National Health Interview Survey, 1991: Unintentional Injuries Supplement (ICPSR 6137)

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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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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06137.v1

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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 core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1991 [ICPSR 6049]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Variables unique to the supplement cover two major areas: head injuries and falls. Regarding head injuries, questions were asked about loss of consciousness, number of head injuries in the past, medical care received for the most recent injury, overnight stay in the hospital as a result of this injury, number of nights in the hospital, and whether transfer to a rehabilitation center was necessary. In addition, questions were asked about where the injury occurred, whether it occurred at work, what caused the injury, and whether it happened while participating in a sports activity or physical exercise. With respect to falls, questions were asked about the number of falls in the last 12 months, whether a hip had been broken in a fall, the number of falls that had kept the respondent in bed for at least a half-day, and whether medical care had been received for injuries resulting from a fall.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1991: Unintentional Injuries Supplement. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993-10-11. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06137.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
1991
1991

Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

One person 18 years or older was randomly sampled from each household in the 1991 National Health Interview Survey sample.

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

personal interviews

survey data

1993-10-11

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, 1991: Unintentional Injuries Supplement. ICPSR06137-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06137.v1

1993-10-11 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.

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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).