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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-060-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1994

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1994: AIDS knowledge and attitudes supplement.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6871

Date Accessioned: 11/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 4

Comments: This study is on ICPSR Periodic Release 97003. The Periodic Release CD-ROM is a product designed for use on a Windows- or DOS-based personal computer and is intended for use as a means of data distribution. It may also be used within the Macintosh environment utilizing either system 7.0 and above or system 6.08 and the appropriate PC emulation software. The CD-ROM does not contain software for text or data searches, extraction or analyses. The files with the .EXE extension are self extracting files that were generated using Info-ZIP's ZIP compressor/archiver and PKWARE's ZIP2EXE utility for generating self-extracting files. Self-extracting files allow PC users to easily and quickly decompress and transfer the files to their equipment, usually a hard disk, without the need to install any extraction software locally. Files with .PDF extensions are provided as an electronic image file in Portable Document File (PDF) format. The PDF format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. A copy of Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe Systems Incorporated Website at: http://www.adobe.com. 7/08 This CD-Rom is superseded because this study is available from ICPSR Direct. 2/2009 This data file is available on Linux at: /cdelibrary/dali/c7/nhis94/aidssup. See CDE acquisition number 1429.00.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison

Date Ordered: 11/1/1997

Documentation: One volume hardcopy codebook. Data collection instrument. Much of the available machine-readable documentation can be obtained freely via the ICPSR Web Site.

Abstract: The purpose of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is to obtain information about the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kinds of health services people receive. This supplement includes variables from the NHIS core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1994 [ICPSR 6724]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Questions unique to this supplement cover sources of information on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), perceptions of and discrimination against persons with AIDS, knowledge about modes of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission, perceived likelihood of transmission by casual contact, experience with blood donation and HIV antibody testing, content of post-test counseling, and use of professional mental health counseling because of concern about AIDS.

The National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS), formerly titled the Health Interview Surveys, provide a continuous sampling and interviewing of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States to elicit information on the social, demographic, and economic aspects of illness, disability, and medical services. Information on the utilization of medical care facilities is also available in the form of data on medical and dental care, hospitalization, preventive care, nursing care, prosthetic appliances, and self-care. The NHIS is the primary instrument of a major National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data collection program.

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