National Health Interview Survey, 1975: Accident Supplement (ICPSR 9760)

Published: Nov 9, 2010

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics


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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 Accident Supplement to the 1975 NHIS contains information on all types of accident activity, including motor vehicle accidents, in which respondents were involved. Information is supplied on the date of the accident, location of the accident, how the accident occurred, place where the respondent first saw a doctor, type of injury, whether a vehicle was involved, type of activity the respondent was engaged in when the accident occurred, product causing injuries, and contributing factors. Person variables from the core questionnaire (see HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1975 [ICPSR 7672]) include sex, age, race, education, income, and limits on activity.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1975:  Accident Supplement. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-11-09.

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In preparing the data tape(s) 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.



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.

Multistage probability sample.

Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

personal interviews

clinical data

survey data

face-to-face interview



2010-11-09 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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