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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-019-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1977

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Health interview survey, 1977.  [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: 7839

Comments: 4/2007 Data from the 1977 NHIS can be downloaded from NCHS. SAS programming statements for the 1977 files can be downloaded from NCHS.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy. 4/2007 See CDE acquisition number 1671.00-1671.03 (see NCHS CD-ROM 1671.00)

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 kinds of health services people receive. The 1977 HIS is segmented into seven distinct files. Household variables in this collection include type of living quarters, size of family, and geographic region. Person variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, occupation, and limits on activity. The Condition file contains variables on the incidence of illness or injury within the past year. The Hospitalization file contains variables on the incidence of hospitalizations and presence of chronic conditions. The Doctor visit file includes variables regarding frequency of doctor visits, type of doctor seen, and reasons for each visit. The Health Habits/Stroke supplement contains variables on dietary and health practices, problems getting medical care, presence of stroke symptoms, incidence of stroke, and necessity of help. The Disability supplement contains variables on the need for help, services, and environment modifications.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States from 1,900 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units.

SAMPLE: Multi-stage probability sample.

NOTE: Files six and seven are class IV supplements. These files are available in LRECL format only and contain dash (-) and blank codes.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 7 data files.

RESTRICTIONS: Under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 2452m), data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics may not be used for any purpose other than for statistical reporting. The ICPSR recommends to users that individual elementary unit data contained in this collection be used solely for statistical research.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1977

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1977

FUNDING AGENCY: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics

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

Media/File Reports:

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