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Primary Care Service Area Data Download – 2010 (Census Tract Basis)

The goal of the Primary Care Service Area (PCSA) Project is to provide information about primary care resources and populations within small standardized areas that reflect patient utilization patterns.

This is the first release of PCSA data using the new PCSA 3.1 boundaries, based on 2010 census tract geography. Readers/users should be referred to the “PCSA version 3.1 methods” (151 KB) paper.

The PCSA data are in DBF format. With the exception of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data, missing data values are displayed as -99. In the CMS data, suppression rules apply to the Medicare variables; suppressed data values are displayed as -999.

The 2010 edition of the PCSA database contains nationwide data on U.S. primary health care resources, populations and utilization, compiled and presented in newly developed areas of analysis (PCSAs, version 3.1) and related to other geopolitical units. These PCSAs were developed by aggregating groups of 2010 Census Tracts.

The Data Dictionaries include the variable descriptions and the data source and year. Census data not otherwise specified is from 2010.

For questions, see the data download help and FAQs.

 

Download Files Description/Notes
PCSA Geographic shape files (141 MB) PCSA geographic shape files contain the data needed to display PCSA boundaries on a map using specialty geographic information system (GIS) software or some charting tools. The PCSA shape files offered here contain the PCSA boundary data and the PCSA identifier, which can be used to link the boundary information with the associated attribute columns. The attribute data are available in separate files, which can also be downloaded from this site.
2010 Census Tract to PCSAv3.1 Crosswalk (4067 KB)

2009 ZIP9 to PCSA v3.1 crosswalk (141 MB)

2009 ZIP5 to PCSA v3.1 crosswalk (696 MB)

2010 ZIP9 to PCSA v3.1 crosswalk (1120 MB)

2010 ZIP5 to PCSA v3.1 crosswalk (692 KB)

2011 ZIP9 to PCSA v3.1 crosswalk (1184 MB)

2011 ZIP5 to PCSA v3.1 crosswalk (680 KB)

2012 ZIP9 to PCSA v3.1 crosswalk (1191 MB)

2012 ZIP5 to PCSA v3.1 crosswalk (677 KB)

2013 ZIP9 to PCSA v3.1 crosswalk (1208 MB)

2013 Zip5 to PCSA v3.1 crosswalk (681 KB)

README FILE for ZIP Codes to PCSA v3.1 annual crosswalk (80 KB)
The attribute files for 3.1 PCSAs and Census Tracts include 2010 census and some 2006-10 ACS population/demographic variables, along with 2010 Medicare utilization data, 2010 AMA physician location data, 2009 AAPA data on Physician Assistant locations, and 2012 data on CHC, FQHC, and RHC locations.

For detailed information, please refer to the data dictionary: PCSA Version 3.1 Data Dictionary(DD) - 9/5/13 (5,683 KB)

The README FILE for ZIP Codes to PCSA v3.1 annual crosswalk (80 KB) explains how to use the various ZIP to PCSA files most effectively.
Census Tract Layer Attributes (File 1) (179 MB) Variables TG_DOC to TH65_UP
(See PCSA Version 3.1 Data Dictionary (DD) - 9/5/2013 (5.7 MB), Tract Data Layer, pp. 1-7). Includes provider data and Medicare utilization data and age/gender/race data.
Census Tract Layer Attributes (File 2) (291 MB) Variables TNH00_14 to TP12B149
(See PCSA Version 3.1 Data Dictionary (DD) - 9/5/2013 (5.7 MB), Tract Data Layer, pp. 7-13). Includes age/gender/race data.
Census Tract Layer Attributes (File 3) (286 MB) Variables TP12C12 to TP12G149
(See PCSA Version 3.1 Data Dictionary (DD) - 9/5/2013 (5.7 MB), Tract Data Layer pp. 13-23) Includes additional age/gender/race data for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian, Native Hawaiian, and other Race Categories.
Census Tract Layer Attributes (File 4) (238 MB) Variables TP12H12 to TFADD
(See PCSA Version 3.1 Data Dictionary (DD) - 9/5/2013 (5.7 MB), Tract Data Layer pp. 23-31). Includes age/gender/race data, housing unit, travel time, group quarters, institutional, and educational status data.
Census Tract Layer Attributes (File 5) (14.3 MB) Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife Variables
(NP-2012, CNM-2009)
(See Data Dictionary Supplement 1 - 12/13/2013 (131 KB), Tract Data Layer p. 2)
Census Tract Layer Attributes (File 6) (11 MB) Insurance Variables (2008-12)
(See Data Dictionary Supplement 2 - 2/18/2014 (264 KB), Tract Data Layer, pp.8-20)
Census Tract Layer Attributes (File 7) (45.7 MB) Medicare Utilization Variables, 2011
(See Data Dictionary Supplement 3 - 05/01/2014 (222 KB), Tract Data Layer, p.3-5)
Census Tract Layer Attributes (File 8) (65.1 MB) Census tract layer attributes for American Medical Association Primary Care Physician Data, 2011
(See Data Dictionary for American Medical Association Primary Care Physician Data - 9/25/2014 (189 KB))
Census Tract Layer Attributes (File 9) (45.7 MB) Census tract layer Medicare attributes, 2012
(See Data Dictionary for Medicare Attributes - 1/29/2015 (216 KB))
PCSA v3.1 Layer Attributes (File 1) (27.4 MB) Variables PG_DOC to PH65_UP
(See PCSA Version 3.1 Data Dictionary (DD) - 9/5/2013 (5.7 MB), PCSA Data Layer, pp. 1-15).Includes provider data and Medicare utilization data and age/gender/race data.
PCSA v3.1 Layer Attributes (File 2) (28.1 MB) Variables PNH00_14 to PP12B149
(See PCSA Version 3.1 Data Dictionary (DD) - 9/5/2013 (5.7 MB), PCSA Data Layer, pp. 15-24).Includes age/gender/race data.
PCSA v3.1 Layer Attributes (File 3) (27.7 MB) Variables PP12C12 to PP126149
(See PCSA Version 3.1 Data Dictionary (DD) - 9/5/2013 (5.7 MB), PCSA Data Layer, pp. 24-38).Includes age/gender/race data, housing unit, travel time, group quarters, institutional, and educational status data.
PCSA v3.1 Layer Attributes (File 4) (23.9 MB) Variables PP12H12 to VT_NDX
(See PCSA Version 3.1 Data Dictionary (DD) - 9/5/2013 (5.7 MB), PCSA Data Layer, pp. 38-50)
PCSA v3.1 Layer Attributes (File 5) (1.08 MB) Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife Variables
(NP-2012, CNM-2009)
(See Data Dictionary Supplement 1 - 12/13/2013 (131 KB), PCSA Data Layer, p. 3)
PCSA v3.1 Layer Attributes (File 6) (11 MB) Insurance Variables, 2008-12
(See Data Dictionary Supplement 2 - 2/18/2014 (264 KB), PCSA Data Layer, pp.13-20)
PCSA v3.1 Layer Attributes (File 7) (12.6 MB) Medicare Utilization Variables, 2011
(See Data Dictionary Supplement 3 – 5/1/2014 (222 KB), PCSA Data Layer, pp. 6-14)
PCSA v3.1 Layer Attributes (File 8) (2.4 MB) Percentage Variables for 10 Population Attributes
(See Data Dictionary Supplement 3 – 5/1/2014 (222 KB) Tract Data layer p.2)
PCSA v3.1 Layer Attributes (File 9) (7.8 MB) PCSA v3.1 layer attributes for American Medical Association Primary Care Physician Data, 2011
(See Data Dictionary for American Medical Association Primary Care Physician Data - 9/25/2014 (189 KB))
PCSA v3.1 Layer Attributes (File 10) (12.6 MB) PCSA v3.1 layer Medicare attributes, 2012
(See Data Dictionary for Medicare Attributes - 1/29/2015 (216 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 1) (280 MB) Demographic Variables TFEMALE_P to P12AI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 2) (283 MB) Demographic Variables TP12BI2 to TP12FI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 3) (266 MB) Demographic Variables TP12GI2 to TMVOWNH
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 4) (199 KB) Demographic Variables SFEMALE_P to P12AI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 5) (201 KB) Demographic Variables SP12BI2 to SP12FI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 6) (189 KB) Demographic Variables SP12GI2 to SMVOWNH
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 7) (12 MB) Demographic Variables CFEMALE_P to CP12AI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 8) (12 MB) Demographic Variables CP12BI2 to CP12FI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 9) (11.4 MB) Demographic Variables CP12GI2 to CMVOWNH
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 10) (1.6 MB) Demographic Variables DFEMALE_P to P12AI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 11) (1.7 MB) Demographic Variables DP12BI2 to DP12FI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 12) (1.6 MB) Demographic Variables DP12GI2 to DMVOWNH
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 13) (137 MB) Demographic Variables BFEMALE_P to P12AI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 14) (138 MB) Demographic Variables BP12BI2 to BP12FI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 15) (130 MB) Demographic Variables BP12GI2 to BMVOWNH
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 16) (3.6 MB) Demographic Variables AFEMALE_P to P12AI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 17) (3.6 MB) Demographic Variables AP12BI2 to AP12FI49
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes (File 18) (3.4 MB) Demographic Variables AP12GI2 to AMVOWNH
(See ACS 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary Supplement 4 - 3/8/2013 (675 KB))
American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary - 3/8/2013 (675 KB) American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 Demographic Attributes Data Dictionary - 3/8/2013
2006 to 2010 American Community Survey education variables for Census Tract (33.6 MB) ACS Education Variables
(See ACS 2006-2010 Education Data Dictionary - 4/9/2013 (75 KB))
ACS 2006-2010 Education Data Dictionary Supplement - 4/9/2013 (75 KB) 2006-2010 ACS Education Data Dictionary Supplement - 4/9/2013
HRSA National Primary Care Physician Inventory Data (1201 KB) HRSA National Primary Care Physician Inventory Data, 2011
HRSA National Primary Care Physician Inventory Data Dictionary - 9/15/2015 (58 KB) HRSA National Primary Care Physician Inventory Data Dictionary - 9/15/2015
README FILE for HRSA National Primary Care Physician Inventory Data (111 KB) README FILE for HRSA National Primary Care Physician Inventory Data
Data Dictionary for American Medical Association Primary Care Physician Data - 9/25/2014 (189 KB) Data Dictionary for American Medical Association Primary Care Physician Data - 9/25/2014
Health Indicator Attributes (2.3 MB) Health indicator data including health status, birth outcome, mortality/morbidity/life expectancy data, 2008-12
Data Dictionary for Health Indicator Estimates - 12/5/2014 (102 KB) Health Indicator Estimates Data Dictionary - 12/5/2014
README file for Health Indicators Data - 12/5/2014 (115 KB) README file for Health Indicators Data - 12/5/2014
Data Dictionary for Medicare attributes - 1/29/2015 (216 KB) Data Dictionary for Medicare attributes - 1/29/2015