Health Interview Survey, 1977 (ICPSR 7839)
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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 Health Interview Survey 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. There are five types of records in this core survey, each in a separate data file. The variables in the Household File (Part 1) in this collection include type of living quarters, size of family, and geographic region. The Person File (Part 2) variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, occupation, and limits on activity. The Condition File (Part 3) contains variables on the incidence of illness or injury within the past year. The Hospital Episode File (Part 4) contains variables on the incidence of hospitalizations and presence of chronic conditions. The Doctor Visit File (Part 5) includes variables regarding frequency of doctor visits, type of doctor seen, and reasons for each visit. A sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth file have been provided. The Disability Supplement File (Part 6) contains variables on the need for help, services, and environment modifications. The H1 Supplement File (Part 7) includes basic demographic variables, medical information, health variables, doctor visits, medical insurance, work days lost, and activity level variables. The Special Aids Supplement File (Part 8)includes basic demographic variables, special aids onset and amount needed, medical information, health variables, and doctor visits. The Influenza Supplement File (Part 9) includes basic demographic variables, flu, grippe, or fever onset, work and school days lost, hospital visits, length of stay, and cost of care.
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In preparing the data files 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. The ICPSR recommends to users that individual elementary unit data contained in this collection be used solely for statistical research.
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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 files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.
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A multistage probability sample was used in selecting housing units.
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Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States from 1,900 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units.
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- United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Health Interview Survey, 1977. ICPSR07839-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-12-14. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07839.v2
2010-12-14 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated and pre-existing data files have been replaced as well as the Codebook files that can now be found updated with the other documentation.
1984-05-03 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.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
- The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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).