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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-028-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1988: medical device implant questionnaire.  [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: 9406

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, limits on activity, number and duration of hospital stays, and doctor visits. The Medical Device Implant Questionnaire has two data files. The first file (Person File) is derived from the 1988 NHIS core questionnaire and includes at least one Medical Device Implant record for each of the 122,310 persons in the 1988 NHIS sample whether or not an implant was recorded for them. The second file (Medical Device File) contains records for the persons with one or more implants, and it features a comprehensive set of questions on the use of six types of medical device implants. The six medical implant categories each contain approximately 155 variables and cover Artificial Joints (N=824 cases), Fixation Devices (bone implants, N=2,436 cases), Artificial Heart Valves (N=151 cases), Intraocular Lens (lens implant, N=1,941), Pacemakers (N=244), and Other Devices (including ear vent tubes, silicone implants, dental implants, shunts or catheters, and artificial blood vessels, N=2,004).

SOURCE: personal interviews

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

SAMPLE: Multistage 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 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: 2 data files + 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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