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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-025-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1988.  [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: 9412

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy plus duplicate.

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 files contain information on each reported condition, two-week doctor visit, or hospitalization (12-month recall), respectively.

SOURCE: personal interviews

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

SAMPLE: Starting in 1985, the NHIS multistage probability sampling from 1,924 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) design incorporates several major changes that 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 were drawn which may be used in any combination.

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 age distribution for the Person file is: ages 0-44 (N=83,883), ages 45-54 (N=12,362), ages 55-64 (N=10,940), ages 65-74 (N=9,286), ages 75+ (N=5,839), black respondents (N=18,713), and Hispanic respondents (N=9,582). The data contain ampersands (&), dashes (-), and blank codes.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 5 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 restriction.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1988

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, 1988--INTERVIEWER'S MANUAL, HIS-100. Public Health Service. Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, December 1989. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''Current Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 1988.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 10, No.173. DHHS Publication No.(PHS) 89-1501. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, October 1989. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics: PUBLIC USE DATA TAPE DOCUMENTATION -PART III, NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1988--MEDICAL CODING MANUAL AND SHORT INDEX. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, December 1989.

Media/File Reports:

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