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 1992 Cancer Epidemiology 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 information on acculturation (in terms of language, ethnicity, and place of birth), dietary knowledge, smoking and tobacco use, and occupational history. The supplement also covers frequency and portion sizes of food and drink items, vitamin and mineral intake, hormone use, family's and respondent's history of cancer, and respondent's height and weight.
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: Cancer Epidemiology Supplement. ICPSR06349-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06349.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06349.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: cancer, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, diet, disabilities, ethnicity, health, health behavior, health care, health care services, health problems, illness, medical history, nutrition, place of birth, smoking, work environment
Geographic Coverage: United States
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.
Sample: One person aged 18 years or older was randomly sampled from each household in the 1992 National Health Interview Survey sample. Hispanic-Americans were oversampled for this supplement.
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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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