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National Health Interview Survey, 1990: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Sample Person Supplement (ICPSR 9914) RSS

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Summary:

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 file contains approximately 90 variables from the core file (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1990 [ICPSR 9839]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Variables unique to this supplement cover present diet, height, weight, weight loss methods, amount of sleep obtained, the type of regular source of medical care obtained, mammography, knowledge about radon exposure, knowledge about cardiovascular disease, exercise, high blood pressure, stress, sports, physical work done on the job and in daily activity, smoking, alcohol opinions and usage, and dental care.

Series: National Health Interview Survey Series

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  • These data are freely available.

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Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1990: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Sample Person Supplement. ICPSR09914-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09914.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   alcohol consumption, body weight, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, disease prevention, exercise, health, health behavior, health care, health care services, health policy, health problems, illness, smoking, nutrition, physical fitness

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1990

Date of Collection:  

  • 1990

Universe:   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. The age distribution of the sample is 18-24 years (N = 4,791), 25-34 years (N = 9,717), 35-44 years (N = 8,520), 45-54 years (N = 5,257), 55-64 years (N = 4,770), 65-74 years (N = 4,676), and 75+ years (N = 3,373). The racial/ethnic distribution is White (N = 33,896), Black (N = 5,576), Asian/Pacific Islander (N = 803), Native American (N = 288), and other or unknown (N = 541).

Methodology

Sample:   The NHIS uses a multistage probability sampling design. Four independent representative samples, which may be used in any combination, were drawn. Black persons were oversampled.

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:

  • Standardized missing values.

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