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. This Child Health Supplement features in-depth questions covering family and household composition, biological mother/father information, mother's pregnancy and child's birth, and child care. Other questions concern the child's general health status, school, development, learning, behavior, and health services.
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, 1988: Child Health Supplement. ICPSR09375-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09375.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09375.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: birth, child care, child health, children, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, families, health, health care, health care services, health problems, health status, household composition, illness
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Children (5-18 years old) of the 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.
Sample: The NHIS used a multistage sample designed to represent the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The data collected in the NHIS are obtained through a complex design involving both clustering and stratification such that each person has a known nonzero probability of selection.
Original ICPSR Release: 1990-10-16
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