National Health Interview Survey, 1988: Occupational Health Supplement (ICPSR 6047)

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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 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. Each year, the National Center for Health Statistics conducts the NHIS, a personal interview household survey that uses a nationwide sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The NHIS includes a core set of questions that remains virtually unchanged across years on a variety of sociodemographic and health-related concerns. In addition, one or more current health topics is selected for special emphasis annually. For this supplement on occupational health, adult sample persons were asked questions regarding their lifetime working status and their work experience in the year prior to the interview. The primary focus of the supplement was on those individuals who had worked at civilian jobs in the prior year. These persons were asked about work-related injuries, back pain, hand discomfort, skin conditions, eye, nose, and throat irritations, health conditions, and smoking. Those who had previously worked, but not in the prior year, were asked questions about lifetime work experience, and then skipped to the questions on chronic conditions and smoking. Sample persons whose work during the prior year was active military duty also followed this sequence of questions. Those who had never worked were only asked about smoking. This collection also contains data from the basic questionnaire (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1988 [ICPSR 9412]), including age, sex, race, marital status, education, veteran status, income, family relationship, self-reported health status, and activity limitations, and the number of bed days, doctor visits, and hospital stays in the previous year.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1988:  Occupational Health Supplement. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993-10-02. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06047.v1

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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.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1988
1988

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 for this file is: 18-24 (N = 5,337), 25-44 (N = 19,166), 45-64 (N = 10,747), 65-69 (N = 2,867), 70-74 (N = 2,434), and 75+ (N = 3,682).

Multistage probability sample.

Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States.

personal interviews

survey data

1993-10-02

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1988: Occupational Health Supplement. ICPSR06047-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06047.v1

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  • 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.

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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).