National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

Health Interview Survey, 1982 (ICPSR 8460)

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Summary:

The purpose of the Health Interview Survey 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. There are five types of records in the 1982 core survey, each in a separate data file. The variables in the Household File (Part 1) in this collection include type of living quarters, size of family, region, condition list assigned, and type of PSU. The Person File (Part 2) variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The Condition File (Part 3), Doctor Visit File (Part 4), and Hospital Episode File (Part 5) contain information on each reported condition, two-week doctor visit, or hospitalization (twelve-month recall), respectively. A sixth and seventh file have been provided. The Health Insurance Supplement File (Part 6) contains questions about health insurance plans pertaining to the type of plan, including private, Medicare, Medicaid, military and other plans, and coverage or reasons for lack of coverage are provided. The Preventive Care Supplement File (Part 7) contains variables that chronicle when routine tests, physicals, and preventative examinations have last been performed.

Series: National Health Interview Survey Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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DS1:  Household - Download All Files (65.7 MB)
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DS2:  Person - Download All Files (174.4 MB) large dataset
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DS3:  Condition - Download All Files (136.4 MB)
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DS4:  Doctor Visit - Download All Files (70.7 MB)
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DS5:  Hospital Episode - Download All Files (62.9 MB)
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DS6:  Health Insurance Supplement - Download All Files (243.8 MB) large dataset
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DS7:  Preventive Care Supplement - Download All Files (198.5 MB) large dataset
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Health Interview Survey, 1982. ICPSR08460-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08460.v3

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, doctor visits, families, health, health care, health care services, health insurance, health problems, home care, hospitalization, household composition, illness, public health

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1982

Date of Collection:  

  • 1982

Universe:   Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States and the District of Columbia from 1,900 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSU).

Data Types:   clinical data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Changes have been made to the core which reflect different concepts in the measurement of health-related variables. Limitation of activity, acute conditions, disability days, and doctor visits, should not be compared to data gathered before 1982.

Methodology

Sample:   Multi-stage probability sample.

Weight:   Detailed information regarding the use of weights is located within the documentation.

Mode of Data Collection:   face-to-face interview

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:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.

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Version History:

  • 2011-04-06 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 8 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 8 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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