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Estimating the Size of the Uninsured and Other Vulnerable Populations in a Local Area

Appendix A. Resources

Privately-sponsored Surveys

National Survey of America's Families (NSAF), The Urban Institute
http://www.urban.org/Content/Research/NewFederalism/NSAF/Overview/NSAFOverview.htm

The Community Tracking Study (CTS), The Center for Studying Health System Change
http://www.hschange.org/index.cgi?data=01

Federal Surveys

Current Population Survey (CPS), The U.S. Bureau of the Census
http://www.bls.census.gov/cps/cpsmain.htm

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), The U.S. Bureau of the Census
http://www.sipp.census.gov/sipp/

The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.meps.ahrq.gov

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.hschange.org/index.cgi?data=01

State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS), National Center for Health Statistics
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/slaits.htm

Basic State Data Resources

Census Bureau Demographic Profiles for Each State
http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2001/demoprofile.html

Create Your Own Tables with Census' FactFinder
http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsServlet

Local Area Unemployment Statistics of the Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/lau/home.htm

State Health Insurance Data from the Census Bureau for 2000
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/hlthins.html

State Income and Poverty Data from the Census Bureau for 2000
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/poverty.html
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/income.html

County Level Poverty and Income Data from the Census Bureau for Counties in 1998
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/income.html
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/stcty/estimate.html

AHRQ Data on Employer Health Insurance Offering
http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/survey_comp/Insurance.jsp

Other Helpful Links

State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)
http://www.shadac.org

State Children's Health Insurance Program HCFA Informational Web site
http://cms.hhs.gov/schip/

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