National Health Interview Survey, 1992: AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes Supplement (ICPSR 6347)
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 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 cover attitudes toward and knowledge of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), the effects of the disease, how it is spread, where to obtain information on AIDS, blood tests, how to avoid getting the disease, and personal knowledge of anyone who had had the test for AIDS, had tested positively for the virus, or had the disease. In addition, questions were asked concerning awareness of the drug AZT, perceptions of the effectiveness of condoms, and knowledge of condom use.
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1992: AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes Supplement. ICPSR06347-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06347.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06347.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: AIDS, beliefs, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, disease, disease prevention, health, health behavior, health care, health care services, health education, health problems, HIV, illness, information sources
Geographic Coverage: United States
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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: 1994-10-19
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