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KID Description of Data Elements
The KID is set of longitudinal hospital inpatient databases included in the HCUP family. These databases are created by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.
 
PL_NCHS - Patient Location: NCHS Urban-Rural Code
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 
 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
PL_NCHSPatient Location: NCHS Urban-Rural Code1"Central" counties of metro areas of >=1 million population
2"Fringe" counties of metro areas of >=1 million population
3Counties in metro areas of 250,000-999,999 population
4Counties in metro areas of 50,000-249,999 population
5Micropolitan counties
6Not metropolitan or micropolitan counties
.Missing
 
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State Specific Notes
None
 
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Internet Citation: HCUP KID Description of Data Elements. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/pl_nchs/kidnote.jsp.
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