Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-039-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1983

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Health interview survey, 1983: alcohol/health practices 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: 8603

Date Accessioned: 12/15/1993

Comments: ordered for Craig Olson, business school. This supplement can be downloaded via FTP from NCHS (added by CF, 04/10/2007).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 11/18/1993

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy (volume comprises documentation for entire 1983 health interview survey). SPSS programming statements can be downloaded from NCHS (added by CF, 04/10/2007). Documentation can also be found under CDE acquisition number 1677.01 (added by CF, 04/10/2007).

Abstract: The basic purpose of the Health Interview Survey is to obtain information about the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kind of health services people receive. Household variables in this data collection include type of living quarters, size of family, number of families in household, and geographic region. Person variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The Condition, Doctor Visit, and Hospital files contain information on each reported condition, two-week doctor visit, or hospitalization (twelve-month recall), respectively. The Health Insurance Supplement contains the same information as the Person file and additional questions about health insurance plans. The type of plan, including private, Medicare, Medicaid, military and other plans, and coverage or reasons for lack of coverage are provided. The Alcohol/Health Practices Supplement includes information on diet, smoking and drinking habits, and health problems. The Doctor Services Supplement supplies data on visits to doctors or other health professionals, reasons for visits, health conditions, and operations performed. The Bed days and Dental Care Supplement contains information on the number of bed days, the number of and reason for dental visits, treatment(s) received, type of dentist seen, and travel time for visit.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States and the District of Columbia from 1,900 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSUs).

SAMPLE: Multistage probability sample. The Bed Days and Dental Care supplement was administered to all cases in the Person file, whereas the other supplements were administered to subsets.

NOTE: Data for Parts 8-10 contain ampersand (&), dash (-), and blank codes.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 9 data files + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image, with SPSS Control Cards for each (Parts 1-6) and LRECL (Parts 8-10)


SUBJECT TERMS: demographic characteristics. dental care. health. health facilities. hospitals. nursing care. public health. social attitudes and behavior. United States.

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