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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-023-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1987.  [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: 9195

Comments: Data are ftpable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook and one duplicate copy. Additional documentation is on microfiche in the PDR folder.

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, 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 condition, two-week doctor visit, or hospitalization (twelve-month recall), respectively.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States and the District of Columbia from 1,924 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSUs).

SAMPLE: Starting in 1985, the NHIS multistage probability sampling design incorporates several major changes which facilitate linkages with other National Center for Health Statistics surveys, improve precision of estimates, and reduce costs. Starting with an all-area frame, a reduced number of 201 PSUs were 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 . The 1987 NHIS was designed to oversample adults in some Hispanic households for the supplemental surveys on Cancer Control and Cancer Epidemiology.

NOTE: The age distribution for the Person file is: N=85,021 ages 0-44, N=11,983 ages 45-54, N=11,304 ages 55-64, N=8,908 ages 65-74, N=5,643 age 75+. The data contain ampersands (&), dashes (-), and blank codes.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 5 data files.

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: LRECL

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1987

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. PUBLIC USE DATA TAPE DOCUMENTATION PART II: NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1987-- INTERVIEWER'S MANUAL, HIS-100. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, November 1988. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''The National Health Interview Survey Design and Procedures, 1975-83.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 1, No.18. DHHS Publication No.(PHS) 85-1320. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, August 1985. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. PUBLIC USE DATA TAPE DOCUMENTATION PART III: NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1987-- MEDICAL CODING MANUAL AND SHORT INDEX. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, November 1988.

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