General NBS Round Two Documentation
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National Beneficiary Survey (NBS) Round Two

In 2005, we fielded the round-two NBS to four sub-samples: (1) the second national cross-sectional survey of all beneficiaries (the Representative Beneficiary Sample), (2) the second cross-sectional survey of Ticket participants in the Phase 1 States, (3) the first cross-sectional survey of Ticket participants in the Phase 2 States, and (4)  the first longitudinal follow-up survey of Ticket participants who were first interviewed in round one (combined, these last three sub-samples make up the round two Ticket Participant Sample).

For round two, we completed interviews with 4,864 individuals in the national sample of beneficiaries and 3,091 from the Phase 1 and Phase 2 cross-sectional Ticket Participant cohorts, for a total of 7,955 interviews completed across all sub-samples.  The weighted response rate for the Representative Beneficiary Sample was 78.7 percent. The weighted response rate for the Ticket Participant Cross-Sectional Sample was 80.4 percent. In round two, we also completed interviews with 1,019 longitudinal cases (70 percent of the total sample) for an overall weighted response rate of 78.2 percent.  Of the Phase 1 longitudinal cases, 897 (61 percent of the total sample) completed a round 1 and a round 2 interview.

General NBS Round Two Documentation

We are providing the following NBS documentation in PDF format (these documents relate to the full restricted use version of the NBS data, but most of the information in these files is applicable to the public use files as well):

NBS R2 Editing, Coding, Weighting, and Imputation.pdf
NBS R2 Data Editing Report.pdf
NBS R2 User's Guide.pdf
NBS R2 Questionnaire.pdf

Public Use Files

The public use files are only available for the Representative Beneficiary Samples for each round.  The Ticket Participant Samples are not available for public use.  For more information on the public use files, visit the public use files page.

Public Use Files Round Two Documentation

We are providing the following NBS documentation in PDF format:
NBS R2 PUF Codebook.pdf

Public Use Round Two Data Files (released December 2009)

We are providing the following NBS data file in SAS 9.1 format:
r2puf102609.zip

We are providing the following NBS Data file in CSV format:
r2puf102609.CSV

For those who have an older version of Excel, we have separated the CSV file into the following six sections:
r2puf102609_1a.CSV
r2puf102609_2a.CSV
r2puf102609_3a.CSV
r2puf102609_4a.CSV
r2puf102609_5a.CSV
r2puf102609_6a.CSV