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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-064-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1994

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1994: year 2000 objectives 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: 6875

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 A copy of Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe Systems Incorporated Website at: 7/08 This CD-Rom is superseded because this study is available from ICPSR Direct. 2/09 A copy of this data file can be found on Linux at: /cdelibrary/dali/c7/nhis94/year2000sup. See CDE case number 1433.00.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison

Date Ordered: 11/1/1997

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook; 1 duplicate

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, education, family income, limitations on school activities, family relationship, and relationship to reference person. The Year 2000 Supplement also contains items on seven selected topics that relate to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Year 2000 Health Objectives: environmental health, tobacco, occupational safety and health, heart disease, clinical and preventive services, family, and firearms. Among the variables included in this supplement are respondent's type of residence, whether household air was tested for radon, current smoking status, tobacco use, employer's smoking policies, current employer assistance to employees to control weight, employer-sponsored exercise programs, and presence of screening tests and health education programs at the workplace. This supplement also includes questions about blood pressure, salt intake, hypertension, most recent physical exam, frequency of physical exams, presence of a sexually transmitted disease (STD), usage of illegal drugs, and gynecological issues. Variables in the family section cover number of family members in the household, nutrition, discussions with family members regarding nutrition and eating habits, exercise and sports, safety and injury prevention, cigarette smoking and tobacco use, drinking alcoholic beverages, sexual behavior, and use of illegal drugs. Respondents were also queried about whether there were children aged 10-17 in the household, whether sex education was taught at home and/or school, and whether children were involved in a sex education program conducted by a youth or a religious program for children. Variables relating to firearms include the number and types of firearms in the household, place firearms were kept, whether firearms were loaded, and whether ammunition was kept.

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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