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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-018-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1969

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Health interview surveys, 1969-1981: cumulative core file.  [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: 8629

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

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. The Health Interview Survey, 1969-1981 is a cumulative core dataset. Criteria for selection were the following: respondent's age greater than or equal to 30 at the time of the interview, variables of specific substantive interest, information on a given variable being available for at least 8 years, variables selected only once (though parallel entries exist on the input files that were merged), health conditions that were defined as chronic by NHIS and caused or contributed to limitation of activity.

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 dashes (-). Sample age distribution for the 734,741 respondents was: 55-64 (N=137,605), 65-74 (N=98,518), 75+ (N=49,068).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine readable documentation.

RESTRICTIONS: Under section 308(d) of the Health Service Act (42U.S.C.242m), data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics may not be used for any purpose other than for statistical reporting. ICPSR recommends to users that individual elementary unit data contained in this collection be used solely for statistical research.

DATA TYPE: survey

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SPSS Control Cards


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

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