National Health Interview Survey, 1989: Mental Health Supplement (ICPSR 9403)
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 1989 Mental Health Supplement provides 93 variables from the core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1989 [ICPSR 9583]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The 131 variables unique to this supplement offer information on manic depression, major depression, personality disorder, senility, substance abuse, mental retardation, and other mental disorders. Questions were asked about the effect of the disorder on the respondent's ability to work, attend school, handle routine matters such as managing money, perform everyday household chores, shop, and get around outside the home. In addition, respondents were questioned about difficulties resulting from the disorder such as forming and keeping friendships, maintaining concentration, and coping with daily stress. Questions about the length of time the respondent had the disorder and interaction with health professionals concerning the disorder were also asked.
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1989: Mental Health Supplement. ICPSR09403-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09403.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09403.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: activities of daily living, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, coping, depression (psychology), disabilities, health, health care, health care services, health problems, illness, mental disorders, mental health, stress
Geographic Coverage: United States
Per agreement with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.
Restrictions: In preparing the data tape(s) for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than for statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.
Original ICPSR Release: 1993-02-12
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