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).
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 Health Interview Survey 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. There are seven types of records in the 1969 survey, each in a separate data file. The variables in the Household file (Part 1) include type of living quarters, size of family, number of families in the household, presence of a telephone, number of unrelated individuals, and region. The Person file (Part 2) includes information on sex, age, race, marital status, Hispanic origin, education, veteran status, family income, family size, major activities, health status, activity limits, employment status, and occupation. These variables are found in the Condition file (Part 3) and the Hospital Episode file (Part 4) as well. The Person file (Part 2) also supplies data on height, weight, bed days, doctor visits, hospital stays, years at residence, and region variables. The Condition file (Part 3) contains information for each reported health condition, with specifics on injury and accident reports. The Hospital Episode file (Part 4) provides information on medical conditions, hospital episodes, type of service, type of hospital ownership, date of admission and discharge, number of nights in hospital, and operations performed. The Doctor Visit file (Part 5) documents doctor visits within the time period and identifies acute or chronic conditions. The Special Aids file (Part 6) provides data on chronic conditions, the number of aids used, length of hospital stays, and information regarding doctor visits. The Arthritis file (Part 7) includes information on chronic conditions, length of hospital stays, restricted activities, and bed days.
This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Health Interview Survey, 1969. ICPSR29022-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-08-11. doi:10.3886/ICPSR29022.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29022.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, doctor visits, families, health, health care, health care services, health problems, hospitalization, household composition, illness
Geographic Coverage: United States
Universe: Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States.
Data Types: clinical data, survey data
Data Collection Notes:
2010-19-16 This data collection has been deaccessioned and is no longer available.
These data files contain weights, which must be used in any analysis.
Per agreement with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.
Sample: A multistage probability sample was used in selecting housing units.
Weight: These data contain multiple weight variables for each part. Users should refer to the User Guide for further information regarding the weights and their derivation. Additionally, users may need to weight the data prior to analysis.
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview
Original ICPSR Release: 2010-08-11