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Current Population Survey, September 1989: Veterans and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Supplements (ICPSR 9719)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


This data collection provides information on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and over. Also supplied are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationships, educational background, and Spanish origin. The September 1989 Current Population Survey contains two supplements. The Veterans Supplement provides estimates on the demographic and labor force characteristics of veterans who had service- connected disabilities as compared with all other veterans. The data also identify Vietnam theater veterans--those who actually served in Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia. Estimates of the number of veterans with service-connected disabilities along with their labor force participation rate, occupation, unemployment rate, and use of certain educational and job training programs are provided. The Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Supplement provides estimates on the three major risk factors for heart disease: cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol. Data relating to cigarette smoking identify current smokers, former smokers, and nonsmokers. Items on high blood pressure and on high blood cholesterol measure the number of people who have been diagnosed by health professionals as being in these two risk categories and the number who follow the advice of a health professional in treating or controlling these conditions.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, SEPTEMBER 1989: VETERANS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK FACTOR SUPPLEMENTS. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09719.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09719.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    cardiovascular disease, census data, demographic characteristics, diabetes, employment, Hispanic origins, households, job training, labor force, population characteristics, population estimates, risk factors, smoking, unemployment, veterans, Vietnam War

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1989-09

Date of Collection:   

  • 1989-09-17--1989-09-23

Universe:    All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of approximately 71,000 households.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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:   1992-03-04

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