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. Provided with this Hypertension Supplement are variables from the 1974 core Person File (see HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1974 [ICPSR 8339]) including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The variables unique to the Hypertension Supplement File (Part 1) include items on blood pressure history, weight control issues, doctor visits, salt use, medicines prescribed and/or used, side effects of medicine, number of bed days in the last year, whether the respondent's condition was covered by insurance, the last time the respondent had an electrocardiogram, chest x-ray, or diabetes check, and smoking, stroke, and cardiac histories.
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, 1974: Hypertension Supplement. ICPSR09796-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-11-29. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09796.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09796.v3
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: body weight, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, doctor visits, health, health care, health care services, health policy, health problems, hypertension, illness, insurance coverage
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: 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.
Sample: A multistage probability sample was used in selecting housing units.
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: self-enumerated questionnaire
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: 1992-10-31
- 2010-11-29 Procedure documentation pertaining to study design has been added.
- 2010-10-19 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated and pre-existing data files have been replaced. The National Health Survey Procedure Documentation has been removed from the dataset list, and can now be found with all other corresponding and added documentation.
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