General NBS Round One Documentation
Public Use Files
        Public Use File Round One Documentation
        Public Use Round One Data Files

National Beneficiary Survey (NBS) Round One

In 2004, we fielded the round-one NBS to two sub-samples: (1) the first national cross-sectional survey of all beneficiaries (the Representative Beneficiary Sample) and (2) the first cross-sectional survey of Ticket participants in the Phase 1 States (the Ticket Participant Sample). 

For round 1, we completed interviews with 6,520 individuals in the national sample of beneficiaries and 1,083 individuals in the sample of TTW participants, for a total of 7,603 interviews completed in both sub-samples. The weighted response rate for the national sample of beneficiaries was 77.5 percent. The weighted response rate for the TTW participant sample was 80.9 percent.

General NBS Round One 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 R1 Editing, Coding, Weighting, and Imputation.pdf
NBS R1 Data Editing Report.pdf
NBS R1 User's Guide.pdf
NBS R1 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 One Documentation

We are providing the following NBS documentation in PDF format:
NBS R1 PUF Codebook.PDF

Public Use Round One Data Files (released September 2009)

We are providing the following NBS data file in SAS 9.1 format:
r1puf093009.zip

We are providing the following NBS Data file in CSV format (posted January 2010):
r1puf093009.CSV

For those who have an older version of Excel, we have separated the CSV file into the following four sections:
r1puf093009_1a.CSV
r1puf093009_2a.CSV
r1puf093009_3a.CSV
r1puf093009_4a.CSV