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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-030-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1989.  [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: 9583

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy and one duplicate 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. Household variables in this data collection include type of living quarters, size of family, number of families in household, and geographic region. Person variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The Condition, Doctor Visit, and Hospital files contain information on each reported health condition, doctor visit within two-week period, and hospitalization (12-month recall), respectively.

SOURCE: personal interviews

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

SAMPLE: Starting in 1985, the NHIS multistage probability sampling from 1,924 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) design incorporated several major changes that facilitate linkages with other National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) surveys, improve precision of estimates, and reduce costs. Starting with an all-area frame, a reduced number of 201 PSUs was selected, including two from each nonself-representing stratum. Black persons were oversampled. Four independent representative samples, which may be used in any combination, were drawn. One randomly sampled adult per household was asked the 1989 Supplement questions, covering either (1) all persons in the household (Health Insurance, Mental Health, and Dental), (2) all persons aged 18 and over in the household (Immunization and Diabetes Screening [all households], and Diabetic Risk Factors [half the households]) or (3) the sample person only (Orofacial Pain, Digestive Disorders, and AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes). All persons aged 18 and over who were identified as diabetic were asked a Diabetic Follow-up Supplement.

NOTE: The supplementary sections of the 1989 questionnaire will be released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) later as individual files on Health Insurance, Mental Health, Dental Care, Immunization, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Follow-up, Diabetic Risk Factors, Orofacial Pain, Digestive Disorders, and AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes. 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 distribution for the 1989 Person file is: ages 0-44 (N=80,407), ages 45-54 (N=12,046), ages 55-64 (N=10,231), ages 65-74 (N=8,618), and ages 75+ (N=5,627). The racial/ethnic distributions for the Person file are: Black (N=17,324), Asian/Pacific Islander (N=2,731), and Hispanic origin (N=10,925). The data contain ampersands (&), dashes (-), and blank codes. Frequencies are provided by NCHS in the codebook.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 5 data files.

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

TIME PERIOD: 1989

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1989

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. PUBLIC USE DATA TAPE DOCUMENTATION: PART II -- FIELD REPRESENTATIVE'S MANUAL, HIS-100, and PART III -- MEDICAL CODING MANUAL AND SHORT INDEX, NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1989, Public Health Service. Hyattsville, MD: United States Government Printing Office, October 1990. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''Current Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 1989.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 10, No.176. DHHS Publication No.(PHS) 90-1504. Public Health Service. Hyattsville, MD: United States Government Printing Office, October 1990. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''Design and Estimation for the National Health Interview Survey, 1985-1995.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 2, No. 110. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 89-1384. Public Health Service. Hyattsville, MD: United States Government Printing Office, August 1989.

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