Mode of Collection
Sample Survey: self-administered paper-and-pencil questionnaire.
Historically until 2018, MEPS-HC collected information about receipt of preventive care services through its core questionnaire for which one household respondent typically provides information for household members. During Panel 18 Round 5 of the 2014 MEPS-HC, it fielded a paper-and-pencil questionnaire called the Preventive Care Self-Administered Questionnaire (PSAQ) in which each respondent provided information for himself or herself. This pilot survey was designed to collect a variety of person-level preventive care data for a sample of adults age 35 and older. In alternate years beginning 2018, these questions were incorporated into the standard MEPS Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ).
U.S. Civilian noninstitutionalized population