Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
The 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 1976 Diabetes Supplement provides variables from the core Person File (see HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1976 [ICPSR 8340]) including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The variables unique to this supplement include items on whether the respondent has diabetes, history of diabetes, type of diabetes, experience with insulin, insulin reaction, feelings about diabetes, medications used for diabetes, awareness of the disease, and conditions related to diabetes. Other questions include number of days spent in bed over a 12-month period, number of children, height, weight, eye conditions, and employment history.
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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, 1976: Diabetes Supplement. ICPSR09705-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-12-06. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09705.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09705.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, diabetes, disabilities, health, health care, health care services, health problems, health status, illness, medical care, medical history, medications
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Data Types: clinical data, survey data
Data Collection Notes:
These data files contain weights, which must be used in any analysis.
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: Multistage probability sample. Screening was conducted for all 113,178 household members, with additional questions asked of or about each person for whom some type of diabetes was reported.
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
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:
- Created online analysis version with question text.
Original ICPSR Release: 1992-03-04
- 2010-12-06 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated and pre-existing data files have been replaced.
- Citations exports are provided above.
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