standard metropolitan statistical area


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Related to standard metropolitan statistical area: SMSA, Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area

standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA)

A former U.S. Census Bureau term outdated since 2000, but still sometimes encountered as referring to a large city and its economically related environs. See metropolitan area.

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A user can specify Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSA) by typing the initial letters of the SMSA name of his choice, rather than having to know the SMSA number.
In the analyses of the 1988 survey data, the high-prevalence standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSAs) of Los Angeles and San Francisco were separated from other SMSAs.
There were 29 Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs, now called simply Metropolitan Statistical Areas) in this region in 1950 Twenty-two of these acquired an additional county between 1950 and 1980.
Catherine McLaughlin, Ph.D., professor of economics at the University of Michigan, and Jeffrey Merrill of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J., reported initially--in the winter 1986 issue of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law--on the impact of HMOs in 25 of the largest standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSAs) between 1971 and 1981.
Two types of DTS network are in operation to serve 30 or more Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas. A carrier could implement and extended DTS network with 5 MHz of bandwidth.

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