Is self-rated health variable available on IPUMS? I've seen studies using data from the IPUMS with this variable.

#1

Hi,

I have read studies that have assessed self-rated health and sociodemographic characteristics using data from IPUMS. Is this data available on the website, or do people need to merge other files? Thank you!

#2

The CPS March ASEC samples from 1996-2014 contain a variable called HEALTH, which is a self-rated health status measure. All respondents indicate their current health status on a five-point scale from Poor to Excellent.

Hope this helps.