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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-003-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1980

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Health interview survey, 1980.  [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: 8223

Comments: Data can also be downloaded via FTP from NCHS (changed 04/10/2007).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy. SAS programming statements can be downloaded via FTP from NCHS (changed 04/10/2007). Codebooks are also available under CDE acquisition number 1674.00-1674.03 (changed 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, region, condition list assigned, and type of PSU. Person variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Also in the Person file are the Home Care Supplement variables which were used to define the need for personal (individual) home care as a result of a chronic health condition, as well as the use of eyeglasses and contact lenses and hearing aids. The Condition, Doctor Visit, and Hospital files contain information on each reported condition, two-week doctor visit, or hospitalization (twelve-month recall), respectively. This survey includes three supplements. A Smoking Supplement contains variables on smoking status, number of cigarettes smoked, length of time smoked, tar and nicotine levels, and attempts to quit smoking. The Residential Mobility Supplement asks questions concerning where the respondent lives, length of time at an address, number of moves, number of miles moved, and with whom the respondent lives. The latest supplement on Health Insurance contains 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.

SOURCE: personal interviews

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

SAMPLE: Multi-stage probability sample.

NOTE: The data contain amp (&), dash (-), and blank codes. A new condition recode, Recode 5, has been added to the condition record. It corresponds to the summary recode in the Ninth Revision International Classification of Diseases with the addition of residual categories. Recode 5 will provide a measure of continuity between condition data on the 1980 (and 1981) Public Use Tapes and data from 1982 and succeeding years when major changes will be made to both the acute and chronic condition categories.


DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image, with SPSS Control Cards, LRECL


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

Media/File Reports:

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