National Health Interview Survey, 1990: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Sample Person Supplement (ICPSR 9914)
Published: Apr 9, 1993
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.
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.
Date of Collection
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).
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.
Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Original Release Date
1993-04-09 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.
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.
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).