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National Health Interview Survey, 1995: AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes Supplement (ICPSR 2531)

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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. This supplement includes variables from the NHIS core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1995 [ICPSR 2533]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Questions unique to this supplement cover sources of information on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), perceptions of and discrimination against persons with AIDS, knowledge about modes of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission, perceived likelihood of transmission by casual contact, experience with blood donation and HIV antibody testing, content of post-test counseling, perceived effectiveness of condoms and mutual monogamy to prevent HIV, and personal knowledge of someone with HIV or AIDS.

Series: National Health Interview Survey Series

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  • These data are freely available.

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    This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).


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Study Description


United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1995: AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes Supplement. ICPSR02531-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   AIDS, beliefs, chronic disabilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, disease, disease prevention, health, health behavior, health care, health care services, health education, health problems, HIV, illness, information sources

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1995

Date of Collection:  

  • 1995

Universe:   Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Per agreement with the National Center for Health Statistices (NCHS), ICPSR distributes the data file and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.


Sample:   One person 18 years or older was randomly sampled from each household in the 1995 National Health Interview Survey sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Restrictions: In preparing the data file 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 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.


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