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. This supplement includes variables from the NHIS core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1993 [ICPSR 6534]), including sex, age, race, education, family income, limitation of school activities, family relationship, and relationship to reference person. For this supplement, information was collected on vaccines received by children under 6 years old for diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DPT), polio, measles or MMR, hemophilus type B or HIB, and hepatitis B, the number of shots the child received for each type of vaccine, and other types of shots received. Interviews were conducted with adult respondents, and vaccine information was gathered, when possible, from records maintained by the family.
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, 1993: Immunization Supplement. ICPSR06530-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06530.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06530.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: child health, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, disease prevention, health, health behavior, health care, health care services, health problems, illness, immunization, vaccines
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Children under the age of 6 from the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Per agreement with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.
Sample: One child under 6 years of age randomly sampled from each household with age eligibility in the 1993 National Health Interview Survey.
Original ICPSR Release: 1995-10-12
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