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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-079-1-1-United States-NCHS-1997

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1997.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Rockville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 8/25/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Visit NCHS site for more information about this study.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 7/15/2000

Documentation: SAS and SPSS statements files are provided. The codebook files, questionnaires and supplementary documents are in PDF format. Check the 97readme.txt for file contents. 6/2007 See CDE acquistiion number 1568.00-1568.01 for more documentation (questionnaires, interviewer flash cards and manuals)

Abstract: The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is a continuing nationwide sample survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized population in which data are collected by personal household interviews. Interviewers obtain information on personal and demographic characteristics, including race and ethnicity, by self-reporting or as reported by an informant. Investigators also collect data about illnesses, injuries, impairments, chronic conditions, activity limitation caused by chronic conditions, utilization of health services, and other health topics. Each year the survey is reviewed and special topics are added or deleted. For most health topics, the survey collects data over an entire year. The NHIS sample includes an oversample of black and Hispanic persons and is designed to allow the development of national estimates of health conditions, health service utilization, and health problems of the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population. The response rate for the ongoing part of the survey has been between 94 and 98 percent over the years. In 1997, the NHIS was redesigned, so some estimates are likely to vary slightly from previous years. Interviewers collected information for the basic questionnaire on 103,477 persons in 1997, including 29,792 children.

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