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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-020-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1984

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1984.  [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: 8659

Comments: 2/2009 A copy of this file can be found on Linux at: /cdelibrary/dali/c7/nhis84/survey. See CDE Acquisition Number 1421.00 for a copy of the codebook.

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. Household variables in this data collection include type of living quarters, size of family, region, and type of sampling area. Person variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, and education. The Condition, Hospital Episodes, and Doctor visit files contain information on each reported acute or chronic condition, doctor visit, or hospitalization, respectively. Files six and seven comprise the Supplement on Aging (SOA), and contain data on a subset of the HIS population, those aged 55 and over. These files contain the same Person and Condition variables from files two and three but are supplemented by questions pertaining specifically to the sub-population of older respondents. These additional variables include family relationships and support, community and social support, occupation and retirement, nursing home stay, help with care, health opinions, and other health-related and social information about middle-aged and older people. File eight is the Health Insurance Supplement to the Person file. It contains information on the type of health insurance held by each respondent. SERIES.NAME = Health Interview Survey Series

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: The civilian non-institutionalized population of the United States and the District of Columbia from 1,900 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSU).

SAMPLE: A multi-stage probability sample is used for the HIS. Respondents to the Supplement on Aging are all the members of households included in the 1984 HIS who were 65 years of age or older at the time of the interview, and a one half sample of those between the ages of 55 and 64.

NOTE: The data contain dashes (-). Sample age distribution for the Person file is: 45-54 (10,561), 55-64 (9,852), 64-74 (7,344), 75+ (4,550), N=105,290. For the Supplement on Aging-Person file, sample age distribution is: 55-64 (4,651), 65-74 (7,093), 75+ (4,404), N=16,148.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 8 data files + 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

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

TIME PERIOD: 1984

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1984

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

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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