Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-002-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1979

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Health interview survey, 1979.  [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: 8049

Comments: Data can be downloaded via FTP from NCHS (changed 04/10/2007).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 3 volumes hard copy plus home care supplement (retained for reference, see dictionary file for updated codes on home care supp.). SAS programming statements can be downloaded via FTP from NCSH (changed 04/10/2007).

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, condition list assigned, and type of PSU. Person variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Also in the Person file are the Home Care Supplement variables which were used to define the need for personal (individual) home care as a result of a chronic health condition, as well as the use of eyeglasses and contact lenses and hearing aids. The Condition, Doctor Visit, and Hospital files contain information on each reported condition, two-week doctor visit, or hospitalization (twelve-month recall), respectively. SERIES.NAME = HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY SERIES

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States and the District of Columbia from 1,900 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSU). SAMPLING = Multi-stage probability sample

SAMPLE: Multi-stage probability sample.

NOTE: The Residential Mobility Supplement (Part 7) contains blanks.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 6 data files + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards for parts 1-5.

RESTRICTIONS: Individual identifiers have been removed from the microdata tapes available from the National Center for Health Statistics. Nevertheless, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.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, and Logical Record Length

TIME PERIOD: 1979

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1979

SUBJECT TERMS: domiciliary care. economic attitudes and behavior. health. health facilities. hospitals. insurance. nursing care. physicians. public health. residential environment. social attitudes and behavior. United States.

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct