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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-038-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1989: diabetes 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: 6048

Date Accessioned: 12/15/1993

Comments: ordered for Craig Olson, business school

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 11/18/1993

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy

Abstract: The basic 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. Each year, the National Center for Health Statistics conducts the NHIS, a personal interview household survey that uses a nationwide sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The NHIS includes a core set of questions that remains virtually unchanged across years on a variety of sociodemographic and health-related concerns. In addition, one or more current health topics is selected for special emphasis annually. In 1989, the NHIS included an extensive set of questions, asked of each identified and self-confirmed adult diabetic in an interviewed family, on dietary practices, health care usage, use of medication, and other related subjects. In addition, in half of the responding families, an adult sample person was randomly selected to respond to a series of questions on diabetes risk factors. If the selected sample person was a diabetic, the questions were asked within the context of the detailed questions on diabetes health practices and knowledge mentioned above. This collection also contains data from the basic questionnaire (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1989 [ICPSR 9583]), including age, sex, race, marital status, education, veteran status, income, family relationship, self-reported health status, and activity limitations, and the number of bed days, doctor visits, and hospital stays in the previous year.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States.

SAMPLE: Multistage probability sample.

NOTE: Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS. The age distribution for this file is: 18-24 (N = 11,362), 25-44 (N = 36,688), 45-64 (N = 22,277), 65-69 (N = 4,788), 70-74 (N = 3,830), and 75+ (N = 5,627).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + data collection instrument.

RESTRICTIONS: In preparing the data tape(s) for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1989

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1989

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS/ FREQ.PI

Media/File Reports:

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