National Health Interview Survey, 1991: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Supplement (ICPSR 6053)
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. This supplement includes variables from the core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1991 [ICPSR 6049]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The variables unique to this supplement cover 12 topic areas that relate to the United States Department of Health and Human Services' "Healthy Year 2000" objectives: environmental health (radon, smoking in the home, and lead paint), tobacco (smoking history, use of tobacco, and health), nutrition (weight control and exercise), immunization and infectious disease (vaccinations and foreign travel), occupational safety and health (seat-belt use, smoking in the workplace, and wellness programs), heart disease and stroke (blood pressure and cholesterol concerns), other chronic and disabling conditions (diabetes, glaucoma, asthma, and mobility problems), clinical and preventive services (seat-belt usage and complete physical exam), physical activity and fitness (types and frequency of physical activity), alcohol (drinking history in past year), mental health (feelings of anger, depression, and boredom recently), and oral health (dental visits in past year).
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1991: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Supplement. ICPSR06053-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06053.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06053.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: alcohol consumption, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, disease prevention, exercise, health, health behavior, health care, health care services, health policy, health problems, illness, immunization, mental health, nutrition, occupational safety and health, physical fitness, smoking
Geographic Coverage: United States
Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.
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.
Restrictions: In preparing the data tape(s) for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.
Original ICPSR Release: 1993-10-11
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