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HIUID
HIU identification

Description

HIUID is constructed by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota. HIUID defines family as a "health insurance unit" (HIU). It differs from the general family definition of all related individuals within a household.

Health insurance coverage, whether through an employer or a public program, is often based on family relationships. An individual with access to employer-sponsored coverage may be able to cover his or her spouse and children through that policy. Public coverage often considers family ties in determining program eligibility, especially for children and families. Many analysts and researchers have adopted the use of a "health insurance unit" (HIU) in studying insurance coverage so as to focus on those individuals who would likely be considered a "family unit" in determining eligibility for either private or public coverage. Individual assignment to an HIU is detailed in HIURULE

For more information about HIUs see "Defining Family for Studies of Health Insurance Coverage"

The STATA and SAS code is available so that analysts who choose to can easily modify the HIU definition.

SHADAC has also provided information and example STATA and SAS code, available on their website, for using the HIU and FPG variables and replicating estimates available from the SHADAC Data Center.

Codes

HIUID is a 9-digit code, constructed by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota, which defines family as a "health insurance unit" (HIU). HIUID specific variable codes for missing, edited, or unidentified observations, observations not applicable (N/A), observations not in universe (NIU), top and bottom value coding, etc. are provided below if applicable by Census year (and data sample if specified).

HIUID Specific Variable Codes

Comparability

This variable is comparable across all years for which it is available.

Universe

  • All persons

Availability

United States
  • 2017: --
  • 2016: ACS
  • 2015: ACS
  • 2014: ACS
  • 2013: ACS
  • 2012: ACS
  • 2011: ACS
  • 2010: ACS
  • 2009: ACS
  • 2008: ACS
  • 2007: --
  • 2006: --
  • 2005: --
  • 2004: --
  • 2003: --
  • 2002: --
  • 2001: --
  • 2000: --
  • 1990: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1960: --
  • 1950: --
  • 1940: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --
  • 1900: --
  • 1880: --
  • 1870: --
  • 1860: --
  • 1850: --
Puerto Rico
  • 2017: --
  • 2016: --
  • 2015: --
  • 2014: --
  • 2013: --
  • 2012: --
  • 2011: --
  • 2010: --
  • 2009: --
  • 2008: --
  • 2007: --
  • 2006: --
  • 2005: --
  • 2000: --
  • 1990: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --

Flags

This variable has no flags.

Editing Procedure

There is no editing procedure available for this variable.