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Online catalogue Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health: Findings and public-use microdata file - Analytical report Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health: Findings and public-use microdata file - Public-use microdata file Corrections Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health: Findings and public-use microdata file - More information The Daily release Survey information United States National Centre for Health Statistics

Public-use microdata file

The microdata file is being provided for statistical and research purposes.

In any publication of any information based on this microdata file, the following form of accreditation should be used:

"This analysis is based on the Joint Canada /United States Survey of Health’s public-use microdata file, sponsored by Statistics Canada and the National Center for Health Statistics, which contains anonymized data. All computations on these microdata were prepared by (name of user organization) and the responsibility for the use and interpretation of these data is entirely that of the author(s)."

Survey questionnaire (PDF)
Topical index of variables (PDF)
User’s guide (PDF)
Data dictionary (PDF)
Derived variables documentation (PDF)

Download data files and documentation (ZIP, 2.9 MB)

Click on this link to get the ASCII data files with the variables at the respondents' level, along with the corresponding layout files in SAS and SPSS formats, and the necessary documentation in PDF.

Download Bootstrap file (ZIP, 25.3 MB)

The Bootvar program is used to estimate the variance using Bootstrap weights. Click on this link to access the Bootvar program in SAS and SPSS formats, the Bootstrap weights in ASCII format, the corresponding layout files in SAS and SPSS formats, and the necessary documentation in PDF.

Minimum system requirements

To open the data and documentation zip file:

  • IBM compatible Pentium I or better
  • Windows 95 or better
  • Minimum 64 MB of RAM
  • Minimum 8 MB free space on hard disk

To open the Bootstrap zip file:

  • IBM compatible Pentium I or better
  • Windows 95 or better
  • Minimum 64 MB of RAM
  • Minimum 80 MB free space on hard disk

To use the Boostrap weights:

  • SAS 6.12 or better  
  • SPSS 9.0 or better

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