Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-016-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1982

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Health interview survey, 1982.  [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: 8460

Comments: Data is available via FTP from NCHS (added by CF, 04/10/2007).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable dictionary; SPSS data definition statements. SAS programming statements can be downloaded via FTP from NCHS (added by CF, 04/10/2007). Documentation is also available under CDE acquisition number & CD-ROM 1676.00 (added by CF, 04/10/2007).

Abstract: The basic purpose of the Health Interview Survey (HIS) 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, 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. The Condition, Doctor Visit, and Hospital files contain information on each reported condition, two-week doctor visit, or hospitalization (twelve-month recall), respectively. A supplement on Health Insurance contains questions about health insurance plans. The type of plan, including private, Medicare, Medicaid, military and other plans, and coverage or reasons for lack of coverage are provided.

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).

SAMPLE: Multi-stage probability sample.

NOTE: Changes have been made to the core which reflect different concepts in the measurement of health-related variables. Limitation of activity, acute conditions, disability days, and doctor visits, should not be compared to data gathered before 1982.


DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image, with SPSS Control Cards for each.


SUBJECT TERMS: demographic characteristics. dental care. health. health facilities. hospitals. nursing care. public health. social attitudes and behavior. United States.

Media/File Reports:

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