Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-041-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1991

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1991.  [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: 6049

Date Accessioned: 2/3/1994

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/1/1994

Documentation: One volume hard copy field representative's manual plus machine-readable codebook file. One duplicate field representative's manual.

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 Record files contain information on each reported health condition, doctor visit within a 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: The NHIS uses a stratified multistage probability sampling design. Four independent representative samples, which may be used in any combination, were drawn. Black persons were oversampled.

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. Part II of the documentation, the Field Representative's Manual, is provided in hard copy only. The age distribution for the Person file is: 0-44 (N = 82,309), 45-54 (N = 12,772), 55-64 (N = 10,235), 65-74 (N = 8,932), and 75+ (N = 5,784).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 5 data files + machine-readable documentation (text).

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: 1991

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1991

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS/ FREQ.PI

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''Current Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 1991.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 10, No. 184. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 93-1512. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, December 1992. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''Design and Estimation for the National Health Interview Survey, 1985-94.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 2, No. 110. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 89-1384. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, August 1989.

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