National Health Interview Survey, 1992: Cancer Control Supplement (ICPSR 6344)
Version Date: Oct 19, 1994 View help for published
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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 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 1992 Cancer Control Supplement includes variables from the NHIS core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1992 [ICPSR 6343]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Variables unique to this supplement include items on acculturation (e.g., language, ethnic identification, place of birth of self and parents), medical care, food knowledge, cancer knowledge and attitudes, cancer screening knowledge and practice, smoking and other tobacco use, and occupational exposures to harmful substances.
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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.
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One person aged 17 years or older was randomly sampled from each household in the 1992 National Health Interview Survey sample. Hispanic-Americans were oversampled for this supplement.
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Civilian, noninstitutionalized adult population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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- United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1992: Cancer Control Supplement. ICPSR06344-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06344.v1
1994-10-19 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.