November 26, 2013

The Diagnosis Difference

Methods

About this study

The 2012 Health Survey, sponsored by the Pew Research Center and the California HealthCare Foundation, obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 3,014 adults living in the United States. Telephone interviews were conducted by landline (1,808) and cell phone (1,206, including 624 without a landline phone). The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Interviews were done in English and Spanish by Princeton Data Source from August 7 to September 6, 2012. Statistical results are weighted to correct known demographic discrepancies. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is ±2.4 percentage points.

Details about design and data collection procedures, as well as survey results, can be found at:

http://www.pewinternet.org/Shared-Content/Data-Sets/2012/September-2012–Health-Tracking-(prelim).aspx