Data from the 1986 Medicaid survey sponsored by the Health Care Financing Administration (USA). It can be used to illustrate generalized additive models with a log link for the number of doctor visits as a response variable. The dataset is studied in Gurmu (1997).
A data frame with 485 rows and 10 columns.
Count of doctor office/clinic and health centre visits.
Length of observation period for ambulatory care in days.
Number of children in the household.
Age of the respondent.
Annual household income in US dollars.
Access to health services,
First principal component of three health status variables: functional limitations, acute conditions and chronic conditions.
Gurmu, S.(1997). Semi-parametric estimation of hurdle regression models with an application to medicaid utilization. Journal of Applied Econometrics 12(3):225-242.
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