National Health Interview Survey, 1991: Hearing Supplement (ICPSR 6433)

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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/ICPSR06433.v1

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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. The purpose of this supplement was to obtain current data on one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in the United States: hearing impairment, including deafness. The file contains variables from the core 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 this supplement include range of age at the start of hearing problems, ringing noises heard, Gallaudet hearing scale scores, use of hearing aids, medical treatment, surgery, hospitalization, and medication used for hearing problems.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1991:  Hearing Supplement. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995-03-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06433.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.

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.

personal interviews

survey data

1995-03-16

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: Hearing Supplement. ICPSR06433-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06433.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).