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 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 Youth Risk Behavior Survey was conducted as a follow-back to the 1992 National Health Interview Survey. Sponsored by the Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, it is a part of a larger system of research, the Youth Risk Surveillance System, developed to monitor the major risk behaviors of American youth. The Youth Risk Behavior Supplement includes variables from the NHIS core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1992 [ICPSR 6343]), 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 on injury risks, physical fights, weapons use, cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco, alcohol and illegal drug use, AIDS/HIV education, diet and nutrition, physical activities, stays away from home, and sexual behaviors.
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, 1992: Youth Risk Behavior Supplement. ICPSR06345-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06345.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06345.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged 12-21 in 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: Information was provided by children aged 12-21 as randomly sampled from each household in the 1992 National Health Interview Survey sample. Within each family, one child who was attending school and up to two children not in school or "status unknown" were selected for the survey.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Standardized missing values.
Original ICPSR Release: 1994-10-19
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