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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-057-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1992: cancer epidemiology supplement.  [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: 6349

Date Accessioned: 3/29/1995

Number of Files Received: 1

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/28/1995

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy. See QG-008-053 for field representative's manual. (Duplicate copy of codebook received 7/99).

Abstract: The 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. The 1992 Cancer Epidemiology Supplement includes variables from the NHIS core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1992 [ICPSR 6343]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Variables unique to this supplement include information on acculturation (in terms of language, ethnicity, and place of birth), dietary knowledge, smoking and tobacco use, and occupational history. The supplement also covers frequency and portion sizes of food and drink items, vitamin and mineral intake, hormone use, family's and respondent's history of cancer, and respondent's height and weight.

SOURCE: personal interviews

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

SAMPLE: One person aged 18 years or older was randomly sampled from each household in the 1992 National Health Interview Survey sample. Hispanic-Americans were oversampled for this supplement.

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.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + data collection instrument.

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

TIME PERIOD: 1992

DATE OF COLLECTION: approximately the first six months of 1992

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: FREQ.PI/ BLANKS/ MDATA

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''Current Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 1992.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 10, No. 189. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 94-1517. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, January 1994. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''Design and Estimation for the National Health Interview Survey, 1985-1994.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 2, No. 110. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 89-1384. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, August 1989.

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