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National Health Interview Survey, 1987: Cancer Risk Factor Supplement, Epidemiology Study (ICPSR 9341)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
The National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS) continuously monitor illness and injury, disability and chronic impairments, and health services used by people in the United States. In 1987, additional interviews were conducted with two subsamples of NHIS respondents to gather data on cancer control and epidemiology. Like the Cancer Control supplement, this Cancer Epidemiology supplement included questions on acculturation (in terms of language, ethnicity, and place of birth), dietary knowledge, smoking and tobacco use, and occupational history. The Cancer Epidemiology supplement also included questions on frequency and portion sizes of food and drink items, vitamin and mineral intake, reproduction, hormone use, family's and respondent's history of cancer, height and weight, and participation in social activities. Approximately 90 demographic, health status, and health care variables from the core data files are included on the supplement file.
These data are freely available.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1987: Cancer Risk Factor Supplement, Epidemiology Study. ICPSR09341-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09341.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09341.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: cancer, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, diet, disabilities, ethnicity, health, health behavior, health care, health care services, health problems, illness, medical history, nutrition, place of birth, risk factors
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Civilian, noninstitutionalized population residing in the 50 states and 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. Age and racial/ethnic distributions: 17-44 years (N=12,530), 45-54 (N=2,626), 55-64 (N=2,684), 65-74 (N=2,498), 75+ (N=1,742). African-Americans (N=3,142), and Hispanic-Americans (N=1,525). The data contain ampersands (&), dashes (-), and blanks ( ) as legitimate codes. Complete data from the core questionnaire files are available as NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1987 (ICPSR 9195) and from the related 1987 Cancer Control supplement as NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1987: CANCER CONTROL STUDY (ICPSR 9343).
Sample: Stratified multistage area probability sample from 1,924 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSUs). African-American units were oversampled for the core questionnaire. Additionally, Hispanic-American units were oversampled for the two Cancer supplements, and in some households not from the Hispanic oversample more than than one Hispanic adult was interviewed.
Original ICPSR Release: 1990-10-16
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