Codes and Frequencies
Most IPUMS data transformations are performed using variable harmonization tables that specify how each value in the source data is recoded. Some variables also require programming logic in addition to the harmonization table. The harmonization documents for this variable are:
HLTHFAC identifies the type of hospital, clinic, or healthcare facility the person normally attended when experiencing health problems.
The following acronyms are used in the coding for this variable:
- IMSS for the Mexican Institute of Social Security (Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social)
- ISSSTE for the Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers (Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales para los Trabajadores del Estado)
- Pemex for Mexican Petroleum (Petroleos Mexicanos)
The IMSS Solidaridad program, later renamed to IMSS Oportunidades, is a part of the social security system that serves marginalized or rural populations.
Those who relied only on alternative or homeopathic remedies -- that is, respondents who visited folk healers, witchdoctors or herbal healers, and so forth -- were counted as not receiving health services.
For additional information on health care coverage, see HLTHCOV.
Unharmonized data from Bolivia 2012, Indonesia 1980, and Uruguay 2006 indicate similar information about the type of facility/care used by persons who were sick. However, these data are not integrated here.
Comparability — General
The 2010 and 2015 unharmonized data further distinguish the ISSSTE category into federal- and state-provided public worker services.
In 2015, persons who reported that they use health services from "Oportunidades" were instructed to circle the option for "other." This response was separately identified in 2000 and 2010.
- Mexico 2000: All persons
- Mexico 2010: All persons
- Mexico 2015: All persons
- Mexico: 2000, 2010, 2015