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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-027-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1988: AIDS knowledge and attitudes 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: 9411

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

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. Person variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. This AIDS Supplement also features information on knowledge and attitudes towards the disease. Variables include questions on the effects of AIDS, how the disease is spread, sources of information on AIDS, if respondent had had the AIDS blood test, how to avoid getting the disease, the respondent's perceived chance of getting AIDS, and the respondent's perception of the value of the AIDS blood test.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

SAMPLE: Multi-stage probability sample from 1,924 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSUs).

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 distributions for this file are: ages 17-44 (N=16,385), ages 45-54 (N=3,672), ages 55-64 (N=3,542), ages 65-74 (N=3,602), ages 75+ (N=2,458). The race distributions are white (N=24,580), black (N=4,253), and other races (N=826). There were 1,735 respondents of Hispanic origin. The data contain ampersands (&), dashes (-), and blank codes. The supplements to the National Health Interview Surveys may be used independently since they incorporate person file data. The National Center for Health Statistics also refers to these supplements as 'current health topics.'

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

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

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1988

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