SMSA

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Related to Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area: SMSA, Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area

SMSA

abbr.
standard metropolitan statistical area
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This is a basic assumption underlying this technical note, which seeks to show how employment data can be used to estimate the demand for office space in a subnational area, such as a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area.
There is no clear consensus regarding a definition of the term "rural" (Helge, 1984; Parrish & Lynch, 1990); however, the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) designation of standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA) is often cited to distinguish between urban and rural areas.
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.
Areas are designated and defined by the Office of Management and Budget based on a set of criteria developed by the interagency Federal Committee on Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas.
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