Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
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. This Accident Supplement to the 1975 NHIS contains information on all types of accident activity, including motor vehicle accidents, in which respondents were involved. Information is supplied on the date of the accident, location of the accident, how the accident occurred, place where the respondent first saw a doctor, type of injury, whether a vehicle was involved, type of activity the respondent was engaged in when the accident occurred, product causing injuries, and contributing factors. Person variables from the core questionnaire (see HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1975 [ICPSR 7672]) include sex, age, race, education, income, and limits on activity.
These data are freely available.
This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1975: Accident Supplement. ICPSR09760-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-11-09. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09760.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09760.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: accidents, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, health, health care, health care services, health policy, health problems, illness, injuries, medical care, traffic accidents
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Data Types: clinical data, survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Per agreement with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.
Sample: Multistage probability sample.
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview
Original ICPSR Release: 1992-05-12
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