4 DECIMAL PLACES IMPLIED)

 NOKWGT3  0420  0427  8   NEXT-OF-KIN WEIGHT 3 - SECOND STAGE INFLATION FACTOR
                          USED TO PRODUCE NATIONAL ESTIMATES OF DISCHARGED
                          RESIDENTS WITH A NEXT-OF-KIN LISTED ON DRQ (4
                          DECIMAL PLACES IMPLIED)

 NOKWGT4  0428  0435  8   NEXT-OF-KIN WEIGHT 4 - SECOND STAGE INFLATION FACTOR
                          USED TO PRODUCE NATIONAL ESTIMATES OF ALL DISCHARGED
                          RESIDENTS, INCLUDING THOSE WITHOUT NOK (4 DECIMAL
                          PLACES IMPLIED).  THIS WEIGHT DIFFERS FROM THE DRQ
                          WEIGHT IN POSITIONS 412-419 BY NON-RESPONSE ADJUST-
                          MENTS FOR THE NOK QUESTIONNAIRE AND POST-STRATIFIED
                          ADJUSTMENTS BY AGE AT ADMISSION, SEX AND RACE.

 AGE_ADM  0436  0438  3   AGE AT ADMISSION FOR SAMPLED STAY IN YEARS

                          THE METHOD USED TO COMPUTE AGE AT ADMISSION DEPENDED
                          ON WHETHER OR NOT THE CASE HAD A KNOWN DATE OF BIRTH
                          OR A KNOWN AGE AT THE TIME OF THE CRQ/DRQ.  IF THE
                          CASE HAD A DATE OF BIRTH, THE BIRTHDATE WAS SUB-
                          TRACTED FROM THE ADMISSION DATE FOR THE SAMPLED
                          STAY.

                          IF THE CASE HAD NO KNOWN DATE OF BIRTH BUT A KNOWN
                          AGE OR AN IMPUTED AGE (AT TIME OF SURVEY FOR CURRENT
                          RESIDENTS AND AT TIME OF DISCHARGE FOR DISCHARGED
                          RESIDENTS), AGE AT ADMISSION WAS COMPUTED AS THE
                          DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE REPORTED OR IMPUTED AGE AND
                          THE LENGTH OF STAY IN YEARS.


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