Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
In 1987, a supplementary Cancer Control Study questionnaire was administered to an adult subsample of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) respondents as part of that year's special inquiry into cancer. Responses to the supplement are recorded in this dataset, along with other information derived from the core 1987 NHIS questionnaire. The Cancer Control Study questionnaire included questions on acculturation (such as language, ethnic identification, and place of birth of self and parents), medical care, food knowledge, cancer knowledge and attitudes, cancer screening knowledge and practice, smoking and other tobacco use, and occupational exposures to harmful substances. Variables from the core questionnaire include height, weight, age, race, Hispanic origin, type of living quarters, region and metropolitan status of residence, marital status, veteran status, education, family income, health status, industry, occupation, activity limitation status, medical conditions, restricted activity days in the past two weeks, bed days in the past two weeks and past 12 months, time interval since the last doctor visit, and the number of doctor visits and short-stay hospital episodes in the past two months.
These data are freely available.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1987: Cancer Control Study. ICPSR09343-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09343.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09343.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: cancer, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, doctor visits, ethnicity, health, health behavior, health care, health care services, health problems, Hispanic or Latino origins, hospitalization, illness, nutrition, place of birth
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Civilian noninstitutionalized population residing in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS. The data contain ampersands, dashes, and blanks as legitimate codes. Data from the core questionnaire of the 1987 NHIS have been released as NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1987 (ICPSR 9195). Age distribution: 18-24 (N=2,823), 25-34 (N=5,296), 35-44 (N=4,295), 45-54 (N=2,670), 55-64 (2,686), 65-74 (N=2,511), 75+ (N=1,762).
Sample: Stratified multistage area probability sample of dwelling units. Blacks were oversampled. The supplementary Cancer Control Study questionnaire was administered to a randomly selected subsample of adults aged 18 and over. Hispanics were oversampled within this subsample.
Original ICPSR Release: 1990-10-16
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