National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

National Health Interview Survey, 1976: Health Habits Supplement (ICPSR 9709)

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Summary:

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 Health Habits 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 cover questions about medication usage, tea and coffee consumption, smoking habits, and general health status.

Series: National Health Interview Survey Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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National Health Interview Survey, 1976: Health Habits Supplement - Download All Files (74.2 MB)

Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1976: Health Habits Supplement. ICPSR09709-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-12-08. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09709.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   caffeine, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, health, health behavior, health care, health care services, health policy, health problems, health status, illness, medications, smoking

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1976

Date of Collection:  

  • 1976

Universe:   Persons aged 19 and older in the civilian, noninstitutionalized 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 file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

Methodology

Sample:   Multistage probability sample of all persons aged 19 and over in the households.

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

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.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2010-12-08 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated and pre-existing data files have been replaced.

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