Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-053-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1992.  [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: 6343

Date Accessioned: 3/29/1995

Number of Files Received: 5

Comments: Original files received on two separate tapes.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/28/1995

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook and 1 volume field representative's manual. A duplciate set of codebook and manual received.

Abstract: The purpose of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is to obtain information about the amount and the distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kinds of health services people receive. Household Record variables in this data collection include type of living quarters, size of family, number of families in the household, and geographic location. Person Record variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limitations on activity. The Condition Record file contains information for each reported health condition, with specifics on injury and accident reports. The Doctor Visit Record file documents doctor visits within the time period and identifies acute or chronic conditions. The Hospital Record file contains all recalled accounts of hospitalizations in the 12-month period.

SOURCE: personal interviews

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

SAMPLE: The NHIS used a multistage sample designed to represent the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The data collected in the NHIS are obtained through a complex design involving both clustering and stratification such that each person included has a known nonzero probability of selection. At the request of the National Cancer Institute, the Hispanic population was oversampled in the 1992 data collection year.

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 Field Representative's Manual (Part II of the documentation) is available in hardcopy form only upon request from ICPSR.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 5 data files + 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 the 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: 1992

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: MDATA.PR/ FREQ.PR

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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