This dataset 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 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 1990 Family Resources Supplement includes variables from the core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1990 [ICPSR 9839]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Variables unique to this supplement cover individuals' health benefits (Medicare, Medicaid, private hospital insurance, and employer or union-based coverage), amount of coverage and income received from employment, benefits (Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement, Disability), public assistance (food stamps, Aid for Dependent Children), and savings or other types of bank accounts.
These data are freely available.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1990: Family Resources Supplement. ICPSR06432-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06432.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06432.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, families, financial assets, health, health care, health care costs, health care services, health insurance, health problems, illness, income, insurance coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, retirement income, Social Security, wages and salaries
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.
Sample: Stratified multistage probability design.
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Original ICPSR Release: 1995-03-16
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