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National Health Interview Survey, 1990: Assistive Devices Supplement (ICPSR 6139) RSS

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Summary:

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 Assistive Devices 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, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Variables unique to this supplement include questions about braces, special equipment for getting around, such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs, assistive devices for hearing and vision, artificial limbs, and communication aids. Additional questions covered where devices were used and how often, how they were paid for, whether or not the home was equipped with special devices and what those devices were, and any equipment the respondent needed but did not have.

Series: National Health Interview Survey Series

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  • These data are freely available.

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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1990: Assistive Devices Supplement. ICPSR06139-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06139.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   assisted living, assistive devices, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, health, health care, health care services, health problems, hearing impairment, illness, physical disabilities, vision impairment

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1990

Date of Collection:  

  • 1990

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.

Methodology

Sample:   The NHIS employs a multistage probability sampling design. Four independent representative samples, which may be used in any combination, were drawn. Black persons were oversampled.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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