National Health Interview Survey, 1990: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Injury Control and Child Safety and Health Supplement (ICPSR 9911)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
The basic 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 purpose of this supplement was to determine the general level of public awareness about ways to prevent injuries to children and adults and methods used to accomplish this. Questions were also included about breast-feeding. The supplement contains approximately 100 variables from the core file (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1990 [ICPSR 9839]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, household safety, and limits on activity. Variables unique to this supplement include whether respondents had heard of poison control centers, whether they had the telephone number to a poison control center, whether they had ipecac syrup in the house, whether they knew about child safety seats, whether a doctor told them about using child safety seats, whether they used a car safety seat when leaving the hospital after the baby's birth, whether the child currently had a car safety seat, whether the child was buckled into a car safety seat, whether the child wore a seat belt, if the child was ever breast-fed, and the age of the child when breast-feeding was completely stopped.
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, 1990: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Injury Control and Child Safety and Health Supplement. ICPSR09911-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09911.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09911.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: child health, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, disease prevention, doctor visits, health, health behavior, health care, health care services, health policy, health problems, illness, injuries, poisoning
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
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. The age distribution of the children is 6 and under (N = 11,685), 6-16 years (N = 19,793), and 17 years (N = 1,765). The racial/ethnic distribution is White (N = 24,654), Black (N = 6,192), Asian/Pacific Islander (N = 817), Native American (N = 342), multiple (75), and other or unknown (1,163).
Sample: The NHIS uses a multistage probability sampling design. Four independent representative samples, which may be used in any combination, were drawn. Black persons were oversampled.
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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: 1993-04-09
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