National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

Health Interview Survey, 1965 (ICPSR 28761) RSS

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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 six types of records in the 1965 survey, each in a separate data file. The Person file (Part 1) includes information on sex, age, race, marital status, Hispanic origin, education, veteran status, family income, family size, major activities, health status, activity limits, employment status, and occupation. These variables are found in the Condition and Hospital Episode files as well. The Person file also supplies data on height, weight, bed days, doctor visits, hospital stays, years at residence, and region variables. The Condition file (Part 2) contains information for each reported health condition, with specifics on injury and accident reports. The Prescribed Medicine file (Part 3) contains general demographic information, cost of medications, when medications were obtained, and conditions for which medications were prescribed. The Non-prescribed Medicine file (Part 4) contains general demographic information, where medications were obtained and purchased, as well as short-stay hospital episodes. The Diabetes file (Part 5) includes information regarding symptoms of diabetes, genetic variables, and treatment regimen variables. The Hospital Episode file (Part 6) provides information on medical conditions, hospital episodes, type of service, type of hospital ownership, date of admission and discharge, number of nights in hospital, and operations performed.

Series: National Health Interview Survey Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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DS1:  Person Level - Download All Files (129.5 MB)
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DS2:  Condition Level - Download All Files (164.4 MB) large dataset
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DS3:  Prescribed Medicine Level - Download All Files (44.4 MB)
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DS4:  Non-prescribed Medicine Level - Download All Files (68.6 MB)
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DS5:  Diabetes Level - Download All Files (35.8 MB)
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DS6:  Hospital Episode Level - Download All Files (48 MB)
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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, 1965. ICPSR28761-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-07-13. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28761.v1

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Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1965

Universe:   Civilian noninstitutional population of the United States.

Data Types:   clinical data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

These data files contain weights, which must be used in any analysis.

Per agreement with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.

Methodology

Sample:   A multistage probability sample was used in selecting housing units.

Weight:   These data contain multiple weight variables for each part. Users should refer to the User Guide for further information regarding the weights and their derivation. Additionally, users may need to weight the data prior to analysis.

Mode of Data Collection:   face-to-face interview

Data Source:

personal interviews

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